R.A. Dickey pitched a five-hit shutout for his 17th win, Ike Davis backed him with a home run and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 3-0 on Friday night.
The Miami Marlins had the chance to sweep the New York Mets and have shortstop Jose Reyes extend his hitting streak to 27 games. Unfortunately, neither one of those came true Thursday.
The Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be held Tuesday and plenty is riding on the midsummer classic from bragging rights to home-field advantage in the 2012 World Series.
Something had to give Saturday between the Miami Marlins and the New York Mets. The Mets had won six of seven and the Marlins had lost only once in May. Unfortunately for Marlins fans, it was the Marlins pitching staff that buckled Saturday afternoon.