How is R.A. Dickey doing this? He threw eight scoreless innings against the Dodgers Friday night as he won his MLB leading 12th game.
The Mets grabbed the lead in the third. Andres Torres reached on an error, Ruben Tejada singled and David Wright singled to plate Torres and move Tejada to third. Tejada would score on an Ike Davis sacrifice fly to make it 2-0.
Tejada doubled with one out in the fifth inning. Wright was intentionally walked, Davis popped out and Lucas Duda singled to right to score Tejada to make it 3-0. Daniel Murphy then hit a ball that bounced in front of right fielder Scott Van Slyke and somehow skipped past him. It went for a two-run double and the Mets had a 5-0 lead.
The Mets put it out of reach in the seventh — Davis doubled, Duda singled and then Daniel Murphy hit a ball into the seats in right field. The three-run homer made it 8-0; it was Murphy’s third homer in the past three games after previously not hitting a home run all season. Later in the inning with runners on first and third with two outs, Tejada singled to make it 9-0. Tejada had four hits on the night.
But once again Dickey is the story. He allowed just three hits while striking out 10 and walking one in eight innings. It was the sixth time in his past seven starts that he did not give up an earned run. Simply incredible.
Mets win their third in a row, 9-0.