News: R.A. Dickey to Start on Tuesday

The Mets announced R.A. Dickey will start against the Phillies in Tuesday night’s series opener.

…i would have been interested in seeing Raul Valdes get the start, because it might be a better matchup against the big lefties in the Phillies lineup, but Dickey pitched well enough last week to earn this start, and his knuckler, if effective, could be enough to keep their hitters out in front…he also mixes in a decent fastball, which is harder than most knuckleballers tend to throw, and it makes for good speed differential between the two pitches…