(NEW YORK) — New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey pitched his second straight one-hitter Monday night, as the Mets (36-32) blanked the Baltimore Orioles (39-28), 5-0.
It was the first time since Dave Steib did it for the Blue Jays in 1988 that a pitcher had thrown two straight one-hitters.
Dickey struck out 13 and didn’t allow a run in the win. The 37-year-old knuckleballer has not allowed a run in 42 2/3 innings. Doc Gooden is the only Met to ever have a longer scoreless streak. He didn’t allow a run in 49 innings in 1985.
“I got a good feel for it right now. I’m making it do a couple of different things,” Dickey said to SNY when talking about his knuckleball. “I feel very confident. When I step on the mound I feel I can get anybody out.”
Dickey now leads the league in wins (11), ERA (2.00), stikeouts (103), and complete games (three).
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