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Jason Bay was in the original starting lineup for today, but he removed himself because he is experiencing flu-like symptoms. Scott Hairston will take his place and bat sixth.
1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF
2. Josh Thole C
3. David Wright 3B
4. Lucas Duda RF
5. Daniel Murphy 2B
6. Scott Hairston LF
7. Ike Davis 1B
8. Omar Quintanilla SS
9. R.A. Dickey RHP
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 incredible stretch as he takes on Chien-Ming Wang.
Dickey is 8-1 on the season over 11 starts over 73.2 innings of work with an ERA of 2.69. In his last three starts he has pitched 23.1 innings of work with an amazing ERA of 0.39. Last season he...
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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.
Tonight kicks off my least favorite time of year, The Subway Series. As I have lamented before, I don't care for inter-league play nor the subway series. It is a profitable series for baseball, but there is no real rivalry between the Mets and the Yankees.
It has been reported that Omar Quintanilla has a small fracture in his left index finger, but plans on playing through it.
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...
Johan returns for an encore! against the Yankees
Tonight’s Starting Lineup
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
Josh Thole, c
David Wright, 3b
Lucas Duda, dh
Daniel Murphy, 2b
Scott Hairston, rf
Ike Davis, 1b
Jason Bay, lf
Omar Quintanilla, ss
The Subway Series is here again. As much as I dislike the idea of interleague play, it’s always so hard to not get caught up in the moment when it...
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...
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...
After an excellent start to the month of June, the Mets dropped their 3rd straight game, 2nd straight to the Nationals in Washington. With the tight NL East, the Mets fell to 4th with a win by the Braves over the Marlins.
Jeremy Hefner made his 3rd start of the season, allowing 4 runs (3 earned) in 6 innings on 7 hits. 3 of the runs came in the 1st inning on a home run by Adam...
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...