Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
zamboni

RA Dickey

36 posts in this topic

He gets put in today (again) when the Twins are behind. I really would like to see him come in when they are ahead. He isn't bad, he really isn't. Why is he only used in situations that the Twins are behind, he could be a decent set-up guy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree, he's done a nice job. As far as not being in the game when the Twins are ahead in the late innings--- he's a KB pitcher and is likely to put men on base just because of that.

When is the last time you remember a set up pitcher that threw the KB??

I can't think of one.

Olde' RA Dickey has done a good job when called on and that's all you can ask.

ALso, it's a differnt deal being put in trailing by 3 runs, than leading by 1 ot 2. Just is. Dickey is not that kinda of pitcher.

Not much else is in the twins BP. HEck, give him a shot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

speaking of RA Dickey,,, currently in the majors, is their anyother name you want on your back for local Bar softball team??

That name is great. Right up there with Razor Shines from the 70's--- Shooty Babbage is another.

I need to get Dickey's card to go along with the above.

the trifecta. too bad Dickey doesn't have the fro.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I almost would rather see him get starts right now than Liriano, and at times Baker.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You have to admit that RA Dickey is doing far better than when he first came to the Twins. Mauer didn't have time to catch for him before they were put in a game together.

I'll admit I wasn't impressed to begin with but I believe part of that was Mauer has never caught for a knuckle-baller thus the end result wasn't good. After watching RAD pitch in his last few outings, the guy has some good stuff. Give him his time on the mound and let him pitch.

Baker was struggling lastnight with his control but I think he can still get it together. Liriano needs more time in AAA to find himself again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dickey is the kind of guy that you have to have in your 'pen. He can eat innings in the middle of games, and he can go out and spot start if need be. Or go a couple innings once you get into extra innings. Every team needs a pitcher like that.

As for Baker, he is coming around nicely. Last night's start wasn't bad at all. Six hits and one walk in 6 1/3 innings. 70 strikes out of 101 pitches thrown. Baker will be just fine the rest of the season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dude should get a start. Uncle Rico liked him because he was good in the Dome but he's gotten more innings on the road..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was at the game this afternoon sitting 10 rows from the bullpen. I couldn't belive the a-holes that were heckling RAD. The guy wasn't even on the field and he was getting it from bandwagon Twins fans. Now if our first inning would have started out like Dickey's outing, it would have been a different game.

Sure would be nice to see RAD in the starting rotation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Last season Dickey tore us all up whenever we played the Mariners, I was really happy when they signed him, just so we wouldn't have to face him anymore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree zamboner...Dickey has been good, real good. I think he should be given the opportunity to pitch with the lead over Henn. Saturday night really upset me.

Mudcutter, knuckleballers may put a lot of guys on base, but Dickey hasn't been putting runners on base for the last month and a half. When he gets behind in the count he throws the 72 mph heater and has been getting hitters out. I agree it is much different pitching with the lead, but you have to give him a chance. He can't be any worse then Henn or Breslow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

RA -- ??

does that stand fer Richard?

I thought so...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Richard Alan Dickey...I believe

Robert Alan Dickey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He pitched 3 innings, in the middle of the night. Had ONE bad inning- the last one, what do you guys expect?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

he was due for a tough outing. I'll give him a pass on this one. I think his best pitching is when he's outside. In the dome, his knuckler probably moves around a little less. he's done very well up to this point in my opinion. much better than I expected when they signed him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with greebs.. He gets a pass on this one. It was bound to happen. And placing him in that situation back to back adds a lot..

I would also like to see him get a start sometime.. that would be interesting to watch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I should have never opened my mouth about Dickey being lights out the last month and a half. Sure would be nice to be tied for first if they would have won that 16 inning game. Oh well, lot of games left.

I'll give the Dickster a pass on that game too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Saying Dickey should get a start over Baker/Liriano (young players with huge upside who have been pitching well as of late) should get on Common Man's "Most Preposterous Statements of 2009"

Dickey has been a pleasant surprise but would you really take the sample size over his career numbers? He is almost 35 and this is the first time in his career his ERA has been under 5.2...(and its been half a season) 5.27 career. thats more than 1 run per 2 innings for those not wanting to do quick math.

I wish him the best and hope he keeps it up, but some of the suggestions here are more than a little silly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like what Dickey is doing in the bullpen, and think that is the best place for him. They were talking a couple of weeks ago about how hard it must be as a hitter to see one of the starting pitchers at least a couple of times, then come to bat in the 7th or 8th and see dickey's 92mph knuckleball. They were suggesting that is partly what made him so successful in june. I hope he keeps it up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like what Dickey is doing in the bullpen, and think that is the best place for him. They were talking a couple of weeks ago about how hard it must be as a hitter to see one of the starting pitchers at least a couple of times, then come to bat in the 7th or 8th and see dickey's 92mph knuckleball. They were suggesting that is partly what made him so successful in june. I hope he keeps it up.

