The 21 Club: Dickey Takes It To The Limit Tonight Against The Marlins!

An article by posted on October 2, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 • 7:10 p.m.

Marlins Park • Miami, FL

RHP R.A. Dickey (20-6, 2.69) vs. RHP Jacob Turner (1-4, 3.86)

Dickey is 8-0 with a 0.92 ERA in eight starts against the Marlins over the last two seasons. That is tied for the second-longest winning streak in franchise history by a Met against one organization, matching Tom Seaver, who had eight straight wins against the Padres from 1972-75. The franchise record belongs to Dwight Gooden, who won nine in a row against the Cubs from 1988-91. – ESPN Stats and Research

Starting Lineup

  1. Ruben Tejada, ss
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Scott Hairston, rf
  6. Lucas Duda, lf
  7. Josh Thole, c
  8. Andres Torres, cf
  9. R.A. Dickey, rhp

The Mets try to rebound from last night as they send out the best story in 2012 to mound in R.A. Dickey. Dickey is 20-6 over 227.0 innings with a 2.69 ERA and 222 strikeouts. He has pitched 59.1 innings in his last 8 games while posting a 2.12 ERA. Against the Marlins this year he is 5-0 in as many starts with an ERA of 1.38. The Marlins have the following numbers against Dickey:

Lee 9-33, 3 2B, HR
Reyes 2-23
Dobbs 3-21, 3B
Stanton 4-17, 3B
Buck 3-16, 2B
Peterson 2-13, 2B
Cousins 0-7

The Mets draw Jacob Turner again who is 2-5 on the season over 9 games and 47.1 innings while posting a 4.94 ERA. In the month of September he has pitched 24.0 innings in 4 games while allowing 12 runs, 7 earned. His worst start was against the Mets where he allowed 8 hits, 6 runs, 3 earned in 5 innings of work. The Mets have the following numbers against Turner:

Davis 1-3
Hairston 2-3, 3B, HR
Murphy 1-2
Tejada 1-3, 2B
Thole 1-2, 2B

Let’s Go Mets!

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