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Apparently there were spies at Sunday's series finale in New York. Okay, maybe they were just pigeons, but the trio of creatures did spend a longtime around Mets 3B David Wright. Perhaps they were undercover scouts for other teams determined to get a better look at the potential MVP candidate? Let's just hope we don't encounter any at GABP anytime soon.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Mets are not putting their best defensive middle infield out on the diamond tonight, but the way they've handled Baltimore the last three games, it might not be such an issue.
Coming off Santana's first solid outing since his no hitter on June 1st, Dillon Gee is looking to keep the Mets on their winning ways in their recent lose three, win three, lose three, win three...
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...
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...
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...