New York Mets defeat Houston Astros, 5-1

The Mets starting pitcher have been consistently turning in strong performances.

The club's anemic offense has been consistently wasting them. For more than three weeks the rotation's ERA has been under three and its won-loss record under .500.

So R.A. Dickey made sure Sunday that he wouldn't suffer the fate Mets pitchers have so often. He arrived at home plate for the first time in second inning with the bases loaded and one out and made sure there would be some run su...