Although it didn't start down the path of righteousness, Carlos Torres turned in a solid performance giving up only one run in six innings and getting the win last night over the Braves. He gave up a home run to the first batter of the game, and then left runners on in all but one of his six innings, but with the help of Juan Lagares cutting a runner down at the plate, he gut it out … while getting an RBI single himself … to give the Mets a chance to win. (Maybe this guy should be Carlos Danger.)
But the amazing thing how the Mets took advantage of that chance to win: Ike Davis. This was the guy who earlier in the game tried to bunt his way on not once, mind you, but twice in a row. And I feel like this is my fault because I was the one who bitched that Ike Davis should bunt once in a while to get himself out of his slump and stop teams from playing a dopey shift against him. But then I saw him actually try it. And he looked like a drunk AT Armored Transport while trying to do it. (Maybe it was because it was Star Wars Night.) So we should scratch that idea once and for all (which means of course that he's going to do it more … great.)
But in the bottom of the sixth Davis ripped a curveball for an RBI double to give the Mets the lead for good, with John Buck and Juan Lagares providing the insurance, and the bullpen (yes, that bullpen) took the Mets home as they've been doing more often than not lately. Give the Mets credit … Although it could have gone completely the other way regardless of "momentum" they didn't roll over and die after losing a game in one of the most mind-numbing alcoholic rage inducing ways ever.