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After Gatorade Goodbye, Jeter Shows His Flair For The Dramatic For, Perhaps, One Last Time

It might have been the last one of his career. If so, it is right up there with all of the other great moments he has entertained his fans with throughout the years.  Thanks to R.A. Dickey's decision to throw a fastball last night, Derek Jeter showed off his flair for the dramatic for one of the last--and maybe the last time--in his career, when he connected for his fourth...
Via Lady At The Bat
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter Finally Had A Home Run At Yankee Stadium (Video)

The sight of Derek Jeter rounding the bases will soon come to a close.  Derek Jeter was never a home run hitter but tonight, he got a  home run off RA Dickey as the Yankees faced the Blue Jays. Fans who went to the game to see him got a little something extra to cheer for. In case you didn’t know, this is his fourth home run of the season. As the season starts winding down...
Via Geeks and Cleats
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 152: Walk off overcomes late game mistake

Toronto Blue Jays 2 — New York Yankees 3 The Yankees walk-off on a ninth inning error. Shane Greene got the start for the Yankees and while it took him a lot of pitches to get through the first three innings, he settled down. After a single in the third inning, Greene would retire the next 11 faced. He would hold the Blue Jays off the scoreboard through his start and the offense...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeter homers as Yankees beat Blue Jays 3-2

NEW YORK (AP) Derek Jeter began his final homestand for the New York Yankees with one more stroll around the bases, hitting a home run Thursday night in a 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Jeter homered deep into the left-field seats against R.A. Dickey in the sixth inning, earning a standing ovation from his adoring fans. After Jose Bautista's tying, two-run homer in the...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Final Send off for the Captain

Derek Jeter began his final homestand in the Bronx tonight. He singled off R.A. Dickey, got caught stealing; probably trying to give the home crowd a nice memento to remember him by. And then he did something legendary. Jeter hit a home run off Dickey into the left field seats. As he rounded the bases, he had to be wondering if it was the last one he’ll hit. Unless you’re living...
Via Diamond Hoggers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 152 lineup: 9/18/14

Derek Jeter begins his final homsestand tonight, as the Yankees take on the Blue Jays from the Stadium. Shane Greene goes for New York against R.A. Dickey of the Jays. Game time: 7:05 pm ET – Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY TV: YES Network Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 fm. WADO 1280 New York Yankees (77-74) Jacoby Ellsbury CF Derek Jeter SS Brian McCann DH Mark Teixeira 1B Chris Young RF...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays-Yankees Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees hoped more would be at stake than second place, but the AL East rivals have faded from the playoff chase leading up to this series. That's certainly not how Derek Jeter wanted to go out as he plays the opener of his final homestand with New York. The visiting Blue Jays will try to avoid a fifth consecutive loss Thursday night when R...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees vs Blue Jays (9/18/14)

The Yankees final homestand of the season begins with Shane Greene (5-3, 3.56 ERA) taking on R.A. Dickey (13-12, 3.84 ERA) and the Blue Jays. Greene’s last start against the Orioles lasted 5 1/3 innings giving up just two runs and striking out nine, earning him his fifth Major League victory. Dickey pitched his 20th quality start of the season Saturday in a win over the Rays...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, Sep 18

So, who’s the better start: Doug Fister @MIA or Felix Hernandez @LAA? That’s what the rankings are for! (They also say Fister by a hair.) R.A. Dickey @NYY scares me because of the ballpark and the long ball, but I think on average this is an appropriate ranking. Tsuyoshi Wada against the Dodgers could be an interesting start as LA struggles against LHP. Vidal Nuno at Colorado...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why You Should Believe in Travis d’Arnaud in 2015

Mets rookie catcher Travis d’Arnaud got off to a bit of a rocky start in his first full season as the New York Mets everyday catcher. The struggles were a shock for the 25-year-old, whom the Mets acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays in the R.A. Dickey deal back in 2013. d’Arnaud had been a top 100 prospect in baseball every year since before the 2010 season, and had compiled...
Via Batting Leadoff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

My ABC’s Have Thirteen K’s And One L

It shouldn’t even drive me this insane, this latest bottle of diarrhea that the Mets have served up to us hoping to classify it as vintage because of the night Jacob deGrom had. These games mean absolutely nothing to nobody. The fact that deGrom made history by tying the major league record for K’s to start a game with eight provides the most important thing, which is hope for...
Via Metstradamus
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Struggles Continue at Citi Field

In last nights win against the Nationals some very interesting stats came up during the game. The first being that in the last 18 games, Travis d’Arnaud has only struck out five times. Two of those strikeouts being last night, it is hard to undersell how impressive a turn around it has been for the Mets young catcher. He is starting to show the big league promise the Mets saw...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays game preview

