The amazing story of R.A. Dickey is definitely one worth reading (shameless Dickey autobiography plug).
That story, circa 2012, makes its first trip to Philadelphia of the season and he made his presence known with that flutter ball of his. Dickey used his knuckleball effectively through seven innings, shutting down the Phillies in the Mets 5-2 win.
Dickey’s only mistake came against Freddy Galvis, who hit his first career home run in the 3rd inning. Other than that, Dickey cruised through seven allowing nine hits and a walk while striking out seven.
Dickey got all the offense he needed in the 1st inning, and it came at the expense of Cliff Lee.
Leading off the game with back-to-back doubles was Ruben Tejada and Daniel Murphy, giving the Mets a 1-0 lead. With Murphy on second, Jason Bay crushed a ball to right center to make it 3-0 in favor of the Mets.
Lee’s night was done after seven, allowing four runs on five hits while striking out seven.
2B: Rollins (1). HR: Galvis (1).
WP: Dickey (2-0). LP: Lee (0-1).