As it should have been, the MLB denied the Mets’ appeal on R.A. Dickey’s one-hitter. The Mets’ argument was it should have been a no-hitter because they believe David Wright committed an error.
The denial came down shortly before tonight’s game against Cincinnati at Citi Field.
Manager Terry Collins said the process allowed an appeal so he rolled the dice.
“We didn’t win,” Collins said. “We didn’t expect to win it. We gave it a try. If we had won it, we would have had another no-hitter and we wouldn’t have to wait another 50 years.”
It was the proper call by MLB, which would have opened a Pandora’s Box if it allowed the appeal.