Toronto Blue Jays hunting 12th straight win versus Mets

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Jun 7, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays opening pitcher R.A. Dickey (43) throws to first base in the first inning against Houston Astros at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports

Game 4:  Thursday, June 18th  –  7:07 ET (Rogers Centre)

The series finale features one of the ultimate veteran battles: R.A. Dickey facing off against Bartolo Colon.  Dickey has not recorded a win in nearly a month, and continues to tease fans with signs that the knuckleball is about to make another mid-season surge.  His most recent outing saw him allow three earned runs over 6.0 innings while striking out five and walking just one, so a start at home could help Dickey to get over the hump.

Colon has gone on another quiet run of late, earning a 3-1 record over his past four starts while not allowing more than three earned runs or six hits in a game.  The righty boasts an incredible 0.88 BB/9 in 2015, so much like a Mark Buehrle, he’ll be pounding the zone and looking for batted-ball outs.  Colon will rely heavily on his fastball and two-seamer, which sit in the 87-90 MPH zone, and will mix in the odd slider or changeup.

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