Mets lose appeal on Dickey's one-hitter
NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball has turned down the Mets' appeal aimed at getting R.A. Dickey's one-hitter Wednesday against the Rays belatedly changed into a no-hitter.
New York manager Terry Collins says the Mets didn't really expect to win the appeal but gave it a shot anyway. He says: "If we had won it, we've got another no-hitter. We don't have to wait another 50 years.''
Two weeks ago, Johan Santana pitched the first no-hitter in the Mets' 51-season history. On Wednesday night, Dickey allowed just an infield single to B.J. Upton in the first inning of in a 9-1 victory over Tampa Bay.
The Mets start a weekend series Friday night at home against the Reds.