Former Tennessee Volunteer, and 2012 Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey, is off to a rough start with his new team, the Toronto Blue Jays.
Dickey was dealt by the New York Mets to the Blue Jays in December in exchange for catcher John Buck and several prospects.
The Nashville native has made two starts so far for Blue Jays and has an 8.44 era. In his last outing Dickey gave up five runs to the Boston Red Sox before recording an out. The Red Sox tagged Dickey for 8 runs and 10 hits in less than 5 innings of work.
Dickey isn’t the only high profile pitcher off to a slow start this season.
Strasburg, Price, Dickey, Cain and Hamels today: 45 hits allowed in 24 1/3 IP. A combined ERA of 14.06. Ouch.
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) April 8, 2013
The Blue Jays, who are one of the more hyped MLB teams in recent memory, have a 2-4 record after the first week of the season.
That’s certainly not where Toronto fans thought their team would be after all the off-season additions the team made.
Hopefully for Dickey, and the Blue Jays, the knuckleballer is just getting adjusted to a new city and team, and can find that magic that saw him lead the national league in strikeouts last season.