Standings, What's Next and Thoughts on Dickey

The Mets won last night, while the Braves lost. The Marlins, Phillies and Nationals were off.

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To read more about last night’s win, and R.A. Dickey’s outstanding performance, check out this post on MetsBlog, as well as beat reports from MLB.com, the Wall Street JournalStar-LedgerBergen RecordJournal NewsESPN New YorkNewsday, the Daily News and New York Post.

It’s worth noting, Dickey has not allowed an earned run in his last 42.2 innings, the second longest streak in Mets history…

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Matthew Cerrone: In the words of Casey Stengel, “Amazin. Amazin. Amazin.” My brother-in-law, who is a Yankees fan, attended last night’s game and – just like you and I – even he loved every second of watching Dickey’s performance. I mean, how could anyone not have fun? And that’s the thing, Dickey is becoming an attraction, not just for Mets fans, but for all baseball fans. In addition to the standard crew of Mets fans, Twitter erupted after the game with comments from beat reporters and fans of other teams, all of whom were watching Dickey do what Dickey does. He is must-see TV in MLB right and thee story in baseball, a) because he’s incredibly unique in his craft, but also because b) he’s a good and fascinating person, calm, articulate and captivating on and off the mound.

I already can’t wait for Sunday, when – on National television – the league’s hottest pitcher, Dickey, will face the Yankees (the league’s hottest team, who have won 10 in row, with their ace (CC Sabathia) on the mound). It should be quite a show…

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The Mets continue their three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles tonight with Johan Santana (4-3, 3.23 ERA) taking on Tommy Hunter (3-3, 5.58 ERA) at 7:10 pm.