The New York Mets just missed matching their longest win streak of the season. Having R.A. Dickey on the mound against the Miami Marlins might help them start another run.
Dickey can move into a tie for the major league wins lead by continuing his dominance over the Marlins on Friday night.
New York (61-70) had won four in a row before a 3-2 loss at Philadelphia on Thursday. Mike Baxter and Scott Hairston hit solo homers in the first two innings but the Mets couldn't push across another run.
They might bounce back quickly with Dickey (16-4, 2.76 ERA) getting the chance to face the Marlins. The knuckleballer is 6-0 with a 0.86 ERA over his last six starts against Miami, including 3-0 with a 1.64 ERA in three this season, He gave up one run and struck out 10 during a complete-game victory over the Marlins (59-72) on Aug. 9.
Dickey is also 3-0 with a 0.95 ERA in his last three visits to Miami. He enters this start having given up one run over seven innings in each of his last two o...