In-game notes

DEEP THOUGHTS: Jason Bay belted his first homer since June 28, 2010 in San Juan, when he twice took Florida’s Ricky Nolasco deep. His solo shot off Barry Enright in the fourth gave the Mets a 3-1 lead. Bay’s two-out, two-RBI single in the first had gotten the Mets on the scoreboard. Bay, who had only six homers in his first season as a Met, returned to the lineup Thursday after opening the season on the DL with a rib-cage strain.

Ike Davis followed Bay’s long ball with a homer of his own, midway up the second level of the right-field stands. It marked the first time Mets players had hit back-to-back homers since David Wright and Davis had consecutive blasts against Minnesota’s Scott Baker on June 27, 2010.

Davis has homered in three straight games. The franchise record is five straight by Richard Hidalgo in July 2004.

Dillon Gee

Starting Pitcher
New York Mets


GOLLY GEE: With Chris Young announced as Tuesday’s starter, and with Chris Capuano’s start already listed for Thursday in D.C., Dillon Gee likely will be relocating back to Triple-A Buffalo.

Gee’s line Saturday: 6 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K.

Gee surrendered a solo homer to Miguel Montero in the sixth as Arizona tied the score at 4. The right-hander’s fielders let him down during his outing.

Both runs in a two-run fourth were unearned because Murphy committed an error on Montero’s groundball. And although it required a high degree of difficulty, Davis actually had a chance near the railing for Ryan Roberts’ ensuing foul pop. It dropped, and Roberts followed with an RBI single.

Davis also had a near-miss on a tough play that would have prevented Arizona from scoring in the first inning. Stephen Drew ripped a triple under Davis’ glove as Justin Upton scored from first base.

FIRST THING: Jason Pridie produced his first major league hit with a second-inning single against Enright. Pridie was 0-for-4 with the Minnesota Twins as a September call-up in 2008.

MORE RESPONSIBILITY: Terry Collins opted for Rule 5 pick Pedro Beato to protect a one-run lead in the seventh, an indication of the manager’s increasing confidence (or concern about other bullpen arms). Beato retired the Diamondbacks in order and has not allowed an earned run in 11 innings in his first major league season.