Mets 5 Diamondbacks 1
Considering the past two weeks, you have to be thrilled that the Mets escaped Arizona with a split.
Mets Game Notes
R.A. Dickey‘s unhittable knuckleball returned (whew!), holding the Snakes to only one hit through the first five frames. He left after seven innings, allowing one run on four hits and three walks, striking out 8 in a 111-pitch effort.
The Mets took a quick 2-0 lead in the first, then kept tacking on as Dickey did his thing. There was no point when a victory seemed unsecured, which was a nice feeling.
Scott Hairston had two hits, including a double, and two RBI. He might be showing enough to get back a decent A-ball prospect in a deal, and if so, I say make the trade — sell high!
Meanwhile, Jason Bay went oh-fer again but he did draw a walk. Baby steps. Bay is hitting .159. Ouch.
After his big Saturday night, Ike Davis went 0-for-5, sinking his average to .213. Will he hit his weight this year?
Next Mets Game
The Mets move on to San Francisco to play the Giants on Monday night. Jeremy Hefner goes to the mound against Madison Bumgarner in a 10:15 p.m. start. It’s unlikely I’ll be awake when the first pitch is thrown, much less at the end of the game, so don’t hate me if there’s no recap.
About the Author
Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers.