Dickey tinkering with slow knuckler

February, 22, 2011
2/22/11
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R.A. Dickey


Starting Pitcher
New York Mets

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2010 Season Stats
GM W L BB K ERA
27 11 9 42 104 2.84
R.A. Dickey has one of the harder knuckleballers in the game. Well, he now working on a super-slow-mo version too.

"We were talking a little bit afterward," Mets prospect Zach Lutz, who faced Dickey in batting practice Monday, told the Bergen Record. "He's trying to work in a real slow one, like a 50 mph knuckleball. We saw it. It just gets you thinking. He throws one that's real hard, then this one that's slow, and spot up with fastball. It's a constant battle, and you see why he's so successful."
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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