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Atlanta Braves News and Links: Dickey hit hard again

The Braves fell to the Marlins 9-3 on Monday, as R.A. Dickey struggled early and the offense never got going. BRAVES NEWS R.A. Dickey struggles as Braves fall 9-3 The Braves offense was relatively quiet on Monday aside from RBI singles from Brandon Phillips and Jace Peterson. Unfortunately the Atlanta pitching staff was not any better as R.A. Dickey struggled once again, allowing...
Via Talking Chop
2 days ago

R.A. Dickey struggles as Braves fall 9-3

A rough day all around for the Bravos The Braves struggled on both sides of the ball with trouble generating consistent offense a tough outing (in particular the 4th inning) for R.A. Dickey as the Braves fell to the Marlins. R.A. Dickey has had a relatively tough spring and this outing was no exception. In his 5.2 innings for the Braves, Dickey gave up 6 runs (4 earned) on 6 hits...
Via Talking Chop
3 days ago

2017 Atlanta Braves Season Preview: Right-Handed Starting Pitcher R.A. Dickey

Last season’s Atlanta Braves rotation was one of baseball’s most youthful, with 125 starts coming from pitchers age-25 or younger. With Jaime’ Garcia, Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey currently comprising three-fifths of the Braves rotation look for that to change considerably in 2017. Garcia is closer to his prime, Colon is the Most GIFable Man […] 2017 Atlanta Braves Season...
Via Tomahawk Take
9 days ago

The Atlanta Braves can be NL contenders in 2017

There is no down time around SunTrust Park. It’s crunch time. The soon-to-be new home to the Atlanta Braves is less than 50 days away from opening its doors.Inside the park, signage is being added to the stadium sections. And the dirt below the infield and outfield grass is awaiting the laying of the natural turf. Despite holding less people than their former home, Turner Field...
Via The Sports Post
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Former All-Star closer Brian Wilson attempting a comeback as a knuckleballer

Fear the Beard's knuckleball? Maybe.Former All-Star San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson, one of the most eccentric guys in MLB during his playing days from 2006 to 2014, is looking to get back to the bigs with a knuckler, per Yahoo Sports' Tim Brown. Wilson first dabbled with the pitch when he was 12 and continued to toy with it in San Francisco, but the Giants were content...
Via FOX Sports
February 09, 2017

Braves sign former Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey

The Atlanta Braves have made their first move of what promises to be an extremely active offseason for the struggling franchise. The team announced on Thursday that it has signed 42-year-old former Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey to a one-year contract. It also includes a team option for the 2018 season. Welcome to #BravesCountry @RADickey43! #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/0gL6uVUmpK ...
Via Sportsnaut
November 10, 2016  |  Discuss

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
June 30, 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

Blue Jays clinch playoff berth, end 22-year drought on technicality

The Toronto Blue Jays are headed to the playoffs for the first time in 22 years, but you might be able to find some guys on the team who don’t know it yet. The Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Friday and went into Saturday’s game with a magic number of one, or so it seemed.  But the schedules of a few other teams showed that Toronto already had punched its ticket to the...
Via NESN.com
September 26, 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
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