RA Must Start All-Star Game

The time has come for Tony LaRussa to name RA Dickey starting pitcher for the NL All-Star squad. There are certainly other pitchers having big years, Cain immediately comes to mind, but RA is on one of those magical runs that simply cannot be denied.

Fri nite saw RA dominate LA across 8 innings allowing just 3 hits and 1 BB while striKing out TEN! The guy was flirting with another almost no-no when pitcher Harang dropped in a hit Torres should’ve caught. It was forgiven when Ellis picked up a clean single in the 7th.

What has gotten into Daniel Murphy?!? 3HR in 3 days?!! SHOCKING.

This is a 4 game set so lets clinch the series win saturday.

8 Responses to “RA Must Start All-Star Game”

  1. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    This team really deserves a lot of credit for the way they have played the dirt half of the year.

    Who would have thought they would be 3.5 GB at this late in the season and be a WC team?

    Can’t wait to see what management will do if this team is in the thick of it at the trade deadline. They are going To have to be buyers. There is just no way management can just sit there and do nothing.

    What is the one trade we make to keep us in it?

    Who would the Mets give up in order to stay in the pennant race?

  2. KMac Says:

    Ive played and coached baseball for over 40 years, I study the mechanical and mental part of hitting, I watch almost every Met game and can tell you definitely why Murph is hitting now, and with power - I benched him on my fantasy team! And he’s staying there.

  3. BlondiesJake Says:

    BMF, I love to poke fun at you, but you are spot on about Dickey starting the ASG. He’s earned it and is arguably the biggest story in baseball this year, both on the field and off.

    I totally hear what you are saying, FMFR, but that’s the catch, there is no single trade that would ensure the Mets stay in the race. The team needs a power RH bat in the outfield, another lefty in the bullpen and probably another righty as well. It’s not like the team is one player away, so it doesn’t make sense to trade assets away when it’s not likely to guarantee anything.

    If they can do something for money only, I’m all for it, but I don’t want them to give up top prospects, especially the young arms.

  4. BlondiesJake Says:

    Well done, KMac. Thanks for doing what’s best for the group!

  5. Howard Says:

    I have learned that we cannot give up on this team after minor slides along the way. I love the rumblings that Mets management is willing to spend some money to get some relief help. I hope the Wilpons realize that these things mean a lot to us fans; that they are willing to add some payroll to give this team a better chance to finish the season in the playoffs.

    With hopefully another great outing by Santana tonight, is there another team in the majors with a better 1-2 punch than Dickey and Santana?

    I wonder how many true Mets fans are still very upset that the Mets did not match the Marlins offer for Reyes. I like Tejada more and more every day.

    Lets win tonight and then have Gee place the nail in the coffin with a 4 game sweep on Sunday.

  6. Irish Mike Says:

    How about RA going old school - “you plunk my SS and I plunk yours” - just love this guy.

    The trade deadline will be interesting this year and a little scary. With the extra wild card teams there will be a lot more teams who think they are contenders (or have to pretend they do for the fans sake) and thus a lot more buyers and sellers. Which could lead to some bad trades since the sellers hold the cards. The Mets and everyone else have to be very careful. And as Jake said it’s not like the Mets need one guy - in theory they need 2-3. And they won’t be able to “steal” three guys in this market.

  7. Paul Says:

    Tony LaRussa can’t name his All-Star Game starter until the teams are announced…. but I’m going to be disappointed if someone else is on the mound for the NL squad in the first inning.

  8. rj Says:

    Dickey starting the All-Star Game is a no brainer…Not only for what he’s doing this year but what he has overcome in his lifetime. It’s a great story..

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