Marveling at R.A. Dickey’s run
Because numbers often speak louder than words, here is what R.A. Dickey has accomplished of late (from the Mets’ official game notes):
R.A. DICKEY ONE-HITTER: Tossed consecutive one-hitters to become the first pitcher to throw back-to-back games with one hit or less since Toronto’s Dave Steib in 1988…Steib one-hit Cleveland on the road on September 24 and then allowed one hit vs. Baltimore on September 30…The last National Leaguer to do so was Jim Tobin for the 1944 Boston Braves, who tossed a one-hitter on April 23 vs. Philadelphia and a no-hitter on April 27 vs. Brooklyn… (ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU)…Tonight’s one-hitter was the 37th in franchise history.
R.A. DICKEY WINS: Won his major league-best 11th game tonight and extended his winning streak to a career-high nine consecutive decisions…It’s the longest streak for the Mets since Johan Santana won 10 straight from July 9-2008-April 6, 2009…The 11 wins tie Dickey’s career-high, first set in 2010…During his winning streak, a span of 11 games, the righthander has compiled a 1.21 ERA (11 earned runs/81.2 innings) and 88 strikeouts.
R.A. DICKEY SHUTOUTS: Tossed his second complete-game shutout of the season and fifth of his career…Also held St. Louis scoreless on June 2 at Citi Field…It was his third complete-game of the season and his second consecutive…Has seven career complete games…The three complete games tie the major league high.
DICKEY STRIKEOUTS: Struck out a career-high 13, his second consecutive game of double-digit strikeouts and his fourth double-digit strikeout game of the season overall…The four games of double-digit Ks are the most in the majors…Has 103 strikeouts on the season, tying Justin Verlander for the most in the majors.
DICKEY HITLESS INNINGS: R.A. Dickey tossed 12.0 consecutive hitless innings over his last two starts to set a franchise record…Dickey allowed no hits over the final eight innings on June 13 at Tampa Bay and then held the Orioles hitless for the first four tonight…The previous club mark was 11.0 innings by Jack Hamilton in 1966…(ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU)
DICKEY NO EARNED RUNS: Has not allowed an earned run in 42.2 innings, the second longest streak in franchise history…It trails only Dwight Gooden’s stretch of 49.0 innings without an earned run in 1985…Lowered his ERA to 2.00, tied for the best in the majors with Brandon Beachy.
DICKEY STREAKING: Dickey has not allowed an earned run in five straight games…The only other Mets pitcher with the same streak was Dwight Gooden in 1985.
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