MLB Game Summary - Baltimore at NY Mets|
(Wednesday, June 20th)
Final Score: NY Mets 4, Baltimore 3
Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Dillon Gee pitched into the eighth inning and
the New York Mets held on for a 4-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles to complete
a three-game sweep.
The Orioles were blanked in the first two games of this series, and Gee
carried a one-hitter into the eighth until Nick Johnson singled and Wilson
Betemit unloaded a two-run homer to right field.
The Orioles had a call go against them later in the eighth when they may have
loaded the bases, but they filled them in the ninth before Frank Francisco
walked Steve Pearce on four straight pitches. Francisco then got Brian Roberts
to hit a ground ball to second base for the final out and recorded his 17th
"He's my closer and actually he's been throwing great," Mets manager Terry
Collins reasoned as to why he left Francisco in the game. "He hasn't been out
there very much. He needs the work."
Gee (5-5) reached the 100-pitch mark following his walk to Pearce with one out
in the eighth and was removed from the game. It was nonetheless a spectacular
night for the 26-year-old right-hander, who snapped a four-start winless
streak. Gee allowed three hits, walked two and tied a career-high with nine
David Wright went 3-for-4 with an RBI and scored once for the Mets, while
Scott Hairston doubled twice and also knocked in a run.
Brian Matusz (5-8) allowed seven hits and three runs over 4 2/3 innings, and
dropped his third straight start.
"For me I like to be able to go deeper in games. That's what's frustrating
today," Matusz said.
Betemit's homer ended a 29-inning scoreless streak for Mets pitching. It was
the first run given up by them since allowing three to the Reds in the fifth
inning on Sunday.
Bobby Parnell replaced Gee and allowed a single to Roberts, but J.J. Hardy was
called out on batter's interference when a batted ball hit near the plate and
bounced off his left knee as he was leaving the batter's box.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter argued, but the call remained and Chris Davis
flied out to the warning track in left to end the inning.
Matt Wieters and Johnson singled with one out in the ninth. and with two down
Wieters and pinch-runner Robert Andino advanced on a wild pitch. Pinch-hitter
Mark Reynolds walked leading to the final two batters.
The Mets went ahead in the fourth when Hairston doubled to left field, and
with two outs and runners on the corners, Mike Nickeas hit a line drive to
center. Adam Jones made a diving attempt, but the ball popped out of his
glove, resulting in the first run.
Hairston had an RBI ground-rule double to left field in the fifth, and Wright
scored later in the inning when Vinny Rottino broke up a potential double play
with a takeout slide at second on a ball hit by Ike Davis.
Wright's ground-rule double in the sixth scored Gee, who doubled over the head
of Jones earlier in the inning.
Wright has an 11-game hitting streak...The Orioles have dropped six straight
to the Mets dating back to June 11, 2010...Matusz is 0-7 lifetime in
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