R.A. Dickey became the sixth player in Mets history to record 20 wins in a season.
The New York Mets won their final home series of the season. They took three out of the four games against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The series started on Monday and ended on Thursday afternoon. The Mets won the first game, lost the second and then won the final two games of the series. It culminated with R.A. Dickey winning his 20thgame of the season.
The first game the Mets won by the score of 6-2. Jenrry Mejia won his first major league game and Ike Davis hit a couple of homeruns. Mejia pitched five innings giving up four hits and no runs with two walks and four strikeouts. The bullpen pitched pretty well. Davis had two hits and five RBI to lead the offense. Neil Walker had two hits to lead the Pirates. Kyle McPherson started for the Pirates and pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up four hits and four runs with three walks and three strikeouts. Their bullpen pitched pretty well other then Jeff Karstens.
In the second game the Pirates won by the score of 10-6. Collin McHugh started for the Mets and didn’t pitch well. He only lasted 1 1/3 innings giving up five hits and seven runs with three walks. The Mets bullpen did a pretty good job. The Mets offense was led by David Wright. Garret Jones led the offense and Pedro Alvarez led them in RBI. Wandy Rodriguez pitched pretty well.
The third game the Mets bounced back and won by the score of 6-0. Jeremy Hefner pitched very well for the Mets. Familia pitched well out of the bullpen. Ruben Tejada led the Mets offense. Pedro Alvarez led the Pirates offense and they only managed three hits. Locke started for the Pirates and didn’t pitch too well. , their bullpen was good though.
The final game of the series on Thursday afternoon was a very special day for the Mets. The Mets have had a tough year but in their final home game they had a good day. R.A. Dickey won his 20th game becoming the first knuckle ball pitcher since Phil Niekro over 20 years ago to do that. Dickey pitched 7 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and three runs with two walks and 13 strikeouts. He is now 20-6 on the season and will have one last start to make his case to win the Cy Young. If he does win it he will be the first knuckle ball pitcher to do so. David Wright led the offense with two hits and three RBI. Kevin Correia started for the Pirates and didn’t pitch very well. Rod Barajas led their offense with two hits and two RBI