FINALLY! With Wright blasting two home runs in the game, the Mets were able to fight off a sweep from the Nationals, winning 9-5. This was the second time in his career that the
MVP third-baseman homered in three consecutive plate appearances. Our favorite knuckleballer, Dickey didn’t exactly have it easy – giving up 10 hits and three earned runs, but he did strike out five in 7 1/3 innings. He’s still working hard and was able to keep the game under control to become the first National League pitcher with 13 wins. Congrats R.A.!
Ruben Tejada and Andres Torres were also big parts of the win- getting on base when needed and jumpstarting the offensive rallies. That’s exactly what we need from an offensive standpoint. Especially with Gee being injured, there is a lot of pressure on starting pitching. They can’t do everything! The offense needs to help them out and give the starters some wiggle room. Besides helping out the starters, it’s obvious our bullpen needs our offense to produce more than anything. A lead given over to the bullpen is never safe at this point, so we have to rely on the offense a lot more.
Check out the full recap of the game at mets.com: http://atmlb.com/MqQwIs
YOU CAN QUOTE THAT!
Washington National manager Davey Johnson: “Nobody matches up that good against David Wright right now”
R.A. Dickey: “To pitch with a lead is so much easier than when you don’t feel like you’ve got much room to wiggle…It obviously took some pressure off.”
David Wright: “From here on out, a win is a big win.”
RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY!! – I should be watching Johan Santana take the mound tonight against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field and then watch Daughtry perform after the game, but this rain is not cooperating with me! I’ve never seen Johan pitch at a game, so this is just upsetting! What luck I have?! Hopefully, it will stop and I’ll finally be able to see a Met game this season! Come on rain- go away right now!!