Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/27/12
In a season that has had such highs, and since July, mostly lows, one constant has been Robert Allen Dickey. He has had such a long journey both on and off the baseball diamond to get to where the 37-year old knuckleballer stands today: The best pitcher in the game this year and of course, a 20-game winner. What a season Dickey has had: his back-to-back one-hitters, his 44 2/3 earned run-less streak, his pure dominance throughout the year, and now in one of his best outings, a well deserved 20th victory on the season. Using 128 pitches, Dickey shutdown the Pirates yet again. It started off with a 1-2-3 inning for the Mets ace, but ran into trouble in the second. It started off with a RBI double by Dickey’s former battering-mate Rod Barajas, then Jordy Mercer followed up with a knock to drive in Travis Snider and hand the Bucs an early 2-0 lead off the leading Cy Young candidate. Then in the fourth, Barajas once again proved to be a thorn in the Mets’, launching a solo shot to make it a
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