Sunday, May 27, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 48 - Padres at Mets - Dickey has a Banner Day Fanning 10


Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

San Diego (17-32)000000000030
N.Y. Mets (27-21) «10001000x250

W: R. Dickey (7-1) L: E. Volquez (2-5)
S: F. Francisco (13)
HR: SD - None   NYM - None

Recap:
R.A. Dickey spun 7 1/3 scoreless innings on Banner Day Sunday as the New York Mets took a 2-0 victory over the San Diego Padres in the finale of a four-game set at Citi Field.

Dickey (7-1) surrendered just three hits and a walk while striking out 10 to earn his fifth straight victory. After fanning 11 in his last outing, Dickey posted back-to-back double-digit strikeouts for the first time in his career and became the first Met to accomplish the feat since Pedro Martinez in 2006.

"The game is about ebbs and flows and right now, I'm fortunate to be in the middle of a flow," remarked Dickey. "The key is just don't get out of the water, regardless of where you are."

Daniel Murphy stroked an RBI single while David Wright and Mike Baxter each scored a run for the Mets, who took the final three games of the series and have now won five of their last six.

Edinson Volquez (2-5) labored through 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks while fanning five. Yonder Alonso extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single in the first, but the Padres failed to score for the second straight game and lost for the sixth time in seven tries.

Alonso ripped a two-out single in the first, but was gunned down trying to stretch it into a double by right fielder Lucas Duda.

The Mets then took advantage of their opportunity in the bottom half.

Wright worked a two-out walk and swiped second to move into scoring position. Duda then walked and Wright scampered to third on Volquez's wild pitch before scoring on Murphy's single to center as the Mets grabbed a 1-0 advantage.

"I was a little bit all over in the first inning," Volquez said. "Then I fixed my mechanics and came back and pitched better."

New York tacked on a run in the fifth when Baxter doubled to start the frame, moved to third on a wild pitch and then scored on a passed ball by Nick Hundley to give the Mets a 2-0 lead.

Tim Byrdak replaced Dickey in the eighth and retired the final two batters of the frame before Frank Francisco fired a perfect ninth to nail down his 13th save of the season and complete the Mets second-consecutive shutout.

Game Notes

The Padres have now gone 26 consecutive innings without scoring a run...The Mets last back-to-back shutouts came on May 18-19, 2011 when they blanked the Washington Nationals on consecutive nights...New York has scored in the first or second inning in nine of its last 10 games.

 Box Score:


San DiegoABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Will Venable CF400000003.269
Everth Cabrera 2B-SS400000003.194
Yonder Alonso 1B401000000.301
Jesus Guzman LF401010001.256
Chase Headley 3B300000001.243
Nick Hundley C201000000.173
Blake Tekotte RF300000002.133
  Andrew Cashner P000000000.000
Andy Parrino SS200000001.163
  Chris Denorfia PH-RF000000010.250
Edinson Volquez P100000000.111
  Brad Brach P000000000.000
  Alexi Amarista PH-2B100000000.172
Totals28030100111
NY MetsABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Mike Baxter LF411010001.345
Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF-RF400000001.288
David Wright 3B310000011.382
Lucas Duda RF300000012.255
  Frank Francisco P000000000.000
Daniel Murphy 2B301100010.298
Ike Davis 1B300000002.170
Justin Turner SS302010000.262
Mike Nickeas C300000000.158
R.A. Dickey P301000001.150
  Tim Byrdak P000000000.000
  Andres Torres CF000000000.195
Totals2925120038


LOB_San Diego 4, NY Mets 6. 2B_J.Guzman, M.Baxter, J.Turner. S_E.Volquez. SB_D.Wright (5), D.Murphy (3). CS_J.Guzman.

San DiegoIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Edinson Volquez (L 2-5)5.2522350109-633.46
Brad Brach1.100001017-133.94
Andrew Cashner1.000002019-123.38
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
R.A. Dickey (W 7-1)7.13001100102-663.06
Tim Byrdak (H 12)0.200001011-82.57
Frank Francisco (S 13)1.00000008-66.41


PB_N.Hundley, M.Nickeas.
HBP_by R.Dickey (N.Hundley).
WP_E.Volquez 2.
T_2:36. A_28361.
Umpires_Home,Tim Tschida; First, Jeff Nelson; Second, Bill Welke; Third, Chris Guccione.
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