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During the New York Mets 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers last night, right-hander Chris Young tossed 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on six hits, en route to his second victory of the 2012 season:
Young retired the first nine batters he faced â€” striking out three â€” before hitting his only rough patch of the game in the bottom half of the fourth.Â After three-straight hits allowed the Dodgers to tie the game at 2-2, the 6â€™10â€ł right hander retired the next three batters to end the frame and the L.A. rally.Â Young went on to toss 2 1/3 scoreless innings before giving way to the Mets bullpen.
Photo taken by Michael Baron
Following the game, his manager, Terry Collins, told reporters you know what your going to get from Chris, saying:
â€śHe stabilizes the back end of that rotation, you know what youâ€™re going to get from him â€” six or seven quality innings and heâ€™s going to keep you in a game. [General manager] Sandy [Alderson] has said many times heâ€™s never seen this guy get roughed up. And you look up and he never has. They might get two [runs]. They might get three, but youâ€™re always going to be in the game. For a guy pitching in that situation that really helps your staff a lot.â€ť
Since making his return from shoulder surgery, the 33-year-old starter has really solidified this NY rotation.Â In his five starts for the Mets in 2012, Young is yet to allow more than three earned runs.Â He is 2-1 with 18 strikeoutsÂ while allowing 11 earned runs over 30 innings of work; including three-straight quality starts:
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