Putting a little sizzle on a pitch that dances like a butterfly before bending toward home plate, Dickey has been dominant this year. And he has cemented his place not only in Mets lore, but also in New York history.
Dickey allowed three hits over eight innings to become the Majors’ first 12-game winner and lead the New York Mets to a 9-0 victory over the Dodgers on Friday night.
R.A. Dickey is enjoying a year like no knuckleballer before him and his mastery in controlling the pitch had led to an unbelievable strikeout-to-walk ratio.
When the Yankees needed a big effort Wednesday night, A.J. Burnett came up small. That’s the way it has gone for them almost all season against the rival Red Sox.
David Ortiz hit one of three Boston homers to back a tireless Tim Wakefield and the Red Sox extended their domination of the Yankees this season, beating New York 11-6 on Wednesday night to take over first place in the AL East.
The Boston Red Sox plan to start Tim Wakefield instead of an ailing Clay Buchholz on Saturday against the New York Yankees.