Mets get back to winning as R.A. Dickey and Ike Davis led the Mets to a 4-0 win over the Cardinals as the Mets take the series! R.A. Dickey continues to throw nothing but blanks as he now has thrown 17 shutout innings. Ike Davis also hits his 15th homerun of his rookie season and neither one of them show signs of slowing down their hot streaks.
R.A. Dickey has another dominant start today against the Cardinals. He showed no sign of pain after leaving his last start early with an injury risk. He definitely was throwing harder today and it helped keep the hitters confused. Dickey has been a legit starter since being brought up and has just been a savior for the ailing Mets. Dickey threw 8.1 shutout innings today, only giving up four hits. He walked two and struck out two as well. Dickey had four 1-2-3 innings in the game. He came close to pitching his first complete game in over seven years, but tired in the ninth inning and had to be taken out. I don’t blame Manuel for this move, it had to be done. Dickey gets his seventh win of the season and has now thrown 17 shutout innings. He has also lowered his ERA to an impressive 2.32. He is fourth for the lowest ERA in the NL behind names such as Johnson, Halladay, and Wainwright.
Frankie Rodriguez came into the ninth to get the last two outs of the inning. He got both hitters out and ever struck out one batter. He records his 22nd save of the season.
The offense was once again fueled by the likes of Ike Davis and Angel Pagan. They both had a hand in each of the Mets four runs in the game.
Ike Davis had one hit in the game but the one hit was a long three-run homerun to center in the third inning. That was his fifteenth homerun of his rookie season. At this pace he could reach between 25-30 homeruns before the season is over and over 80 RBIs on the season!
Angel Pagan went 2-3, scoring two runs and walked once. His average is now at .309 and has no sign of lowering any time soon.
Beltran came close to homering again but just fell short of the center field wall. He did have an RBI in the game. Hessman had a hit, walk, and was hit by another pitch. Thole also had a hit and walked twice, also did another great job behind the plate catching Dickey’s knuckleball.
Cora and Francoeur were the only two Mets starters not to get a hit in the game. Cora had a walk and Francoeur struck out once.
Ike Davis’ long three-run homerun in the third inning was plenty enough to get the Mets the win.
RA Dickey and Ike Davis continue to bring the Mets to victory. Dickey pitched 8.1 shutout innings and Ike had his 15th homerun this season.
Mike Pelfrey will pitch for the Mets as they open a three game series at home with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The D-Backs will have Ian Kennedy on the mound for them. These two faced each other in the first game of the Mets-Arizona series earlier this month where the D-Backs would go on to sweep the Mets in the four game series. Game time is 7:10 PM.