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Steve The Original wrote:
Wouldn't be surprised if Dickey doesn't pitch until late in the game, and only gets one inning.
I predict he will be the 2nd pitcher used by La Russa.
If that ends up being the case, I'll end up being even more angry. If La Russa's main complaint against Dickey was that he wasn't sure how the catcher would respond to him, wouldn't it have been best for him to start and get the maximum amount of warmup time?
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Eric Karros was on WFAN this morning and made what I thought was a pretty good point. If you start Dickey and he faces most of the order, he could mess them up for at least the next AB, especially if he's relieved by a hard thrower.
Karros didn't say this, but I guess the biggest possible downside would be that Dickey's knuckler is flat and he puts you in a big early hole.
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Well in fairness, since it is the ASG, he could have the 2nd catcher go down and warm up Dickey then bring them in together. Same effect.
In fairness, Pablo Sandoval would give up his starting spot to David Wright.
LaRussa is a prick. And I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't use Dickey at all, and gave Wright one AB or none. I could very easily see that piece of garbage letting fat slob unworthy Sandoval get 2 AB's, then bringing in Chipper for 2 AB's..screwing Wright in the process.
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