Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/29/12
Photo by Ed Leyro/Studious Metsimus (Yeah, that's right. I took it. Not bad, huh?) On Sunday, R.A. Dickey pitched 7⅓ innings of shutout ball against the Padres, allowing three hits, walking one and striking out ten batters.  The 10-K performance gave Dickey 29 strikeouts over his last three starts (20⅓ IP).  It also helped in lowering his ERA to 3.06, a number Dickey had not seen since his sole bad start of the year in rain-soaked Atlanta on April 18.  On that day, a day in which Dickey admitted the weather conditions made it seem like he was throwing “a wet water balloon”, the knuckleballer allowed eight runs in 4⅓ innings, ending his streak of consecutive quality starts at 14. Since his damp debacle against the Braves, Dickey has been magnificent.  He has made seven consecutive quality starts, giving him 21 in his last 22 starts.  In those seven quality starts, he has a 2.09 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, and opponents are batting a measly .193 against him.  The most important number in Dickey’s...
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