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Quick Recap: Mets 3, Astros 1 — Dickey Does It

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This swing scored a run. Seriously.
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.

  1. Dickey's infield single in the fourth knocked in his third run of the season and tenth of his career.
  2. Jason Bay's single in the eighth plate scored Scott Hairston from second. It was Bay's fourteenth RBI of the season.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Game Thread Roll Call

Nice job by MetsFan4Decades; her effort in the game thread embiggens us all.

Num Name # of Posts
1 MetsFan4Decades 197
2 mzvalaren 175
3 painiac 122
4 HarryT93 97
5 danman11 76
6 Manic McReynolds 69
7 Greatt_Scott 58
8 MasochisticMetsFan 55
9 fxcarden 52
10 feslenraster 51