Mets Pummel Rays 11-2
Eight of the nine Mets in the starting lineup had at least one hit and Chris Young picked up his first win since returning from shoulder surgery in an 11-2 drubbing of the Rays on Tuesday night in Tampa.
Jordany Valdespin continued to impress offensively with two hits and four RBIs, Ike Davis delivered a three-run homer to put the game out of reach, one his his two hits on the night and Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three hits and three runs scored.
Jason Bay was the only Met starter without a hit, going 0 for 5 and lowering his batting average to .182. Bay is 0 for 16 in four games since returning to the lineup after a broken rib.
Young (1-0) lasted 5 2/3 innings in his second start, yielding two runs on nine hits and two walks.
Matt Joyce had three hits for the Rays, while Hideki Matsui and Will Rhymes each had an RBI.
Alex Cobb (2-3) took the loss with six runs (five earned) on seven hits in 7 2/3 innings.
The Mets (33-29) picked up just their second win the last eight games.