Unfortunately for me, the MMO mailbag did not generate as much hype as I thought it would. So at Joe’s suggestion, I’m going to take a shot at a bit of a thought provoker as we all take in this Friday morning. R.A. Dickey : If you don’t know that name, you should by now. He never had much success as a normal pitcher, so a little while ago, Dickey decided to learn how to [...]
On a day where R.A. Dickey delivered another quality start, the Mets offense couldn’t manage any offense against Arizona and fell short of a bid for a comeback, losing 3-2, ensuring their second straight losing series on the road. Game Notes R.A. Dickey went to the mound today, and in the dead air of Arizona went seven innings giving up three runs on seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts. The air really did [...]
A little over a month ago, May 25th to be exact, the Mets rotation was in disarray. Sporting two starters on the DL and another banished to the bullpen to be lost forever (or at least we hope), the starting 5 needed saving. On that day R.A. Dickey, who looks like he just jumped off an old roll of Brawny paper towels, would make his second start for the Mets. He stepped into an unenviable spot and [...]
A few weeks ago, before the blogosphere erupted with stories about the Mets trading for either Cliff Lee or Roy Oswalt, I wrote an article here on MMO, The New Mets Ace In The Hole. Since then there have been more Cliff Lee/Roy Oswalt stories than Charlie Sheen has DUI’s. I think Michael Branda (Jessup) said it best in his article, Ranking The Potentially Available Pitchers: “I decided last night that I am officially tired [...]
The legend of R.A. Dickey continues to grow after pitching another masterpiece tonight in the Mets 5-0 shutout over the Tigers. Jose Reyes ignited the offense again with a huge game that included his sixth home run of the season. Game Summary Dickey just continues to dazzle everytime he takes the mound, confounding hitters with his formidable weapon, the knuckleball. Dickey pitched eight solid innings allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out [...]
The Mets continued their torrid hot streak with their seventh straight win after beating the Indians 6-4 to sweep the three game set. It was the second consecutive road sweep for the Mets who keep finding new ways to win. Game Summary R.A. Dickey improves to 5-0 after another solid start. Tonight he knuckled down and toughed out six innings and allowed just two earned runs on seven hits and two walks despite not being as sharp as [...]
R.A. Dickey and his knuckleball were highly effective today, and Chris Carter hit his first home run in the MLB as the Mets beat the Orioles 5-1. Game Notes R.A. Dickey was as effective today as he was wild and that was what made his knuckle ball as good as it has been since his call-up. Dickey went 7 innings giving up 1 run on 7 hits with 1 walk. Dickey had the Orioles off [...]
R.A. Dickey came out and pitched a solid game, and the Mets took the first game in this home stand from the Marlins 4-3 Game Notes R.A. Dickey went out today, and threw the most knuckle balls in one game that he has thrown in any game this season, going 6 1/3 innings, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Dickey was just laying knuckler after knuckler out there and begging [...]
In a stellar outing from R.A. Dickey, the Mets offense, especially Jose Reyes came alive and defeated the Phillies 8-0. Game Notes R.A. Dickey went out for his second appearance as a Met, and was dominant through 6 innings, giving up no runs on 7 hits with 3 walks to go with 7 strikeouts. The hits were scattered, mostly in the 2nd where Dickey loaded the bases and then got out of it, and in [...]
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