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Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey kept Washington swinging at shadows on a sunny afternoon, Lucas Duda homered again and the New York Mets averted a sweep, beating the Nationals 3-1 Thursday.
Dickey (9-1) tossed four-hit ball for scoreless 7 1-3 innings and extended the longest shutout streak of his career to 24 2-3 innings - a span that began against Pittsburgh and continued against San Diego, St. Louis and the Nats.
Dickey became the first pitcher in the majors to reach nine wins this season. He also exceeded his victory total from last year, when he often was the victim of poor run support.
Duda backed Dickey with his fifth homer in eight games, a two-run shot in the fifth against Chien-Ming Wang (1-2).
Daniel Murphy, who earlier bounced into an inning-ending double play that left him in a 0-for-19 rut, later added an RBI single.
The way Dickey has been pitching lately, three runs were more than enough. He limited the Nationals to only singles, struck out eight and walked two. Most ...
BEST OF MAXIM
As has come to be expected of R.A. Dickey as of late, he once again threw up goose eggs and is now within spitting distance of Jerry Koosman’s Mets franchise record of 31 2/3 consecutive shutout innings in a season.
Dickey picked up right where he left off coming off his shutout this past Saturday, putting together a 1-2-3 inning in the first with two punchouts. His knuckleball...
The last thing we expected to say before the season started is that a Mets pitcher would be the first pitcher in baseball to pick up nine victories on the year.
Better still, it is veteran knuckle ball pitcher R.A. Dickey that claims that title. He tossed seven and a third shutout innings today against the Washington Nationals, en route to a 3-1 win over their division rival.
Not since Frank Viola in 1990 have the Mets produced a 20-game winner. In fact, the only Met to win as many as 17 games in a season since then was Al Leiter, who went 17-6 in 1998. But that might change in 2012, and the man who might make it happen is R.A. Dickey.
R.A. Dickey, who just extended his personal scoreless streak to 24⅔ innings (just seven innings shy of Jerry Koosman’s...
Before R.A. Dickey started throwing a knuckleball, he was on his way out of baseball. As a 30-year old who had seen significant action in the Majors in two seasons, but never action that came with a consistent role, he was fighting for a place at the table. And while he initially didn’t have much success with the knuckler, he stuck with it, crawling to freedom through more than...
In just about a month’s time (July 10 in Kansas City) the mid-summer night classic-better known as the MLB All-Star game-will commence, bringing both great fanfare and controversy along the way.
Despite your feelings about the game itself, it is always an honor to be selected for the annual event. As fans of the game, it is fun to argue and debate on the merits of who belongs to...
WASHINGTON -- Not many teams have been able to hit Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey this season. The Washington Nationals can be added to that list. Dickey threw 7 1/3 scoreless innings, and Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer to help the New York Mets to a 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals Thursday afternoon. Dickey (9-1) extended his scoreless innings streak to 24 2/3 and...
The Mets try to avoid the sweep today as they finish off their series in Washington. Yesterday the Mets just fell short of the Nationals as they lost by a score of 5-3. This afternoon should be the last game that the Mets have to play light handed as they should get a full roster back that is hopefully healthy enough to play over the weekend. Today R.A. Dickey looks to continue his...
Last week ended in controversy with a no-hitter upon causing everyone to unlock their asterisks, replay arguments and prototypes for robot umpires. NBA fans that were following the Eastern Conference Finals listened intently between Twitter rants.
Here in Los Angeles, fans are praying for a quick end to the NHL Final. Their playoff beards are hardly comfortable while playing sand...
The Mets and Nationals conclude their 3 game series today in an afternoon game at 1:10 PM. Todays game can be seen on SNY and heard on WFAN 66.
We have a big pitching matchup as R.A. Dickey (8-1, 2.69 ERA) will take the ball against Chien Ming Wang (1-1, 6.43 ERA) who is making just his 3rd start since coming off the DL. Dickey’s knuckleball has been fantastic this year, including...
R.A. Dickey went seven and a third innings with no runs and eight Ks as he dueled Wang. Dickey vs. Wang was the greatest sword fight since Steven Seagal and Jean-Claude Van Damme both arrived at the same tanning salon in the late 80′s. In this game, surprisingly there weren’t that many dribblers through the vas deferns. Streamers would have to wait until later in the day...
The New York Mets (31-26) look to avoid the sweep and salvage the last game of the series, as they play the finale of their three-game against the Nats (32-22) this afternoon in Washington, D.C.. First pitch will be at 1:05 PM EDT.
#Mets Thursday lineup at Nats: Nieuwenhuis-CF, Thole-C, Wright-3B, Duda-RF, Murphy-2B, Bay-LF; Davis-1B, Quintanilla-SS, Dickey...
To be fair, we have to say the Washington Nationals are a nice up and coming team. With a mix of young guys, like Bryce Harper, veterans like Adam LaRcoche, some great starting pitching, and a fantastic field manager in Davey Johnson, DC baseball fans should not be making plans for October! Our Mets were in DC and they were only able to grab the last game of the three game series...
The Mets were taken down a peg last night by the Yankees in an embarrassing performance by Johan Santana and his mates.
Tonight the Mets look for revenge as Dillion Gee opposes Phil Hughes.
Once again Lucas Duda will DH and Captain Kirk will patrol RF, as the injured Omar Quintanilla will start at SS.
Last night's game isn't as cataclysmic as the sports papers and...
The Mets have four first basemen in the field right now, or so the joke goes.
Well, David Wright has been a -10 fielder at third for three straight years, but he’s been scratch this year, and the eye test isn’t so harsh on him. Daniel Murphy, listed as a first baseman in our database, faked a decent second base in 2011, but has twice been felled by a perhaps avoidable accident...