Found July 06, 2012 on
Tony La Russa
San Francisco Giants
New York Mets
St. Louis Cardinals
Matt Cain should start the All-Star Game. R.A. Dickey deserves the honor, too. And if National League manager Tony La Russa hoped Thursday would simplify his hairsplitting decision, he must have been disappointed.
The night felt like a gimmick concocted by the baseball gods: Cain and Dickey made their 17th starts of the season at the same exact time , a mere 240 miles apart on the East Coast. They departed their games within minutes of one another, around 9:15 p.m. local time.
Thanks to a throwback commemoration at Nationals Park, both were pitching for "New York." Cain and his San Francisco teammates wore the interlocking "NY" in honor of the 1924 World Series between the Giants and Washington Senators, while Dickey took the mound in his customary Mets home threads against Philadelphia at Citi Field. (And since we can't get enough of these parallels, it's my duty to inform you that both games ended in 6-5 walk-off wins.)
Cain delivered a quality start...
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The New York Mets will attempt to win their third series against the Phillies this season as R.A. Dickey squares off against Cole Hamels tonight at 7:10 p.m. Both pitchers have been hot coming into this contest but it’s Dickey that was named National League pitcher of the month for June earlier this week.
Photo by Michael G. Baron
Dickey, 37, went 5-0 in six June starts, leading...
On Wednesday the TV camera panned to R.A. Dickey in the dugout, where we all got a glimpse of the pitcher knuckle-deep up his nose with his pinky finger. We figured this couldn't be the first time an athlete was captured in search of crusty treasure, so we scoured the interweb and gathered some of our favorite pics of athletes picking their nose. Enjoy.
Since Cole Hamels last took the mound and was a hard-luck loser to Mark Buehrle and the Miami Marlins, the Phillies have one just once, and trade rumors have swirled around the 28 year-old lefthander.
In 2012 Hamels is currently 10-4 with a 3.08 ERA and will be representing the Phillies in the National League for the annual All-Star game on Tuesday in Kansas City. This will...
The New York Mets will take on the Philadelphia Phillies tonight at 7:10 PM EDT. Tonight is the rubber game of this three-game series.
Mets Thurs. lineup vs. Philly: Tejada-SS, Murphy-2B, Wright-3B, Hairston-LF, Duda-RF, Davis-1B, Thole-C, Nieuwenhuis-CF, Dickey-RHP
— New York Mets (@Mets) July 5, 2012
Tonight’s Pitching Probables:
R.A. Dickey (12-1, 2...
I hope you took our advice in our last installment of Betting on Baseball, or at least checked out SBR Forum for some free MLB picks. If you didn’t, tonight’s slate of match-ups could be your big chance at redemption.
Philadelphia Phillies (+110) vs. New York Mets (-120)
So as good as R.A. Dickey has been over the last two months, and he can only make the Mets that much a favorite...
Philadelphia Phillies (37-46) vs. New York Mets (44-38)
Cole Hamels (10-4, 3.08) vs. R.A. Dickey (12-1, 2.15)
Time: 7:10, Citi Field
Weather: Sunny, 92
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Cole Hamels has been the center of several rumors lately. You have to wonder if these next few starts are his last in a Phillies uniform. All Cole can do is go out there and try to get...
A rubbermatch between Cole Hamels and R.A. Dickey sounds pretty good, doesn't it? Hamels and Dickey went head to head tonight in the first game of the season started by double-digit winners. Dickey has an excellent 2012 season so far up his sleeves with two one-hitters, and a miniscule ERA to match his 12-1 record.
He would prove to be no match for the Phillies.
Giants (45-48) at Pirates (46-36)
7:05 PM EST–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
Here is the MLB.com Gameday
TV: ROOT Sports
The San Francisco Giants are in town for the weekend, as the Bucs look to keep things rolling at home before the All-Star break begins next week. PNC Park should be full all weekend and it should be a blast if the Pirates keep it going.
About the Giants:
San Fran took...
The New York Mets came back in the 9th inning to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 6-5. The Mets are now seven games over .500, with three games left until the all-star break.
Winning Pitcher: Bobby Parnell (2-1, 2.91) was the winning pitcher for the Mets tonight.
Losing Pitcher: Jonathan Papelbon (2-3, 3.45) first blew the save, and then received his third loss of...
So it wasn't the sweep I had hoped for. But two out of three with a two-out rally is the next best thing. And I'll gladly take it.
The first thing to realize is that while R.A. Dickey's numbers will look like solid line drives in the boxscore, a bunch of the eleven hits he gave up tonight were bloops and bleeders. It was a combination of Dickey having an off night...