There are just no more words to describe R.A. Dickey. He is just super-human. Dickey threw another complete game one-hitter Monday night, shutting out the Orioles 4-0 at Citi Field. It’s the first time a pitcher has thrown back-to-back one-hitters in major league baseball in 24 years.
Keith Hernandez said Dickey was throwing his best knuckleball of the year, and he wasn’t kidding. The ball floated around Oriole bats all night, as Dickey once again reached double digits in strikeouts, finishing with 13, a career high.
His record now stands at 11-1, which leads the National League. He he is tied for the league lead in ERA at 2.00, and tops the NL in strikeouts with 103.
Dickey also ran his streak of not allowing an earned run to 42.2 innings.
Unlike the game against the Rays, the one hit Dickey allowed was not in dispute — a solid single to Wilson Betemit in the fifth.
Oh, Ike Davis hit the first grand slam of his career in the sixth inning to break a scoreless tie and give the Mets a 4-0 lead. They scored another run in the eighth when David Wright’s infield single drove in Jordany Valdespin, who had hit the first triple of his career.
The Mets win 5-0. Dickey is simply amazing.