Seven strikeouts, no walks, five hits, and no runs. It's hard to pitch better than that.
It was a fantastic performance by Mets starter Chris Capuano, and that's all that the Mets needed for a series win against Oakland. A's starter Graham Godfrey wasn't very sharp, but he pitched decently, considering he's Oakland's 9th starter. He allowed four runs (two earned) in 5.2 innings, while striking out four and walking two. In what's becoming a regular feature, Jemile Weeks reached base twice and stole two bases. Dynamic player, that guy is.
Really, the only non-Jemile excitement from the Oakland dugout was Chris Carter, who was recalled from AAA Sacramento this morning. Considering that he had to fly from Phoenix into New York and be ready for a game that started at 10 AM Pacific, it's understandable that he didn't start today, but he came into the game as part of a double switch in the sixth inning. Unfortunately, in true Carter fashion, he made an error in the field before he could even record a plate appearance, but that's how it goes. I'd guess that Carter will get the bulk of the playing time at 1B while Daric Barton is down in Sacramento.
The A's are in Philadelphia tomorrow, facing one of the greatest names in sports: Vance Worley.
3 game series vs Phillies @ Citizens Bank Park
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