Knuckleball saved Dickey's career

Wakefield beat the Phillies on Sunday, and now his protege will face them at Citi Field

Updated: May 25, 2010, 5:55 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

R.A. Dickey planned to call Tim Wakefield before the New York Mets opened a series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. How often, after all, can one knuckleballer get direct intelligence on a team he is about to face from a fellow knuckleballer?

The Phillies face the knuckleball-throwing duo in consecutive games, with an off day in between. Dickey couldn't recall the last time a team would have seen knuckleballers in back-to-back games. Wakefield tossed eight scoreless ...

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