NL East Wrap: Dickey makes history
After a terrible 3-6 road trip, the Phillies had a much-needed rest day on Monday. And though nothing was occurring on the field, behind closed doors the team is surely mulling over the decision of whether to buy or sell
at the quickly approaching July 31 trade deadline.
Shane Victorino took advantage of the day off to host his annual charity fashion show (see video)
. And on the road to his return, Chase Utley continued to rehab with the Clearwater Threshers, going 1 for 4 with an RBI. He played six defensive innings
at second base.
Though the Phillies will begin the only National League series of the week against the Rockies on Tuesday, the rest of the division continued Interleague play as the NL East matched up with the AL East:Dickey does it again
When R.A. Dickey struck out Chris Davis to seal the Mets’ 5-0 victory over the Orioles at Citi Field on Monday night, he completed a feat only two pitchers have accomplished since 1945: back-to-back one-hitters (see full recap)
In the fifth inning, Wilson Betemit recorded a single — Baltimore’s only hit off the knuckleballer in the game. Last Wednesday in Tampa Bay, a first inning infield hit off the bat of B.J. Upton was the only thing that prevented Dickey from tossing the Mets’ second no-hitter in franchise history. He became the first pitcher since Toronto’s Dave Stieb in 1988 with consecutive one-hitters.
Dickey’s consecutive innings streak without allowing an earned run stands at 42 2/3 frames. He set New York’s franchise record for consecutive innings without allowing a hit at 12. His 11 wins lead the majors, and his 13 strikeouts set a career high. The 37-year-old is 6-0 with a 0.18 ERA and three complete games over his last six starts.
Ike Davis gave Dickey all the offense he needed with a sixth inning grand slam. David Wright tacked on a run with an RBI infield single in the eighth. Jake Arrieta took the loss for the Orioles.CC goes the distance
Yankees ace CC Sabathia scattered seven hits and two runs over the full nine innings to lead New York to its 10th straight win Monday night, a 6-2 affair over the Braves at Yankee Stadium (see full recap)
Atlanta struck first. Michael Bourn led off the game with a triple, and Martin Prado brought him home with an RBI groundout. Bourn plated Jason Heyward in the fifth to make it 2-0.
But the Yankees scored three in the bottom of the inning to take the lead and one in each inning after that. Derek Jeter led the way, going 2 for 4 with three RBIs. Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano hit solo homers.
Mike Minor, who allowed no hits until the fifth, took his fifth loss. He gave up four runs in 5 2/3 innings, while striking out seven and walking three.
The Braves, in the midst of playing the Yankees six times in nine games, have lost seven of eight. The 10-game streak is New York’s longest since 2005.