Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey had to pitch eight innings Monday against the Rays to earn the win. Dickey (4-5) allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks, while striking out five in a 7-5 victory.
Dickey has won two straight starts and hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in his last three starts.
"I've felt like I've been stuck in a quagmire for the last week, two...
The Blue Jays have announced that R.A. Dickey will start Monday against Tampa Bay after his start Sunday versus the Yankees was rained out, TSN reports.
Manager John Gibbons will have his upcoming rotation go Dickey followed by Ramon Ortiz and Mark Buehrle on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. Chad Jenkins, who was expected to start Monday, will be skipped.
Through nine starts in 2012 R.A. Dickey was 7-2 with a 3.45 ERA and had struck out 51 batters, a solid foundation that led to Dickey’s first Cy Young award. Just as the jersey on Dickey’s back has changed so have his statistics, accumulating a 3-5 record and a 4.83 ERA through nine 2013 starts. … Continue reading »