Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/22/12
Dickey probably could have gone the entire game tonight the way he was dealing – 7 dominant innings led the Mets to a 3-2 victory. Summary I have come to the conclusion that I need to see as many of Tricky Dick’s games as I possibly can, because this man can seriously pitch. R.A. started tonight and was foolishly removed after 7 innings (I will get to that in a short while) after allowing 5 H, 0 BB, an ER, and striking out 11. He took advantage of an aggressive Pirates lineup tonight and it looked masterful. Cue Rauch to take over with a 3-1 lead in the eighth, and a little trouble for Danny Murph going back on a broken bat McCutchen pop up allowed a run to score. Tim Byrdak would be on to finish the eighth with an easy out. Kudos to him once more. And lo and behold, the aggressive Pirates stayed aggressive and got Frank Francisco through the ninth for save number 11 for him. Mets were on the board early in what turned out to be somewhat of a pitcher’s duel, as James McDonald went 7...
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