Found June 14, 2012 on Diamond Hoggers:
Look at this man. Does he look like he belongs amongst this pantheon of gladiators of the game’s greatest? No. He looks like he would be taking out your trash at the end of the week from underneath your office desk. But Robert Alan Dickey is on some kind of run right now. I’ve been along for the ride; every fluttering, sputtering step of this journey. That’s because in the midst of the most unsuccessful period of fantasy baseball team ownership in 13 years, Dickey has been my guiding light. Even if the unlikely run comes to an abrupt halt here soon, I’ll still never forget what R.A. Dickey contributed to try and keep my lowly, under-performing squad out of the cellar. Because I’ve never finished in the cellar. And in this year where Felix Hernandez and C.C. Sabathia look to torture me with mediocrity; Dickey must know that I was owed something. The date was May 26th, and I was in New Jersey at my in-laws. Before heading out to dinner I was trolling the waiver wire looking for a pit...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

R.A. Dickey: One (Ace) of a kind

While Johan Santana and his pitching of the Mets’ first ever no-hitter rightfully captivated the area and had Mets’ fans practically worshiping him at his feet, it has been the pitching of one R.A. Dickey that is becoming the story this year for the Mets. In case you haven’t heard, Dickey has been pretty good this year. Good doesn’t even begin to describe the roll Dickey...

RA Dickey: What should the terms of his contract extension be?

RA Dickey: What should the terms of his contract extension be?

R.A. Dickey brilliant in one-hit victory

The New York Mets made it two-in-a-row against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday evening with a 9-1 victory: R.A. Dickey started for NY and was simply…awesome. In his most dominant performance of the season, the knuckle baller allowed just one-hit, while striking out a career-high 12 batters, en-route to becoming the first Major League starter to reach 10 victories on the year: The...

R.A. Dickey’s Recent Stretch Ranks Among The Best In Mets History

Earlier today, my MMO colleague, Clayton Collier wrote a piece on last night’s start by R.A. Dickey being the best by a Met this year.  (I agree with his statement.)  For those who are not aware, on Wednesday night, Dickey was in complete control of his craft.  He pitched his second complete game of the season, struck out a career-high 12 batters and set a Mets’ franchise...

R.A. Dickeylous! Robert Allen One-Hits the Rays!

R.A. Dickey might just be the best pitcher in baseball right now. Dickey was brilliant on Wednesday night, twirling nine innings of one-hit ball while walking no one and striking out a career-high 12. The merit of the one-hit the Rays did get — a grounder down the third base line that David Wright could’ve gloved but instead tried to barehand and muffed, allowing B.J. Upton to...

Mets appeal seeking no-hitter for Dickey

Mets' knuckleballer R.A. Dickey's Wednesday pitching line is about as good as it gets -- CG, 0 ER, 12 K, 1 hit. It's the last item the Mets want reviewed by MLB, filing an official appeal of a first-inning play ruled an infield hit. Third baseman David Wright tried to barehand the ball off the bat of B.J. Upton and was unable to field it cleanly. Joe Torre, executive...

Yet another great performance by Dickey

David Wright described it as "a different level." Terry Collins called it "truly amazing." No matter how you describe it, R.A. Dickey's run of success has been nothing short of remarkable. The knuckleballer added to it Wednesday against the Rays, holding them to one hit and one unearned run in a complete-game victory. As a result, Dickey not only won his...

Rays turn to Price to shut down Mets

Another dazzling performance could land R.A. Dickey in the New York Mets' record books. Getting at least a win should make him the first pitcher in the majors to reach double digits. Dickey looks to continue his outright dominance by extending his improbable scoreless streak Wednesday night when the Mets face David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays. Dickey (9-1, 2.44 ERA) hasn...

Dickey allows just one hit -- barely -- in win over Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- New York Mets manager Terry Collins thinks R.A. Dickey threw a no-hitter Wednesday, and he will make an appeal to Major League Baseball to have the feat recognized. Mets third baseman David Wright said he was trying to make the only play he thought he had -- barehanded -- against the speedy B.J. Upton, but he'll gladly take the error. Dickey said it...

Dickey One-Hitter Ruling Upheld By MLB

According to Buster Olney, the ruling by the official scorekeeper in Wednesday night’s game that kept R.A. Dickey from throwing the second no-hitter in Mets history has been upheld by Major League Baseball. The Mets had appealed the ruling that B.J. Upton’s first inning infield single was a hit. Earlier this week, Terry Collins had said he would appeal the ruling but didn...

Daily Bite: June 14, 2012

Matt Cain, R.A. Dickey and the proliferation of pitching history. Daily Bite: June 14, 2012

Game Preview: Mets @ Rays 7:10 PM EDT

The New York Mets (33-29) will take on the Tampa Bay Rays (35-26) tonight at Tropicana Stadium in, Tampa Bay. First pitch will be at 7:10 PM EDT. Tonight’s Lineups: #Mets Wednesday lineup at TB: Torres-8, Murphy-4, Wright-5, Hairston-9, Bay-7, Rottino-DH, Davis-3, Nickeas-2, Quintanilla-6, Dickey-1 — New York Mets (@Mets) June 13, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays 1) Desmond Jennings LF 2...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.