Morning News: Mets Pounce On Pettitte, Johan Gets Keys To The City, Dickey To Start ASG?

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Here are today’s top three stories from Mets-land.

The Mets beat the Yankees last night 6-4 at Citi Field. They pounced on Yankees starter Andy Pettitte, scoring five runs in the first. The inning was capped by a three-run homer by Ike Davis, his eighth of the season. Justin Turner also had a two-run single.

The five runs was all the Mets would need in the game. Jon Niese went 6.1 and allowed only two runs. He managed to only walk one, extending his incredible run with those walks. Terry Collins gave the ball to Miguel Batista in the eighth, who allowed the Yankees to score two on a Robinson Cano home run. Finally in the ninth, it was Frank Francisco, who shut down the Chickens Yankees, but not without giving everyone quite a scare.

The Mets are now just 2.5 back in the division with the loss by Washington.

Before last night’s game, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg presented Johan Santana with the key to the city in a short press conference in honor of his no-hitter on June 1.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported yesterday that Tony LaRussa, the manager of the National League in this year’s All-Star Game, is considering starting R.A. Dickey in the game.

About Connor O'Brien
I'm a 17 year-old blogger, high school student, and lifelong Mets fan. I've been blogging about the Mets in some form or another for about four years. I embrace the new age, sabermetric way of thinking, but also recognize the importance of scouting and player devlopment.

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