R.A. Dickey is doing his best to help the Toronto Blue Jays remain a serious postseason contender. The right-hander looks to win a season-high third consecutive start Saturday against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays Dickey (12-12, 3.84 ERA) has allowed two or fewer earned runs in five of six starts, and four earned runs over 20 innings while going 2-0 in the last three. Having little...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: R.A. Dickey Shuts Down Sox Again As Jays Avoid Sweep

BOSTON — There would be no brooms out Sunday in Boston. With a chance to close out a three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays in the teams’ final meeting of the season, the Red Sox were unable to solve knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, who allowed a run on six hits over seven innings in a 3-1 win for the visitors. Dickey has had Boston’s number all season, going 3-0 with a 2.49 ERA...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Wright Tosses Five Stellar Innings In Relief During Loss Vs. Jays (Video)

It was a battle of the knuckleballers — for a few innings at least — Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park. With R.A. Dickey on the mound for the Blue Jays, fellow knuckleballer Steven Wright relieved starter Rubby De La Rosa in the fifth inning, and promptly shut down Toronto. The right-hander pitched five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out six, but he was...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Wright Looking Forward To Studying Fellow Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (Video)

The knuckleballers were represented well at Fenway Park on Sunday afternoon. With R.A. Dickey on the mound for the Toronto Blue Jays, Tim Wakefield and Steven Wright joined Tom Caron on the set of “Red Sox First Pitch.” Wright, who was called up from Triple A Pawtucket on Sept. 1 to join the Boston bullpen for the final month of the season, has been solid for the PawSox after...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings – A Hand For My Dickey

Well it's finally here, we all knew it was coming.... Today is the day all the dollars leave the baseball side of DFS and move on over to football as it's the unofficial first day of Fall with the NFL's 2014 season kicking off. It's okay, me and the other 10 guys playing daily fantasy baseball this afternoon are going to clean up! As you probably gleaned from the...
Via Razzball
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Wakefield: R.A. Dickey ‘Doing What A Knuckleballer Should Do’ (Video)

The Toronto Blue Jays gave up a ton to get R.A. Dickey, and while he hasn’t been a Cy Young-caliber pitcher, he’s certainly been solid with Toronto. Dickey will get the ball Sunday in the series finale with the Red Sox, his 30th start of the season. It marks the fourth consecutive season he’s made 30 starts, and he’s been a workhorse in two seasons with the Jays. Former Red...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey avoids major injury after ball hits him during BP

  Toronto pitcher R.A. Dickey was struck on the head by a line drive off the bat of Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria during batting practice Wednesday before a game against the Rays. Dickey returned to the Blue Jays clubhouse and was not injured, club spokesman Mal Romanin said. The 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner was loosening up in left field and facing away from the plate...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dickey struck on head by liner during BP, unhurt

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Toronto pitcher R.A. Dickey was struck on the head by a line drive off the bat of Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria during batting practice Wednesday before a game against the Rays. Dickey returned to the Blue Jays clubhouse and was not injured, club spokesman Mal Romanin said. The 2012 NL Cy Young Award winner was loosening up in left field and facing away...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Reyes, Dickey lead Blue Jays over Rays 8-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Jose Reyes hit a three-run homer, R.A. Dickey gave up two hits in seven innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 Tuesday night. Reyes' ninth home run broke a 2-all in the fourth inning and sent the Blue Jays to their third straight win. Danny Valencia also homered off Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson (1-3). Pinch-hitter Dioner Navarro...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

The Toronto Blue Jays began last month near the top of the AL East standings and had the most home runs of any club in baseball. That power surge faded along with their place among postseason contenders throughout August, but they're hoping how they finished the month was the start of a turnaround. Jose Bautista can match a franchise record by homering in a sixth straight contest...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Take Another Game Against The Jays

The Red Sox actually won a game and hoped to be able to have two wins in a row.  The Sox had rookie Rubby De La Rosa on the mound vs. former Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey.  The Sox went out to an early lead, allowed the game to be tied in totally Red Sox fashion, went into extra innings and then had a monster of an 11th inning to put the game to bed.  Mike Napoli hit a 3 run homerun...
Via Fenway West
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Blue Jays Live: Rubby De La Rosa, R.A. Dickey Meet In Toronto

5:20 p.m.: David Ortiz again is out of the Red Sox’s starting lineup. Ortiz fouled a ball off his right foot in the fourth inning of Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Mariners. The slugger said Monday he initially thought he broke his foot given how painful the experience was, but John Farrell said he doesn’t anticipate the injury being a long-term issue. Mike Napoli will serve...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Tuesday, Aug 26

Tuesday’s probable pitchers are a pretty deep crop with 18 starts ranking as league average or better and some solid names/matchups from number 1 down to about 13 or 14. Facing the Yankees in Comerica, a Yankees team with the 22nd-best wOBA in baseball over the last month, I’m more bullish on Rick Porcello than the rankings indicate. He has a 3.10 ERA on the season but Steamer...
Via Baseball Professor
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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