Saturday, September 22, 2012

The New York Mets earn R.A. Dickey his 19th win in victory over the Miami Marlins

The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins by the score of 4-3 on Saturday afternoon. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. R.A. Dickey started for the Mets and pitched well and the bullpen held on. Josh Thole led the Mets offense with a couple of hits. Donovan Solano led the Marlins offense and Mark Buehrle started for the Marlins and was just ok, their bullpen was good. 
Dickey picked up his 19th win pitching eight innings giving up six hits and two runs. He walked two and struck out four. Rauch saved his fourth game of the season pitching one inning and giving up two hits and a run with two strikeouts. Buehrle pitched six innings giving up five hits and four runs with three walks and three strikeouts. He earned his 13th loss of the season, Tom Koehler pitched an inning giving up a hit and A.J. Ramos pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts.

Ruben Tejada had a hit, Daniel Murphy had a hit and an RBI and Scott Hairston had a hit and an RBI. Lucas Duda drew two walks, Ike Davis drew a walk and Jason Bay had a hit and two RBI. Andres Torres had a hit, Thole had two hits and drew a walk and Thole and Torres each hit a double. Bay and Hairston each hit a homerun and the Mets were 0-6 and left eight men on base. Duda committed an error.

Bryan Petersen drew a walk, Gorkys Hernandez had a hit and Greg Dobbs drew a walk. Solano had three hits, John Buck had a hit and three RBI. Velasquez had two hits and Brantly had a hit. Solano hit a double and Buck hit a homerun. The Marlins were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and they left eight men on base. Petersen had a stolen base. Solano committed an error.

Bay hit a two run homerun in the second inning to give the Mets a 2-0 lead. Hairston hit a solo homerun in the fourth, Murphy reached on a fielders choice in the fifth to score another run. It was 4-0 Mets. Buck hit a three run homerun in the ninth to make it 4-3 and that was the final score.

The Mets won the first two of the series and will try and sweep on Sunday afternoon. The Mets record improved to 68-83 and the Marlins record fell to 66-86.

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