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Mets end their skid with a victory in extra innings

By Gary W. Marchese Jr.

San Diego, CA (Aug 17) – The New York Mets defeated the San Diego Padres by the score of 5-4 on Monday night, early Tuesday morning in New York. R.A. Dickey made the start and pitched well. Bobby Parnell blew a save but Manny Acosta and Jason Isringhausen pitched well. The offense was led by Lucas Duda and Josh Thole. Angel Pagan also had a good game.

Dickey pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and three runs. He walked one and struck out four. Parnell pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up one hit and one run with a walk and two strikeouts. Manny Acosta earned the win pitching one inning giving up a hit and Isringhausen pitched one inning giving up one hit and one walk with a strikeout. Isringhausen picked up his seventh save of the season and the 300th of his career.

Pagan had two hits, Justin Turner had a hit and David Wright had a hit. Duda had three hits an RBI and a walk, Jason Pridie had a hit and three walks and Thole had three hits, three RBI and two walks. Ruben Tejada had a hit and Scott Hairston had an RBI. Wright had a double, Duda and Thole each had a homerun. The Mets were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and they left 11 men on base. Pridie and Wright each had a stolen base and Pagan was caught stealing. Thole had a passed ball and Dickey had a pickoff.

In the second inning the Mets jumped out in front. Duda hit a solo homerun and Thole hit a two run homerun and it was 3-0 Mets. In the third inning San Diego got on the board with an RBI double from Kyle Blanks. The Mets got the run back in the fourth inning on a Thole RBI single making it 4-1 Mets. In the seventh inning Will Venable hit a two run homerun to make it a 4-3 game. Jesus Guzman hit an RBI single to tie the game at four in the eighth inning. In the tenth inning the Mets scored the go ahead and eventual winning run. Hairston reached on a fielder’s choice with a run scoring.

The Mets ended their five game losing streak, they will play two more games in San Diego and will go for their second straight win and the series win on Tuesday night. Terry Collins the manager said, “There’s two great storylines” referring to the win and his closer. “A great job for us to hang in there and battle through the whole ballgame.” Dickey has had a tough year and got a no decision but for the fourth straight start he pitched at least six innings allowing three or less runs. The Mets are 4-11 in their last 15 games; they have fallen on hard times. They have hung in there so well this year but it has finally caught up to them, the injuries and trades.

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