R.A. Dickey improved to 4-0 on the year and Chris “The Animal” Carter hit his first home run of his major league career as the Mets won 5-1 tonight.
Dickey had the knuckler working once again, striking out a career high 8 batters. Dickey came up especially big in the fourth, managing to pull out of a very tight situation. The Orioles loaded the bases with no outs before Dickey struck out Luke Scott and Adam Jones, then retired Matt Wieters on a popup.
You gotta love guys like Chris Carter and R.A. Dickey basically reclamation projects, their former teams had given up on them, and here they are ready and contributing. Everything I’ve heard about Carter is that he’s one of the hardest working guys on the team and is constantly fired up, the Mets haven’t had a guy like Carter on the team in a while. I like it.
Unbelievably, Mets will try win two consecutive games on the road for the first time this year, tomorrow.