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R.A. Dickey | Starting Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (40) / 10/29/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Tennessee
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R.A. Dickey pitched a complete game, limiting the Indians to one run in Wednesday's win.
The only run Dickey allowed in nine innings came on a Carlos Santana single in the fourth inning. It was one of four hits the knuckleballer gave up while striking out six and walking none. His ERA now sits at 4.09 along with a 1.25 WHIP and a 112/57 K/BB ratio over 182 2/3 innings. Dickey has won seven consecutive decisions over his last 10 starts and will look to make it eight next week in Boston against the Red Sox. Sep 2 - 9:50 PM

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R.A. Dickey picked up his ninth victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Tigers to three runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings.

The veteran knuckleballer punched out six on the evening while issuing only one walk. Most of the damage against him came just before he departed in the seventh inning on a two-run blast off the bat of Anthony Gose. Dickey will carry a 4.25 ERA and 1.30 WHIP into Wednesday's matchup against the Indians.
Aug 28 - 9:53 PM

R.A. Dickey struggled in Sunday's win over the Angels, allowing five runs on 11 hits over six innings.

Dickey surrendered all five runs on his line in the first inning. Indeed, the Angels were just home run away from a collective RBI cycle in the frame. The knuckleballer has now allowed 10 runs in his last two starts, covering 10 innings. He'll head home to face the Tigers next time he toes the rubber, bringing a 4.26 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 100/56 K/BB ratio over 167 innings into the outing.
Aug 23 - 7:00 PM

R.A. Dickey lasted only four innings in a no-decision against the Phillies, allowing five runs, but the Blue Jays still managed to win on Tuesday.

The Phillies scored at least once in each of the second-through-fifth innings. The knuckleballer gave up nine hits and a pair of walks while striking out only two. It grades as his first start since July 4. Dickey has turned in a solid year, carrying a 4.14 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP and a 99/55 K/BB ratio over 161 innings. He'll try for better results next week in a road start against the Rangers.
Aug 18 - 10:34 PM

R.A. Dickey had the knuckleball fluttering properly in a Friday no-decision against the Yankees in which he allowed one run on six hits over seven innings.

Only a solo home run by Mark Teixeira in the second inning prevented Dickey from the shutout. He struck out three and walked two. Given the success that knuckleball pitchers have had against the Yankees of late--Steven Wright of the Red Sox shut them down on Wednesday--the rest of the division might do well to just stock up on soft-tossers whenever they're set to face the Bombers. Dickey now holds a 3.93 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 93/51 K/BB ratio over 151 innings. These numbers are trending in the right direction, as he's allowed two or fewer runs in each of his last six starts. He'll try to keep rolling in a home start against the A's on Thursday afternoon.
Aug 7 - 11:03 PM

R.A. Dickey assisted in Sunday's defeat of the Royals by tossing seven scoreless innings, earning his sixth win of the season.

Dickey limited the Royals to two hits and two walks while striking out six. Things escalated after he left as there was a benches-clearing incident between the two teams, spurred by teammate and reliever Aaron Sanchez. At any rate, Dickey lowered his ERA to 4.06 and owns a 1.24 WHIP with a 90/49 K/BB ratio in 144 innings. He's held the opposition to two or fewer runs in five consecutive starts, a trend he'll hope to continue over the weekend at Yankee Stadium.
Aug 2 - 4:54 PM

R.A. Dickey picked up his fifth win after limiting the Phillies to two unearned runs in eight innings on Wednesday.

Russell Martin and Danny Valencia made errors which led to both runs scoring, one in each of the seventh and eighth innings. Dickey scattered seven hits and a walk while striking out four. He's limited the opposition to two or fewer runs in four consecutive starts, lowering his ERA to 4.27 with a 1.28 WHIP and an 84/47 K/BB ratio over 137 innings. The knuckleballer squares off at home against the Twins next.
Jul 29 - 9:58 PM

R.A. Dickey is starting Thursday versus the A's.

