GAME 1 RECAP: Mets Slay Tigers, 14-3

And we’re over .500 for the first time since April 6 (the fifth game of the season). The Mets absolutely demolished Tigers pitching, collecting eighteen hits and fourteen runs (all earned). Josh Thole, Jason Bay, and Carlos Beltran all connected for homeruns–and Bay and Beltran’s were both grand slams. Jose Reyes went a perfect 4-4 with his fifteenth triple, twenty-first double, and twenty-ninth stolen base. While R.A. Dickey had plenty of run support, the knuckleballer held-up his end of the bargain. Dickey knuckled seven innings, giving-up ten hits, three earned-runs, three walks, while striking-out six batters. The Mets are now 40-39.

METS GAME HIGHLIGHTS:

  • R.A. Dickey pitched seven solid innings, giving-up ten hits, three earned-runs, three walks, while striking-out six batters. It was win number four for the Dickster.
  • Bobby Parnell and Manny Acosta combined for two scoreless bullpen innings in relief of Dickey.
  • Every starting Mets hitter recorded at least one hit against Tigers pitching.
  • Jose Reyes was perfect last night. Rey-Rey went 4-4 with a triple, double, walk, three runs, and a stolen base.
  • Carlos Beltran went 2-4 with a grand slam, four RBI, and two runs-scored.
  • Dan Murphy, who started at third base, smacked his thirteenth double, and chipped-in two RBI and two runs-scored.
  • Angel Pagan went a perfect 3-3 with three singles, two walks, a RBI, two runs-scored, and his twelfth stolen base.
  • Jason Bay surprised fans with a grand slam. It was only his fourth homerun of the season.
  • Josh Thole contributed the game’s first of three homeruns. The solo shot was Thole-Moly’s very first dinger of 2011.

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