NEW YORK -- Before Friday's game, R.A. Dickey met with Mets all-time great Jerry Koosman, who the knuckleballer dethroned for the franchise's scoreless-innings record on Wednesday. In his complete-game one-hitter, Dickey surpassed Koosman's mark of 31 1/3 scoreless frames, finishing with 32 2/3.
"I was just very happy for him that it happened," Koosman said. "Throwing that many scoreless innings is very difficult, because everything has to be going for you -- the great plays, the umps calls. To just about have a no-hitter on top of it, that's a feat that is more difficult than just about anything else in baseball, because everything really has to be going for you there."
Dickey's streak was eventually snapped in the ninth inning on Wednesday, when Elliot Johnson scored an unearned run on Desmond Jennings' groundout. The one hit Dickey allowed came in the first inning, when third baseman David Wright mishandled B.J. Upton's ground ball. The play was reviewed by Major League Baseball, but not overturned. Dickey hasn't allowed an earned run in his last four starts.
"It's an honor," Dickey said. "To even be in the same sentence as him is pretty incredible."