Tough loss last night for Mr R A Dickey. He gave up 3 runs and really should have only been tagged for earned run. Daniel Murphy playing 3rd had a grounder kick off his foot that went down the line that plated 2 for the Bucs to give them a early 3-1 lead.
The Mets had a chance late in the 8th being behind 3-2. With Pagan on Duda doubled but Chip Hale stopped Pagan at 3rd and the rallied died. After the game Hale said that Pagan would have been meat at the plate.
The Mets were able to get 8 hits against the starter Mc Donald over 6 innings. They had him over the ropes a couple of times. The Mets had 2nd and 3rd after a double steal from Beltran and Murphy. Bay struck out looking at a high curveball. Bay did get a hit to right center and wound up 1 for 4.
Tough loss for R A who went 8 innings with just over 100 pitches. He is now 3-7 so far this year.
Reyes had 2 hits to raise his average to .341. Early MVP candidate? He has 32 multi hit games so far this year which leads MLB.
Mets box score