The New York Mets defeated the Florida Marlins in both games of today’s double dip. Game 1 was dominated by pitching, led by R.A. Dickey, as the Mets edged the Marlins 2-1. Game 2 included a bit more offense as the Mets beat the Marlins 5-1 with a great start out of Dillon Gee. The two victories give them a four-game winning streak as they move to 64-68 on the season.
Pitching wins ballgames and tonight it was all about the pitching. R.A. Dickey started the afternoon throwing seven scoreless innings allowing seven hits and one walk with six strikeouts. Jason Isringhausen entered the game in the eighth inning with a 2-0 lead and struck out the side. Bobby Parnell then closed out the game, despite giving up a solo home run to Gaby Sanchez, for the second time this season. The night cap was equally impressive. Dillon Gee went six innings yielding one run on six hits and two walks while striking out six. Pedro Beato, Manny Acosta, and Bobby Parnell combined for three scoreless relief innings allowing one hit, one walk, and striking out five batters. Things are going well for the Mets pitching.
Nick Evans has embraced the new starting first baseman role. He is hitting .300 at the position and is looking more comfortable there as every game passes. In fact, in a recent interview he said he feels most comfortable at first base since he has gotten the bullk of his playing time there recently. Let’s just hope he doesn’t fall to injury like Davis and Murphy did before him.
- Lucas Duda has five games this season with at least three hits.
- Nick Evans is hitting .526 (10 for 19) over his last five games.
- Dillon Gee leads the Mets pitching staff with 12 wins.
What’s Next?: The New York Mets look to extend their four-game winning streak against the Florida Marlins on Tuesday night. Game Time 7:10 PM on SNY.
NYM Mike Pelfrey (7-10) 4.60 ERA vs. FLA Javier Vazquez (7-11) 4.63 ERA