David Wright and Ike Davis combined to knock in seven runs Tuesday to lead the Mets to a 10-5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers for a doubleheader sweep and the team’s sixth straight win.
The Mets jumped on knuckleballer Charlie Haeger early.
After Angel Pagan led off the bottom of the first with a single, Luis Castillo sacrificed him to second and Jose Reyes singled him home. Then Jason Bay tripled to the left-center gap to score Reyes. Ike Davis later sacrificed home Bay for a 3-0 lead.
Mets’ starter Oliver Perez, who lost his no-hitter in the first on a James Loney single (that’s no no-hitter #7,665 for those keeping score at home) looked strong through three but got into trouble in the fourth.
After putting two runners in scoring position with a walk, a single and a wild pitch, Perez allowed a run to score on a fielder’s choice, but Jose Reyes took Matt Kemp out of scoring position when Kemp made a baserunning blunder to get caught at third.
Perez got the second out and looked like he was going to get out of the inning, but he issued a walk, an RBI single and another walk to load the bases. Mets manager Jerry Manuel pulled Perez for Hisanori Takahashi, who walked in the tying run.
Takahashi, though, threw 3 1/3 innings for the victory, allowing just one run on two hits
The Mets had three hits in the fourth but couldn’t score, but they regained their three-run lead in the fifth when David Wright hit an RBI single (his 1,000th career base hit) and Davis lined a double to the left-center gap to drive home Pagan and Reyes.
The Mets took a 7-3 lead in the sixth when Carroll fielded a bases-loaded dribbler to short but threw a ball in the dirt to home, allowing Henry Blanco to score. Then Wright added three more RBIs by driving a ball to the right-center wall for a bases-loaded bag-clearing triple.
Bay also contributed with his glove, making a nice diving catch in the second to rob what would have been a double by Jamey Carroll.