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Now that New York Mets right-hander R.A. Dickey is a first-time All-Star at age 37, the knuckleballer is aiming to start the game for the National League. But he might have put that assignment in jeopardy by giving up five runs to the Phillies in seven innings Thursday, saving one of his worst outings of the season for his final start of the first half. Dickey ultimately escaped with a no-decision when David Wright's single off Jonathan Papelbon gave the Mets a walk-off 6-5 victory. Earlier Thursday, National League manager Tony La Russa indicated on a conference call that he might be wary of starting Dickey because of how difficult it is to catch his knuckleball. Rather than ask the NL's starting catcher, 25-year-old Buster Posey, do the honors, La Russa could start somebody else and have Dickey pitch to more experienced backstop Yadier Molina later in the game. "I've given that a lot of thought, but there is an issue about catching him and what spot to use h...
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The New York Mets will attempt to win their third series against the Phillies this season as R.A. Dickey squares off against Cole Hamels tonight at 7:10 p.m. Both pitchers have been hot coming into this contest but it’s Dickey that was named National League pitcher of the month for June earlier this week.
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Dickey, 37, went 5-0 in six June starts, leading...
On Wednesday the TV camera panned to R.A. Dickey in the dugout, where we all got a glimpse of the pitcher knuckle-deep up his nose with his pinky finger. We figured this couldn't be the first time an athlete was captured in search of crusty treasure, so we scoured the interweb and gathered some of our favorite pics of athletes picking their nose. Enjoy.
Since Cole Hamels last took the mound and was a hard-luck loser to Mark Buehrle and the Miami Marlins, the Phillies have one just once, and trade rumors have swirled around the 28 year-old lefthander.
In 2012 Hamels is currently 10-4 with a 3.08 ERA and will be representing the Phillies in the National League for the annual All-Star game on Tuesday in Kansas City. This will...
The New York Mets will take on the Philadelphia Phillies tonight at 7:10 PM EDT. Tonight is the rubber game of this three-game series.
Mets Thurs. lineup vs. Philly: Tejada-SS, Murphy-2B, Wright-3B, Hairston-LF, Duda-RF, Davis-1B, Thole-C, Nieuwenhuis-CF, Dickey-RHP
— New York Mets (@Mets) July 5, 2012
Tonight’s Pitching Probables:
R.A. Dickey (12-1, 2...
I hope you took our advice in our last installment of Betting on Baseball, or at least checked out SBR Forum for some free MLB picks. If you didn’t, tonight’s slate of match-ups could be your big chance at redemption.
Philadelphia Phillies (+110) vs. New York Mets (-120)
So as good as R.A. Dickey has been over the last two months, and he can only make the Mets that much a favorite...
There’s a fine line between optimism and delusion, and right now, anyone who feel this Phillies season is not in serious jeopardy after the team dropped another series, losing to the Mets, 6-5, in walk-off fashion is fooling themselves. The loss was another nail in a Phillies coffin that seems closer to being sealed for good by the day. They’re now ten games below .500...
A rubbermatch between Cole Hamels and R.A. Dickey sounds pretty good, doesn't it? Hamels and Dickey went head to head tonight in the first game of the season started by double-digit winners. Dickey has an excellent 2012 season so far up his sleeves with two one-hitters, and a miniscule ERA to match his 12-1 record.
He would prove to be no match for the Phillies.
Philadelphia Phillies (37-46) vs. New York Mets (44-38)
Cole Hamels (10-4, 3.08) vs. R.A. Dickey (12-1, 2.15)
Time: 7:10, Citi Field
Weather: Sunny, 92
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Cole Hamels has been the center of several rumors lately. You have to wonder if these next few starts are his last in a Phillies uniform. All Cole can do is go out there and try to get...
So apparently R.A. Dickey was available out of the bullpen on Saturday. Presumably because the All-Star break is coming up and Terry Collins wanted to get him some work in case Tony La Russa decides to be the fly in the punch bowl and not pitch him because he's scared that two all-star catchers can't catch a knuckleball. But also perhaps because Terry's bullpen, which...
The New York Mets came back in the 9th inning to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 6-5. The Mets are now seven games over .500, with three games left until the all-star break.
Winning Pitcher: Bobby Parnell (2-1, 2.91) was the winning pitcher for the Mets tonight.
Losing Pitcher: Jonathan Papelbon (2-3, 3.45) first blew the save, and then received his third loss of...
So it wasn't the sweep I had hoped for. But two out of three with a two-out rally is the next best thing. And I'll gladly take it.
The first thing to realize is that while R.A. Dickey's numbers will look like solid line drives in the boxscore, a bunch of the eleven hits he gave up tonight were bloops and bleeders. It was a combination of Dickey having an off night...