Found September 22, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
The Mets (68-83) defeated the Marlins (66-86) by the score of 4-3 on Saturday afternoon at Citi Field. It would not be the Mets if they did not make everything dramatic, right? Dickey was able to pitch masterfully through most of the game and nearly pitched a shutout. Dickey was excellent through eight innings, not allowing a single run and dancing out of any danger he put himself in. However, starting the ninth, he allowed a walk and a double and he was promptly pulled by Terry Collins after 110 pitches. Those two inherited runners scored under Jon Rauch, which left Dickey’s final line at six hits, two walks and two earned runs allowed. He picked up four strikeouts, which gave him the NL lead in K’s at 209 – while his ERA actually dropped .01 to 2.66. After Rauch came in and instantly allowed a three-run HR, he managed to pick up two more strikeouts to finish out the game to pick up a shaky save number 4. The offense definitely did enough for Dickey today – and guess who sparked ...
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