Mets muster only two hits in loss to Brewers; R.A. Dickey goes for 19th win Monday

Chris Young pitches during a game against the

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Chris Young pitches during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers. (Sept. 16, 2012) (Credit: AP)

MILWAUKEE -- Perhaps it's nothing more than sheer coincidence, the result of fortunate timing and dumb luck. But the Mets have offered evidence for the existence of an R.A. Dickey Effect.

Consider Sunday's 3-0 loss to the Brewers in which the offense wilted against Wily Peralta, a 23-year-old rookie making only his third big-league start. None of the top six hitters in the Mets' lineup reached...

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