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R.A. Dickey | Starting Pitcher | #19

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (42) / 10/29/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 1 (18) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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R.A. Dickey allowed three runs over seven innings in a loss to the Nationals on Thursday.
It was a bit of a tough-luck night for Dickey, who gave up just three hits while walking two but still ended up on the losing end. After an ugly first start of the year he's now turned in two pretty good ones his last two turns. He'll carry a 1-2 record and 3.86 ERA into a start against one of his former teams, the Mets, on Wednesday. Apr 20 - 10:59 PM

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R.A. Dickey limited the Padres to two runs over six innings in a win Saturday.

Things got a little dicey in the second inning, when Hunter Renfroe and Austin Hedges connected for back-to-back solo homers, but Dickey was otherwise spotless in earning his first win with the Braves. The knuckleballer struck out six while walking one on the evening. He's now 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA through two starts this year, and Dickey will get a taste of division play when the Braves host the Nationals on Thursday.
Apr 16 - 12:36 AM

R.A. Dickey gave up six runs -- three earned -- in 5 2/3 innings and was charged with a loss against the Pirates on Saturday.

This was Dickey's first start as a Brave and it didn't go well. He surrendered nine hits and issued four free passes. His teammates contributed to his woes by making two errors and allowing a passed ball -- all of which allowed runs to score. He gave up two runs in the second, two runs in the third and two runs in the sixth before being lifted after 109 pitches. He helped himself at the plate by singling in two runs to open the scoring in the second inning, but it wasn't enough to save the day.
Apr 8 - 10:52 PM

R.A. Dickey held the Mets to two runs on seven hits in six innings of work on Saturday.

He gave up a home run to Michael Conforto in the first inning but it ended up being his best outing of the spring. He lowered his ERA to 6.00 with 11 strikeouts in 21 innings. Dickey turned in a 10-15 record with a 4.46 ERA last season with the Blue Jays. The 42-year-old is now back in the National League, where he won the Cy Young Award in 2012 with the Mets.
Mar 25 - 4:19 PM

R.A. Dickey surrendered six runs -- five earned -- in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Tigers.

Dickey's springs are usually pretty shaky, and it probably doesn't help that he's working with new catchers in Atlanta. He's given up 13 runs -- eight earned -- in 9 1/3 innings through three starts.
Mar 15 - 4:59 PM

R.A. Dickey was pounded for five runs -- two earned -- in his three inning start against the Marlins on Saturday.

It all went south quickly as he allowed a home run to leadoff hitter Dee Gordon in the four-run first inning. He gave up five hits and two walks without fanning a single batter. The 42-year-old knuckleballer has a rotation spot sewn up but his fantasy owners are hoping for better than the 4.46 ERA and 1.37 WHIP he registered for the Blue Jays last year.
Mar 4 - 5:18 PM

Braves signed RHP R.A. Dickey to a one-year, $7.5 million contract with an $8 million club option for 2018.

The option comes with a $500,000 buyout, so it's an $8 million total guarantee. Dickey posted an ugly 4.46 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 126/63 K/BB ratio in 169 2/3 innings this summer with the Blue Jays and he turned 42 years old last month, but knuckleballers tend to have longer careers and the veteran righty figures to deliver better numbers in the National League. It has been well-reported that the Braves want to make significant upgrades to their roster ahead of the opening of SunTrust Park in 2017. We wouldn't call this signing particularly significant, but it is something.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 11:03:00 AM

R.A. Dickey blanked the Angels for five innings Friday in the Blue Jays' 6-0 victory.

Dickey came out for the sixth, but was pulled after two quick singles. Fortunately, Joe Biagini was able to strand both runners. Dickey's win was his 10th of the year. He has six career double-figure victory seasons, which doesn't seem overly impressive until one considers that he didn't have a single one before turning 35.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 01:53:00 AM

R.A. Dickey's next turn in the Blue Jays' rotation will be skipped.

First it was Francisco Liriano who was sent to the bullpen for a while and now Liriano will re-enter the rotation in Dickey's place. The knuckleballer allowed five runs over just four innings in his last outing.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 12:28:00 PM

R.A. Dickey surrendered five earned runs over four innings Sunday as the Blue Jays fell to the Yankees.

Jacoby Ellsbury got to Dickey for a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning and an RBI single in the bottom of the third. The veteran knuckleballer then let up a two-run double to Yankees rookie Tyler Austin in the bottom of the fourth. He fell to 9-14 on the year with a 4.60 ERA.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 04:18:00 PM

R.A. Dickey turned in an inconsistent effort in Sunday's no-decision against the Twins, allowing five runs (three earned) on six hits over six innings.

Things got away from Dickey in the fifth inning, when he surrendered four of the five runs on his line. The two key hits in that frame came courtesy of Trevor Plouffe and Miguel Sano, who both notched RBI singles. The veteran knuckleballer will try to clamp down on the big inning when he brings his 4.43 ERA and 1.35 WHIP into a road showdown with the Rays next time through the rotation.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 04:16:00 PM

R.A. Dickey held the Angels to two runs over 6 2/3 frames in a 7-2 victory on Tuesday.

Nick Buss got to Dickey with a two-run homer in the second inning, but that was the only dent the Angels were able to make in the scoreboard. The knuckleballer yielded six hits, walked two and struck out two on the evening. Dickey really struggled in his first three starts after the All-Star break but has posted a 3.13 ERA over his last four outings. He'll try to keep rolling this weekend versus the Twins.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 10:29:00 PM

R.A. Dickey walked four batters but held the Yankees to one run over five innings in a loss Monday.

He was able to limit the damage despite the wildness, as Aaron Judge's RBI double in the fourth inning represented the only tally of the night for the Yankees. The problem for the Blue Jays, unfortunately, is that they got shut out. Dickey has just one quality start in his last six tries. He'll get the Indians on the road this weekend.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 10:31:00 PM

R.A. Dickey allowed four runs over just 4 1/3 frames but escaped with a no-decision in Monday's 7-5 win over the Rays.

Dickey yielded six hits, walked three and also hit a batter, exiting in the fifth inning with the game tied 4-4. Although the knuckleballer pitched well his previous time out, he's now been knocked around in four out of his last five starts to push his ERA up to 4.62. He'll face the Yankees in the Bronx the next time out.
Mon, Aug 8, 2016 10:55:00 PM

R.A. Dickey limited the Astros to one run on six hits over seven innings in the Blue Jays' 2-1 victory Tuesday.

Dickey fanned five in the outing, his first win since before the All-Star break. It was also his eighth win of the year, leaving his record at 8-12 with a 4.49 ERA and 1.32 WHIP through 23 starts. The knuckleballer will next take the hill Sunday against the Royals.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 12:13:00 AM

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