Dickey was supposed to handle Friday's series opener against the Mariners, but Drew Hutchison is sick so the veteran knuckleballer will slide into Thursday's series finale in Oakland. Dickey, 40, owns a 4.70 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 74/45 K/BB ratio in 120 2/3 innings this season for the Blue Jays.
Jul 23 - 11:04 AM

R.A. Dickey delivered a strong start in a losing effort against the Rays on Saturday, hurling six innings of one-run ball.

The veteran knuckleballer allowed just four hits and a walk in the contest while punching out four. The only damage against him came on an RBI double by John Jaso in the third inning. He has been extremely inconsistent on the season, but will look to further improve upon a 4.70 ERA and 1.33 WHIP when he takes on the Mariners in Seattle on Friday.
Jul 18 - 3:50 PM

R.A. Dickey held the White Sox to two runs on four hits over seven innings in a Thursday afternoon loss.

Dickey had surrendered 11 hits (matching a career high) and five runs in his last start, a loss to the Tigers, but he bounced back against the White Sox. He allowed just four hits total in Thursday's contest, backed with six strikeouts. It was a nice way to head into the All-Star Break, but there's no obscuring what's been a disappointing season thus far for Dickey, who holds a 4.87 ERA and 1.36 WHIP to go with a 70/44 K/BB ratio over 114 2/3 innings. It would be nice if Thursday's start was a sign of what's to come in the second half for the veteran knuckleballer, but we aren't holding our breath.
Jul 9 - 4:29 PM

R.A. Dickey struggled in Saturday's loss to the Tigers, matching a career high with 11 hits allowed while surrendering five runs in his 5 2/3 innings.

Dickey also walked a pair and struck out one in the ballgame. Nearly all of the damage came in the first inning, where the Tigers struck for four runs including a two-run blast by J.D. Martinez. Dickey simply hasn't been good this season, registering a 5.02 ERA, 4.86 xFIP and 64/42 K/BB ratio across 107 2/3 innings. He'll take on the White Sox in Chicago his next time out on Thursday.
Jul 4 - 4:30 PM

R.A. Dickey notched a quality start, yielding three runs in six innings, but took the loss on Monday against the Red Sox.

Dickey punctuates a strong June with another quality start. He pitched reasonably well, giving up the three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three, but Clay Buchholz was nearly untouchable. Dickey gave up two runs in the third inning on a two-run Xander Bogaerts double, then one more in the fifth on Brock Holt's RBI single. Dickey still owns a disappointing 4.85 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP and a 63/40 K/BB ratio in 102 innings. He'll try to knuckleball his way past the Tigers in Detroit next.
Jun 29 - 9:43 PM

R.A. Dickey allowed three runs over seven innings in a loss to the Rays on Tuesday.

Dickey gave up eight hits and walked three over his seven innings of work. His two strikeouts were his lowest output since May 10. Dickey fell to 3-7 with the loss, owning a 4.88 ERA and 1.33 WHIP through 15 starts. The knuckleballer will next face the division-rival Red Sox on Monday.
Jun 23 - 9:30 PM

Blue Jays activated RHP R.A. Dickey from the bereavement list.

Dickey was given a few days off following the death of his father. The veteran knuckleballer is scheduled to start for the Jays on Tuesday night at the Rays' Tropicana Field. He's posted a promising 2.88 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 25 innings (four starts) this month.
Jun 22 - 12:38 PM

Blue Jays placed RHP R.A. Dickey on the bereavement list.

Dickey's father died earlier this week. He'll be back for his next scheduled start on Tuesday.
Source: Sportsnet
Jun 19 - 10:29 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
3Maicer Izturis
4Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Ben Revere
2Chris Colabello
3Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Marco Estrada
5Drew Hutchison
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Aaron Sanchez
3Brett Cecil
4Mark Lowe
5LaTroy Hawkins
6Liam Hendriks
7Bo Schultz
8Aaron Loup
9Jeff Francis
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