Reyes suffers a setback

After only being able to take six swings in the batting cage on Sunday, Jose Reyes doesn't know when he will be able to test his injured oblique muscle again.

"[Monday] I probably won't do anything," Reyes said.

Reyes added that the swings from the left side of the plate did not go well, saying it hurt too much to continue after the six cuts. Reyes left Wednesday's game with the injury and has not played since.

R.A. CHOOSES WISDOM: R.A. Dickey left after one batter in the eighth, because he felt fatigued. He was very upfront with Jerry Manuel. Despite the fact he was cruising, he told Manuel that he felt tired.

"I didn't want to jeopardize antyning and be a hero," Dickey said.

Dickey (9-5, 2.56 ERA) went seven innings and allowed just one run. He also had two hits, two runs batted in and two runs scored.

Dickey said he has learned over the years that "wisdom trumps competitiveness."

SPOT HITTER: Josh Thole went yard, but what he and Manuel liked about his sixth-inning solo shot was how he picked his spot to go deep.

"I have to pick spots where I can do that," Thole said.

It was Thole's second homer. He is hitting .307.