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R.A. Dickey Looks to Bolster His Cy Young Resume

There isn’t too much to root for as a Mets fan now-a-days, but these next two games against the Nationals are certainly worth a tune in if you’re a Mets fan.

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Tonight R.A. Dickey looks to pad his Cy Young resume. Dickey will be going up against the stellar arm of Jordan Zimmerman as he tries to tie the major league lead with 19 wins. Dickey will also be looking to lower his 2.64 ERA, which is currently .07 ahead of Johnny Cueto for 1st place in the National League. In addition to those lofty numbers, Dickey only needs 3 Ks to pass the sidelined Steven Strasburg for 2nd in the league, and 7 punch outs to take sole possession of first. The New York Mets haven’t had a Cy Young award winner since Doc Gooden pulled it off in 1985, the year in which he won the pitching equivalent of the Triple Crown.

Tomorrow, Mets fans get one of this season’s final looks at Matt Harvey. Harvey, the Mets impressive rookie starter, will take the make his second to last start, looking to continue to build off of his impressive half a season. Harvey has been more than the Mets could have hoped for thus far despite his 3-4 record, posting a 3.04 ERA while striking out more than a batter an inning. The 23 year old will officially be shut down for the season after his start against the Phillies on the 18th.

 

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