Tuesday, June 29, 2010

U.R.A. Dickey

Last night's subpar performance against the Marlins may be the beginning of the end for knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.
Through 7 starts Dickey was unbelievable, going 6-0 with a 2.33 ERA. But there's a reason Dickey is a journeyman. Unless he really did figure out his knuckleball and can turn into a Tim Wakefield-type (overall reliable with bad starts sprinkled in), I expect him to regress to his prior level of performance.

His out-of-nowhere mastery reminded me of 2007, when Jorge Sosa (admittedly different because he's not a knuckleballer) went 6-1 with a 2.62 ERA in his first 7 starts for the Mets. Sosa went 1-5 with a 7.00 ERA in his next 7 starts and was demoted to the bullpen.

I fear a similar fate may await Dickey.

I hope its not the end for URA Dickey but if it is, it's been a good run


jleary said...

Give him alittle more of a chance before writing him off already. He really had no control of the knuckball last night and couldnt throw his fastball for strikes. I would like to see how he rebounds next start before panic takes over.

Juice said...

knee jerk much, poop?

Paul said...

Damn, this is why I wish I had more time. I started writing this after his last start. Looked up Jorge Sosa and even Dave Williams, just was never able to finish it.

The Concierge said...

Yeah, agree with jleary, in this case, U RA Dickey, give the guy a break, it is one bad outing. I bet the mets are not sweating it, and neither should you.

jleary said...

nice bounce back game for Dickey......too bad KRod blew today