R.A. Dickey turned in a quality start but picked up the loss as Cliff Lee and the Phillies furthered themselves back into the Wild Card chase at the expense of the Mets, 3-1.
The Bad Stuff:
- That big fat "L" in R.A. Dickey's corner. Plus two solo home runs.
- (Insert same old offensive woes, including 11 strikeouts)
- Dickey's actual numbers: 7 innings, 5 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 2 walks, 8 strikeouts (giving him 205 on the season)
Dickey's certainly doing his part to try to win the Cy Young. It's his backing bats that are failing him and skewing that record; what was once 18-4 is now 18-6. Here's hoping the voters really do look past W-L record, because the way R.A. has pitched for what turned out to be a lousy team is certainly praiseworthy.