Olney: Mets expected to up Dickey workload

July, 4, 2012
7/04/12
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ESPN's Buster Olney reports the Mets will, in fact, use R.A. Dickey more often in the second half, working other starters' schedules around the knuckleballer. Olney tweeted:

The Mets are seven games over .500, and at some point in the next month, they are expected to execute plans to pitch R.A. Dickey more often.

So far, the Mets have resisted using Dickey more frequently. They bypassed using him this afternoon against the Phillies on standard rest, which would have disrupted Chris Young's routine. Had Dickey started today, it would have allowed the knuckleballer to make one additional first-half start, on Sunday on short rest.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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