According to STATS LLC, the Reds' two series in New York against the Mets and Yankees (Friday-Sunday) will mark the seventh time since Interleague Play began in 1997 that a visiting team will play consecutively both Major League teams in a shared market. This occurred twice in 2009, when the Padres visited the Dodgers and Angels, and when the Pirates visited the White Sox and Cubs. "Playing five games in one spot is good," Frazier said. "You don't have to move as much, and you get your sleep schedule set and go from there." Mets: Dickey looking for more success
R.A. Dickey will take the mound on Thursday, coming off an injury that occurred in his last start in Miami. Dickey took a line drive off of his right forearm, which affected his knuckleball. Despite the injury, Dickey managed to hold the Marlins to two runs in six innings.
"It was a real fight today," Dickey said following the outing. "I threw a lot of tumbleweeds up there, balls that were just kind of rotating on me. I didn't have my swing-and-miss knuckleball tonight, but they were hitting enough pieces of it to give me some ground balls in a couple of bigger situations. I was able to make a good pitch occasionally when I needed it."
Reds' reliever Aroldis Chapman continued his scoreless streak on Wednesday, striking out two Mets' batters in the eighth inning. He has struck out 34 batters over 19 1/3 innings pitched this season.