After a great pitching outing from R.A. Dickey, Jeff Francoeur hit a tie-breaking home-run in the ninth inning and the Mets broke a two game losing streak to win the game 3-2.
R.A. Dickey went out today, and was wildly effective. Dickey gave up two runs on five hits with four walks, two strikeouts and he hit a batter. Dickey probably would’ve pitched more if he wasn’t lifted for a pinch hitter in the top of the seventh inning. Its great to see R.A. in form, getting batters out and getting out of trouble.
Pedro Feliciano came out, and gave up a hit and a walk in one-third of an inning. Pedro is either feeling the mileage on his arm, or he just isn’t confident. Whatever it may be, Pedro isn’t the same stopper he has been. Manny Acosta relieved him and pitched one and two-third innings, walking two and striking out one. K-Rod pitched a perfect frame in the ninth, earning his 23rd save on the season.
The offense had its opportunities against Derek Lowe, as his sinker wasn’t sinking much but they couldn’t muster a major inning. A Jose Reyes double in the top of the third scored Luis Castillo, and a pinch-hit single by Chris Carter knocked in Jeff Francoeur. Going into the top of the ninth inning in a tie game, Frenchy tee’d off against former Met Billy Wagner, sending a ball deep into the right field bleachers to untie the game.
David Wright went 0-4 today, and is 0-11 in the last three games with two strikeouts and no walks.
Luis Castillo was the only Met with more then one hit, and he went 2-3 with a run scored.
In unlikely events, Josh Thole stole his first bag of the season and Chris Carter was thrown out trying to take his first. If you would’ve asked me who were the two Mets least likely to steal, they would be in the top 3. Henry Blanco is more likely to steal.
Francoeur home-run was the adrenaline rush the Mets needed, if not for this game for them to carry with them into tomorrow.
Jeff Francoeur gets the game ball, but it may be too little to late. It would be phenomenal if he could carry some kind of consistency to the plate with Jason Bay on the DL. Frenchy went 1-3 with an HR and a walk
The Mets will look to win the series, sending Mike Pelfrey to the mound and he will face-off against Kris Medlen. Game time is 7:10 PM