This swing scored a run. Seriously.
R.A. Dickey was splendid and the Mets' offense scored more than twice in a game for the first time in more than a week, all of which conspired to craft a 3-1 win over the typically insuperable Astros.
Dickey pitched seven solid innings, allowing a run on five hits and a walk and striking out two. He picked up his sixteenth win, a stat which I only care about insofar as it hollowly buttresses Dickey's candidacy for Cy Young. Because winning a Cy Young award would be cool.
The bullpen was surprisingly nonporous today, too. Jon Rauch, Josh Edgin, and Frank Francisco combined to pitch the last two perfect frames, which capped a day of equally unexpected but delightful occurrences.
- Dickey's infield single in the fourth knocked in his third run of the season and tenth of his career.
- Jason Bay's single in the eighth plate scored Scott Hairston from second. It was Bay's fourteenth RBI of the season.
- Jordany Valdespin pinch-hit for Dickey in the bottom of the seventh and drew his seventh unintentional walk of the season in 173 plate appearances.
- Justin Turner hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot in the sixth. It was his fifth career home run.
We knew it was over when...
Turner hit a home run. That dude is money in the bank.
Nice job by MetsFan4Decades; her effort in the game thread embiggens us all.
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