Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Union chief Michael Weiner confirmed Tuesday that interleague matchups between natural rivals -- including the Mets and Yankees -- will be limited to three or four games a season going forward, not six.
The exception will be in years when, for instance, the AL East and NL East line up to play. In those seasons, a six-game, home-and-home slate will still be played.
Dickey eventually entered the All-Star Game in the sixth and surrendered a hit and plunked a batter, but he coaxed a double-play grounder from Miguel Cabrera and escaped the inning unscathed in what ended as an 8-0 NL victory. Carlos Ruiz, who caught Dickey, got through the knuckleball receiving fine while using Thole's oversized mitt. David Wright, meanwhile, replaced Pablo Sandoval and went 0-for-2. Collins, who was a coach on Tony La Russa's staff, made a ninth-inning pitching change.