Friday, July 30, 2010

Ike Strikes

New York Mets Record: 52-50
Current Streak: W1
The New York Mets were looking to win a series for the first time since June 25-27 vs the Twins. The mets have been 0-7-1 in series since that one,including a terrible 2-9 road trip after the All-Star break. But The Mets were facing the RED-HOT St.Louis Cardinals in the rubber match after a heart-breaking 8-7 13-inning loss the night before vs the Cards,the Mets needed some hope in New York. Well, Ike Davis has given some of that hope all year. The 23-year old Davis who had 14 Homers coming into Thursday, has been hot. The Previous night, Ike got a big 2-run single to tie the game in the 8th. To Citi Field we go. Ike came up in the third in a scoreless ball game with men on the corners, and on the first pitch absolutley blasted one. Jon Jay,looked up in the stands and watched the ball fall into the stands for a 3-Run Bomb. With that Homer, Ike ties All-Star David Wright with the most Homers on the team. Later in the Game, Carlos Beltran came up after a hustle triple by Angel Pagan,and Carlos got a bloop single and Angel scored on the play. 4-0 Mets. But the real story of the game was Starting Pitcher and Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. Dickey pitched a gem of a game. 8.1 Innings Pitched only 6 or so hits allowed. K-Rod came in and finished it, but R.A. still was the talk of SportsCenter On Friday Morning. HR Meter: Davis: (15(15))