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07:05 AM ET 04.24 | Even with a defending Cy Young starter on the mound, the Blue Jays couldn't seem to stop their slide. For R.A. Dickey, pitching with a painful knot in his neck and upper back, it was death by butter-knife as the Orioles tapped and ticked and walked their way to a big early inning that his teammates could not overcome. ... [Said Dickey:] "I can't generate my velocity when this (neck and back) condition is there. That requires a different release point because you have to start the ball a little higher because there's not as much velocity on it." In the end, Dickey threw 118 pitches, gave up the four runs on six hits and five walks, which is one more than he gave up in any game last year.

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R.A. Dickey, US Presswire R.A. Dickey, US Presswire
April 24, 2013  07:41 AM ET

He'll get it going soon.

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April 24, 2013  09:09 AM ET

He may get it going again soon but his CY was an anamoly and when he does get it going again he will return to being the slightly better than good pitcher that he made himself into after discovering his knuckler. Which, in the end result, ain't that bad to have on your pitching staff. He just won't be the ace of that staff.

April 24, 2013  09:52 AM ET
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Of course he's hurt. Why wouldn't he be?It looks like the Jays kept last season's medical staff. Half the team got hurt then, and i'm betting by the time everything's said and done half the team will be hurt come September. This sucks.

I think you're right about their medical staff!

April 24, 2013  11:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He'll get it going soon.

R.A dickey would had have won at least 4 games by now,,unstead he is 0 and 3, but who should the jays organzation blame??

April 24, 2013  11:27 AM ET
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I think you're right about their medical staff!

a tough set of injuries to a key players have hurt more the team than the players,,,,,

April 24, 2013  11:30 AM ET

Now IF,,,the jays really want to win,,then they need to bring josh thole as R.,A, dickey personnal catcher,,, why?? because THOLE was the main reason why,,the dickey won 18 games last season!!!

 
April 24, 2013  01:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He'll get it going soon.

I think Toronto's a little embarrased that they got caught with their Dickey showing........

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