National League Game Summary - New York at Los Angeles|
(Friday, June 29th)
Final Score: New York 9, Los Angeles 0
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - R.A. Dickey bounced back from a rough start
to finish an otherwise flawless June with eight strong innings as the New York
Mets dominated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 9-0, in the second of a four-game set.
Dickey (12-1) capped a fantastic June with a three-hit effort on Friday that
saw him walk one and strike out 10. He began the month with a seven-hit
blanking of St. Louis on June 2 and also shutout Baltimore on June 18. His
last start on Sunday saw him get tagged for five runs over six innings in a
no-decision against the Yankees.
"The ball came out of my hand easy tonight," Dickey said. "I hit the strike
zone, I've been able to be consistent. I thought mechanically things went
He went 5-0 in June, helping him become the first 12-game winner in the
majors. During the month, he allowed just five earned runs in 48 1/3 innings,
striking out 55 while walking eight and giving up 21 hits.
Daniel Murphy hit a three-run home run and drove in five while Ruben Tejada
went 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored for the Mets, who have won three
Aaron Harang (5-5) gave up five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits with four
walks over 5 2/3 innings to stay winless over his past four starts. He also
had one of the three hits for the Dodgers, who have dropped six straight and
have been blanked in four of those games.
"We didn't do a whole lot with R.A. We had trouble getting anything going. We
have to stay the course, you go through rocky points during the season,"
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.
The Mets wasted a bases loaded chance in the first inning, but got on the
board in the third.
Andres Torres reached base on Jerry Hairston's error and Tejada followed with
a single. David Wright singled home the first run and Ike Davis hit into a
double play to drive in Tejada for a 2-0 lead.
In the fifth, the Mets plated three more runs. With one out, Tejada doubled
and Wright followed with an intentional walk. Two batters later, Duda singled
home one runner and Murphy drove home the next two with a double for a 5-0
Murphy's three-run home run in the seventh was followed later in the inning by
a Tejada single to center for a 9-0 lead.
Dickey retired the first eight batters he faced before Harang slipped a single
After that he set down the next nine batters before plunking Dee Gordon with
two outs in the sixth.
That prompted a warning to both benches by home plate umpire Todd Tichenor as
Harang had hit Tejada with a pitch in the Mets' prior at-bat.
The Dodgers got two on with one out in the seventh, but James Loney hit into a
6-4-3 double play to end the inning.
Dickey stranded a runner on third in the eighth before stepping aside for
Jeremy Hefner, who blanked the Dodgers in the ninth to cap the shutout.
Dickey has won his last 10 decisions, a span of 12 starts, after his only loss
of the season on April 18 in Atlanta...Murphy tied a career-high in RBI...The
Dodgers have lost 10 of their last 11 and have scored just 15 runs during that
stretch...The Mets have won seven of their last nine against the Dodgers.
06/30 02:00:51 ET