Mets Game 126: Loss to Brewers
Brewers 6 Mets 2
R.A. Dickey deserves better, doesn’t he?
Mets Game Notes
Dickey allowed two runs on six hits in seven innings, and exited the game with the score tied at two. Then four Mets relievers combined to allow four runs in the final two frames to give the game to the Brewers. Not that it mattered all that much, since the Mets offense managed only 7 baserunners in the ballgame, all off of starter Yovani Gallardo, who gained his 14th victory of the season.
Francisco Rodriguez pitched a rare clean 8th inning and LaTroy Hawkins — yes, he’s still in MLB — finished up the ninth without incident. When I saw Hawkins toe the rubber it made me think of Satchel Paige; don’t ask me why.
One of those 7 Mets baserunners was thanks to an intentional walk. Two of the Mets’ six hits came off the bat of Angel Pagan, who is suddenly hot hitting in the leadoff spot. He hit really well batting #1 last year — one has to wonder if it is a mental thing, where Pagan feels comfortable there or takes a different approach / mindset. Or it could just be coincidence.
One of the other Mets hits was a bomb by Lucas Duda, who provided the only run production of the ballgame for the Mets. His two-run shot came off a tiring Gallardo. However, Duda struck out in his other three at-bats.