The leader of this squad, David Wright, would not let the losing streak continue. His 1st inning home run after Andres Torres beat out a grounder helped set the tone for not only a much needed win, but a much-needed offensive explosion after slumping the past couple games. Wright blasted a 3-run shot later as well, carrying the Mets to a 9-5 win this afternoon at our nation's capital.
RA Dickey was not at his 1-hitter best, but he gave us 7 1/3 solid innings of 3-run ball to hold off the tough Nationals' offense. The bullpen was still kinda shaky, but they did not allow the Nats to get within one huge blast of tying the game. We need to see them be perfect in close ones, but for today, their performance will clearly suffice since they locked down RA's 13th W. I can only imagine the scene tomorrow at Citi had the bullpen blown that one.
This was a massively important win, and props to the Mets for responding. Time to play solid, crisp baseball against the Dodgers. Tomorrow night, Johan will take on Aaron Harang at 7:10PM before people run as fast as they can after the last pitch to avoid hearing Daughtry.
Keep it up, Metsies.
LET'S. GO. METS.