Tigers 9, Mets 2
New York Mets starter R.A. Dickey needed two stitches in his
right heel after being spiked Sunday in a 9-2 loss to a split squad
of Detroit Tigers.
Dickey was covering first base when Corey Jones stepped on him
in the third inning. Dickey stayed in the game and left after the
fourth, allowing one run and three hits.
Prince Fielder hit a long home run, his third of the spring for
While most of his teammates struggled with Dickey’s knuckleball,
Fielder connected his second time up. He sent a drive deep to right
field, where it landed on the canopy of the pavilion behind the
berm and bounced into a marsh.
”Dickey has a really good knuckleball,” Fielder said. ”For
me, his knuckleball is not the normal one. It’s faster, so I try to
look at it more as a cutter because if you wait too long it cuts in
or sinks away.”
”I just try not to let it beat me too much. I definitely want
to hit it more out front,” he said.
James McCann hit a grand slam during a seven-run burst in the
Ike Davis and Lucas Duda singled for the Mets’ only hits.