Found July 06, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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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