3 batters into the game, Lucas Duda sliced a double just inside the left field line to drive in Jose Reyes for a 1-0 lead.  That was enough to win the game behind R.A. Dickey, Josh Stinson, and Manny Acosta’s combined shutout.  How dominant were they today?  The Marlins mustered only 5 hits, 4 of them singles.  With the win (their 10th in their last 13 games), the Mets creep back towards .500, at 70-71.  With a homestand coming up that features 7 combined games against the Cubs and Nats, the Mets could once again make their way over that hump.

Game over. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

3 Up:

-R.A. Dickey: Did you know that as of tonight, he has the 17th best ERA out of NL starters, at 3.47?  He’s won 3 straight, as well as tossing his 9th quality start in a row.

-Josh Stinson: Continues to show poise in his opportunities.  He fanned Gaby Sanchez in the 8th with a man on third to end the inning and preserve the lead.

Jason Bay: A 2-4 night…building some momentum towards next year?  We hope, anyway.

3 Down:

-Sun Life Stadium: The Mets have just played their final game in this dump.  We’ll see if the new park will attract fans or not.

-David Wright: Went hitless, committed an error, and was gunned down at the plate trying to score.  Other than that, he had a decent night.

-Getting Them In: The Mets were able to win despite hitting .100 with runners in scoring position for the night.

On Deck: The Mets play 2 against the Braves, starting at 4:10

ATL Minor vs. NYM Schwinden

ATL Teheran vs. NYM Gee