Did R.A. Dickey Get Dicked Out Of Starting For The NL All-Star Team With His 1-Hitter Last Night?

Posted: June 14 @ 2:00pm by 610 in Bolivian

Poor R.A. Dickey.  Dude’s just trying to be the best MLB pitcher he can be after overcoming the horror of childhood romps rapes by his hot female babysitter along with the worst last name ever and life just keeps giving him the shaft.  Hey, Dickey, what did you think of Johan’s no-no?  What?  Sorry bro, can’t hear your insight because you got balls & shaft over your shoulder distracting me.  Then, last night, he puts up a 12 K/0 BB CG against an AL lineup in the midst of his franchise record-setting scoreless streak only to have that destroyed in the 9th by an error and 2 passed balls.  And let’s not forget the one “hit” that’s under appeal because David Wright thinks it’s cute to try and bare-hand dribblers by his childhood pal for bragging rights.  All that being said, a complete-game 1-hitter should do wonders to further entrench yourself as the victor in the race to toe the rubber first for the National League, right?  Well, not if the dude you’re battling tosses the 22nd perfecto in baseball history on the same night.  That’s the deciding factor when all other stats are virtually identical:

Matt Cain – 8-2, 2.18 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, .192 BAA, 96 K/16 BB in 95 IP

R.A. Dickey – 10-1, 2.20 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, .208 BAA, 90 K/ 19 BB in 90 IP

So let’s recap – last night R.A. spun a complete-game 1-hit shutout that basically stonewalled his ascension from mediocrity to greatness, even if just for a season.  His teammates ruined his no-hit bid & potential chase of Orel Hershiser’s all-time consecutive scoreless innings record while Matt Cain wiped his ass with Dickey’s stat line to lock up the starting spot for the NL All-Star team.  Sure, he’s still having an awesome run – but it could have been legendary.  No one remembers 1-hitters, 32 2/3 inning scoreless streaks or who pitched the 3rd inning of the All-Star Game.  Poor R.A. Dickey…

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