1. Going yard — Jeff Francoeur assured Jason Bay back in April the new slugger would hit home runs as spring turned into summer. While they’re still waiting on Bay, Francoeur, David Wright and Ike Davis slammed homers off Twins starter Scott Baker.
2. Mets take two of three — Mike Pelfrey and Jon Niese opened and closed the final interleague regular season series against a potent lineup. Both went six innings to earn a win. Niese scattered four hits yesterday and struck out five without allowing a run. Pelfrey gave up just two runs on six hits on Friday. Looks like neither of the Mets’ most reliable starters are named Johan.
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3. Turning on their ace — The only negative for the Mets during this past week was Johan Santana. Aside from his off-the-field troubles, Santana was merely OK against the Yankees last weekend and was booed at Citi Field on Saturday following a six-inning outing in which he gave up five runs on eight hits.