Even the rain, hail, and lightning in Wednesday night's game could not cool off the Mets as they continued their hot streak and defeated the Atlanta Braves, 4-0.
With the victory, New York has now reached .500 for the first time since May 20 with an even 34-34 record and are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
A big reason for their success can be attributed to rookie pitching sensation Dillon Gee. Gee only gave up one hit through four innings of work last night.
Unfortunately, a rain delay forced Gee to finish his night too early to receive credit for the victory.
The weather prevented Gee from picking up his eighth victory of the season and would have been the only the fourth pitcher in Mets history to start a season 8-0.
"He's been giving us fits the last few times he's faced us," Braves starter Tim Hudson said, referencing Gee's undefeated record. "That's not a fluke. I think the kid is pretty good. He knows how to pitch."
Jose Reyes jumpstarted the offense once again by leading off the game with a double and eventually scored on a groundout. Angel Pagan added a two-run homer later in the game to seal the win.
The Mets have been getting quality pitching as of late and with the stellar play of Jose Reyes, they have reasons to have high spirits for their improved record.
"Ultimately, it's a stepping stone," said outfielder Jason Bay, who recorded his first multi-hit game since May. "While it's not the end goal, we're at that point."Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times