Mets lose appeal on hit allowed by R.A. Dickey

The Mets have lost their appeal to have the hit allowed by R.A. Dickey changed to an error from Wednesday’s game, according to multiple reports.

In the first inning of Wednesday night’s game, B.J. Upton hit a ground ball to third, and David Wright attempted to make a barehanded play but he mishandled the ball.

Upton was safe at first and the play was scored a hit – it was the only hit Dickey allowed in his complete game.


Michael Baron: As great as a no-hitter would’ve been, this is the right decision. It was a nice gesture to try and get R.A. the no-hitter but, in all fairness, if Wright had to make the play bare-handed, it’s hard to argue it shouldn’t be ruled a hit, even if he squared up on the ball and was standing. Besides, to award him a no-hitter after the game would not be nearly as cool as a traditional no-hitter would be. I don’t think it takes away from the sheer brilliance of Dickey’s outing or his season to date.