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Mets survive as Isringhausen gets out of trouble to save it

By Gary W. Marchese Jr.

Cincinnati, OH (July 26) – The New York Mets defeated the Cincinnati Reds by the score of 4-2 on Monday night. R.A. Dickey made the start for the Mets and pitched well. David Wright continues to produce for the Mets and the offense as a whole has been much more consistent. Jason Isringhausen loaded the bases in the ninth on a hit, walk and an error but he was able to escape and give the Mets a thrilling win.

Dickey pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and two runs with a walk and seven strikeouts. Pedro Beato gave up a walk without recording an out, Tim Byrdak struck out the only batter that he faced and Bobby Parnell walked one and struck out one in one inning of work. Byrdak has pitched well and as a lefty reliever, he is a valuable commodity. He may be a person that is traded as well from the Mets. Carlos Beltran is the big name but Byrdak is a person you could see being moved. Jason Isringhausen pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk and striking out two. Isringhausen picked up his third save of the season. Dickey improved his record to 5-8 on the season.

Jose Reyes had a hit, Justin Turner had two hits and a walk and Beltran had a walk and an RBI. David Wright had two hits, Daniel Murphy had two hits and two RBI and Jason Bay had a hit, RBI and a walk. Josh Thole had two hits and Jason Pridie had a hit. Murphy and Bay had doubles. The Mets were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and they left 10 men on base. Wright made an error and Thole had a passed ball.

This was a 0-0 game until the sixth inning. The Reds took a 1-0 lead on a Brandon Phillips RBI double. In the seventh, the Mets grabbed the lead. Beltran hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game at one and then Murphy had a two run double and Bay had an RBI double making it 4-1 Mets. In the bottom of the seventh, the last run was scored on a Drew Stubbs RBI single. The Reds loaded the bases in the ninth but were unable to score. The last out of the game was a strikeout with the bases loaded.

The Mets are now 2-2 on the road trip. They won the first of three from Cincinnati. The Mets and Red will play game two of their three game series on Tuesday night. The Mets will go for the series win tomorrow night and get back over 500.

gmarchesej Posted by on July 26, 2011. Filed under Mets,MLB News,News and Sports with Gary W. Marchese Jr.,Sports,US Sports. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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