R.A. Dickey leaves start with neck and back tightness
Blue Jays right-hander R.A. Dickey left Thursday's start with neck and back tightness.
Dickey, 38, threw only 64 pitches across six innings. The trainer visited him on the mound following his second-to-last pitch of the night, but he remained in the game to retire the batter. Dickey allowed two singles and a walk while striking out seven in the six scoreless frames.
The Blue Jays acquired the reigning NL Cy Young Award from the Mets this past offseason. Dickey went 1-2 with a 5.82 ERA in his first three starts of the season.