Monday, July 30, 2012

The Mets win behind a dominant Dickey

The New York Mets defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks by the score of 5-1 on Sunday afternoon. The game took place at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. R.A. Dickey started and pitched really well and Scott Hairston led the Mets offense. Joe Saunders started for the Diamondbacks and pitched ok and their offense was led by Paul Goldschmidt. 
Dickey pitched seven innings giving up four hits and an unearned run. He walked three and struck out eight and picked up his 14th win of the season. Jon Rauch pitched a perfect inning and Bobby Parnell pitched an inning giving up a walk and striking out two. Saunders pitched seven innings giving up eight hits and four runs with three walks and five strikeouts. Saunders record dropped to 5-7 on the season. Brad Bergesen pitched two innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout.

Ruben Tejada had a hit, Daniel Murphy had two hits and an RBI and David Wright had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks. Hairston had two hits and two RBI, Jason Bay drew a walk and Andres Torres had two hits and drew a walk. Josh Thole had a hit and an RBI, Dickey had a hit. Wright, Hairston, Murphy and Thole each hit a double. The Mets were 4-14 with runners in scoring position and they left nine men on base. Wright had a stolen base, Tejada committed an error and Thole had two passed balls.

Aaron Hill had a hit, Goldschmidt had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Miguel Montero drew two walks. Gerardo Parra had a hit and drew a walk, the Diamondbacks were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and they left seven men on base.

Wright and Hairston hit RBI doubles for the Mets in the first. The score was 2-0 Mets after an inning. Hairston hit an RBI single in the fifth inning to make it 3-0. In the sixth Murphy hit an RBI double to make it 4-0. The Diamondbacks finally broke through in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI single from Goldschmidt. Thole hit and RBI double in the eighth inning to make it 5-1, that was the final score.

The Mets record improved to 49-53 and the Diamondbacks record dropped to 51-51.The teams split the four game series and now the Mets will head to San Francisco to begin a four game series on Monday night.

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