Sunday, May 06, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 28 - Diamondbacks at Mets - Dickey Knuckles Backs


Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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N.Y. Mets (15-13) «20010000x360

W: R. Dickey (4-1) L: T. Cahill (2-3)
S: F. Francisco (7)
HR: ARI - None   NYM - None

Recap:




R.A. Dickey pitched into the ninth inning and the Mets supported the knuckleball specialist with clutch two-out hitting in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.


Dickey (4-1) was vying for his third career shutout but issued a leadoff walk to Gerardo Parra and a run-scoring double to Justin Upton. Tim Byrdak relieved Dickey and retired Jason Kubel on a deep fly ball to left field.

Frank Francisco then entered from the bullpen and struck out Paul Goldschmidt swinging before Miguel Montero flied out to the warning track in right. The first-year Met recorded his seventh save in eight opportunities this season.

New York took two of three from the visiting Diamondbacks, who lost four of five to conclude their road trip with a 5-5 mark.

Dickey scattered four hits, walked four and struck out four. He has won all three of his starts at Citi Field this year.

"I was much more angry about putting [New York manager] Terry [Collins] in a tough spot. I felt like I was good," Dickey said. "A leadoff walk in the ninth. That's my game. I got to land the blame there. I was a little bit upset with that."

Arizona's Trevor Cahill (2-3) allowed three runs on five hits over seven innings to suffer his first road loss since August 30, 2011 at Cleveland.

"I think we're playing pretty good ball, but we're just coming up short," Cahill said.

The Mets plated two runs in the first inning. Andres Torres led off with a walk and moved to third on a one-out single by David Wright, who took second on Parra's throw from center field. Cahill fanned the next batter, but Daniel Murphy scored both men with a single to center.

New York added a run in the fourth when Ike Davis drew a two-out walk and scored on a single by Thole.

Game Notes

New York shortstop Ruben Tejada left the game in the fourth inning with a right quad strain after bunting for a base hit...The Mets have scored 30 runs with two outs over their last 12 games...Game time: 2:16.

Box Score:

ArizonaABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Willie Bloomquist SS300000010.212
Gerardo Parra CF312010010.267
Justin Upton RF401110001.242
Jason Kubel LF300000010.284
Paul Goldschmidt 1B300000011.235
Miguel Montero C400000002.267
Cody Ransom 3B301000000.344
John McDonald 2B300000000.342
Trevor Cahill P200000001.000
  Ryan Roberts PH100000000.182
  Mike Zagurski P000000000.000
Totals2914120045
NY MetsABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Andres Torres CF311000010.333
Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF400000001.298
David Wright 3B311000000.375
Lucas Duda RF300000001.247
Daniel Murphy 2B301200000.315
Ike Davis 1B210000011.168
Ruben Tejada SS202000000.305
  Justin Turner PR-SS100000000.226
Josh Thole C301100000.282
R.A. Dickey P300000000.077
  Tim Byrdak P000000000.000
  Frank Francisco P000000000.000
Totals2736300023


LOB_Arizona 5, NY Mets 2. 2B_G.Parra, J.Upton. CS_A.Torres. GIDP_M.Montero, R.Dickey. DP_Arizona 1 (M.Montero, W.Bloomquist and P.Goldschmidt); NY Mets 1 (D.Murphy, J.Turner and I.Davis).

ArizonaIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Trevor Cahill (L 2-3)7.0533220106-623.26
Mike Zagurski1.01000108-510.80
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
R.A. Dickey (W 4-1)8.0411440117-733.76
Tim Byrdak (H 6)0.10000002-14.15
Frank Francisco (S 7)0.200001012-96.00


R.Dickey pitched to 2 batters in the 9th.

T_2:16. A_29107.
Umpires_Home,Bob Davidson; First, Chris Conroy; Second, Dan Bellino; Third, Jerry Layne.
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