New York Mets News

GAME 2 RECAP: Mets Lose Close One, 3-2

By Unknown author

Ah, so close. After properly handling the Pirates in Game 1, the Pirates fended off the mighty Mets in Game 2. R.A. Dickey pitched well again, hurling eight innings, giving-up eight hits, three earned-runs, two walks, while striking-out four batters.  The Mets offense collected a whopping ten hits–mostly against starter James McDonald–but left nine runners on-base–resulting in just two runs. The Mets momentum towards reaching .500 is slightly stagnated now.


  • Jose Reyes went 2-5 with a run-scored, but was also caught stealing.
  • Ruben Tejada, batting in the second hole, continued his hitting ways. The young infielder went 2-4 with a walk, and a run-scored.
  • Carlos Beltran smacked two singles, chipped in a RBI, and stole his first base of 2011.
  • Dan Murphy picked-up a RBI and his fifth stolen-base.
  • R.A. Dickey pitched eight solid innings, giving-up eight hits, three earned-runs, two walks, and four strikeouts. It was his seventh loss of the season, though he hardly deserved it.