June 18, 2012 – Flushing, Queens, NY
RA Dickey’s 113th pitch of the game flew past Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles for a called third strike, giving him his second consecutive one-hitter, as the New York Mets defeated the Orioles 5-0. This feat was not done in the National League since Jim Tobin did it in 1944. Dave Stieb was the last pitcher to do so for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Dickey’s knuckleballs confounded the Orioles all day, as he struck out 13, a career-high. He even helped out his team’s offense by singling to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning. Five batters later, Ike Davis hit a grand slam to score the only runs Dickey would need.
The one-hitter helped the Mets forget the sting of being swept by the Cincinnati Reds the previous three games at home.
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