Mets' Plan B pitching staff A-OK again

Takahashi is strong for six innings as Amazin's hang another shutout on Phillies

Updated: May 27, 2010, 11:56 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Back in March in Port St. Lucie, Fla., if you had asserted that in a four-day span, the New York Mets would start R.A. Dickey, Hisanori Takahashi and Fernando Nieve, you would have gotten some interesting looks.

Well, until Jon Niese makes a rehab start and then is activated from the disabled list sometime late next week, that is apparently three-fifths of the Mets' rotation.

And you know what? It's working out fine.

A night after Dickey tossed ...

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