R.A. Dickey told reporters after last night’s one-hit complete-game shutout against the Phillies that having no regret was what made his last outing so special…not the phantom homerun by Mike Hessman, not the fact that Frenchy may have had a play on Philadelphia starting pitcher Cole Hamels on his way to first base (Hamels’ bloop hit to right field ruined Dickey’s no-hit bid).
If Francoeur had decided from the get-go that he was committed to throwing out the opposing pitcher at first and was deemed successful, it would have secured the organization’s first-ever no-hitter. Oh well, it wasn’t meant to be…the Mets did win back-to-back games though and if I'm not mistaken, the last time that happened, Alex Cora and Fernando Tatis were still on the 25-man roster. And thanks to Johan Santana’s gutsy performance on Thursday, Jerry Manuel and his makeshift bullpen had the luxury of playing the role of spectator once again.
The Mets offense is still a concern...not to worry, according to their manager, it will come soon enough. The question is, When????