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Blue Jays withstand barrage of White Sox homers for unlikely victory

Chicago hit seven home runs on Saturday, but R.A. Dickey and the Jays still came out on top in the second game of the series.
Via Toronto Star
1 day ago

DraftKings: Jackie Bradley Jr., R.A. Dickey Among Adam Pellerin’s Picks

Jackie Bradley Jr. seems to be on the verge of turning his recent slump around, so NESN’s Adam Pellerin thinks he should be in your DraftKings daily fantasy baseball lineups. The Boston Red Sox’s outfielder will take a shot at Seattle Mariners rookie right-hander Adrian Sampson, who is making his major league debut in place of injured lefty Wade Miley. If you’re interested...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts, Red Sox Can’t Break Through Against R.A. Dickey, Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox’s offense, which has been on fire of late, only managed one unearned run off Toronto Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey in a 5-2 loss at Fenway Park on Friday. “He just threw a lot of strikes, kept us off balances with mixing up speeds,” Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts said on “Red Sox Final.” “But give ourselves some credit, too, because we did hit...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 44 Recap: Back to .500

When someone mentions the phrase “pitchers duel,” Nathan Eovaldi and R.A. Dickey aren’t the names that first come to mind. But through the first six innings on Tuesday night, the two starters combined for just two runs allowed. Dickey, a former Cy Young Award winner with the New York Mets, went gave up the two runs on 86 pitches, while Eovaldi finished his night at an even...
Via BP Bronx
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dickey: I hate that I’m a slow starter

Barry Davis talks with R.A. Dickey about how he is starting to get hot in May and how he his tinkering with his delivery.
Via SportsNetCanada
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey’s unique stuff and conventional problems

There are things that are different about R.A. Dickey, of course. No one pitch was thrown as often as the 2,840 regular season knuckleballs that Dickey threw this year. No other qualified pitcher threw any knuckle balls this year by PITCHf/x. The starter who threw the fewest fastballs other than Dickey threw three times as many. No pitch gets equal swinging strike results in...
Via Fangraphs
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey pitches brilliant game only two days after father’s death

R.A. Dickey toed the rubber on Thursday with a heavy heart, but nevertheless pitched brilliantly, carrying a no-hitter into the sixth inning. The Toronto Blue Jays veteran knuckleballer ultimately went 7.1 innings, giving up only earned run while scattering five hits and striking out seven in the team’s 7-1 victory over the New York Mets....Read More The post R.A. Dickey pitches...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Remy: No Way To Prepare For R.A. Dickey, Knuckleball Pitchers (Video)

R.A. Dickey will take the mound Wednesday night against a team he experienced a heck of a lot of success against last season. The Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer has struggled in his four starts in 2015, going 0-2 with a 5.25 ERA, but it was a different story every time he faced the Boston Red Sox last year. The 2012 National League Cy Young award winner went 4-0 with a stellar...
Via NESN.com
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey's story reportedly set to hit the big screen

R.A. Dickey’s season has already gotten off to a good start. The Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer’s autobiography Wherever I Wind Up is set to be turned into a movie.  And, now, I know what you’re thinking, isn’t that basically what the documentary “Knuckleball” was? And the short answer would be…kinda. According to Deadline…actors Ben McKenzie and Logan Marshall...
Via Hall of Very Good
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays knuckleballer Dickey getting up to speed

R.A. Dickey is getting up to speed this spring. Dickey made his exhibition debut Thursday, starting for the Toronto Blue Jays and giving up one unearned run in two innings during a 7-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. For the first time out, Dickey said his floater was fine. He walked back-to-back batters in the opening inning, but said there was a reason for that. ''It was...
Via Associated Press
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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