Friday, July 20, 2012

Mets end skid, as Wright belts two homers


With their season on the brink of falling apart, the Mets got huge performances from their two most reliable players in this 2012 season, on Thursday afternoon in Washington.

The Mets needed David Wright to have a big day offensively, and they desperatly needed R.A. Dickey to channel his early season success in order to end a season high six-game losing streak that has brought the Mets back to only a game over .500 (46-45).

It didn't take long for the Mets to turn their fortunes, at least for one day. In the top of the first, David Wright cracked a 422 foot - 2-run home run to left center field to give New York a quick 2-0 lead.

After Ryan Zimmerman answered the Wright homer with a blast of his own to cut the Mets lead to 2-1, New York put up seven runs over the next three innings to blow out Washington.

First, Ike Davis hit a solo shot in the second to make it 3-1, Mets. Then in the third inning, New York played small ball, as Scott Hairston and Davis drove in runs to make it 5-1. Finally, in the fourth inning, Wright smacked a three-run homer to put New York up big 9-1.

For Wright, his MVP-type season continued, and when his team needed him the most, he was there to pick them up. Wright went 2-for-4 with five RBI, and two homers, increasing his season totals to 14 home runs and 65 RBI. If the Mets are going to get themselves back into contention, Wright will have to carry the team.

As for Dickey he was solid. He went seven and a third innings, scattering 10 hits and giving up four runs (three earned). While Dickey wasn't his dominant self, he kept a pesky Washington offense in check as he earned his 13th win of the season.

The Mets head home for a crucial series against the Dodgers this Friday.

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