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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 Chi. White Sox|| 5.0||0||0|| 9.00||0||2||5|
|vs LHB|| 45.1||0||0|| 4.17||0||23||25|
|vs RHB|| 62.1||0||0|| 5.63||0||19||39|
|Last 10 Games|
Blue Jays' R.A. Dickey loses third straight start
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(7/4/15) Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey lost to Detroit on Saturday, losing his third straight start and dropping to 3-9 on the year.
Dickey gave up five runs on a season-high 11 hits, the most hits he's allowed in a start since May 30, 2013. He also gave up a home run, his fourth in the last six starts.
"Sometimes that's the nature of the game," said Dickey, per MLB.com. "You have a rough first inning, sometimes you have rough fifth innings, but it is psychologically a little bit more difficult to continue to give the offence a hole to dig out of.
"So, today was a disappointment for sure. At the very least, I was able to eat some innings with a thin 'pen, and hopefully that will put us in a position to be OK for the next few games."
Blue Jays' R.A. Dickey loses for third time in last four decisions
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(6/29/15) Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey lost to Boston on Monday, dropping his third decision in the last four.
"It's always frustrating when you give up runs no matter how you give them up," Dickey said, per MLB.com. "I'm kind of in a stretch where I'm pitching just good enough to lose."
Dickey finished a hard-luck month. Despite posting a 3.32 ERA in June, Dickey's record was just 1-3.
Dickey allowed three runs in six innings on Monday. He got six hits and walked three, while his record dropped to 3-8.
Blue Jays P R.A. Dickey loses seventh game this season
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(6/23/15) Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey gave up three earned runs in Tuesday night's 4-3 loss to the Rays.
"I was kind of foggy today," Dickey said after his outing, per MLB.com. "It has been a tough week so I haven't gotten to prepare the way that I normally do, but I was able to repeat my mechanics enough.
It was an average performance for Dickey, who lasted seven innings. He gave up eight hits, walked three batters and struck out two. Though his season ERA is 4.88, Dickey has posted a 3.09 ERA over his past five games.
"I felt good out there, my velocities were still good, my release point was still good," he said. "Thankfully I have enough muscle memory built in there where I can afford to have a week like that and still be OK. It wasn't much of an issue."
The loss brings Dickey to 3-7 this year.
Dickey's next start is projected for June 29 against the Red Sox.
Blue Jays reinstate SP R.A. Dickey off bereavement list
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/22/15) Blue Jays veteran starter R.A. Dickey has been activated off the bereavement list, which would allow him to make his scheduled start Tuesday against Tampa Bay.
The knuckleballer left the team to be with his family in the wake of his father's death. He pitched one of his finest games of the season Thursday, beating the Mets for his first win in a month despite the knowledge that his dad had passed away.
Blue Jays place R.A. Dickey on bereavement list
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(6/19/15) The Blue Jays placed starting pitcher R.A. Dickey on the bereavement list Friday and recalled infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo.
Dickey's father died Tuesday night, but he wanted to stay with the team and make his scheduled start Thursday against the Mets. Dickey's next scheduled start is for Tuesday against the Rays, but he can take up from 3-7 days while on the bereavement list.
The veteran knuckleballer is expected to rejoin the team Monday ahead of his scheduled start Tuesday, according to Sportsnet.ca.
|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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