Found June 30, 2012 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Jerry Hairston Jr.
New York Mets
Los Angeles Dodgers
LOS ANGELES -- R.A. Dickey needed little run support on Friday night but the New York Mets provided it anyway, drubbing the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-0 at Dodger Stadium for their third straight win. Dickey (12-1) pitched eight scoreless innings and allowed just three hits to become the first pitcher in the major leagues with 12 wins. Dickey walked one and struck out 10, the fifth time in his last eight starts that he has reached double digits in strikeouts. Daniel Murphy doubled, homered and drove in a season-high five runs for the Mets. After beginning the season with no home runs in his first 73 games, Murphy has three home runs and nine runs batted in over the last three days. Ruben Tejada added a career-high four hits for the Mets, who moved one game ahead of the Atlanta Braves into sole possession of second place in the National League East, 3 1/2 games behind the Washington Nationals. Losing pitcher Aaron Harang (5-5) allowed five runs and 12 baserunners in 5 2/3 innings....
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R.A. Dickey bounced back from one of his worst starts of the year to lead the New York Mets over the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-0 on Friday night. Dickey tossed eight scoreless innings, allowing just three hits, with ten strike outs, en route to his MLB leading 12th victory and winning his career-best 10th decision in-a-row:
Dickey cruised through the first six innings retiring 17...
R. A. Dickey is the best starting pitcher on the Mets staff. How many people can honestly say they thought that would ever come out of their mouths? I can’t say I was one of them, and I‘m sure nether can you.
As Mets fans we started to build an affection for the knuckleballer that came out of nowhere back in 2010 when he burst onto the scene.
Dickey’s multifaceted personality has...
LOS ANGELES, Calif. A perfect storm of unfriendly constitution blew into Dodger Stadium Saturday night, whisking away a struggling offenses ability to right itself amidst the ineffective cacophony of flailing bats and battered hope. R.A. Dickey, now two starts removed from back-to-back one hitters, allowed three hits over eight scoreless innings and struck out 10 batters while winning...
R.A. Dickey, New York Mets starting pitching.
Another day, another shutout. It wasn’t long ago that I said we ran out of superlatives for Dickey and now others are beginning to realize the same thing.
He really has been amazing this year with a pitch that seemed more like a sideshow pitch than a real major league pitch. But as Phil Neikro said, Dickey throws the knuckleball like...
Final Score: New York 9, Los Angeles 0
R.A. Dickey bounced back from a rough start to finish an otherwise flawless June with eight strong innings as the New York Mets dominated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 9-0, in the second of a four-game set.
Dickey (12-1) capped a fantastic June with a three-hit effort on Friday that saw him walk one and strike out 10. He began the...
DICKEY IN JUNE: R.A. Dickey went 5-0 with a 0.93 ERA (five earned runs/48.1 innings) in six June starts. Dickey allowed 21 hits, eight walks and had 55 strikeouts.
SHUTOUTS: The Mets posted their ninth shutout of the year last night. The Mets are third in the majors with nine shutouts, one behind the Angels and Giants, who have 10 shutouts.
WELCOME TO THE CLUB: R.A. Dickey became...
Before the seventh inning of last night’s game against the Dodgers, the only hit R.A. Dickey had allowed was a fly ball to left-center field that should have been caught by the centerfielder Andres Torres.
As legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully put it during the broadcast, “The Dodgers have been flailing away at R.A. Dickey. That’s the best word I can come...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- R.A. Dickey allowed three hits over eight innings to become the major leagues' first 12-game winner, Daniel Murphy drove in five runs and the New York Mets sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to their season-worst sixth straight loss with an 9-0 victory Saturday night.
The Dodgers' only hit over the first 6 1-3 innings was by opposing pitcher Aaron Harang, a...
It seems like the first two games in Chicago are just a blimp on the Mets memories these days as they continue to knock around the Dodgers. After a close game on Thursday, the Mets went back to one-sided ball games with an offensive explosion and another great start from R.A. Dickey.
R.A. Dickey continues to put up big bids on being the All-Star Game starter, and tonight is no different...
Andres Torres – CF
Ruben Tejada – SS
David Wright – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Lucas Duda – RF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – LF
Josh Thole – C
R.A. Dickey – RHP
It is hard to understate the importance of last night’s game as the Mets won a game where the bullpen played a pivotal roll. The Mets look to build off that momentum as they take on the...
R.A. Dickey is a big reason for the Mets holding things together in June.
While a lot of people waited for the June Swoon, and the Mets gave plenty of reason to expect it, it just didn’t happen. Even with the sweep, after a sweep, followed by a sweep then another sweep, they still managed to come out of June over .500. 15-13 isn’t lighting the world on fire or anything but it’s...
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...
The stage is set for Game 2 of this four game set between the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Once the headlining team in the National League this year, the Dodgers have lost their best players to injury, currently trying to make do without Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier.
Right now, the Mets can kick the while their down to make up ground on the Washington Nationals and to...
The New York Mets continue to have success on the field and as part of our free MLB picks (like Thursday night).
Can they continue those winning ways this weekend in Los Angeles, and beyond?
With three games already in the win column and being on the verge of a four-game sweep of the Dodgers in Los Angeles for the first time EVER, the answer is a resounding yes.
Coming into this...