The New York Mets took both games of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday. R.A. Dickey pitched Game One and had a no-hitter heading into the seventh inning. David Wright hit a tie-breaking double in the eighth inning to lead the Mets to a 2-1 victory. Dillon Gee took the mound in Game Two and pitched six strong innings allowing three runs (two earned) on nine hits and two walks while striking out two. The Mets put up five runs in the third inning, paving the way to a 6-3 win in the night cap. They have now won three in a row as they look to finish the season strong.
Game one started off magical. As a Mets fan, I always anticipate our first no-hitter, and this time was no different. Dickey worked a perfect game into the sixth until he walked the first batter of the inning. When the first Phillies hit occurred in the seventh inning it felt like dejavu. This is a situation that has been relived by Mets fans for nearly 50 years. We still have yet to pitch a no-hitter.
Game two was sweet in a different way. After falling early 3-0, the Mets offense woke up in the bottom of the third to score five runs. The rally, which started with an error on the Phillies end, was capped off by a Josh Thole two-run single to give the Mets a 5-3 lead. The offense definitely bailed out Gee, who finished his start strong.
- Dillon Gee recorded his team-leading 13th win of the season.
- The Mets bullpen pitched five scoreless innings in the doubleheader.
- Manny Acosta earned the save in both games to bring his season total to four.
What’s Next?: The New York Mets look to sweep a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday afternoon. Game Time 2:10 PM on WPIX.
NYM Mike Pelfrey (7-12) 4.58 ERA vs. PHI Roy Halladay (18-6) 2.41 ERA