During the past two days, New York has experienced severe thunderstorms, wind and flash flooding.
The only bright spots during these stormy days of darkness have been the Mets picking up two huge wins against the Athletics while fighting the elements.
After experiencing another two-hour delay yesterday, the Mets were able to defeat Oakland 4-1 thanks to an exceptional pitching performance by Chris Capuano. The pitcher gave up only one run in six innings of work while striking out seven before leaving the game abdominal cramps.
"Those guys hung in there last night. I was very, very proud of them," Collins said. "They show up today late, because we got home late, and then to sit around for two hours, anyways, that takes a toll. It brightens it a lot."
Reyes once again used his athleticism and speed to create pivotal differences in the game.
After driving in a run in the second inning, Reyes reached base on an error in his next at-bat. He
moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and then went to third on a groundout. He preceded to
score on a single from Daniel Murphy.
"I know I point to it a lot, but you watch the shortstop take the field, and he sprints out there at
full speed. It just brings energy to the team," Collins said. "Everybody picks themselves up."
The Mets shortstop also drove in another run in the sixth. Francisco Rodriguez came in to close
the game in the 9th and recorded his 20th save of the year which ties him for third in the Majors.