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Old 06-19-2012, 07:41 AM   #416
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Originally Posted by SouthStndJunkie View Post
R.A. Dickey is knuckleballer who is having an incredible season.

Back to back one-hitters.

11-1 on the season with an ERA of 2.00.

103 Ks and only 21 walks in 99 innings pitched.

WHIP of 0.89 for the season.

Dickey is 37 years old and hasn't really stood out in his entire career.

Only 51 career wins....he deserves to start the All-Star game for the National League as of right now.

That would be a cool thing for him and most likely a one time deal.

I'm glad to see a knuckleballer still knuckling around the league with some success.
The most amazing thing about Dickey is the control he has over the pitch. Most knucklers walk a lot of guys, but Dickey is putting it right around the strike zone. Also, he pitched really well the last two seasons as well (2.84 ERA in 26 starts in 2010, 3.28 ERA in 32 starts last season), he just kind of flew under the radar because he wasn't getting much run support, and therefore not many wins. This season is something else, though.
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