Mets Execute On Offense As They Defeat Phillies

Posted: 25th May 2010 by Sammy Makki in MLB
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NEW YORK-- After two thrilling wins against the defending AL champion Yankees, the Mets opened up their series with the defending NL champion Phillies, looking to gain ground in the NL East. They sent knuckleballer R.A. Dickey to the mound, trying to throw the Phillies off balance for a second straight game as they faced Tim Wakefield on Sunday. Dickey, coming off of a solid outing against the Nationals in his first start on Wednesday, wasn't lights-out tonight, but was good enough and got the big outs he needed to get by the potent Phillies lineup. He got into seemingly big time trouble in the second, as he allowed three straight hits to start off the inning, including getting hit on the left elbow by a line drive off the bat of Ryan Howard. With the bases loaded and no outs though, he in ...

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