July 25, 2012 12:00 AM
" The last shining light of the Mets season has gone out.
R.A. Dickey picked up the loss in Tuesday night's 5-2 loss to the Nationals, ending an 11-game personal winning streak and marking the first time that Dickey has been on the wrong side of a decision since April. It was the Mets' 11th loss in their last 12 games and it was actually one of the easiest losses of that stretch to swallow even if Dickey's invincibility took a serious blow.
The Mets didn't bother with the teases and feints that they were actually going to be winning the game this time around. No late rallies to tie the game in the late innings and no need for the bullpen to come up with a new way to turn a baseball game into the Bataan death march.
All it took this time was a four-run Nationals sixth inning and a sharp performance by Nats pitcher Gio Gonzalez "
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