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Another rough night In Binghamton…
Pawtucket 6, Buffalo 1
Sunday was the final game of the four-game set, and the end result was no different from the first three. The Bisons fell 6-1 to the PawSox, drifting eight games behind in the divisional race heading into an 8-game road trip to Norfolk and Durham.
Inefficient starting pitching doomed the Herd this weekend, and the case was no different Sunday. Garrett Olson got the start for Buffalo, and a 39-pitch first inning was a sign of things to come. Although Olson escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first, he would not have the same good fortune in later innings.
After Pawtucket drew first blood with a run in the 2nd, the PawSox broke the game open with a three-run 3rd. Mauro Gomez led off with a single to center field, and a walk put two men on base with one out.
With a nice RBI chance, Che-Hsuan Lin ripped a double to center field that scored Gomez. Next up, Mike Rivera knocked another ball into center field for a single that scored t...
BEST OF MAXIM
On Monday night, R.A. Dickey was in complete control of his craft. He pitched his third complete game of the season. He struck out a career-high 13 batters. He extended his streak of consecutive innings without allowing an earned run (42⅔ and counting). And oh yes, he became the first pitcher in Mets history to pitch back-to-back complete game one-hitters.
But this particular...
The idea is certainly appealing to the New York Mets: R.A. Dickey on the mound every four days instead of five.
Dickey puts less stress on his arm than a conventional pitcher because he features a knuckleball. So he probably needs fewer days of rest between starts. And with Dickey the most dominant force in baseball right now, Mets manager Terry Collins acknowledged the thought...
Huntington, NY native, Cam Maron is one of two Met catching prospects who seem to have the makings of future MLB players. His calling card has been a solid average with little power and no speed. His patience and contact oriented approach and his being a lefty (Hitting) makes me think of Josh Thole. Having another Josh Thole in the minors is not a bad thing.
Camden is a local...
Fathers Day Starting Lineup
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, lf
Omar Quintanilla, ss
David Wright, 3b
Lucas Duda, rf
Ike Davis, 1b
Daniel Murphy, 2b
Josh Thole, c
Andres Torres, cf
Chris Young, rhp
The Mets try to get back on the right track today as they face the Reds in an early afternoon game. The Mets just couldn’t get it done yesterday as Niese made really only one bad pitch and the bats...
THAT's what's up
We don’t need to scream from the back of the Dickey congregation any longer. He’s been found by all at this point. It’s simply awesome to watch. A knuckleballer that’s captivating any baseball fan worth his salt. The story is amazing. But, more impressively, the pitching is amazing. Dickey’s array of knucklers is dazzling. The fast one. The slower...
This is a blog about the Mets but today I ask you for a brief break from our favorite team. This is a personal article, written three years ago. It’s about baseball – in a way – but I hope it has an even broader appeal. I promise to write about the Mets tomorrow, when Chris Young and company salvage the final game in the series against the Reds.
Most of my childhood...
R.A. Dickey in 1996 as a member of the USA Olympic Team
R.A. Dickey in 2012
There’s not really a point to this post. I just thought you guys might want to see the physical difference between Dickey 16 years ago and now. At that time, Dickey threw 95 MPH and he was a young kid.
Let’s just say a lot has happened since then, which you can read all about in his awesome book.
Ramblings from Henry and Fayette Streets
The Week That Was: June 11th – June 17th
The news from this past week that had the biggest impact on the Binghamton Mets occurred in the transaction column and not the stats column. By weeks end, two of the B-Mets top players had finally found their way to Buffalo and the AAA Bisons. First, it was center fielder Matt den Dekker who...
Mets right-hander and soft-spoken Southern gentleman R.A. Dickey threw his second consecutive one-hitter tonight — in this case, against the Orioles of Baltimore. Nor do his defense-independent numbers suggest that he was anything but excellent on Monday night (box): 9.0 IP, 30 TBF, 13 K, 2 BB, 11 GB on 15 batted-balls (73.3% GB), 1.14 xFIP.
The average knuckleball from Dickey...
Chris Young on Sunday
The Mets sent Chris Young to the mound for his third start of the season in attempts to salvage at least one game from the Cincinnati Reds this season but was unable to hold a 1-0 lead that he helped produce with an RBI walk in the bottom of the second inning.
Young worked around a two out single in the top of the first to Joey Votto but got Brandon Phillips...
Johan Santana pitched six sharp innings, Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, and the New York Mets beat Baltimore 5-0 on Tuesday night for their second straight shutout of the Orioles.
Santana followed R.A. Dickey's second one-hitter in a row with his best outing since he tossed a no-hitter on June 1. Jordany Valdespin added a two-run single for New York, which won by the same score...
R.A. Dickey, a 35-year old pitcher who has bounced around the minor leagues is continuing to put on a human highlight reel each time he takes the mound recently. Dickey started throwing the knuckleball two seasons ago and he appears to have mastered the art. After last night’s performance, he becomes the first pitcher in MLB history to allow no earned runs and strike...
Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey is definitely having a Cy Young type of year. He is 11-1 and has thrown back to back one hitters which is a feat accomplished every 50 years or so. Dickey throws a knee shaking knuckleball and also has an arsenal of a decent fastball and a change-up. His presence on the mound this year is amazing as he puts up an average of 6 strikeouts a game. Dickey...