R.A. Dickey fails in quest for win No. 19 as Mets fall to Phils

R.A. Dickey reacts after he was pinch-hit for

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R.A. Dickey reacts after he was pinch-hit for during the seventh inning. (Sept. 17, 2012) (Credit: David Pokress)

When he was growing up, Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey remembers sifting through newspaper boxscores with his grandfather. He recalls keeping track of Shawon Dunston, checking every day to see if he had upped his average to .300.

Dickey has carried that habit into adulthood. He still checks boxscores. But he doesn't check them to keep track of his Cy Young Award chances, which weren't helped Monday...

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