Monday, May 31, 2010

Dickey Outlasts Wolf, Mets Pound Brew'pen in 10-4 Win

Yesterday afternoon the Mets pounded out 16 hits and 10 runs in a 10-4 victory over the Brewers, and avoided a sweep in Milwaukee (box score/wrap).

Although he didn't technically throw a "quality start" R.A. Dickey continues to provide the Mets with good outings, and yesterday was no different.  Dickey went 7 innings (much needed innnings after Saturday's game) giving up 9 hits and 4 runs. 

Like I said, although Dickey wasn't "lights out" like he had been in his previous starts, it was still a good performance.  And although he'll probably be the odd man out of the rotation when Niese returns, the Mets should still find a ton of value for his rubber arm in the bullpen as a long reliever...that is, of course, assuming they can find room on the active roster.  BUT, finding room might be hard because of this guy, and with Niese having a rehab start today, there may not be much time for the Mets to find a way to keep Dickey around...

As for the Mets at the plate in yesterday's game...they mashed.  Bottom line here is basically everyone hit.  Tatis, Davis and Bay were the only position players to not record a hit, or even multiple hits.  And also, Wright, Pagan, Francoeur and Blanco all went nutty yesterday.  Francoeur had 4 hits, 3 runs and drove in 2 RBI and is now hitting .243, which is actually a higher average than Luis Cashstealo's (.241).  (I only bring that up because I think Frenchy gets too short of a leash with Mets fans, meanwhile Luis is allegedly having a "good year".  That just makes me wonder if I'm missing something...)

Meanwhile, Blanco had 3 hits, 2 runs and an RBI; Wright had 2 hits, 2 runs scored and an RBI; and finally Pagan had 2 hits, 2 runs scored, drove in 2 RBI and hit a homer.

It was a good game for the Mets all-around, and nice to see them get a win on the road.  And to take it a step further, really nice to see the Mets lay a little lumber to Jeff Suppan, who is the Milwaukee version of Oliver Perez, and a villain in the eyes of most Mets fans. 

The next step is to build on that road win.  They get their chance tonight at 10:05 pm out in San Diego against the Padres with Takahashi taking the mound against Kevin Correia...

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