Today I am participating in the United Cardinals Bloggers annual Progressive game blog where each blog takes one inning and writes about it. This year they decided to include some Mets blogs, so here I am.
This inning started out rough for Dickey and the Mets as Rafael Furcal lead off the inning with a infield single that barely beat out a David Wright barehand play, and then Daniel Descalso got a base hit to the opposite field to make it first and second with nobody out. Dickey promptly got Matt Holliday to ground into a double-play and Carlos Beltran to line out to Lucas Duda in right. to end the game. That is a complete game 7-hit shutout for R.A. Dickey and a 5-0 Mets win.
Winning Pitcher: R.A. Dickey (8-1)
Losing Pitcher: Lance Lynn (8-2)
One thing that I think surprised the Cardinals is the different types of knuckleballs that Dickey features and how he can control it. Dickey throws a slow 55-60 MPH knuckle ball, two harder knuckleballs, and one knuckleball that somehow rises. This has made him a pitcher who can get any hitter out at any time and the first knuckleballer who can keep his walks down. There is nothing much else to say about this inning due to the fact that the Mets didn’t have to bat and Dickey had everything under control.
To see the Cardinals side of the 9th inning go to Balls & Strikes
To see the Mets post game report go to The Eddie Kranepool Society
To see the Cardinals post game report go to C70 At The Bat
To see the links to all the innings go to the United Cardinals Bloggers