Originally written on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 7/30/12
We're trained as Mets fans to believe that when the descent begins, it's going to be meteoric and destructive. And for R.A. Dickey, it kinda sorta has been. From June 24th to July 24th, Dickey has an ERA of 5.36 with an opponents batting average of .290. The good parts though have been a 2-1 record, and more importantly just nine walks in 40.1 innings. Dickey was more like the early June Dickey in Arizona on Sunday as the Mets split their series in Arizona with a victory.Dickey had that special knuckler going today ... the one that struck out eight Diamondbacks in seven innings and at times made Josh Thole look like a fool. I guess so much for the idea of adding Thole to the all-star roster because he can catch the knuckler. Because when it's going the way it was going on Sunday, nobody can catch it. It almost ... almost makes you wonder what Dickey can do with this monster pitch if he pitched his home games in a controlled environment like Tampa, or Arizona with the roof closed. Ma...
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