When the 1948 Boston Braves won the National League pennant, thanks to the golden arms of Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain, there was this bit of baseball poetry.

"Spahn and Sain and pray for rain.''

Considering the Amazin' success of R.A. Dickey and the no-hit comeback of Johan Santana, the Mets might want their own ditty 64 years later.

"Dickey and Santana and hope for the best manana.''

If the Mets are going to make a run at the playoffs, it will have to be on the golden arms of Dickey and Santana. Dickey won his 11th game Monday night, beating the Orioles, 5-0, as he fluttered his way to a second straight one-hitter.