Originally written on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 6/30/12
It's very rare that the outcome is proportional to the probable pitchers for that night. I can't even begin to tell you how many times I look at a matchup for a Mets game and think "sure win", and the Mets get clobbered. It happens the other way as well. Usually those pesky outside factors get in the way.But when I saw that Aaron "Lemon" Harang was pitching tonight, I gotta be honest, I thought this was a game where the Mets would have their hitting shoes on, and not swing out of them. It took a while, but the Mets got him to chuck 116 pitches in five and 2/3's while scoring five of their nine runs, the last one smacking Ruben Tejada after three hits. And that's when R.A. Dickey provided another Mets moment for the ages.Because it isn't so much the eight shutout innings, though he also provided what you would think he would provide just by seeing his name in the probable pitchers column. But the welt he gave Dee Gordon in the sixth. I don't know if Lemon Harang (or, the Harangutan a...
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