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R.A. Dickey | Starting Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (39) / 10/29/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Tennessee
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R.A. Dickey kept the Rays to two runs over six innings but sustained the loss on Sunday.
Dickey gave up five hits, all singles, and walked three on the afternoon. The knuckleballer also struck out five, but his counterpart, David Price, held the Jays scoreless on the day, saddling Dickey with his ninth loss. Even with the loss, Dickey heads into the break with a decent 3.82 ERA. Jul 13 - 4:41 PM

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Blue Jays manager John Gibbons announced that R.A. Dickey will start the finale of the season's first half on Sunday against the Rays.

Dickey will be working on his regular rest. That means J.A. Happ will have his next start pushed back until after the Mid-Summer Classic. Dickey has been much improved in recent weeks, posting a 3.15 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 38/15 K/BB ratio over his last seven starts.
Jul 12 - 1:33 PM

R.A. Dickey blanked the Angels for seven innings, scattering four hits, in a 4-0 win on Tuesday.

Dickey punched out five and walked one. The right-handed knuckleballer left his most nimble offerings back in New York, and has reverted to being a solid innings eater. That doesn't mean that he isn't capable of stretches of excellence, however. He's posted a 3.15 ERA over his last six outings, though he's only 1-4 during that stretch, including tonight's win. Dickey ends the first half 7-8 with a 3.86 ERA and 1.32 WHIP.
Jul 9 - 1:32 AM

R.A. Dickey was charged with four runs -- three earned -- in eight innings of Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Athletics.

The right-hander allowed six hits, walked three, and struck out six. It was a big improvement over Friday's loss, in which he gave up four homers to the White Sox. Dickey has lost four consecutive outings for the first time since he pitched for the Rangers between May 13-28, 2004. He'll take a 4.18 ERA into his next start against the Angels.
Jul 3 - 11:39 PM

R.A. Dickey went six innings and allowed five earned runs in a 5-4 loss to the White Sox on Friday.

Dickey set a season high with nine strikeouts, but he was undone by a rain of home runs. He gave up solo home runs to Jose Abreu and Dayan Viciedo in the fifth, then another solo shot to Abreu to start the seventh. Two batters later, Alexei Ramirez went deep for a two-run shot to knock Dickey out of the game. While Dickey has now allowed more than three runs just twice on the year, he's given up a home run in eight straight starts. He'll take a 4.24 ERA into his next start against the A's.
Jun 27 - 10:20 PM

R.A. Dickey went 7 2/3 innings but took a loss Sunday versus the Reds, allowing four runs -- three earned -- on nine hits and two walks.

Dickey struck out seven and came without one out of what would have been a complete game loss. A two-run homer by Todd Frazier in the fifth inning was the big blow, and it was a cheapie that wouldn't have gone out in most parks. It was a solid outing from the knuckleballer, who showed that his groin injury wasn't an issue. Dickey gets the White Sox next.
Jun 22 - 4:51 PM

R.A. Dickey (groin) will have his next start pushed back from Friday to Sunday.

The Jays are giving Dickey a couple extra days to recover after he had to leave his last outing when he tweaked his groin. Liam Hendriks is now starting Friday in Cincinnati.
Jun 19 - 11:11 PM

R.A. Dickey (groin) played catch Sunday.

It's a good sign that he'll be OK after he had to leave Saturday's start with right groin tightness. Dickey is currently scheduled to start next weekend in Cincinnati and more should be known about his status later in the week.
Jun 15 - 12:48 PM

R.A. Dickey made an early exit from his start Saturday against the Orioles with right groin tightness.

Dickey allowed three runs -- two earned -- before departing with a trainer in the bottom of the seventh inning. He's had groin problems before and could need an extended period of rest. The knuckleballer owns a 4.08 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 15 starts this season.
Jun 14 - 6:58 PM

R.A. Dickey improved to 6-4, allowing two runs over five innings as the Blue Jays defeated the Tigers 8-2 on Wednesday.

Dickey has been better, but was able to wriggle out of trouble when he needed to on Wednesday. Overall, he allowed seven hits -- including home runs to Miguel Cabrera and Ian Kinsler -- while walking four and striking out four. Dickey will look to improve on his 4.25 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in his next start against the Twins at home.
Jun 4 - 10:55 PM

R.A. Dickey got the no-decision, allowing five runs in five innings in Thursday's loss to the Royals.

Dickey had strung together seven consecutive quality starts entering Thursday's outing, but number eight was not in the cards. The right-hander allowed 10 hits, walked one, and struck out seven. Dickey, now with a 4.30 ERA and a 61/32 K/BB ratio, will take the hill against the Tigers on the road in his next start.
May 29 - 10:50 PM

R.A. Dickey was charged with two runs in 8 1/3 innings in Saturday's 5-2 victory over the Athletics.

Dickey was given a chance at his first complete game of the season, but he allowed a pair of baserunners with one out before being pulled. The knuckleballer allowed five hits and one walk while striking out four batters. His ERA is now down to 3.95 for the year. This is the first time his ERA has been under 4.00 as a member of the Blue Jays. He's slowly starting to rebuild trust with fantasy owners.
May 24 - 3:57 PM

R.A. Dickey allowed four runs -- three earned -- over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Rangers on Sunday.

Dickey had to work around some poor infield defense today and wasn't quite good enough to make lemonade out of it. As it was, he allowed just three hits, one of them an infield single. Still, his winning streak was snapped at three.
May 18 - 6:49 PM

R.A. Dickey allowed four runs (two earned) in six-plus innings of work but picked up his fourth win in Tuesday's start against the Indians.

Dickey was pitching well through six, having allowed only one run. But he took the hill in the seventh and allowed all four hitters he faced to reach base on two singles, a walk, and a hit batter to force in a run. Reliever Aaron Loup came in and allowed two of Dickey's runners to score as well. Overall, Dickey allowed four hits, walked two, and struck out six. Dickey will look for win number five against the Rangers on the road in his next start.
May 13 - 9:57 PM

R.A. Dickey improved to 3-3 in Thursday's start against the Phillies, allowing three runs in 6 1/3 innings as the Jays went on to win 12-6.

Dickey set a season-high with eight strikeouts, allowing seven hits and walking three in the process. He also set a season-high with 122 pitches in the effort in which he lowered his ERA to 4.91. Dickey will look to keep the good times rolling at home against the Indians in his next start.
May 8 - 10:41 PM

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