Who was more dominant, Santana or Dickey?

R.A. Dickey’s one-hitter Wednesday was such a brilliant performance that it begs the question: which was the more dominant performance, Dickey’s one-hitter or Johan Santana’s no-no (the first in Mets history) 12 days earlier? Here are the relevant stats:

Santana vs. STL, 6/1: 9.0 IP, 0 H, o R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 8 K, Game Score of 90
The story: Santana appeared to allow his only hit on Carlos Beltran’s shot down the left field line, but umpire Adrian Johnson ruled it foul.

Dickey @ TB, 6/13: 9.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 12 K, Game Score of 95
The story: The only hit off Dickey came on a slow roller to third base that David Wright could not handle. The Mets plan to appeal the ruling.

So which was more dominant? You decide.

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3 Comments

This is a really good question. Dickey gave up only a weak grounder that Wright misplayed into a hit. Zero walks and a lot fewer pitches thrown. Johan on the other hand faced a much better hitting team than the Rays.He did walk 5 Cardinals and it did appear Carlos Beltran’s ball down the thirdbase line was fair. If Wright gloved and threw out Upton and didn’t make the 9th inning error this would be a no-brainer. Even still.all things considered I would go with Dickey on this one. He was more dominent.

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Dickey threw 28 less pitches and did it against a lineup that featured a DH. No question it was Dickeys.

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