The New York Mets (42-31) defeated the Minnesota Twins, 5-2, in the opening game of a three-game series at Citi Field. The win improves the Mets to 27-11 at home, 15-5 in the month of June and 12-4 in interleague play.
Minnesota Twins @ New York Mets … recap and boxscore
Post Game Notes:
Mike Pelfrey (10-2, 2.71 ERA) pitched six innings, allowing two runs, six hits and two strikeouts. He labored again tonight, going deep into counts and throwing 117 pitches (77 strikes).
Bobby Parnell pitched a scoreless seventh inning. Since being recalled from Buffalo Tuesday, Parnell has made three appearance without allowing a run. Pedro Feliciano pitched a perfect eighth inning, striking out two batters.
Jose Reyes collected two more hits, including a run, RBI and stolen base. After a slow start, Reyes is closing in on .300, raising his season average to .288.
David Wright was 2-for-3 with a double and a home run, his 13th of the season. Wright also scored two runs and collected two RBI. He now leads the league in RBI (59).
Ruben Tejada doubled, extending his hitting streak to nine games.
Josh Thole started behind the plate, going 0-for-3.
Post Game Quotes:
Jerry Manuel (on momentum):
“We won’t give you the momentum; you’ve got to earn the momentum. There are a lot of times where you can give the opposition momentum by playing reckless defense. But we’ve played well.”
David Wright (on hot streak):
“When you go up there, you try to keep it as simple as possible. If the pitch is in, you try to pull it. If it’s away, you try to go the other way. A lot of times it’s easier said than done, but I’m in a good spot right now. I feel good.”
Mike Pelfrey (on winning):
“It’s good for us to come in here and play some of the best teams in baseball and play well against them. I think it’ll build our confidence up even more.”