The Mets and Giants went back and forth exchanging the lead throughout the game. R.A. Dickey wasn’t very sharp at all again. He went 6 innings and gave up 6 runs. He hasn’t looked like the guy that was unstoppable last season.
The Mets had some good offense going tonight with 11 hits and leaving 11 runners on base. They put up 6 runs, which should be enough to win most games. Jose Reyes and Josh Thole both had 3 hits. And Carlos Beltran had a big 3-run homer down the line in right field in the first inning. At that point I was thinking things were looking good for the Mets. But Dickey couldn’t hold it.
Taylor Buchholz gave up a solo shot in the tenth inning to Aubrey Huff to lose the game. The other story line to mention was Thole having trouble getting his glove on the ball. He had a throwing error but just holding onto the ball was a struggle for him. It isn’t easy with a knuckleballer on the mound but he has some work to do.