Changing the post game report for hopefully the last time. Hopefully this will give me more time for opinion and less stat oriented recaps. With the old format I felt like I was typing the box score which took too much time when it could just be linked in. Tell me if you like it or not.
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3 standout performances:
- R.A. Dickey struggled with his control all night giving up 6 runs (4 earned) on 6 hits while he walked 3 and struck out 4. His outing only lasted 4 innings.
- Jason Bay had 2 hits tonight including an RBI single.
- Scott Hairston had 2 hits including a game tying 3 run homer.
HONERABLE MEANTION: Jose Reyes went 3 for 6 with a triple and a steal.
Dickey had a lot of trouble with his knuckler tonight. He could not control where it went and that is how he got into 3 earned runs. He got into a 3-0 count with 3 knucklers on Chipper and he teed off on a fastball.
Bay had a good game tonight, he got a nice RBI hit through the right side and who knows, this could get him back on track.
That was a huge homer by Hairston tonight, got this team back in the game when they were down by 3.
You can’t be mad at K-Rod for the blown save, he hadn’t blown one since the second game of the season. He can have this one..I give him 0 blame for this one based on his great outings in save situations.
I know the bad play by Duda set the entire end of the game up, but who could place full blame for the game on him? I mean you can blame him because he made a mistake, but this was his 5th or so career start at first base. He is not used to what plays he can and can not make. I know he made 200 or so starts at first in the minors but, the major league games go so much faster he was trying to over compensate because of the fast runner going to first. His play did not set me off.
Now for Carrasco…oh no. This could get ugly. The first pitch to Heyward, first of all, should have been crushed, we got lucky on that swingthrough. He should have pitched around Heyward to pitch to the nobody third baseman who luckily hit a homer off K-Rod in Citi Field earlier. Now for the balk, It was terrible to balk in that situation. (No Duh!) You can’t flinch like that on the mound in that situation and a veteran like Carrasco should know that.
Grade for the Game: C+