Yankees missed out on R.A. Dickey

Two years ago, Mets' star knuckleballer could have easily been with the Bombers

Updated: June 22, 2012, 1:06 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Mets knuckleballing right-hander R.A. Dickey hasn't allowed an earned run since May 22. He hasn't lost a game since April 18. When he pitches Sunday night against the Yankees and their ace, CC Sabathia, in the finale of this year's edition of the Subway Series, he will be coming off back-to-back one-hitters.

Even Yankees GM Brian Cashman is a fan. "He's been amazing," Cashman said. "He should certainly be the National League starter in the All-Star Game."

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