Talk about comeback player of the year. R.A. Dickey notched his 3rd win of the season last night as he held the Marlins to 3 run ball over 6.1 innings of work. Not only does Dickey keep us entertained in the dugout with the endless “dirty” jokes off his name but he also gives the Mets something to seriously consider. Im sure at this point, many Met fans would feel content in R.A. Dickey taking over Oliver Perez slot in the rotation…full time. Dickey has pitchedÂ his way into serious consideration as our 5th starter for the rest of the season. He gives the Mets a totally different look in the rotation and if you think about it, a better chance to win a game. When you have a guy who throws you 80mph knuckle balls for 6 or 7 innings and you have a guy like Mejia coming at you with 95-98mph fastballs, its going to be really tough to square anything up. Good job Dickey, keep it up(couldnt resist, sorry lol)!
Were you expecting someone else lol. In what makes the NL to some a weaker division because the pitchers hit and to others make the NL a more strategic brand of baseball, Dickey broke the mold last night. Dickey went 2-3 with an RBI and a run scored. The Mets pretty much had a full AL lineup last night as Dickey was holding his own weight in the 9 spot. On a night where the news that the Mets (finally) DFA’ed Gary Matthews Jr, its nice to be reminded in their justification for doing so when a PITCHER has a better game than the 3 months Matthews has been here. It figures that with a guy who throws a knuckle ball on the mound, you get one of the best offensive performances of the night.
Jason Bay for going 2-4 with an RBI
Jeff Francoeur for going 2-4 with an RBI
Ruben Tejada for notching his first MLB career RBI and going 1-4