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R.A. Dickey | Starting Pitcher | #43

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (41) / 10/29/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 1 (18) / TEX
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R.A. Dickey allowed seven runs -- six earned -- over 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Padres.
Dickey walked four and gave up four hits, including a two-run homer to Adam Rosales in the top of the third inning and a solo homer to Brett Wallace in the top of the fifth. The veteran knuckleballer is 7-12 with a 4.66 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 131 1/3 innings this season. Jul 27 - 3:41 PM

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R.A. Dickey was blasted in Saturday's loss to the Mariners, allowing six runs on seven hits in three-plus innings of work.

The veteran knuckleballer walked two and struck out three in the contest. It was his shortest outing in 122 starts as a member of the Blue Jays. The big blow against him came on a grand slam off the bat of Nelson Cruz in the third inning. After two consecutive rough outings, Dickey now sports a disappointing 4.44 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season. He'll look to get back on track on when he takes on the Orioles at home on Friday.
Jul 23 - 4:28 PM

R.A. Dickey allowed five runs over six innings in a loss to the A's on Saturday.

As he's been wont to do this year, Dickey gave up three home runs among the Athletics' five hits on the afternoon. The knuckleballer also walked three while striking out four. The loss dropped him to 7-10 with a 4.11 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 20 starts on the year. He'll try to get back on track Saturday against the Mariners.
Jul 16 - 9:23 PM

R.A. Dickey was delightful in Sunday's win over the Tigers, surrendering one run on five hits over seven innings.

Dickey struck out five and walked two on the afternoon. Outside of a weak fifth-inning RBI ground out by James McCann, the knuckleballer kept the scoreboard free and clear of any real damage. He improved to 7-9 with the victory and can rest easy during the All-Star break. His 3.93 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 83/40 K/BB ratio (116 2/3 innings) will be waiting for him when he next toes the rubber.
Jul 10 - 5:27 PM

R.A. Dickey held the Royals to just two unearned runs over seven innings in an 8-3 victory Tuesday.

Dickey had the knuckleball fluttering, striking out eight batters, walking three and surrendering four hits. The only runs he allowed came on a Cheslor Cuthbert homer following a Michael Saunders error. Dickey has posted a quality start in four out of his last five tries and has his ERA below 4.00 (3.94) for the first time all season. He'll get the Tigers to close out the first half.
Jul 5 - 10:10 PM

R.A. Dickey allowed eight hits and three runs over seven innings in Thursday's loss to the Indians.

Dickey gave up two solo home runs among his eight hits allowed, running his total to 19 homers allowed through 17 starts. He also walked one and struck out four in the loss. Dickey fell to 5-9 with a 4.21 ERA and 1.32 WHIP on the year, dropping three of his last four decisions. He'll try to get back in the win column Tuesday against the Royals.
Jun 30 - 11:23 PM

R.A. Dickey got lit up for five runs (four earned) and six hits Saturday against the White Sox but squeaked by with his fifth win of the season.

It's always a roll of the dice with Dickey and he didn't have his best stuff Saturday against the White Sox. Fortunately his teammates bailed him out with 10 runs including eight off overmatched starter Miguel Gonzalez. On the bright side, Dickey fanned seven hitters and only surrendered one walk. The former Cy Young winner will make his next turn in the rotation Thursday against Cleveland.
Jun 25 - 6:13 PM

R.A. Dickey surrendered three runs -- two earned -- over six innings Saturday in a loss to the Orioles.

Dickey gave up an RBI double to Manny Machado in the bottom of the first inning and then Machado scored on a passed ball. Baltimore struck again in the third with a Jonathan Schoop solo homer. Dickey is now 4-8 with a 4.08 ERA on the season. He had been pitching pretty well over the last month-plus.
Jun 18 - 6:48 PM

R.A. Dickey posted a quality start but took a loss Monday, allowing three runs over 6 1/3 frames against the Phillies.

Dickey was victimized by longballs from Odubel Herrera and Ryan Howard but otherwise pitched quite well, giving up just five hits. He was out-dueled by Jerad Eickhoff, however. The knuckleballer has pitched well since a rough April, posting a 2.97 ERA over nine starts. He gets the Orioles in Baltimore next.
Jun 13 - 10:42 PM

R.A. Dickey limited the Tigers to two runs over 5 1/3 innings Wednesday for his fourth win.

Dickey had a rough go of it in the Tigers' two-run first inning, but the veteran knuckleballer settled in from there and was backed by seven runs from the Toronto offense. He now stands 4-6 with a 4.15 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 53/29 K/BB ratio in 78 innings this season. A home matchup with the Phillies is next.
Jun 8 - 4:11 PM

R.A. Dickey allowed just an unearned run on two hits over 6 2/3 innings in Friday’s 5-2 victory over the Red Sox.

The only run scored on a passed ball in the first inning. Dickey held the Red Sox hitless until the sixth inning, but it wasn’t exactly a dominant outing. He struck out four batters and walked five while throwing 62 out of 100 pitches for strikes. He also hit a batter. Still, the veteran knuckleballer managed to hold a very powerful lineup in check. Dickey owns a 4.21 ERA through 12 starts and will face the Tigers in his next outing.
Jun 3 - 11:22 PM

R.A. Dickey will start against the Red Sox on Friday.

No huge move here, just a little housekeeping by the Blue Jays. Dickey had been scheduled to start on Saturday, but will be pushed up to Friday, while Marcus Stroman will be flipped back from Friday to Saturday. Marco Estrada is still scheduled to close out the series on Sunday.
Jun 1 - 7:30 PM

R.A. Dickey took a no-decision against the Red Sox on Sunday, surrendering three runs on three hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Dickey struggled to find the strike zone and issued four walks on the afternoon. He held the Red Sox machine off the scoreboard until the sixth inning, at which point the wheels fell off. In the frame, Dickey surrendered a one-out triple to Mookie Betts, an RBI single to Xander Bogaerts and a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch to Hanley Ramirez. Manager John Gibbons lifted him from the contest at that point, with the final run on his line scoring courtesy of the bullpen. The veteran knuckleballer will carry a 4.64 ERA and 1.32 WHIP into a Fenway Park start against these same Red Sox next time he toes the rubber.
May 29 - 5:34 PM

R.A. Dickey struck out seven but was charged with four runs over 6 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

One run scored in the first inning after Jose Bautista turned a Jacoby Ellsbury single into a triple with an ill-advised dive. Dickey didn't pitch poorly, as he yielded only five hits and a couple walks. However, after a nice three-start stretch, Dickey has now given up four runs in back-to-back outings. He'll get the Red Sox this weekend.
May 24 - 10:28 PM

R.A. Dickey served up a trio of dingers in Wednesday’s loss to the Rays, allowing five runs (four earned) in six innings.

Dickey saw his knuckleball dance down the middle of the plate too often on Wednesday, especially in back-to-back at-bats to Logan Morrison and Desmond Jennings in the fourth inning. Both mid-70s knucklers cut the plate in half and stayed too high. The 41-year-old managed to strike out six for the second-consecutive game, but that’s not much of a silver lining. He has fanned 40 batters in 54 innings, and he saw his ERA rise to 4.50 after Wednesday’s defeat. Dickey is next scheduled to take the hill against the Yankees on Tuesday.
May 18 - 10:45 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
2Melvin Upton
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Aaron Sanchez
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Brett Cecil
3Jason Grilli
4Joe Biagini
5Joaquin Benoit
6Franklin Morales
7Jesse Chavez
8Gavin Floyd