Found July 19, 2012 on
Off The Bench:
I attended this afternoon’s matinee between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington DC. The Mets won 9-5. RA Dickey got the win and improved to a MLB best 13-1, and Gio Gonzalez fell to a still-impressive 12-5 and took the loss. What follows are observations and notes from the game:
Gio Gonzales had a rough outing. The lefty lasted only 3.1 innings, couldn’t find the strike zone, gave up a couple of blasts, and was totally ineffective. The defense behind him wasn’t great–and we’ll cover that in a minute–but he really didn’t help himself by falling behind, and leaving balls over the plate. Gonzales needs to be way better than he was today for the Nats to have a chance the rest of the season.
David Wright looked really good. In the first inning, he connected on a no doubter to left center to plate two. In the fourth, a 3-run bomb to straight away center. He also made an amazing play, diving in the shortstop position and making a flip to second f...
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The Mets take the field this afternoon to try and avoid their second straight sweep, seventh consecutive loss, and a winless road trip.
TC could send no better man to the mound than today's starter RA Dickey. Dickey (12-1) is coming off a couple of rough outings, and he, like the Mets need to Wright right his ship.
Coming off a cluster of lousy losses, it has been difficult...
Lately the Mets have looked as though they spent the All-Star break thinking up ways to piss off their fans. After losing five straight to start the second half of the season and six straight overall, the Mets brass was struggling to stay positive (to put it lightly). On Thursday afternoon R.A. Dickey and David Wright helped give the most resilient fans in baseball a reason...
Entering today’s salvage operation against the Washington Nationals, the Mets were looking to avoid another sweep as they opened the second half of the 2012 season by losing five straight games to division opponents.
R.A. Dickey and Gio Gonzalez, a pair of all-stars, took the mound today. Dickey set out to prove that he can retain his dominant stuff for the remainder of the season...
Can Dickey be the stopper the Mets desperately need today?
Ruben Tejada – SS
Andres Torres – CF
David Wright – 3B
Scott Hairston – RF
Jason Bay – LF
Ike Davis – 1B
Justin Turner – 2B
Josh Thole – C
R.A. Dickey – RHP
The Mets try to avoid a sweep and an 0-6 road trip this afternoon as they take on the Nationals for an early 12:35 game in Washington...
David Wright homered twice and had five RBIs and R.A. Dickey won his league-leading 13th game and the New York Mets broke a six-game losing streak with a 9-5 win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday.
Dickey (13-1) pitched 7 1-3 innings to break a streak of rare ineffectiveness this season. After throwing consecutive one-hitters last month, Dickey had won just one of four starts...
Mets turn to R.A. Dickey to stop the bleeding today against the Naitonals. Game time is 12:35 on this getaway day.
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