that would be the hardest pitch to ever hit in baseball history

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was at that 16 inning loss. Anyone who blames R.A. for that one didn't bother to look at all the chances the offence had to score some runs and win that one. It was one of the most enjoyable games we've seen, right up till the wrong ending. frown

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Crappies, do you watch the games? They are talking about his 92 mph knuckleball. They talk about how he is the only knuckleballer to throw it that hard.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • nice story, fishing has a way of easing the pains we have. even when we hurt like crazy when done for the day we are looking forward to the next outing.
    • way to go, guys yep, the toms not about to give up even though its close to closing time have seen several strutters the past couple weeks and heard gobbles yesterday while fishing
    • great job. makes it 5 for 5 for team 5 congrats on a nice tom, 57 and that willl give our team score a boost
    • One More Cast      Photo by:  Roger Abraham   If any of you out there are regular readers of my tales, you have followed my recent struggles with back and knees.  I can’t put a name to this drive I have to be on the stream as of late.  It borders on obsession. I guess in my mind if I am healthy enough to fish the world is right with me and I am not getting old and feeble.      Today I was a witness to that I am not the only one.  Lots of anglers and hunters live to go out into the outdoors. .  It is what drives them.  It makes them feel alive.  It is their passion.  I told my fishing buddy Abe today my thoughts.  I told him how I was feeling a little old.  I guess my 60th birthday coming up next month makes me feel mortal.  Abe laughed and said I was a young buck compared to him.  Abe turns 76 this year.     Abe told me tales about catching big trout in tiny streams in Wisconsin and out west.  The twinkle in his eye when he reminisced I had seen before in many trout anglers.      We fished a stretch for 2 hours.  I sat down and rested often.  Abe kept on fishing. He got hung up in a box elder branch and lost a lure.  Abe told me box elders trees were his nemesis when he fished.   He asked me which tree was my kryptonite.  I told him, "ones with branches."  We both had a chuckle and continued fishing.   I thought to myself this guy is really driven.  I hope I am like him at 76.     We got to the vehicle and Abe wanted to continue fishing.  Abe’s waders sprang a leak earlier and he fell in the water a couple times.  He was quite wet.  He wanted to change in to dry clothes before we continue.  Abe peeled off his wet shirt and there were two things stuck to his chest.  He could tell by my questioning look he needed to tell me what was up.     Abe told me he had been having heart problems lately and he was supposed to be wearing a heart monitor.  He left it in the car because he was afraid of getting the electronics wet.  Here I have been whining about being old and the guy I was fishing with left his heart monitor in his vehicle.      Abe reassured me that he was in no danger and he could continue fishing.  I started brainstorming on a place to fish where it was not so hard walking.  Now that I knew he was not as healthy as he looked I wanted an easy place to fish.  I knew the place and it was upstream 5 miles.     We arrived at the well manicured field.  It looked like a golf green.  I picked the area because the farmer kept sheep and goats on the land and the weeds and brush were gone because of the goats.  We walked and fished.     Abe told tales of the old days and of fish lost and landed.  I walked a little forward to fish and looked back to check up on Abe.  What I saw when I looked back scared me and I immediately asked Abe if he was ok.  Abe was laying flat on the ground face down.  I thought the worst and he could tell by my face.  He told me to calm down.  His back was acting up and he needed to straight it out and that was the best way to do it.   We fished a little bit more and he took a photo of me.  He liked the lighting. He told me it captured the essence of trout fishing.  He did not have a camera.  I let him use mine.  He was not camera savvy and needed an impromptu lesson on how to use it.   We drove to his car and we talked about our love of the outdoors. We shook hands and headed our separate ways and promised to fish again soon.  As I drove home I smiled and thought about how I am going to be when I am 76.  I hope I am like Abe and my eyes still twinkle when I talk of chasing trout and I am still driven to make one more cast.
    • The past week has had me having multiple close calls and missing a brute at 45 yards.  Tonight I talked my dad to give it another try and there were birds in the field when we got there.  Birds ended up leaving as we tried to sneak in.  A short 20 minutes later they were back and we watched and worked the big group of toms and hens for more than 2 hours before we got one to commit.  Dad shot him with his 20 gauge at 48 yards,(this thing shoots an awesome pattern).  The 3 year old was down and only flopped a few times.   Nice 1+ inch spurs, 10" beard and heavy.  A good evening for sure!
    • Sorry to disappoint guys, but this tom was not my first bird of the season. Apparently that's part of the rules. The score won't count towards the team. I don't have any measurements for the jake I shot so we will have a zero from me.    At least my freezer is full. 
    • Way to  go 1957 !! Congrats!!
    • sugar is not a drug. 
    • Another good day today out on Superior ,,,, Had my first double and triple in the new rig today ,,, the day didnt start out with perfect weather but the fishing more then made up for it ,,, The mud  covers a lot of water but fishing the tea  colored water and edges of the mud paid off ,,, the cohos grew 5 inches  from eating this years smelt,,,, had some go 23 inches today 
  • Our Sponsors