6-23-10 Z-Cap: Dickey Baffles Detriot

Metszilla.comCorrespondent IJune 24, 2010

CLEVELAND - JUNE 17:  R.A. Dickey #43 of the New York Mets pitches against the Cleveland Indians during the game on June 17, 2010 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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In the top of the 1st inning R.A. Dickey allowed a hit and 2 walks before getting Carlos Guillen to ground out to second and end the inning.  That would be the only threat Detroit mounted on the night as Dickey pitched 8 scoreless tremendous innings of shutout ball.  In leading the Mets to a 5-0 victory R.A. became the first Mets pitcher in franchise history to win his first 6 decisions.  Truly and amazing story.  Dickey simply baffled the Detriot offense, allowing only 4 hits on an economical 97 pitches.  The knuckle baller finished his night in dominating fashion, retiring the last 13 batters he faced while dropping his ERA to a staff leading 2.33.  After the game, Dickey had this to say about his dancing knuckler :

Tonight the first 4 innings it was not real good, I  had to really try to work with what I had,kinda use some tricks from being 35 years old. The last 4 innings it felt real good and I just kept throwing one after the other.”

In the bottom of the 7th inning, after a David Wright walk loaded the bases, the Tigers turned to...TO READ THE REST OF THIS POST AND OTHERS LIKE IT HEAD TO METSZILLA.COM BY CLICKING HERE:  http://www.metszilla.com/?p=2298

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