NEW YORK (WFAN) – R.A. Dickey has been named the National League Player of the Week for the week of May 21st-May 27th, Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday.
The knuckleballer won both his starts this week, allowing just one run in 14 1/3 innings. Most impressively, the 37-year-old recorded 21 strikeouts to just one walk.
With his brilliant back-to-back performances against the Pirates and Padres, the right-hander became the first pitcher since Pedro Martinez in 2006 to strike out ten or more batters in consecutive games.
The 11-year MLB veteran — who has been victorious in his last five decisions — is 7-1 with a 3.06 ERA in 10 starts this season.
Mets fans, are you more confident in Dickey these days than you are in Johan Santana? Sound off with your thoughts and comments below…