Ball didn't knuckle for Dickey in Philly

August, 8, 2010
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R.A. Dickey allowed a season-high six runs while lasting only three innings in the Mets’ 6-5 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

Two of the runs were unearned thanks to a Jose Reyes error, but Dickey nonetheless allowed a pair of homers -- a solo shot to Jayson Werth in the second inning that narrowly eluded Carlos Beltran, and a three-run shot by Raul Ibanez the following inning.


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R.A. Dickey allowed a season-high six runs while lasting only three innings.


“It just didn’t have the finish that it normally did,” Dickey said about his signature knuckleball.

Dickey said he particularly regretted the letdown given the Mets ultimately were able to score five runs against Roy Halladay in seven innings -- although it’s worth noting Halladay may have pitched differently had he not been enjoying a cushion.

Dickey had allowed three earned runs or fewer in each of his past seven starts, although he received only one win during that stretch.

“I just felt like I threw poorly,” Dickey said. “When Roy has a game like that, you need to take advantage of it because he doesn’t have many. I pitch better, we win the game.”
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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