Gio Rebounds, Nats End Dickey's Streak

DC Sports Nexus ---- Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Nationals 5, Mets 2

Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals stopped R.A. Dickey and his 11 game winning streak in New York on Tuesday night as the Nats defeated the Mets 5-2.  Gio rebounded after his worst game of the season with his 13th win, going 7 innings, 2-hitting the Mets, and giving up just one run in only 87 pitches.

Dickey struggled late in the game, giving up 4 runs in the 6th inning after giving up just 1 earned run (2 runs) in the first 5 innings.  The knuckleballer finished with 7 strikeouts but gave up 8 hits and 4 earned runs.

Maybe This Is What Miguel Batista Meant!

Adam LaRoche homered for the Nats and finished 2-3 with a walk.  Three other Nats who have been on fire kept smoking.  Ryan Zimmerman, Roger Bernadina, and Danny Espinosa finished a combined 7 for 13.  Morse also picked up another hit in the victory.

Another interesting night from the bullpen with Craig Mattheus only facing one batter, the same way Storen did on the previous night.  However, unlike Drew, Mattheus gave up a homer.  If this trend of facing one batter keeps up, how will it make the bullpen feel?  Will Davey figure it out soon?

Day game tomorrow in NY as the Nats go for the sweep...

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