National League Game Summary - Arizona at NY Mets|
(Sunday, May 6th)
Final Score: NY Mets 3, Arizona 1
Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - 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
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,"
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.
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.
05/06 18:28:45 ET