Dickey didn’t have his best stuff, but it was good enough for 6 innings this afternoon. The knuckleball didn’t knuckle as much as he would have liked, blame the weather for that. He really only made two bad pitches, one walked Michael Bourn, the other a fastball in the mid 80′s to Martin Prado for a 2 run homer in the 5th. All in all it was a fine outing.
The offensive pounded out 13 hits, mostly off of Brave’s start Jair Jurrjens. David Wright homered in the first inning to right center field over the visitors bullpen. Lucas Duda hit 2 balls out, one to right centerfield that wouldn’t have cleared the old wall, and the other a no doubt blast to right field.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis made his major league debut, started in center, and got two hits. The first was a groundball up the middle in the fourth, the second a line drive the right field in the seventh.
The Mets and Braves conclude their series Sunday afternoon when Jon Neise faces Mike Minor at 1:10pm.