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R.A. Dickey tosses 8.1 shutout innings in win over Cardinals

Jul 29, 2010, 6:01 PM EDT

R.A. Dickey came out of nowhere to begin his Mets career 6-0 and then lost four straight decisions, but he hardly pitched poorly during the losing streak with a 2.82 ERA in 38.1 innings and got back in the win column this afternoon by shutting out the Cardinals for 8.1 frames.
Dickey now has a 2.32 ERA in 93 innings, which is remarkable for a 35-year-old journeyman who came into the season with a 5.43 ERA in 443 career innings and previously hadn’t even been all that impressive at Triple-A.
Now he’s 3-4 more starts from possibly qualifying for the ERA title and based on his current mark would rank fourth in the league behind only Josh Johnson (1.72), Roy Halladay (2.21), and Adam Wainwright (2.23).

  1. Jonny5 - Jul 30, 2010 at 8:15 AM

    This guy……. What did he do, sell his soul? I always hear him saying Huyah! like on a karate movie, when I see that picture. I love that picture btw.

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