Dickey cements standing among elite

The only Met caught unaware of knuckler's greatness vs. Rays was his catcher

Updated: June 14, 2012, 2:29 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- New York Mets catcher Mike Nickeas profusely apologized to R.A. Dickey after the knuckleballer's scoreless streak ended at a franchise-record 32 2/3 innings.

Nickeas, it turned out, was not even apologizing for the correct thing.

After the Mets had beaten the Tampa Bay Rays, 9-1, on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field, Nickeas revealed he had no clue Dickey entered the game with a chance to pass Jerry Koosman's franchise record for consecutive scoreless innings. ...

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