The Mets won the series with tonight’s exciting late inning finish. R.A. Dickey was really solid going 6.2 innings and allowing only 2 runs. He gave up 8 hits and 1 walk so he was working around trouble frequently. But it was a good sign that he kept the walks to a minimum tonight.
The excitement started in the eighth inning when Daniel Murphy hit a pinch hit solo shot to tie the game at 2-2. Then the Mets had some sloppy fielding by Murphy, who stayed in the game at second base, and by Josh Thole allowing a passed ball. Those two miscues allowed the Nats to score a run on Wilson Ramos’ sac fly.
In the ninth, the Mets scored 4 runs highlighted by Murphy’s 2-run double. It was an exciting finish and showed that the Mets won’t roll over late in the game when they’re down.