Found June 30, 2012 on
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Santana tossed 8 scoreless innings to lower his season ERA to 2.76 on the year.
The Mets beat the Dodgers by a score of 5-0 today, clinching a series victory against the Dodgers.
Johan Santana was dominant tonight to follow up Dickey’s dominating start last night. Santana went 8 scoreless only giving up 3 hits. The key for Santana tonight was he was successfully able to keep his changeup down in the strike zone, and Santana was able to keep his pitch count low in the middle innings. This weak Dodgers’ lineup has stood no chance the past two days, as both Dickey and Santana shut them out.
Overall it is huge for this team having two ace type pitchers. Everytime Santana or Dickey take the mound I feel that the Mets have a strong chance to win the game.
The Mets scored on two sacrifice flies early on and then Ike Davis hit a three run homer in the 6th inning. This homer sunk the Dodgers and the Mets cruised to an easy 5-0 win.
Tomorrow the Mets will look to sweep the Dodgers on the road with Dillon Gee taking on Clayton Kershaw. The game is on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball and the start time is approximately 8:15pm on ESPN.
Game Ball: Johan Santana for his 8 inning start
Turning Point of The Game: Ike’s 3 run jack- put the game out of reach for LA.
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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.
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Hey, it’s been a rough week for the Mets and guess what, they’re still right in the mix. This team has been fighting all season, and I don’t see it stopping anytime soon. The Mets will hopefully be buyers at the trade deadline, and we must remember that Mike Baxter is going to join this club again this season (which is kind of like...
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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!
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...
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