I know, I know just when you thought I was running on empty with R.A Dickey puns I come out with a new one that will make your eyes roll with boredom. I wish that I could say that I was able to watch that gem of a game . but unfortunately I had the opportunity to make some extra overtime at my day job , and of course the E.R that I was patrolling didn't have SNY (BASTARDS !!).
So I relied on my trusty I-Phone with the MLB at bat app and got a sketchy overview of how the Mets did with Sports-night filling in the holes of my imagination when I got home. I know I have said it before , but I will say it again - Damn I was wrong about Dickey !! This doesn't mean that I think the Mets should sign him to a three year contract, but for a team that was struggling with Maine and Ollie, it turns out that Dickey was as close to the perfect option that we had at the time. I understand that Francisco Rodriguez hadn't pitched since last Friday, but come on Jerry ! Dickey - as a journeyman deserved to go for the complete game shutout !! It should also be noted that R.A. Dickey is the first Mets pitcher to go 6-0 in his first seven starts with the team. It should also be mentioned that Dickey has allowed two or fewer earned runs in five of his seven starts…He retired the final 13 batters he faced.Our Mets are is 34-13 when scoring first. ( sounds like shades of '06 to me doesn't it !?!).
Jose Reyes is on fire ! He has scored at least one run in 11 of his last 14 games. During those 14 games, he’s scored 18runs, So far this season the Mets are 28-7 when Reyes scores at least one run and 6-3 when he scores two or more runs, and for his career,the Mets are 132-33 when he scores a run and drives in a run. That is just sick !!David Wright is the leads all players with 19 RBI during Inter-league play with his RBI last night. " Never under estimate the power of the Dickey !!"
And with that said ... HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Happy Birthday wishes go out to fifth starter from the ''78 team, Mike Bruhert (1951) .He would later be part of the deal that would bring a faded Dock Ellis to the Mets.
New York Mets traded minor league outfielder, Al Yates to the Boston Red Sox for pitcher, Dennis Bennett on June 24, 1967.And Mo Vaughn was rushed to Jamaica hospital from a overdose - OF NATHAN'S HOTDOGS !!! It seems like our Mo pushed himself way to hard while training for the annual Nathan's 4th Of July hotdog eating contest !! Get well soon Mo !