Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Day After Dickey's Dominance, Mets Go For Sweep Of Rays

This afternoon the Mets will try and sweep the Tampa Bay Rays when they send Johan Santana to the mound to face Jeremy Hellickson.

Santana will look to rebound from a poor outing last Friday in the Bronx, and build upon his no-no Mojo. If the Mets win today, they will finish this difficult road trip at 4-5 after visiting Washington, NY, and Tampa Bay. The Mets got off to a 1-5 start, so if they finish 4-5, we must look at it as a positive road trip against three very good teams.

Last night Mets 'Ace' RA Dickey pitched a masterful game only allowing 1 hit. The Mets will appeal the hit that BJ Upton got because Wright dropped a bare-handed play. In all honesty, Wright would never have been able to throw out the speedy Upton, so it is a moot point. Be sure to take our poll on the right.

RA Dickey, along with Lance Lynn, became the majors first 10 game winners. Both men should be selected for the NL All Star game in July. Dickey lowered his ERA to 2.20. The shame in all this isn't the fact that Dickey didn't get the no hitter, it is that he didn't get the shutout. An error and two passed balls lead to the Rays lone (unearned) run in the 9th.

The Mets knuckleballer is in the zone, and it has been fun watching him mow through both leagues.

Today's game will be brought to us on SNY at 1:10 this afternoon.

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