Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/20/12
At this stage of the game, all the Mets have left are moral victories. One of those moral victories would be finishing the season at .500, another would be to finish above the Phillies and Marlins. Both of those goals took a hit with tonight’s 3-1 loss to the Rockies at Citi Field. With the defeat, the Mets are now tied with the Phillies for 4th place, 18.5 games behind the first place Nationals. R.A. Dickey started for the Mets and for the thirteenth time this season he allowed one run or less and didn’t earn a win. Dickey made one bad pitch all night, but it was a costly one – a solo homer to Tyler Colvin. The knuckleballer tossed seven innings allowing just the one run on three hits and two walks while fanning six. His quest for 20 wins seemed like a cinch a month ago, but after going 13-1 in his first 19 starts, Dickey is 2-3 in his last seven. Offensively. the Mets were flat. The Mets blew a chance to break the game open when they loaded the bases in the eighth on a Mike Baxt...
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