Mark Buehrle isn't looking forward to crossing the New York Mets off his "never faced" list as much as he is facing a knuckleballer — as a batter — for the first time.
He will do both Wednesday at Citi Field when he goes against R.A. Dickey.
"I'm actually kind of excited because I've always wanted to face a knuckleballer," Buehrle said. "Not that it's easy to hit. But the few times I've watched them, I thought, that's my speed — 75 or 77. Obviously, the ball is moving all over the place."
Buehrle is a career .109 hitter.
"I'm not saying it's going to be easy," he said. "I could look bad against anybody. That isn't going to be anything new."
Miami Marlins' Mark Buehrle ready to knuckle down
Miami Herald | Apr 25