Sunday, June 3, 2012

The New York Mets get another complete game shutout as they win again

The New York Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals by the score of 5-0 on Saturday afternoon. R.A. Dickey started for the Mets and pitched brilliantly. The Mets offense had good days by David Wright, Daniel Murphy and Josh Thole. Lance Lynn started for the Cardinals and struggled. The Cardinals offense had a couple of players with two hits each. 
Dickey pitched a complete game shutout giving up seven hits. He walked none and struck out nine. Dickey improved to 8-1 on the season. Lynn suffered his second loss of the season. He pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up five hits and three runs with two of them being earned. He walked four and struck out three. The bullpen pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up four hits and two runs. They walked one and struck out four.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis had an RBI, Andres Torres had a hit and an RBI and Wright had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk. Lucas Duda had a hit and drew a walk, Murphy had two hits and Ike Davis had a hit and drew a walk. Quintanilla drew two walks, Josh Thole had two hits and Dickey had an RBI. Wright and Murphy each had a double. Wright hit a homerun. The Mets were 1-13 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.

Rafael Furcal had a hit, Daniel Descalso had two hits and Carlos Beltran had a hit. Yadier Molina had a hit and Shane Robinson had two hits. Beltran and Robinson each had a double. The Cardinals were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Adams and Holliday each committed an error.

Dickey reached on an error and a run scored in the second inning. Nieuwenhuis grounded out scoring another run and Torres grounded out to score a third run. The Mets had a 3-0 lead at the end of the second inning. In the seventh a wild pitch scored a run to make it 4-0 Mets. Wright hit a solo homerun in the eighth to make it 5-0. That was the final score of the game as the Cardinals were held scoreless once again.

The Mets improved their record to 30-23 and the Cardinals record fell to 27-26. The two teams will play game three of their four game series on Sunday night. They will conclude their series on Monday afternoon. The Mets have won the first two games of the series and have yet to allow a run to the Cardinals.

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