Official MLBlog of MLB.com Executive Correspondent Richard Justice
R.A. Dickey rolls down a historic road and here’s a look at the numbers
R.A. Dickey and CC Sabathia pitched 10-strikeout complete games in their most recent starts, on June 18. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the first time both the Mets and Yankees had 10-strikeout complete games on the same day. It was the first time since 1900 that two New York pitchers had 10-strikeout complete games on the same.
Dickey is the first pitcher since at least 1900 to toss back-to-back complete games with 10-plus strikeouts and one hit or less, according to Elias.
Dickey has pitched five straight starts without allowing an earned run with at least eight strikeouts. That’s an MLB record. The previous record was four by Gaylord Perry (1967), Ray Culp (1968) and Pedro Martinez (2002).
Dickey has won six straight starts with 63 strikeouts and two earned runs. No pitcher since 1900 had gone 6-0 with at least 60 strikeouts and two or less runs in six straight starts, according to Elias.
Dickey has won a career-high nine consecutive decisions. It’s the longest streak for a Met since Johan Santana won 10 straight between July 9, 2008, and April 6, 2009.
11 victories tie Dickey’s career-high, set in 2010.
Dickey hasn’t allowed an earned run in 42.2 innings, the second longest streak in franchise history. Doc Gooden had a 49-inning streak in 1985.
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