TOTALLY R.A.D. – DICKEY THE CONQUEROR!
The Mets (34-29) demolished the Rays (35-27) for their second consecutive win tonight by the score of 9-1 in what may have been Dickey’s most spectacular performance as a Met and in his career.
Dickey faced just two batters over the minimum tonight in a scintillating performance, striking out 12 batters and allowing just one hit in a complete game masterpiece. He could have easily had himself a no-hitter if not for a questionable call on a mishandled grounder by David Wright, but it was a sensational game regardless.
Wright did get charged with an error to start the ninth inning, which resulted in the end to Dickey’s 32 2/3 inning scoreless streak, a new franchise record!
With the win, Dickey improves to an MLB best 10-1 for the season!
The Mets scored nine runs thanks to a 14 hit attack that included big nights from Andres Torres who had three hits, and believe it or not two hits each from Daniel Murphy, Ike Davis and Mike Nickeas who were all struggling of late. This was great to see.
This was such an exciting game from beginning to end, and rather than nitpick, lets relish and enjoy this AMAZIN’ MOMENT!
All together now… LETS GO METS!!!
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
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