Three Things: Miami Marlins Get Shutout By R.A. Dickey, New York Mets

It was a tough night Friday as the Miami Marlins opened up a series at home against the New York Mets. The Marlins faced off against R.A. Dickey and they picked the wrong time to do it. The NL Cy Young award candidate was throwing smoke against the Fish as the Mets shutout Miami 3-0.

1. Marlins had zero offense: Dickey completely shutdown any type of offense the Marlins had going for them. The team only gathered five hits. Justin Ruggiano delivered two of those hits. The team did not have any extra base hits either. Even Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi helped his own cause with a single. The team only had two runners in scoring position the whole night.

2. Dickey strong: The Mets really have something good going with Dickey. He picked up his 17th win of the season tossing 114 pitches in nine innings. He struck out seven batters and allowed three walks lowering his ERA to 2.63 on the year. Dickey moves to 4-0 against the Marlins this season improving his ERA against the team to 1.16.

3. Marlins at the bottom: With the loss to the Mets, the Marlins are falling further in the NL East. The team drops to 59-73 overall and drop three games behind the Mets in the NL East. With neither team having a terrific year, a once promising year for the Marlins has turned into a season to forget. The team is not looking like a first-place team and important pieces that once made up the team have moved on.

The series continues Saturday when the Marlins send Josh Johnson (7-11, 4.00 ERA) to the hill to face off against Jeremy Hefner (2-5, 4.65 ERA).

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  • Will

    I wouldn’t have believed how R.A. got his 17th win if I wasn’t at Marlins park last night behind third witnessing it with my own eyes. It was the most dominant pitching performance I’d ever seen. He struckout Stanton and Carlos Lee twice, struckout Reyes and got him on an amazing pick off move at first. His knuckler was so filthy, the marlins catcher lost his bat swinging! I had been looking forward to this trip to Miami to watch R.A. pitch all month and I still can’t believe what I saw. He only spent 96 pitches with 7 strikeouts including striking out the last two batters in the ninth for his 5th complete game and 3rd complete game shutout. I’m still reliving the game,(not to forget watching Ike Davis’ 2 run blast to 398 of the park) smiling. That game made my season and year as a Met and Dickey fan and I hope he gets the Cy Young. I will be talking about that game for weeks to come and will never forget it!