How about that?! The Mets finally win a game they trailed after seven innings (I think that’s what Gary Cohen said), and it’s Luis Castillo, of all people, to lead them into that promised land. Everybody’s least favorite Met came through with a soft liner to right to score Ike Davis with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.
The hit bailed out R.A. Dickey, who pitched well yet again, except for allowing a three-run home run to Gaby Sanchez in the seventh to put the Marlins ahead 5-4. It was sort of a repeat of his game in Houston, where he let up a game-tying homer in the ninth inning, a game the Mets went on to win in the 14th.
Dickey’s seven innings Tuesday got him over the amount of innings pitched needed to qualify for the ERA crown. His 2.64 puts him seventh in the National League. Roy Halladay leads the way at 2.16. Johan Santana, by the way, is tenth at 2.94.
Speaking of stats, Angel Pagan went four-for-five, including a hustle-double to set up the tying run in the eighth, raising his average on the season to .301. That’s good enough for tenth in the NL. Pagan also stole a base — his 31 steals are tied for second in the league behind Michael Bourn’s 42. What’s more, Pagan’s seven triples leaves him one behind the leaders.
Oh, and David Wright is sixth in RBIs with 81.
So as we watch the Mets play out the string, at least there are some statistical battles some Mets can wage.