What’s better than winning one game? The answer: two.
R.A. Dickey‘s second half explosion continued last night, as he hurled seven shutout innings, giving-up seven hits, one walk, and six strikeouts. It was his sixth win. Jason Isringhausen pitched a scoreless inning to bridge the gap to new closer Bobby Parnell, who recorded the save despite Gaby Sanchez‘s solo shot. It was save number two for Parnell.
Luckily for Parnell, the Mets offense scored two runs. Josh Thole and Justin Turner were responsible for the Mets two RBI, but Lucas Duda and Nick Evans shined, collected five hits between them (Duda with three, Evans with two). The final score of game one was 2-1.
Maybe watching Dickey’s brilliant performance inspired Dillon Gee, and the struggling righty dazzled in game two. Gee pitched six innings, giving-up six hits, one earned-run, two walks, and six strikeouts. Before this outing, Gee had posted a dismal 7.97 ERA, 1.81 WHIP, and 1.07 K/BB in the month of August.
Unlike game one, the Mets brought the lumber in game two. With the surprising exception of Lucas Duda, every Mets hitter recorded at least one hit–including Mike Nickeas. David Wright did most of the damage, going 2-4 with a double, and two RBI. Ruben Tejada, who batted in the number two hole, went 2-4 with two runs-scored, and his first triple.
Game two also marked the return of Jose Reyes from the disabled list. He went 1-4 with a run-scored, but showed a little rust in the field, making an error on a missed catch.
The bullpen closed out Gee’s sterling performance, with Bobby Parnell coming back again, throwing a scoreless ninth inning (not a save opportunity). The Mets won 5-1.
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