Mets Game 141: Win Over Marlins
Mets 1 Marlins 0
With this victory, the Mets have reached a significant milestone: 70 wins on the season! It also puts them one game closer to that elusive and magical .500 mark.
Speaking of wins, the Phillies have 90, and the Braves over 80. But so what?
Mets Game Notes
The Mets gave R.A. Dickey an early 1-0 lead in the first inning … and that’s all they gave him for the rest of the evening. Luckily, R.A. had that knuckler dancing, and one run was all he needed.
Dickey went seven strong innings, allowing just four hits and three walks in a 106-pitch effort. The bullpen held up the slim margin, thanks to shutout innings from fill-in setup man Josh Stinson and fill-in fireman Manny Acosta.
Not much else to say. The Mets had ten baserunners in the ballgame, from five hits and five walks; half of those baserunners were Jose Reyes (two walks, one hit) and Jason Bay (two hits). The lone run is credited to Reyes, who raced home on an opposite-field double by Lucas Duda. If not for Florida leftfielder Logan Morrison falling on the ground while chasing Duda’s drive, we might still be waiting for someone to score.
The Mets were 1-for-10 with RISP, the Fish were 0-for-8, and that was the difference in the ballgame.
Next Mets Game
The Mets rush home to play a doubleheader against the Braves on Thursday afternoon. Game one begins at 4:10 PM and unveils Chris Schwinden, who is making his MLB debut, against Mike Minor. Game two is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM and has Dillon Gee going against Julio Teheran. FYI the recap here may come late, as I’ll be working as of 4 PM and won’t see the games on DVR until later in the evening.