Andres Torres fell a single short of the cycle, hitting a double, a triple and a two-run home run. He had three RBI.
R.A. Dickey threw a complete game, giving up one run on five hits with 10 strike outs. Dickey now leads the NL with 15 wins.
Josh Thole plated two runs, including the first run of the game, while going 2-for-3.
The Mets won their first game at Citi Field in nearly a month.
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Meredith PerriToday’s game was the polar opposite of last night’s: solid pitching by R.A. Dickey, clutch hitting and an overall spark that the team had not shown the past few games. Dickey was everything the Mets needed him to be today. He gave up just one run — a homer to Justin Ruggiano. In fact, Ruggiano, who has had an unbelievable season, truly seemed to be the only Marlin to get anything done against Dickey today.
Offensively, the Mets woke up after a horrendous night yesterday where they could not string together more than one hit in an inning. The biggest surprise today was that the players leading the charge were Andres Torres and Josh Thole, who accounted for five of the Mets’ runs. While David Wright did have two hits, they were both rather underwhelming. His double truly should have been an error on Jose Reyes, meanwhile his single, which scored a run, was more of a bloop hit.
The Mets needed this win. It was the first time they took a game at Citi Field in 33 days, and it helped them avoid a sweep that would have knocked them further back in the NL East.
The Mets will open a three-game series with the Atlanta Braves tomorrow at 7:10 pm when Matt Harvey (1-2, 3.86 ERA) makes his Citi Field debut against LHP Paul Maholm (9-7, 3.75 ERA).
W.B. Mason Post Game Extra: