The First Pitch:
Fantasy baseball sage Paul Sporer sums up today quite well:
Aces looking more like Jokers today! #nailedit
— Paul Sporer (@sporer) April 8, 2013
Sunday was a day of Aces performing anything like Aces.
Boston 13 Toronto 0
Ace on his face: R.A. Dickey 4 2/3 IP 10 hits, 8 runs, 7 earned, 2 walks, and 5 Ks. Some might ask, how long has this been going on?
Five hitters into the game and the Blue Jays were down 5-0. What does it mean? Dickey isn’t likely to put up the numbers he did last season. Is he going to regress back to his career ERA (5.42) in the AL? Likely not. He’s not this bad a pitcher. The knuckleball is a fickle mistress and sometimes it disappears for stretches. I have faith that Dickey will rebound and his first chance is this week when he faces the Kansas City Royals. You might want to poke around Dickey’s owner to see what it would cost to acquire him.
Star by far: Will Middlebrooks put up three HRs in his four hits on the day – his first three HR game ...