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Postby lastingsgriller » Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:23 am

SpecialFNK wrote:maybe we need to look at WHO Dickey has faced this season.
Baltimore - 0 ER
@Tampa Bay- 0 ER
@Washington. 0 ER
St.Louis - 0 ER
San Diego - 0 ER
@Pittsburgh - 1 ER
Cincinnati - 3 ER
@Miami - 2 ER
Arizona - 1 ER
@Houston - 3 ER
Miami - 1 ER
@Atlanta - 8 ER
@Philadelphia - 1 ER
Atlanta - 2 ER

not exactly great offensive lineups?
I wonder how many people had him but then dropped him after his 8 ER game in Atlanta.

he could be due for a big test in his next start when he pitches at home against the Yankees.


You just named half the MLB. I think the only thing this proves is that MLB offenses are not great in general.

Another point that must be mentioned is that this is nothing new and not just a hot streak. He has given up 4+ runs just once in his last 36 starts.
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Re: RA Dickey srsly?

Postby silverZ » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:54 am

This is one of the most ridiculous runs I've ever seen from a SP. 8-o How many pitchers can come close? I remember Jimenez had a similar run in the first half of '10. Peavy had one back with the Padres a few years ago. Greinke had a good run in his CY season.
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Postby Mr November » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:24 am

Not getting Dickey is going to be the biggest mistake I made all year. It was a Thursday and saw that he was on the WW, was eying him, and saw that he was facing SD on the Sunday. However, for some stupid reason, I figured I'd just wait until Sunday and grab him, because I was dropping a batter for him and wanted to milk a few extra days of possible starts. Stupid, stupid, stupid. :-t
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Postby converge241 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:47 am

Just saw a trade built around him as the focal point for Miguel Cabrera (it wasnt 1 for 1 but the Cabrera owner came looking for Dickey speciffically)
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Postby medium_robin » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:05 am

This kind of thing happens to knuckleballers from time to time. Ex-Tiger Steve Sparks had a great year in 2001 going 14-9 for a terrible Tigers team that year. But he was a one-year wonder. I'm not saying Dickey is that. Just that knuckleballers don't generally have a long history of success and are more prone to fluke years like this.
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Postby medium_robin » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:08 pm

garf112 wrote:The only knuckleballer that you can compare dickey to is Phil Niekro right now. Look at the k/9 and bb/9. No knuckleballer, including Niekro, is even close nor have they EVER had a stretch this good. People are crazy thinking he is a one year wonder... he's already been good for three.


That's why somebody will take him in the 3rd round next year and he won't be on my team. He's been good for a while but not super fantasy-worthy unless you're in a deep league until recently.
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Postby Cubbies34 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:45 am

R.A. Dickey is filthy. It's gotta be tough for MLB hitters to face a tough knuckle-baller when there are so few KB's out there.

Dickey- Leading the MLB in Wins, WHIP for starting pitchers (qualified pitchers), Tied for first in ERA, 2nd in K's. Now if he could only come save games on his off days!

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Re: RA Dickey srsly?

Postby Izenhart » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:06 am

Skin Blues wrote:I'd like to see a game log with Wakefield even coming close to this. I can't think of anybody, actually, that's been this good over a 6 game span. 48 IP, 63 Ks, 5 BBs, 1 ER. Verlander didn't even come close to that last season. Maybe Strasburg... but still, this is very rare.


Well if we are talking a six game stretch than no, I'm not sure I could even think of a pitcher off the top of my head that could compare. Maybe Hershiser or Drysdale when they had the long scoreless streak. The K's probably won't be there though.

Wakefield started the 1995 season in the minors. He was an afterthought. Pulling up his game log: He comes up On May 27, wins his first start giving up 1 run in 7 IP, then he wins his second start on two days rest throwing 7 shutout innings. Starts 3 and 4 were CG wins, one of them a 10 inning shutout. From June 29th through August 13th he won all 10 of his starts, at which point he had a 14-1 record and a 1.65 ERA. The rest of the season was pretty ugly, giving up 46 runs (40 earned) in 64.3 innings.
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Postby medium_robin » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:48 am

Izenhart wrote:From June 29th through August 13th he won all 10 of his starts, at which point he had a 14-1 record and a 1.65 ERA. The rest of the season was pretty ugly, giving up 46 runs (40 earned) in 64.3 innings.


Thank you. This is my point about KB's. When it works, it's amazing. When it doesn't, you're throwing BP.
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Postby hondo4mvp » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:49 pm

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