In yesterday’s 4-2 win over the Braves, R.A. Dickey allowed two runs and five hits while walking four and striking out three.
The two runs came on a two-run home run by Martin Prado in the fifth inning. He threw 94 pitches, 58 of which were strikes.
After the game, Dickey spoke with reporters and said:
“[This] was a great community win. … There’s days when you feel really dominant and there’s days when you’re just trying to survive. Today I was trying to survive the best I could. I didn’t have my best stuff, but a lot of days are like that. I’d say, probably if you have 33 starts in a year, you probably have 10 where you feel really good and things really fall into place. … But I made enough good pitches. It’s a goal of mine to be dependable, to give our team a chance to win, to be trustworthy when I’m thrown out there. I put a lot of pride in that. It’s a big deal to me.”
Terry Collins said Dickey struggled with the feel for the knuckleball due to the cold and wind during the game, saying Dickey felt like he was “throwing glass.”