Mets Avoid Sweep as Dickey Gets 18th Win
Added by Gary Marchese Jr. on September 6, 2012.
R.A. Dickey got his 18th win of the season against St. Louis.
The New York Mets just completed a three game series with the St. Louis Cardinals. The series took place in St. Louis, Missouri. The Mets lost two out of three but avoided the sweep with a win in the final game of the series. They lost the first game by the score of 5-4, the second game by the score of 5-1 and then won the final game 6-2.
Collin McHugh started for the first game of the series and did not pitch too well. The Mets bullpen pitched pretty well. Daniel Murphy led the offense with two hits and two RBI but no one else had more then a hit. The Mets got down 4-0 and were never able to come all the way back. They closed to 4-2 before the Cardinals scored. They then rallied for two more runs but that was it. Matt Holliday, Allen Craig and Skip Shumaker each had two hits and Joe Kelly pitched a good game for the Cardinals.
The Mets in the second game couldn’t get the big hit off Jaime Garcia. They managed nine hits but only scored a run in the eighth inning. The bullpen of the Cardinals shut them down for the final 1 2/3 innings. Ruben Tejada, David Wright and Scott Hairston each had two hits. Matt Harvey started for the Mets and pitched ok, he just didn’t get deep into the game. The Mets bullpen wasn’t able to hold the Cardinals down.
In the third and final game of the series the Mets won 6-2. R.A. Dickey started and pitched well to get his major league leading 18th win. The Mets bullpen pitched well and the offense was well balanced. The Mets had four players with a multi-hit game. Adam Wainwright started for the Cardinals and didn’t pitch that well. The Mets get a day off and then will begin a three game series against the Atlanta Braves.