Sunday, May 27, 2012

Dickey goes all Santana on Padres, throws shutout

Starting pitching was supposed to be one of the Mets’ weak spots, but back-to-back shutouts – and a nice game from Jon Niese – make it think it’s one of our strengths.

Dickey allowed just three hits in 7.1 innings and struck out 10 – again. 

The bullpen was solid again, with Tim Byrdak and Frank Francisco getting the job done.

That means the Flag of Victory comes out again to fly alongside Old Glory during this Memorial Day weekend.

The win leaves the team six games above .500 and in second place. The last-place goon squad known as the Philadelphia Phillies is headed into Citi next.

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