R.A. Dickey’s magical season continued today in St. Louis where he earned his Major League leading 18th win of the season as he keeps on marching toward the 2012 National League Cy Young Award.
Dickey (18-4) struck out five and walked one while becoming the first Mets pitcher in 22 years to win 18 games, as the Mets defeated the Cards 6-2 to avoid the sweep.
Dickey becomes the first Mets pitcher to reach 18 wins since Frank Viola (20-12) and Dwight Gooden (19-7) both accomplished the feat in 1990.
He has now allowed two earned runs or fewer in four successive starts.
Eleven of Dickey’s eighteen wins came after a loss, tops in the majors!
R.A. Dickey’s 2.64 ERA is the second best mark in the NL!
The Mets knuckleballer has pitched seven innings or more and allowed one or fewer runs 16 times this season, tops in the NL!
Dickey also leads the NL with five complete games. Those are the most in a single season by a Mets pitcher since 1993, when Dwight Gooden tossed seven.
What else can you say???