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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
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R.A. Dickey indicated after Thursday's win over the Nationals that he's considering retiring after the season.
"I'd be lying to say I didn't have some emotions about it," Dickey said. "This could be my last start ever at a home venue. But we're going to make that decision at the end of the season and see how I feel and what goes on there." The 42-year-old knuckleballer added that while he feels like he has "a lot more in me," he could ultimately choose to spend more time with his family rather than play a 16th season. The Braves hold an $8 million option for 2018 on Dickey, who's posted a 4.32 ERA over 30 starts in 2017. Sep 22 - 8:45 AM

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R.A. Dickey allowed two runs on four hits over eight innings, and the Braves edged the Nationals 3-2 on Thursday.

Ryan Zimmerman jumped on a high knuckler in the second inning for a solo homer, but Dickey pretty effectively perplexed the Nats over the rest of his tenure. To that end, he struck out four without issuing a walk in his eight innings. Those starts have been rare in recent weeks, as he carried a 10.05 September ERA into Thursday's outing. The 42-year-old is 10-10 with a 4.32 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 30 starts overall, and he'll square off with the Mets on Tuesday.
Sep 22 - 12:37 AM

R.A. Dickey allowed eight hits and five runs over five innings in a loss to the Mets on Saturday.

The telling stat in this one is that Dickey registered zero strikeouts for the first time this season. When you're not fooling anyone, it's tough to get by throwing 78 mph. A larger problem for the 42-year-old is that it was the third consecutive start in which he's allowed five or more runs, pushing his ERA to 4.41 in 29 starts overall. He'll look to get back on track Friday against a young Phillies bunch.
Sep 16 - 10:15 PM

R.A. Dickey surrendered five earned runs over five innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Marlins.

Atlanta rallied to win the game in extra innings, with Lane Adams providing a walkoff two-run homer in the bottom of the 11th. Dickey gave up six hits and three walks while watching his season ERA rise to 4.28. He also has a 1.41 WHIP.
Sep 10 - 5:33 PM

R.A. Dickey was blasted for seven runs -- six earned -- over 4 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Rangers.

Dickey didn't have his knuckleball working in this one, as the Rangers rattled off eight hits -- including two home runs -- against the 42-year-old while also drawing three walks. He struck out just three of the 23 batters he faced. Dickey is now 9-9 on the season with a 4.14 ERA and 1.40 WHIP. He'll get the Marlins at home next.
Sep 4 - 11:20 PM

R.A. Dickey pitched eight innings of one-run ball and struck out nine to beat the Phillies in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader.

It will be interesting to see if Dickey is traded prior to Friday. He's allowed one or no runs in eight of his last 13 starts, dropping his season ERA to 3.91.
Aug 30 - 3:25 PM

R.A. Dickey allowed four runs on 11 hits in six innings and did not factor into the decision versus the Mariners on Wednesday.

His knuckler wasn't really fooling too many people tonight as shown by the 11 hits and two walks, although he did notch six strikeouts while keeping his team close in the high-scoring interleague affair. The 42-year-old has an 8-8 record with a 4.06 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 25 starts.
Aug 24 - 1:44 AM

R.A. Dickey struck out nine batters but allowed four runs in six innings to absorb a loss to the Reds on Friday.

The knuckleball was dancing as he missed a lot of bats but when the Reds made contact the ball flew far. The veteran tossed five innings of scoreless baseball before the train derailed in the sixth frame. He served up home runs to Adam Duvall, Eugenio Suarez and Jesse Winker to account for all four runs. The 42-year-old falls to 8-8 on the season with a 3.98 ERA in 24 starts. He will climb the mound for an interleague start against the Mariners next week.
Aug 19 - 12:03 AM

R.A. Dickey was on his game in Sunday's win over the Cardinals, firing off seven innings of one-run ball.

Dickey scattered seven hits while striking out three and walking two. He kept the Cardinals off the scoreboard completely until the seventh inning, when they finally scraped together a run against him. This strong outing continues a hot roll, with Dickey having allowed two or fewer runs in seven of his last 10 starts. The veteran knuckleballer will carry a 3.89 ERA and 1.35 WHIP into a home start against the Reds when he next toes the rubber.
Aug 13 - 5:15 PM

R.A. Dickey yielded three runs over six innings in a win over the Marlins on Friday.

This was his first win since June 24. Other than a couple of bombs from Giancarlo Stanton, Dickey kept the Marlins off the board. The veteran knuckleballer gave up three hits in all while walking just one batter and striking out three. He improved to 7-7 with the victory and has a 4.03 ERA and 93/53 K/BB ratio in 134 innings across 22 starts. He lines up for a start against the Cardinals on the road next time out.
Aug 5 - 12:36 AM

R.A. Dickey allowed just one unearned run over seven innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Phillies.

Philadelphia won the game in the bottom of the ninth, with Rex Brothers taking the loss. Dickey gave up six hits and walked three, but he struck out eight and the one run he surrendered came on a passed ball in the bottom of the fourth. The veteran knuckleballer will carry a 4.08 ERA into his next start at home against the Marlins.
Jul 30 - 6:10 PM

R.A. Dickey allowed four earned runs, five hits and five walks with four strikeouts over just 3 2/3 innings in a loss Monday in Arizona.

Dickey had been trending in the right direction, posting quality starts in five of his past six outings, so he was probably due for a stinker. The walks tied a season high and his previous shortest outing of the season was five innings. He'll look to bounce back Sunday in Philadelphia opposite Vince Velasquez.
Jul 25 - 1:24 AM

R.A. Dickey served up four earned runs in seven innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cubs.

Dickey entered the outing in a great groove, but he couldn't contain the red-hot Cubs. The veteran knuckleballer walked two and allowed seven hits, including two home runs. He'll carry a 6-6 record, 4.14 ERA, and 1.36 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Wild Card-leading Diamondbacks.
Jul 19 - 3:29 PM

R.A. Dickey fired six innings of one-run ball in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Dickey just keeps on rolling. He gave up eight hits, walked a pair, and hit a batter, with the lone run scoring on an infield single from Daniel Descalso in the sixth. Unfortunately for him, he didn’t get much support on this night. The knuckleballer has compiled a 1.09 ERA over his last five starts. He’s getting interesting in fantasy leagues again, but a matchup against the Cubs next time out is risky.
Jul 15 - 12:48 AM

R.A. Dickey will start the Braves' first game of the second half against the Diamondbacks.

He'll be followed by Mike Foltynewicz, Jaime Garcia, Julio Teheran and Sean Newcomb. Dickey has turned it on of late with a 2.77 ERA and 0.87 WHIP over his last five starts.
Jul 9 - 11:55 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
3Tony Sanchez
4David Freitas
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Ozzie Albies
2Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
3B1Johan Camargo
2Adonis Garcia
3Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
2Matt Adams
3Jace Peterson
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
3Lane Adams
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Michael Foltynewicz
3R.A. Dickey
4Sean Newcomb
5Lucas Sims
6Max Fried
7Luiz Gohara
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jim Johnson
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Sam Freeman
6Dan Winkler
7Jason Motte
8Matt Wisler
9A.J. Minter
10Jacob Lindgren
11Armando Rivero
12Luke Jackson
13Rex Brothers