August 13, 2010: Dickey One-Hits Phillies

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Date: August 13, 2010
Mets starter: R. A. Dickey
Mets: 1
Phillies: 0
Winning pitcher: R. A. Dickey
Key player(s): R. A. Dickey
Key play: Wright's & Beltran's doubles in 6th

The Mets began three-game series against the Phillies on a Friday night. The Citi Field crowd of 35,440 was witnessed to R. A. Dickey's one-hit shutout in which he faced 29 batters. The Mets won the game, 1-0.

Through the first five innings, Dickey and Phils' starter Cole Hamels battled in a scoreless duel. Dickey retired all Philadelphia batters except for a walk to Wilson Valdez in the third inning. Meanwhile, Hamels had shut down the Mets on two hits, retiring 11 straight hitters in the process.

In the sixth, Dickey opened the inning with a strikeout of Valdez. Hamels came to bat and singled for the first Phillie hit of the game. Dickey retired the next two hitters and the Mets scored a run on back-to-back doubles by David Wright and Carlos Beltran in the bottom of the inning.

Dickey retired the Phils in order in the seventh and eighth innings. In the top of the ninth, pinch-hitter Domonic Brown led off with a ground out to shortstop Jose Reyes. Dickey then retired Jimmy Rollins and Placido Polanco to end the game. The Mets had a victory on Dickey's gem to put their won-lost record over the .500 mark.