It took the New York Mets 51 seasons to throw their first no-hitter, when Johan Santana turned the trick for the first time two weeks ago. And RA Dickey may have added a second if not for one groundball by the Tampa Bay Rays that could have easily been ruled an error.
The lone hit off of Dickey tonight came in the first inning when BJ Upton hit a bouncing groundball to David Wright who tried to field it with his barehand and missed. It was the Rays’ only hit of the night. In fact, the Rays did not have another baserunner until a fielding error in the ninth inning.
Of course, things might have been different in the later innings if Dickey was pitching with the pressure of a no-hitter on the line. But one has to wonder if this play is ruled an error if the game was played in New York (via SNY)…
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