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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 LHB|| 61.2||0||0|| 3.65||0||26||31|
|vs RHB|| 82.1||0||0|| 4.37||0||23||59|
|Last 10 Games|
Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey tosses seven shutout innings Sunday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(8/2/15) Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey was nearly unhittable during Sunday's 5-2 win over the Royals.
Dickey did not allow a run over seven innings of work and only permitted two hits. He also struck out six and walked two. He received the win for his effort and is now 6-10 with a 4.06 ERA.
Dickey has now won his last three starts and has earned a quality start in each of his last five starts.
Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey wins back-to-back starts
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/29/15) Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey was terrific in his outing against the Phillies on Wednesday. The veteran knuckleballer allowed a pair of unearned runs on seven hits over eight innings. Dickey walked one and struck out four in the 8-2 victory.
Dickey (5-10, 4.27 ERA) shutout the Phillies over the first six innings in this one. But a pair of errors led to single runs in the seventh and the eighth.
This was Dickey's finest outing this season, as it was the first time he did not allow an earned run. The right-hander is 2-4 with a 3.00 ERA over his past seven starts.
Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey snags first win in five weeks
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(7/23/15) The old knuckleball was really knuckling for the old knuckleballer Thursday afternoon. The result for Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey was his fourth win of the season.
The hard-luck Dickey, who had not tasted victory since June 18 despite several fine performances, finally got some run support in Oakland. He allowed just two runs on five hits in eight innings with one walk and six strikeouts.
Three of those hits came in succession to start the third and resulted in both runs. But Dickey faced only one batter over the minimum the rest of the way.
He has yielded just five runs in his last 21 innings to shrink his ERA to 4.53, its lowest point since May 4. He hopes it's only the beginning because the season so far has been difficult for him mentally.
"I like to pretend that it doesn't affect you at all, but when you look up there and see a 3-10 (record) it hurts, it's hard," he told MLB.com. "I'm hopeful to run off a whole bunch of wins in a row, thinking that things will eventually even out over the course of the year, but there's no guarantee that will happen."
Blue Jays SP Drew Hutchinson out Thursday, Dickey in
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(7/23/15) Blue Jays pitcher Drew Hutchison will not make his scheduled start on Thursday against the Athletics because of an undisclosed illness. Starting pitcher R.A. Dickey will start in place of Hutchison, according to Sportsnet.com.
Illness could sideline Jays SP Drew Hutchison on Thursday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(7/22/15) John Gibbons has stated that an illness could keep Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison from making his start Thursday in Oakland. His absence would result in R.A. Dickey pitching in his place and with his normal rest.
Hutchison has struggled lately. He has allowed nine runs on 22 hits in 15 2/3 innings over his last three outings.
|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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