Friday, August 31, 2012

The New York Mets shutout the Miami Marlins behind Dickey and his ML leading 17th win

The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins by the score of 3-0 on Friday night. The game took place at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. R.A. Dickey started for the Mets and was brilliant. The Mets didn’t even have to use their bullpen and Ike Davis was their offense. Nathan Eovaldi started for the Marlins and pitched well, their bullpen was good. The Marlins offense was led by Justin Ruggiano. 
Dickey pitched a complete game shutout. He gave up five hits and three walks with seven strikeouts. Dickey is now 17-4 on the season. Eovaldi lost his 10th game of the season pitching seven innings giving up four hits and three runs with a walk and a strikeout. Wade LeBlanc pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Steve Cishek pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.

Ruben Tejada had a hit, Daniel Murphy had a hit and David Wright had a hit. Davis had a hit and three RBI, Mike Baxter drew a walk and Davis hit a homerun. The Mets were 0-1 with runners in scoring position and they left two men on base. Murphy committed an error and Dickey had a pickoff.

Bryan Peterson drew a walk, Ruggiano had two hits and Jose Reyes drew a walk. Giancarlo Stanton had a hit, Greg Dobbs had a hit and Eovaldi had a hit. Austin Kearns drew a walk and the Marlins were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and they left seven men on base. Reyes was picked off.

In the fourth Davis hit a sacrifice fly to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. Davis hit a two run homerun in the seventh inning to make it 3-0 Mets and that would be the final score. Dickey was in complete control all night.

The Mets have now won five out of their last six games. The Mets record improved to 62-70 and the Marlins record fell to 59-73. The two teams will play game two of their three game series on Saturday night.

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