R.A. Dickey (8-5, 2.43) and his dancing knuckler will face off against a rejuvenated Brett Myers (8-7, 3.13) and the Astros, as the Mets try to bounce back from last night’s 4-3 loss.
Dickey became the 35th pitcher in Mets history to throw a one-hitter in his most recent start, allowing only a bloop single to Cole Hamels in a 1-0 win over the Phillies. Dickey has a 1.69 ERA in 32 innings spread over his past five starts.
Myers has bounced back from arm surgery last season and is a candidate of Comeback Player of the Year. He pitched at least six innings in all 24 of his starts this year, making him the only pitcher in the majors to achieve that feat this year. He's 3-1 with a 2.22 ERA in his last eight starts, and has posted a 2.20 ERA at home this season.
While Myers has had a stellar year, his numbers against New York are not good. He spent his first eight years with Philadelphia and is 9-6 with a 5.01 ERA and has allowed 19 homers against the Mets.