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A’s take another one-run decision from Blue Jays

Jays starter R.A. Dickey loses for the first time in July.
Via Toronto Star
6 days ago

NERD Game Scores: Examining the R.A. Dickey Question

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by sabermetric nobleman Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. Read more about the components of and formulae for NERD scores here. *** Most...
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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
June 18, 2016  |  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
June 03, 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

The Latest R.A. Dickey Experiment

R.A. Dickey‘s entire career has, essentially, been one giant experiment. You know the story by now. Dickey was drafted by the Texas Rangers back in 1996, and took a signing bonus for nearly $800,000 less than what was originally offered after team doctors discovered he just didn’t even have an ulnar collateral ligament in his […]
Via Fangraphs
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey takes Daniel Norris' VW van for joyride on field

By Jason Rowan The unique lifestyle of Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospect Daniel Norris has been extensively covered heading into spring training, and for good reason. After all, has there ever been another major league player who has taken up permanent residence in a van? The 21-year-old Norris, a Tennessee native, is a wanderer who enjoys the omadic existence afforded by living...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 12, 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
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