R.A. Dickey pitched 8 brilliant innings, and the Mets scored early and often to bury the Braves Sunday night.  They are now 28-31 on the year.

For the second straight start, R.A. Dickey pitched a great game.  The only run he allowed was Brian McCann’s leadoff 7th inning solo shot, and by that point the Mets had already built up a 6-0 lead.  They scored all 6 runs in the first 5 innings and were able to jump on Braves starter Tim Hudson early — after 2 innings, it was already 4-0.  Carlos Beltran, who drove in Jose Reyes for the first Mets run, fouled a ball off his right shin in the 2nd inning.  He had to leave the game, but x-rays eventually came back negative.

Taking note, Fred? (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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