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After he got hosed out of starting the All-Star game, Mets fans want R.A. Dickey to get the Cy Young Award for the 2012 season more so than normal. Unfortunately, he is likely behind Johnny Cueto and Clayton Kershaw at this point in the season in the minds of the voters. There’s still time for Dickey to make up ground on the leaders but if he is unable to do so, we can blame a five-game stretch in July for him not winning the award. Here is his season, broken down around that July slump:
Beginning – 113 IP, 2.15 ERA
Slump – - 26.1 IP, 6.49 ERA
Since – 43.0 IP, 2.09 ERA
Even if he does not win the Cy Young Award, Dickey will wind up with one of the best years by a pitcher in Mets history. With a full month of the season to go, only 20 pitchers in team history have won more games than Dickey’s 16. The last pitcher to claim more win was Al Leiter back in 1998 when he won 17 games. Dickey is also looking to become just the fourth Mets pitcher this century to top 200 strikeouts. In 2005,...
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He's just about all there's left to enjoy in the New York Mets' season at this point, and on Friday night R.A. Dickey at least added to the storybook year he's having. Dickey grabbed a share of the major league lead in wins with his 17th, pitching a complete-game shutout in the Mets' 3-0 win over the Marlins. The knuckleballer has insisted he doesn't want...
R.A. Dickey took a giant step forward on his quest for that coveted NL Cy Young Award tonight as the Mets defeated the Miami Marlins by the score of 3-0.
The Mets knuckleballer spun a complete game shutout to earn his seventeenth victory of the season, tying him with Cincinnati’s Johnny Cueto for the most wins in the Majors.
Dickey allowed just five hits, walked three and struck...
MIAMI -- New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey, who is now tied for the major-league lead with 17 wins, prides himself on being honest with his manager, Terry Collins. If he is feeling strong late in a game, he will communicate that to his skipper. But if he is not, he won't put his interests above those of his team. Friday night, though, Dickey did something different. He had...
Friday, August 31, 2012 • 7:10 PM
Marlins Park • Miami, FL
RHP R.A. Dickey (16-4, 2.76) vs. RHP Nathan Eovaldi (4-9, 4.54)
Ruben Tejada – SS
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Lucas Duda – LF
Mike Baxter – RF
Andres Torres – CF
Josh Thole – C
R.A. Dickey – RHP
The Mets head down to Miami today to take on the Marlins in what...
R.A. Dickey pitched a five-hit shutout for his 17th win, Ike Davis backed him with a home run and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 3-0 on Friday night.
Dickey (17-4) tied Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto for the major league lead in wins. Washington's Gio Gonzalez was trying for his 17th victory Friday night.
Dickey struck out seven and walked three in his NL-leading fifth...
The New York Mets just missed matching their longest win streak of the season. Having R.A. Dickey on the mound against the Miami Marlins might help them start another run.
Dickey can move into a tie for the major league wins lead by continuing his dominance over the Marlins on Friday night.
New York (61-70) had won four in a row before a 3-2 loss at Philadelphia on Thursday. Mike...
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The Mets head down to Miami today to take on the Marlins in what will be an important series to stay out of the basement of the National League East. Going into yesterday’s game the Mets had a four game winning streak that was snapped even after a quality start of Jon Niese and the bullpen holding down the fort. Tonight R.A. Dickey takes the mound as he faces Nathan Eovaldi, who...
We are at arguably the worst part of the season. The dreams of March and April, followed by the anticipation of a strong start have faded into mediocrity. The second half collapse after the break robbed us of meaningful baseball in September.
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