Games 157 & 158 Recap: Mets Take Doubleheader from Phillies

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From the outside looking in, it seemed as though the Mets were the division winners and the Phillies were the cellar-dwellers. I guess that’s what happens when a team like the Mets win both sides of the doubleheader against the Phillies.

In game one, Mets starter R.A. Dickey hurled yet another gem. Dickey pitched seven innings, giving-up just three hits, one earned-run, one walk, and four strikeouts. The knuckleballer has posted a 2.78 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 3.00 K/BB since May 31. The bullpen picked-up with Dickey left off, throwing two scoreless innings. Bobby Parnell took home the win, and Manny Acosta saved his third game.

Given the pitching battle, the Mets measly six hits and two runs was enough to trump the Phillies. Val Pascucci spanked his first homerun (a solo shot), and David Wright sealed the “W” with a RBI-double off Brad Lidge in the eighth. The Mets won 2-1.

Game two was the same result (Mets win), but different route. While Dillon Gee pitched well enough to get the win (six innings, nine hits, two earned-runs, two walks, and two strikeouts), and Manny Acosta notched his second save of the day, it was really the offense that shined.

The Mets scored five of their six total runs in the bottom of the third inning. With two outs and two men-on, Willie Harris luckily reached base on an error by Hunter Pence, enabling both Ruben Tejada and Justin Turner to score. After David Wright walked, Nick Evans stepped-up and ripped a line drive double, scoring Harris. Josh Thole continued the trend with a two-RBI single, bringing the Mets tally to five runs. The Mets would score one more run in the fourth inning, making it 6-3–the game’s final score.

The two wins puts the Mets at the 76-82 mark.