R.A. Dickey took the mound Monday night at Citi Field, tossed another gem and halted the Mets’ three-game slide. His story just keeps getting better and better, just ask the Orioles, who were on the receiving end of Dickey’s second straight one-hitter, striking out 13 times on their way to a 5-0 loss.
What can you say about Dickey? The 37-year-old knuckleballer is arguably the best pitcher in all of baseball right now. Boomer made his way to Citi field last night and was thrilled to be there to witness Dickey’s performance in person. Craig watched every pitch on TV and this morning he informed everyone that we may be witnessing the greatest season ever by a Mets starter, including those of Tom Seaver (1969, 1971 or 1975 — take your pick) and Dwight Gooden (1985 0r 1986).
Time will only tell if that comes to fruition, but as for right now the guys just hope Mets fans appreciate what they’re watching.
Despite winning their 10th straight game, the first-place Yankees have been flying under the radar a bit. CC Sabathia’s complete-game, 10-strikeout performance understandably took a back seat to Dickey’s heroics. Combine that with the news of Roger Clemens being acquitted of all perjury charges and the Bombers were playing ‘third-fiddle’ on the list of today’s top stories as the Dynamic Radio Duo opened up the radio program…
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