The Mets have been pissing their season away over the past couple of weeks, and even some of the season's feel-good individual stories aren't so good anymore: Johan Santana, for instance, is on the disabled list, and R.A. Dickey (who might have been the best story in baseball a month ago) has been unspectacular of late. After allowing four earned runs in six innings last night, Dickey has an ERA of 6.49 in four starts (and one relief appearance) so far in July. (For comparison's sake, his ERA in June was 0.93.) And though wins aren't a particularly important stat for a pitcher, in the latest Mets defeat to Washington last night, Dickey took his first loss since April 18, ending a streak of eleven straight wins in games in which he got a decision. The Mets have now lost five straight games, and they're 1-10 since the All-Star break.
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