Johan Santana channeled his inner R.A. Dickey last night and delivered the opposition an alternate flavor of knuckle sandwich.

The march of zeroes continued with Santana's six shutout innings — followed by three from the bullpen, making it 22 straight scoreless frames by Mets pitchers — leading a 5-0 pasting of the Orioles at Citi Field.

After bombing in his previous two starts following his June 1 no-hitter, Santana bolstered the notion the Mets have maybe the best 1-2 pitching combination in the National League.