Mets Game 102: Win Over Diamondbacks

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.

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  1. meticated July 30, 2012 at 12:16 am
    -sweaty work this stonemasonry-….-wipes brow-…”whaddya think, leave out the RIP till August?”….”nahhh….we’re cooked…”…-sticking a fork into the headstone-…smacks hands together and blows off the dust-
  2. gary s. July 30, 2012 at 9:03 am
    Watched Parnell blow away Arizona in 9th yesterday with 97 mph fastballs on the black and at the knees.Basically unhittable pitches.Too bad he cannot do that more often.Reflects poorly on Warthen also.
    • HobieLandrith July 30, 2012 at 9:33 am
      Too bad he can’t do that when he has less than a four run lead.
  3. DaveSchneck July 30, 2012 at 9:09 am
    If Jay Bay doesn’t find a whooping stick in SF and SD he will certainly by on the bench when the Mets return and may not even be on the team. I know cutting him may please the fans, but I don’t see how that helps the team. He just can’t take ABs from anyone with a future on the team. Sending Captain Kirk to the minors is a tough call, but I think he is better served playing daily in August at AAA than playing sporatically for the Mets. He should come back up in Sept and play every day for the Mets, as should the Dude and Valdespin. Now, if Hefner can start a 10 game winning streak today, we may need to rethink this…
  4. James July 30, 2012 at 9:44 am
    J Bay is soon to be gone.

    Parnell is a head case, not Warthen’s fault.

    Davis can’t hit lefties well…dooms his career?

    Mets need dickey, niese and that new guy…forgetting his name now to step up. Looks like Chris Young is not healthy or will take longer to return to old form, Santana out, etc.