R.A. Dickey wins 20th game – K’s 13 Pirates

New York Mets news

NL Cy Young candidate R.A. Dickey is now 20-6

R.A. Dickey  won his 20th game of the season striking out 13 Pittsburgh Pirates and allowing three runs over 7 2/3 innings of work to beat Pittsburgh 6-5. Dickey became the first knuckleballer to win 20 games since Houston’s Joe Niekro in 1980.

Dickey became the first Met to win 20 games since Frank Viola did so in 1990 and joins Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden, Jerry Koosman, David Cone and Viola as the only six men to do so  in club history.

Dickey is now 20-6 and while his 222/54 K/BB ratio and 2.69 ERA in a league-high 228 innings.  Dickey solidified his Cy Young candidacy, although manager Terry Collins offered his opinion about his chances, when he said his All-Star right-hander has been dominating despite playing on a losing team.

Washington Nationals Gio Gonzalez delivered another strong performance en route to his MLB-leading 21st victory. Dickey will get one more start this season. Dickey spoke openly about winning the Cy Young Award.

“The thought of it is sort of surreal, but who doesn’t want to win the Cy Young Award? What kid doesn’t grow up wanting to be the best?” Dickey said. “I’m no different. I want to be the best. I’ve always wanted to be the best.”

 


Latest News

Three-Way Trade Sends Souza to Diamondbacks and Drury to Yankees
Three-Way Trade Sends Souza to Diamondbacks and Drury to Yankees
Eric Hosmer Agrees to Eight-Year Deal with San Diego Padres
Eric Hosmer Agrees to Eight-Year Deal with San Diego Padres
Report: Eduardo Nunez and Red Sox Agree to Deal for One Year
Report: Eduardo Nunez and Red Sox Agree to Deal for One Year
Los Angeles Angels Plan to Use Shohei Ohtani in Six-Man Rotation
Los Angeles Angels Plan to Use Shohei Ohtani in Six-Man Rotation
Cubs Sign Free Agent Yu Darvish
Cubs Sign Free Agent Yu Darvish
Mother of Pittsburgh Pirates Player Elias Diaz Has Been Kidnapped
Mother of Pittsburgh Pirates Player Elias Diaz Has Been Kidnapped


Leave a Reply

 
© 2006-2018 BBNS.