Game 102: Cardinals @ Mets

July, 29, 2010
7/29/10
10:26
AM ET
2:38 p.m.: K-Rod gets the save. Mets win, 4-0, and win rubber game.

2:34 p.m.: Jon Jay walks with one out in ninth, pushing Colby Rasmus to second base and prompting Jerry Manuel to summon K-Rod for a save situation.

2:25 p.m.: R.A. Dickey takes the mound for the ninth aiming for his second career shutout. He had one in 2003 with the Texas Rangers.

2:06 p.m.: R.A. Dickey cruising into the eighth. Mets lead 4-0 as rain begins to fall.

1:26 p.m.: Angel Pagan triple and Carlos Beltran RBI single give the Mets a 4-0 lead in the fifth.

12:59 p.m.: Ike Davis delivers a three-run homer off Blake Hawksworth. His 15th homer ties him with Johnny Lewis for fifth-most longballs by a rookie in franchise history.

12:49 p.m.: R.A. Dickey showing no signs of the leg difficulty that prompted him to be pulled from his last start. Hr's allowed one hit and one walk through three scoreless innings. No score, mid-third.

12:10 p.m.: Lineup:

Mets

Jose Reyes, SS
Angel Pagan, LF
Carlos Beltran, CF
Ike Davis, 1B
Mike Hessman, 3B
Josh Thole, C
Jeff Francoeur, RF
Alex Cora, 2B
R.A. Dickey, RHP

Cardinals

Felipe Lopez, 3B
Jon Jay, CF
Albert Pujols, 1B
Matt Holliday, LF
Ryan Ludwick, RF
Skip Schumaker, 2B
Yadier Molina, C
Blake Hawksworth, RHP
Tyler Greene, SS

Game notes: Jerry Manuel suggested Carlos Beltran originally was scripted to have the matinee off, especially after playing 13 innings the previous night. But Manuel said coaches checked with Beltran and the center fielder wanted to play, in part out of an obligation with Jason Bay sidelined with a concussion. Bay will be evaluated again Friday, with the DL a possibility.
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
14 4.02 143 190
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .295
HRL. Duda 28
RBIL. Duda 86
RD. Murphy 76
OPSL. Duda .832
ERAZ. Wheeler 3.49
SOZ. Wheeler 180