Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dickey Excellent As Mets Beat Phillies

The Mets handed the Phillies their seventh straight loss in game one of the day-night doubleheader.

  • R.A. Dickey was perfect through the first five innings of the game before giving up a leadoff walk in the sixth inning. He then carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning. It was broken up by a double from Shane Victorino. Victorino would later score the Phillies only run.
  • Dickey was pulled after seven excellent innings of work. Personally, I would have left him in to at least try for the win. Instead, Dickey ends his season with a no-decision.
  • Valentino Pascucci tied the game in the seventh inning with a home run to left field. It was his first Major League home run in seven years.
  • David Wright drove home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning with a double to left field scoring Ruben Tejada.
  • Miguel Batista and Bobby Parnell combined to pitched a scoreless eighth inning.
  • Manny Acosta made things interesting in the ninth inning. After getting the first two outs of the inning, Acosta gave up a single to Raul Ibanez and a walk to John Mayberry. He then got Carlos Ruiz to fly out to end the game and record his third save of the season.
  • Jason Bay left the game in the third inning. The illness he has been battling all week flared up again.

Next Up: Dillon Gee will take the mound for game two of the doubleheader. Game two starts at 7:10 p.m.

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