Mets: 9 Los Angeles Dodgers: 0
The Mets continued their winning streak tonight against the Los Angeles Dodgers, shutting them out 9-0.
After a rough start against the Yankees over the weekend, R.A. Dickey got back to business, tossing another 8 shutout innings brining his season totals to a record of 12-1 with a 2.15 ERA. In the game tonight Dickey allowed only three hits and one walk while striking out 10 Dodgers.
With tonight’s win, Dickey won his career high 10th straight decision and the MLB’s first 12 game winner. Reaching double digit strikeout totals for the 5th time this season also places Dickey first in that category. Dickey finishes June better than he did May, going 5-0 with a 0.93 ERA.
In addition to Dickey having a great day on the mound, a few other players stood out as well.
Daniel Murphy went deep yet again for the Mets, his third of season. Murphy has been on a power surge lately, hitting three homeruns this week after going all season without one. Murphy also knocked in a career high tying five RBI’s tonight.
Murphy was not the only Met player to tie a career high, as Reuben Tejada joined him for that distinction tonight. Tejada reached base a career high five times, getting on base in a number of different ways. He went 4-5 from the plate and was also hit by a pitch, scoring two runs.
Lucas Duda was able to snap out of his funk tonight, ending an 0-15 drought with an RBI single in fifth inning. Ike Davis was also able to add an RBI on a sacrifice fly in the 1st inning, ending the game 1-4 with a season batting average of .198.
The Mets will look to take the four game series and win their fourth game in a row Saturday night when Johan Santana (5-4 3.00 ERA) takes the mound for the Mets against Nathan Eovaldi (0-4 4.04 ERA) of the Dodgers.