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Cy ya later.
Cy ya later.
The New York Mets have traded NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays in a seven-player deal.
Eager for a new challenge and certainly a better chance to win, R.A. Dickey broke the news of his trade even before the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets.
Collin McHugh pitched two-hit ball over seven scoreless innings for the Mets in his major league debut, but the Colorado Rockies completed their second straight four-game sweep of New York with a 1-0 victory Thursday as Jordany Valdespin misplayed Tyler Colvin's leadoff drive in the eighth into a game-changing triple.
The fact that Pedro Beato threw a breaking ball was not a surprise. In the two-plus innings the New York Mets relievers pitched Tuesday night, they'd fed the Washington Nationals a steady diet of those. Curveballs from Bobby Parnell, sliders from Tim Byrdak and more curveballs from Beato.
Josh Thole has been activated from the disabled list and the New York Mets' top catcher is back in the lineup following a concussion.
The pitch was a 96 mph fastball, down, on the inner third of the plate. It was a strike, by the definition of the word. Strike 3, actually. But home plate umpire Larry Vanover called it a ball. Stephen Strasburg was not pleased.
Previewing the National League.