Game 66: Mets @ Indians

June, 17, 2010
6/17/10
5:19
PM ET
The Mets will head into the second Subway Series on a seven-game winning streak. After sweeping Baltimore, the Mets performed the same feat in Cleveland to improve to 14-18 on the road. R.A. Dickey improved to 5-0 as the Mets beat the Indians, 6-4, on Thursday. Elmer Dessens was perfect in the eighth and Francisco Rodriguez produced this 15th save, striking out Travis Hafner to end it.

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9:53 p.m.: The Mets win, 6-4.

9:33 p.m.: Elmer Dessens works a 1-2-3 eighth.

9:25 p.m.: Jose Reyes delivers his third hit, an RBI triple in the eighth, as the Mets restore a two-run cushion.

9:17 p.m.: The Indians score once against Pedro Feliciano. Mets lead, 5-4, heading to the eighth.

9:08 p.m.: Pedro Feliciano on for the seventh with the Mets still leading, 5-3. R.A. Dickey's line: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 102 pitches (69 strikes)

8:44 p.m.: Fernando Nieve, who has not appeared in a week, warming for the Mets as Travis Hafner's groundout scores a run and allows the Indians to pull within 5-3 in the fifth. ... Dickey strikes out Austin Kearns and Russell Branyan consecutively to end the frame, though, and settle things down.

8:28 p.m.: Chris Carter fouls a ball off the outside of his left knee in the fifth inning, but remains in the game and singles to right field.

8:24 p.m.: Henry Blanco has matched Rod Barajas' total from the last game pitched by R.A. Dickey with two passed balls.. Mets nonetheless lead, 5-2, after four innings.

8:16 p.m.: Consecutive RBIs by David Wright and Ike Davis in the fourth give the Mets a 5-2 lead.

8:04 p.m.: Ruben Tejada's two-out error in the third inning allows the Indians to pull within 3-2. Tejada, playing on the outfield grass, can't handle Travis Hafner's routine grounder. The miscue results in Hafner being safe at first and Shin-Soo Choo scoring all the way from second base.

7:47 p.m.: Jhonny Peralta produces an RBI single against R.A. Dickey in the second inning. Mets still lead, 3-1.

7:21 p.m.: Of all people, who would have though ultra-intense Chris Carter did take an opportunity to absolutely bowl over a catcher? On Jesus Feliciano's single to left field, Carter is waved home from second base by Chip Hale. He's out comfortably to end the top of the first, without delivering a significant jolt to rookie catcher Carlos Santana.

7:19 p.m.: It looks like the Mets may be better off with R.A. Dickey than Baltimore's Kevin Millwood or Cleveland's Jake Westbrook. The Mets make it 3-0 in the first inning against Westbrook with an RBI single Henry Blanco, after battering Millwood in Baltimore earlier in the trip.

7:13 p.m.: Ike Davis then drives in Jose Reyes with a one-out single to left field. And Jeff Francoeur, up to fifth in the order with Jason Bay out, scores Angel Pagan with a sacrifice fly. Mets lead, 2-0, in the first inning.

7:10 p.m.: Jose Reyes singles and advances to second base on a hit by Angel Pagan in the first inning. Reyes then should have been picked off second base, but Luis Valbuena drops the ball. Reyes did need a visit from the training staff, though, because he appeared to catch Valbuena's spikes on his right wrist.

7:05 p.m.: Lineups:

Mets

Jose Reyes, SS
Angel Pagan, CF
David Wright, 3B
Ike Davis, 1B
Jeff Francoeur, RF
Chris Carter, DH
Henry Blanco, C
Jesus Feliciano, LF
Ruben Tejada, 2B

R.A. Dickey, RHP

Indians

Jason Donald, SS
Shin-Soo Choo, RF
Carlos Santana, C
Travis Hafner, DH
Austin Kearns, CF
Russell Branyan, 1B
Jhonny Peralta, 3B
Shelley Duncan, LF
Luis Valbuena, 2B

Jake Westbrook, RHP
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
15 4.09 151 202
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187