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The New York Mets (43-36) defeated the Dodgers (43-36) once again last night by the score of 5-0. The Mets have now taken the first three games of this four game series.
Winning Pitcher: Johan Santana (6-4, 2.76) was the winning pitcher for the Mets last night. Santana pitched eight innings allowing just three hits, two walks, and had three strikeouts. Santana was brilliant once again, and it was the 4th time this season that Johan and Dickey have thrown back-to-back shutouts.
Losing Pitcher: Nathan Eovaldi (0-5, 4.61) was the losing pitcher last night for the Dodgers.
The Mets jumped ahead of the Dodgers by a score of 2-0, after two sacrifice flies. Daniel Murphy had one and Josh Thole had the other.
Big Hit: Ike Davis broke the game open in the 6th inning with a monster homerun to centerfield. It was the best swing I have seen from Ike all season, which was a very good sign. He is definitely way out of the slump that he was in earlier this year. Here is the homerun:
Here is this mornings NY newspaper headlines thanks to Metsblog.com:
The Mets will look to complete the four-game sweep tonight against the Dodgers, with Dillon Gee facing Clayton Kershaw. First pitch will be at 8:05 pm.
BEST OF MAXIM
Today the 2012 All Stars were announced, and Mets 3rd baseman David Wright was absolutely screwed. Wright who is second in the NL in batting with a .354 average (as of this posting), second in doubles, third in hits, and seventh in fielding.
Wright has had a story book first half, easily a first half MVP candidate, but to be snubbed by the fans as an All Star starter is obscene.
The Mets 3rd
As the calendar turns to July we shift our attention from the pitchers that we covered last weekend to the hitters this weekend. Remember when so many critics said the Mets have no prospects in the minor leagues? Well they may not have the best but they definitely have some solid pieces on the way.
Buffalo Bisons (41-42, 6 GB)
-The Bisons are still within striking distance...
Ike Davis surged above the mendoza line on Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, collecting two hits in four at-bats during the New York Mets 5-0 victory over the Dodgers:
Davis collected his first hit of the contest, a lead-off double, in the top of the second inning before advancing to third on a Lucas Duda fly out to right. One batter later, he scored the games first run on Daniel...
BONUS BABY: Germán Ahmed Rosario gets record $1.75 million to sign with the Mets as day one of International Free Agency period begins.
The Mets announced that they have signed Dominican SS Germán Ahmed Rosario during the first day of the International Free Agent signing period.
Rosario will get a $1.75 million signing bonus, the highest bonus the Mets have ever paid an International...
When a pitcher throws two consecutive one-hitters, people take notice. When a pitcher with R.A. Dickey's unique back story does it, the result is a mass media overflow. Leading up to his uncharacteristically spotty start Sunday, the New York Mets' sensation fielded countless media requests on a daily basis, cutting into his preparation. Mets manager Terry Collins believes...
I never blogged about how ridiculous it is that David Wright didn’t get the starting gig for the All-Star Game. Let’s just say I’m extremely mad. I agree with what everyone is saying… The game is supposed to mean something. Home field advantage for the league that wins for the World Series—-that means something. The best players in the league should start, not the player...
I have been trying to figure out which of the $100 million contracts is the worst in baseball. I believe that I have figured it out. I know there will be disagreement and I know some may argue. However, I believe I have my answer. Although I hear he is one of the nicest guys in the game of baseball, I believe that the New York Mets contract signing of Jason Bay is the worst...
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The Mets are right in it all, and we’re almost at the halfway point. The Mets are playing great baseball and can hopefully keep it up. They just have to stay healthy, and keep playing how they been playing all season long. Let’s go Mets!
R.A. Dickey allowed three hits over eight innings to become the
major leagues' first 12-game winner, Daniel Murphy drove in five
runs and the New York Mets sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to their
season-worst sixth straight loss with an 9-0 victory Saturday
LOS ANGELES -- R.A. Dickey needed little run support on Friday night but the New York Mets provided it anyway, drubbing the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-0 at Dodger Stadium for their third straight win. Dickey (12-1) pitched eight scoreless innings and allowed just three hits to become the first pitcher in the major leagues with 12 wins. Dickey walked one and struck out 10, the fifth...