(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) — The New York Mets left Tampa Bay on Wednesday night seeking their second no-hitter in franchise history.
R.A. Dickey left owning the Mets’ longest streak of scoreless innings in franchise history after he beat the Rays 9-1 passing Jerry Koosman’s 31 2/3 inning streak in 1973. He’ll be waiting to see what the commissioner’s office rules David Wright’s bobble on a B.J. Upton ruled hit in the bottom of the first inning after the Mets appealed the play, calling it an error.
“We’re probably not going to win it,” New York Mets manager Terry Collins said. “David tried to make it. It’s B.J. running. But what the heck? What have you got to lose except to have somebody say no? You’ve got an All-Star third baseman who comes in and tries to make a play.”
Wright said he did the best he could to get to the ball and make the out.
“I tried to make the play. I didn’t make it,” Wright said. “It’s as simple as that. I don’t think I could have got him with the glove. I tried to barehand it. It hit the lip and skipped on me. I didn’t make the play. If they want to go back and give me an error, they can do that. I guess there’s a handful of guys on that team you would have to barehand it and rush it. I wish it would have been somebody a little bit slower, where I could have taken my time and gloved it.”
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Seth Fiegerman, CNN