Friday, September 2, 2011

Battery Update

R.A. Dickey's night is done and thus ends Mike Nickeas's night with the knuckleball.

Dickey pitched 6 innings, giving up 9 hits and 3 runs with 1 strikeout.  There were no passed balls or wild pitches, making it a successful night defensively for the pair.  R.A. was not throwing quite as many knuckleballs as usual.

Compared to how he looked once the bullpen took over, Nickeas understandably didn't look completely comfortable catching Dickey.  He just looked a million times more relaxed once he didn't have to think about the knuckleball anymore.  However, even if he wasn't the most comfortable catching Dickey, whatever he was doing worked.

An R.A. Dickey start without a passed ball.  Congrats, Mike!

Let's Go Mets!

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