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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||210.00||12.00||14.00||0.00||3.81||1.21||168.00||63.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Yankees|| 14.1||1||0|| 1.26||0||6||4|
|vs LHB|| 19.0||0||0|| 4.74||0||13||6|
|vs RHB|| 20.0||0||0|| 4.05||0||3||14|
|Last 10 Games|
Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey earns first win with eight strong innings
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/4/15) Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey (1-3) gave up one run on three hits in eight innings of work against the Yankees Monday to collect his first win of the season on Monday.
The lone run allowed scored in the seventh inning when Carlos Beltran led off with a double and came around to score on a ground out.
"I can honestly say, I think that was as good as I've seen him in three years," manager John Gibbons said of Dickey after the win, per MLB.com. "He was really good tonight, and we needed it after a tough loss yesterday to bounce back, even though it didn't happen until late in the game. A lot of movement; I can't remember any mistakes. Usually his mistakes are when his ball flattens out a little bit, and I didn't see any of those today. He was good. Justice served, because he deserved to win on that one."
Dickey had allowed 15 runs over his last 18 2/3 innings (7.23 ERA) before Monday's gem.
Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin was disappointed the offense couldn't give Dickey more support.
"You go eight innings strong, give up one run, you want your pitcher to get the W out there," he said.
Dickey will return to the mound for his next start Sunday against the Red Sox.
Blue Jays' R.A. Dickey falls to 0-3 with loss vs. Red Sox
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/29/15) Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey took his third loss of the season Wednesday, giving up four earned runs on nine hits in seven innings while striking out four in his team's 4-1 defeat against the Red Sox.
Dickey (0-3) surrendered three of his runs in the third inning, with two coming on Hanley Ramirez's 10th home run of the season. He gave up another run in the seventh but had another runner thrown out at the plate on the play to limit the damage.
"It was pretty consistent tonight," Dickey said of the knuckleball. "I threw a lot of good ones. My velocities were good. I made a mistake to Hanley, 0-2, and it cost us. But outside of that I felt like I was pretty on point for most of the night."
Dickey owns a 5.23 ERA and 20:13 K:BB ratio in 31 innings across five starts.
"Dickey pitched good enough to win," manager John Gibbons said. "We just couldn't get anything going. To hold them to four runs in Fenway Park is a pretty good feat."
He'll look for his first win Monday against the Yankees.
Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey allows eight runs in loss to Rays
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/24/15) Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey had his worst start of the season during a 12-3 loss to the Rays on Friday. The veteran knuckleballer gave up eight runs (seven earned) on nine hits and one walk, while striking out zero batters in 4 2/3 innings.
Dickey (0-2) was pitching with a 2-0 lead when the Rays put up four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. James Loney and Rene Rivera each had a two-run homer.
The Rays then came back in the fifth inning with five more runs. The big hit was an RBI triple by Asdrubal Cabrera.
Dickey had allowed seven runs in 19 1/3 innings in his first three starts. His ERA jumped from 3.26 to 5.25.
"I don't really have an answer. Sometimes it's the nature of the pitch," Dickey said of his performance, per the Toronto Sun. "I threw some really bad ones tonight that they hit. Sometimes those get popped up or not swung at. You give what you've got and some times it's great and some times you stink. Tonight I stunk."
He will make his next scheduled start Wednesday at Boston.
Gibbons: Dickey won't have personal catcher with Navarro on the DL
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/23/15) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told reporters that knuckleballer R.A. Dickey will not have a designated personal catcher while Dioner Navarro is on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury, per the National Post.
Navarro was Dickey's battery mate this season. Toronto called up Josh Thole from Triple-A, who is familiar with Dickey's work. He caught the majority of the knuckleballer's starts during his run with the Mets. Gibbons said he's leaning on having Thole behind the plate catching Dickey on Friday, per Sportsnet.ca.
Blue Jays' Dickey touched for two HRs Saturday, settles for no decision
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(4/18/15) Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey was touched for four runs on four hits, including two home runs, in seven innings on Saturday for a no decision against the Braves.
"It's been frustrating, but at the same time I can't be too displeased with some of the results I've been having and making pitches in big situations," Dickey said to MLB.com. "I've been able to do that for the most part, but in reality I feel like I should have given up two runs."
Freddie Freeman connected for a two-run homer and A.J. Pierzynski added a solo shot off Dickey.
"It's been kind of a kooky beginning here," said Dickey. "In all honesty, I feel like I should have about half the walks that I have. A lot of that is out of your control and so you just try to fight with what you got."
Dickey will go after his first win of 2015 on Friday in Tampa Bay.
|2014 summary: His Cy Young season now two years behind him, R.A. Dickey was remarkably ordinary for an extraordinary pitcher in 2014, powerknuckling his way to a 14-13 record and 3.71 ERA for the Blue Jays. He remained an innings eater, delivering his fourth straight season with 200-plus, but these days it takes more than that to set a player apart at starting pitcher.|
Playing time status: At age 40, Dickey has reached the stage of his career where injuries should be the expectation, which of course works against his greatest attribute, the whole innings-eater thing. His low-effort arsenal could help him defy Father Time, as is true for all knuckleballers, but given the lack of upside, why give him the benefit of the doubt?
2015 outlook: It's not that Dickey is a bad pitcher. He may not be as good as he was during his Cy Young season, but he's about like he was during the two years prior. It's just that the starting pitcher landscape has changed so much since then that he's buried behind a bunch of strikeout-per-inning, low-WHIP types. In deeper Head-to-Head points leagues, where a consistent six or seven innings really is still valuable, he's a decent pick late, but otherwise, you wouldn't be wrong to pass him up entirely.
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