Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/17/12
Recap: R.A. Dickey took the hill looking for his sixth win of the year, going toe-to-toe with Reds ace Matt Latos. Dickey started off dominant, striking out six in the first four frames, but ran into trouble in the fifth after giving up a solo shot to Joey Votto in the previous inning. Come top five, Dickey gave up three runs on a hit-by-pitch, a walk, a double and a passed ball. Looking at a 4-0 deficit and one of the strongest bullpens in the National League, this one was beginning to look lost early. That is until the Amazin’s bats decided to wake up, starting with an Andres Torres single, followed by a Lucas Duda 2-run double to cut the Reds lead in half. The Mets tacked in a run in the sixth and seventh to tie the ballgame up at four. It wasn’t until the eighth however where the tide of the ballgame completely shifted, putting the Mets in the driver’s seat. It started with something as innocent as an absolutely perfect bunt by Rob Johnson, and ended with a 5-run eighth. David W...
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