Coming off a back-breaking 6-5 loss to the Fish yesterday, the Mets kept the theme of having a short memory going as they pounded Jose Reyes and the Miami Marlins 9-3.
Dickey took the hill for his seventh start of the year and continued his success against the Marlins, scattering nine hits over six frames while walking only one. The tremendous thing about Dickey’s performance was after getting hit square on the back of his right hand, Dickey not only stayed on base for the half inning, but stayed in the game to pitch the sixth. In the past two years, Dickey has overcome a number of injuries to not only stay off the DL, but barely miss a start. He is as tough as nails and that was most exemplified by today’s performance.
The real story however today was the Amazin’s bats, who light up Ricky Nolasco and the Marlins pitching. The Mets had 16 hits in today’s contest, drew two walks and scored nine runs. The most productive player by far in this game, and all season, was David Wright, who went 4-6 with a home run, 3 RBIs and a beautiful defensive play. With his four-hit performance today, Wright is now batting .402 on the year.
With all the good vibes, smart play and clutch hits surrounding this team, one can only start to look ahead. Here’s to hoping this theme continues throughout 2012!
Ike Davis took an 0-5 today, dropping his average to .175 on the year.
The 3-4-5 in the order –being Wright, Duda and Murphy–, all had at least 3-hit games, the first time that the middle of the order has done that for the Mets since 2009.
Hero Of the Game:
David Wright, for his four-hit game, solo shot and general leadership role that he has stepped into in 2012.
Honorable mention to R.A. Dickey for his performance and toughness in this game.
Mets look to take the rubber game of the series with Jon Niese on the hill tomorrow at 1:10pm.