DICKEY IN JUNE: R.A. Dickey went 5-0 with a 0.93 ERA (five earned runs/48.1 innings) in six June starts. Dickey allowed 21 hits, eight walks and had 55 strikeouts.
SHUTOUTS: The Mets posted their ninth shutout of the year last night. The Mets are third in the majors with nine shutouts, one behind the Angels and Giants, who have 10 shutouts.
WELCOME TO THE CLUB: R.A. Dickey became the fifth pitcher in franchise history to win 10 straight decisions. The last Mets pitcher to accomplish that feat was Johan Santana, who won 10 straight from July 9, 2008-April 6, 2009. The others are Tom Seaver (16 wins from 1969-1970), Dwight Gooden (14 wins in 1985) and Terry Leach (10 in 1987).
A DOZEN BEFORE JULY: Dickey is the third pitcher in Mets history to earn 12 wins before July 1. Tom Seaver did it twice (1969 and 1970) and Bobby Jones in 1997. Info courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau.
STRIKEOUTS: R.A. Dickey recorded his fifth double-digit strikeout game of the year last night. That is the most in the majors. Texas’ Yu Darvish has four such games. Dickey has those five double-digit strikeout games in his last eight starts. The last Mets pitcher to do that was David Cone in 1992 and the last major league pitcher to have 10 or more strikeouts five times over an eight start span was Rich Harden in 2008.
RANKINGS: R.A. Dickey leads the majors with 12 wins, is third in the majors with a 2.15 ERA and is second in the NL and third in the majors with 116 strikeouts.