The New York Mets continued to show they are kings of their castle in a 5-0 win over the Detroit Tigers. R.A. Dickey picked up his sixth win of the season and still has yet to take a loss. The victory brings their home record to 26-10.
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R.A. Dickey pitched against Jeremy Bonderman in the middle game of a three-game set. Dickey bounced back tremendously tonight, after a mediocre outing against the Indians. He brought his record to 6-0, and is starting to look like comeback player of the year.
The Mets offense started slow, but as the game progressed runners found the basepaths. Bonderman pitched well, but the bats took advantage of his mistakes. It really seems that whenever Reyes scores or has a big game, the Mets win. But it’s also nice to see the Mets playing more like a team then they have in previous seasons.
It was wonderful having Jerry Seinfeld in the booth with Gary and Keith during the middle innings. He clearly can’t call a game, but the three engaged in fun baseball conversation. Seinfeld should definitely visit the booth more often–I’m sure fans wouldn’t mind.
Positives From The Game:
Tricky Dickey: R.A. Dickey is fearless out there. He pitched eight shutout innings, allowing only four hits and two walks. He retired his last 13 batters and had the opportunity for a complete game shutout. The knuckleball has rejuvenated him, and everyone has got to be thinking–Aaron Small?
Jose Reyes: It’s unbelievable how hot he is! He is batting .435 since June 8th, including five homeruns, and leads the majors in runs scored with 18 in that span. Another 3-hit night for Reyes bring his season average to a respectable .283. He flirted with the cycle today, missing a double when it was all said and done.
Gotta Like Ike: Ike Davis‘ diving catch off a bunt attempt by Jeremy Bonderman was just another one of his amazing web gems this season. He’s developing into quite the first baseman. It didn’t hurt that he went 2 for 4, driving in two runs as well.
Negatives From The Game:
Nothing to mention here. I thought R.A. Dickey deserved to go for the shutout–with pitch count at 97–but no harm done.
10: Shutouts for the Mets in 2010. They had 11 all of last season.
19: Stolen bases for Reyes in 2010. He’s two behind the NL leader and he started out slow.
RBIs: The NL and AL RBI leaders were both present in tonight’s game: David Wright (56) and Miguel Cabrera (60). Vote Wright for NL All Star Team!
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What’s Next?: The New York Mets will bring out the brooms as they look for a sweep of the Detroit Tigers Thursday night. Game Time 7:10 PM on SNY.
NYM Hisanori Takahashi (6-2) 3.13 ERA vs. DET Armando Galarraga (2-1) 3.32 ERA