Santana’s Brilliance, Davis’ Power Lifts Mets
Johan Santana (6-4) yielded a meager three hits through eight innings as the Mets won their fourth straight, 5-0 over the Dodgers on Saturday in L.A.
This after R.A. Dickey gave up three hits in eight innings of work in New York’s 9-0 over the Dodgers on Friday.
The Mets offense was able got off to an early lead by manufacturing a pair of runs on sacrifice fly-outs from Daniel Murphy and Josh Thole in the second and fifth innings, respectively before Ike Davis unloaded a three-run bomb in the sixth off of Nate Eovaldi.
Eovaldi surrendered five runs through 5 1/3 innings to fall to 0-5, while the Dodgers lost for the 11th time in 12 games – including being shutout five times in six games.
Bobby Parnell worked a 1-2-3 ninth to cap the Mets’ tenth shutout of the season.