Raise your hands if you thought Mike Baxter and Kirk Nieuwenhuis would be major contributors to the Mets this season?
Put your hands down, because you’re fibbing!
Both kicked butt – again – in the Mets’ 6-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday. Kirk was 2-for-4 with an RBI, Baxter hit his ninth double.
And Dillon Gee was outstanding, allowing just a first-inning run with four hit and three walks while striking out nine over seven innings.
The big win inspired my Lansing Bureau colleagues Melissa and Angela to pose with the Alternative Mets Victory Flag, which we unfurled before confused spectators at the Lansing Lugnuts game. The Lugnuts won, too!