R.A. Dickey to pitch Saturday, next Thursday at Citi Field

According to the team’s game notes, R.A. Dickey will now start Saturday at Citi Field against the Marlins instead of Sunday.

“That presumably allows Dickey another start in Flushing, in the home finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates next Thursday, rather than having to face the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field the following night, on a day that will include a ceremony honoring Chipper Jones,” Adam Rubin points out, in a post to his blog for ESPN New York.

Sept. 20, 4:18 pm: Terry Collins told reporters today Dickey and Dan Warthen presented the idea to change the rotation so Dickey would have the opportunity to win his 20th game at Citi Field, and Collins thought it was a “great idea.”