Found October 02, 2012 on
Fox Sports Florida:
New York Mets
MIAMI (AP) -- New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey struck out one-shot wonder Adam Greenberg, but also gave up two homers in his final start of a Cy Young-hopeful season and the Mets lost to the Miami Marlins in 11 innings 4-3 Tuesday.
The Marlins' Greenberg struck out on three pitches against Dickey when he batted for the first time in seven years in the sixth inning. Greenberg signed a one-day contract before the game, his first since he was beaned in his major league debut in 2005.
Donovan Solano hit a game-winning, bases-loaded one-out single off Collin McHugh (0-4).
In his bid for his 21st victory, Dickey left after six innings trailing 3-0, but the Mets rallied with three runs in the eighth to tie the game. After Marlins rookie Jacob Turner allowed one run in 7 2-3 innings, beleaguered former All-Star Heath Bell helped blow their lead.
Jose Reyes tripled off McHugh to start the 11th. Giancarlo Stanton and Carlos Lee were intentionally walked, and after Rob Brantly struck out, Solano grounded a single up the middle.
Solano struck out in his previous four at-bats.
Dickey had beaten the Marlins in eight consecutive starts over the past two seasons, including five this year. But he received a no-decision to end the best season of his career at 20-6 with an ERA of 2.73.
He struck out eight to increase his NL-leading total to 230.
New York scored three times after Bell entered the game with two out in the eighth. David Wright hit an RBI single, a wild pitch scored another run and Scott Hairston followed with an infield single to drive in the tying run.
Bell, who has come to symbolize the Marlins' disappointing season, then departed to jeers from the crowd.
With the score 3-all, the Mets' Andres Torres tripled in the ninth. But Jordany Valdespin and Ruben Tejada struck out against Steve Cishek. New York loaded the bases in the 10th before Josh Thole struck out against Ryan Webb to end the threat.
Gorkys Hernandez and Brantly each hit his third homer for Miami. Third baseman Gil Velazquez helped Turner by twice robbing the Mets of hits with nifty catches.
Chad Gaudin (4-2), who had been scheduled to start the season finale Wednesday, pitched a perfect 11th inning.
Turner, one of the few bright spots for the underachieving Marlins, allowed only three hits and two walks and lowered his ERA to 3.38. He made seven starts after being acquired from Detroit in late July and is expected to contend for a spot in the rotation next year.
Hernandez homered in the fourth for the game's first run. Brantly led off the fifth with a home run to make the score 2-0.
Greenberg received a standing ovation from the modest crowd and his teammates when he stepped to the plate as a pinch-hitter in the sixth. Dickey threw him three consecutive knuckleballs, and Greenberg took the first for a strike, then swung at the next two and missed.
With two outs in the inning, the Marlins scored on consecutive singles by Reyes, Stanton and Lee.
NOTES: Before the game, Marlins INF Nick Green was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. ... Dickey has given up 24 homers, the most on the Mets' staff.
BEST OF MAXIM
Tuesday night finally came for Adam Greenberg, as his seven years of waiting for a second chance in the Major Leagues came to fruition after signing a one day contract with the Miami Marlins. Greenberg stepped up to the plate to face the Mets’ R.A. Dickey in the bottom of the 6th as Aerosmith’s Dream On echoed throughout Marlins Park. The Miami fans were at their classiest...
After the season he had, it's pretty safe to say that R.A. Dickey will still be the topic of conversation long after baseball hands out its postseason awards.But one achievement might have eluded the New York Mets knuckleballer if not for "One At Bat". You see, of Dickey's National League leading 230 strikeouts...number 229 came against, you guessed it, Adam...
Adam Greenberg finally got to have his first official MLB at-bat tonight and it was a great thing. Adam has been the focus of the ‘One At Bat’ campaign which was organized to get Greenberg one more at bat in Major League Baseball after his first one ended tragically when he was hit in the head by a 92 MPH fastball. R.A. Dickey won the pitcher/batter battle, but Adam Greenberg...
ATLANTA Fresh off becoming one of the most unlikely 20-game winners in MLB history, R.A. Dickey celebrated in subdued style.
In Atlanta with the Mets, who were playing a three-game series against the Braves last weekend, Dickey spent much needed down time with his wife, Anne, and their four kids, who drove from their hometown of Nashville, Tenn.He didnt pitch in the series, so...
Only hours before getting his second chance in the big leagues, Adam Greenberg admitted he was nervous. Not about facing one of baseball's best pitchers - but about some pregame antics his new Miami Marlins teammates had in store for him.
Greenberg signed a one-day contract to play Tuesday night as a pinch-hitter in the Marlins' game against the New York Mets, who planned...
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey revealed after his final start of the season he will undergo surgery to repair a...
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 • 7:10 p.m.Marlins Park • Miami, FLRHP R.A. Dickey (20-6, 2.69) vs. RHP Jacob Turner (1-4, 3.86)Dickey is 8-0 with a 0.92 ERA in eight starts against the Marlins over the last two seasons. That is tied for the second-longest winning streak in franchise history by a Met against one organization, matching Tom Seaver, who had eight straight wins against...
Tonight, Robert Allen Dickey will pitch his final game of the 2012 season. At 37 years old, Dickey is completing one of the most unlikely career turnarounds that most of us have ever witnessed in the sport.I do not need to recount the history of this man’s career, I think everybody reading this knows where he’s been and how he got to where he is today.I’m here to present the...
In the feel good story of the year, Adam Greenberg finally got his Major League At Bat with the Florida Marlins. Greenberg stroke out against RA Dickey, but finally made it back to the majors. Congrats to Greenberg and of course shout out to the Marlins.
To read and see more click HERE.
Meatloaf sang it, well sort of. The Marlins live it.
Brand new building. STRIKE ONE.
Ozzie Guillen. STRIKE TWO.
Adam Greenberg. GRAND SLAM.
Big and Little Enos (the two idiots that run the hapless franchise) didn’t do very well this year. They really only got one thing right this year and it took them 161 games to achieve it.
Marlins Ballpark is a beautiful building on the outside...
Adam Greenberg finally had his dream recognized with the Marlins in last night’s 4-3 routing of the Amazin’s. After years and years of perseverance, over 22,000 signatures, nearly 2,400 minor and independent league at-bats, Greenberg beat the odds for one one-day contract and a second chance at achieving his childhood dream: getting an at-bat in the big leagues.The left hand...
How do you ultimately judge a season where not much was expected only to have the team play inspired ball for three-plus months of the year? Especially when that strong play was followed up by inertia from the front office and then dreadful play over the final three months? I don’t know. So, instead of trying to put some type of grade on the year, here are the top 10 positive...
I don’t think the Vikings are super awesome yet. This means I am an idiot. Everyone have that our of their system? All right, fantastic.
Tom Brady is just too classy for Buffalo.
This own goal really hurt. Physically, I mean, not just emotionally.
Adam Greenberg, hit in the head in the only MLB game he had every played to that point, gets another at bat.