Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 6/3/12
How do you follow a no-hitter? With the next best thing – a complete game shutout by R.A. Dickey. Summary Oh man, is it good to be a Mets fan right now or what? Dickey had one hell of a task this afternoon – he had to follow the single best pitching performance in Mets history against a pretty good Cardinal team led by our ex-CFer, Carlos Beltran. He jokingly said in the post-game interviews last night that Hefner was going out here today because he did not want to take the mound after a no hitter. Heaven knows why, because a beautiful pitching performance was backed with one that no one will complain about – a complete game 7 hitter. Dickey walked none and struck out 9 by baffling the Cardinals all afternoon. They never had a chance. Exactly 100 pitches today, too, so no pitch count problems either. The Cardinals did most of the work for the Mets on offense today as they only had one RBI hit on the day – a David Wright opposite field HR in the 8th. A fielding error by Matt Adams o...
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