Our Mets took two out of three against the Houston Astros this weekend, winning today’s game 5-1. R.A. Dickey was doing what he’s done all season; winning games and pitching well. The Mets win moves them back to the .500 mark, 65-65.

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The Scoop: R.A. Dickey was on the mound today as the Mets played the rubber match against those feisty Houston Astros. He was opposed by Bud Norris. Dickey gave the Mets what he’s given to them almost every start since May; a quality start, and a chance for the Mets to win. The win moved the Mets back to the .500 mark, where they’ve been hovering for a month now. While it’s obvious they aren’t going anywhere this year, they haven’t thrown the season into the tank, and just maybe that’s a testament to the respect the players have for ole’ Jerry Manuel?

The Good:

2nd Inning: The rare big inning showed up for the Mets today, as they pushed four runs across the plate. Started by R.A. Dickey, he plated two runs on a single, followed by an RBI groundout by Angel Pagan, and then a 2 out single for Luis Castillo, whose played pretty well since getting his second base position back.

Robert Allen: Dickey dazzled again, going seven innings, scattering six hits and two walks, while striking out two, and most importantly allowing only one run. He picked up his 9th win of the season, and lowered his season ERA to 2.57. Comeback player of the year, anybody?

The Bad:

RISP- It continues to plague the Mets. They came through twice, but 2-7 still doesn’t get it done. This is the main problem of the Mets for the entire season.

The Ugly:

.295: Not one player on the Mets has an average over .300 on the season (outside of Josh Thole, who doesn’t have nearly enough at bats)

Interesting Facts:

-The Mets took 2 of 3 from the Astros, after they had previously taken 4 straight in Philadelphia.

What’s Next?

New York hits the road for their final long road trip of the season. They had to Atlanta for four, followed by three in both Chicago and Washington.

NYM Pat Misch (0-3) 3.50 ERA vs. ATL Jair Jurrjens (5-4) 4.36 ERA