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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 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

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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

R.A. Dickey was brilliant in Friday’s 5-0 win over the Rangers, allowing just three singles over eight innings of shutout ball.

A throwback performance against the team who originally drafted him. This was Dickey’s longest scoreless outing since a shutout against the Rays on June 26, 2013. The veteran knuckleballer struck out six batters and walked just one. While he has pitched better of late, this was his first win since his season debut. He’ll bring a 4.31 ERA into a start against the Rays next time out.
May 14 - 1:36 AM

R.A. Dickey pitched fairly well in a losing effort against the Dodgers on Saturday, surrendering four runs (two earned) on six hits over his seven frames.

The veteran knuckleballer walked one and struck out three on the afternoon. He served up a home run to Joc Pederson in the second inning, but otherwise did a nice job keeping the Dodgers hitters off-balance. Now 1-4 on the year, he'll look to further improve upon a 5.18 ERA and 1.50 WHIP when he takes on the Rangers in Texas on Friday.
May 7 - 4:02 PM

R.A. Dickey looked good in a no-decision Monday, tossing 6 1/3 frames of one-run ball against the Rangers.

Dickey walked three and struck out just three, but he managed to hold Rangers in check for the most part, surrendering only a solo homer to Brett Nicholas in the third inning. It was the knuckleballer's best start of the season, as he entered the outing with a 6.75 ERA. He'll try to keep it going against the Dodgers this weekend.
May 2 - 10:19 PM

R.A. Dickey was lit up for six runs over six innings of work in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.

There are going to be nights where Dickey's knuckleball just isn't working, and this was one of those nights. He surrendered eight hits -- including a couple homers -- while walking one and striking out three. Dickey will take an ugly 6.75 ERA into his next start versus the Rangers.
Apr 26 - 9:57 PM

R.A. Dickey went six innings on Wednesday, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks in a no-decision versus the Orioles.

It’s hard to know what to expect game-to-game from a knuckleballer. He came into the night with .388 BABIP, though, so one figured he’d begin to right the ship in his upcoming starts. Perhaps that began on Wednesday. He was unspectacular, but solid, which pretty much defines his career north of the border. He’ll next get the White Sox at home on Monday.
Apr 20 - 10:37 PM

R.A. Dickey was shelled for seven runs -- six earned -- over five innings Saturday in a loss to the Red Sox.

Dickey struck out nine, but the Red Sox pounded out nine hits against the veteran knuckleballer -- including four doubles and a Hanley Ramirez two-run triple. Dickey is likely to be an inconsistent fantasy contributor all year, just as he's been his entire time in Toronto. A road date with these same Red Sox is next.
Apr 9 - 4:02 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Chris Colabello
2Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
2Junior Lake
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Aaron Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Drew Storen
3Brett Cecil
4Jason Grilli
5Joe Biagini
6Franklin Morales
7Gavin Floyd
8Jesse Chavez
9Chad Girodo
10Bo Schultz