Mariners Insider Blog

Postgame notes: Mariners 11, Mets 0

Let's see where to begin.

* A good start from R.A. Dickey, seven innings, no runs, six hits, two walks and five strikeouts.

Dickey credited a talk he had with Tim Wakefield on the phone late Monday night.

I called Wakefield and he called me back and we were able to talk about that. He was able to look at an outing on the computer and he gave me a couple suggestions and I was able to take them into the game and it was good. It's helpful to have a guy like that who knows what I'm going through.

Dickey also got a hit off Claudio Vargas. It was his second career hit. Interestingly enough, his first hit came off of none other than Claudio Vargas. So basically he own Vargas.

"Both seeing-eye groundballs," Dickey said.

* For the Mariners it was their first back-to-back road wins since April 16-17. It was also their biggest margin of victory this season.

* Richie Sexson's double late in the game was his first extra base-hit since May 24th against the Yankees. He drove in three runs tonight and hit the ball hard.

"A couple of coaches and I were talking during batting practice and it seemed like the last couple of days he has swung the bat well in BP. I'm not a big believer in how that translates to the game, but even in BP he was getting the ball airborn the last couple of days, getting some backspin and carry on the ball. I think we saw that a little bit tonight. Got some distance on the balls." - said manager Jim Riggleman.

We never got a chance to talk to Richie because he got out there fast to go the Pearl Jam concert.

Kenji Johjima had a big game, getting three hits, including a two-run homer and driving in a three runs.

* It was 21st shutout the Mariners have tossed in interleague play which is the most in the major leagues.