It’s been a pretty good couple of days for R.A. Dickey — on Sunday he was named to his first All-Star team and on Monday he was named the National League’s Pitcher of the Month for June.
It was probably an easy decision for whoever makes these decisions; Dickey went 5-0 and had tiny o.93 ERA in the month. Of course, he also had those back-to-back one-hitters as well as a streak of 44.2 innings of not allowing an earned run. In fact, he only allowed runs in one of his six starts.
Half of his starts were complete games. Two of them were shutouts.
Dickey will likely get even more good news later this week when he will be named the starter of the All-Star game. That is not a certainty, of course, but everybody expects it to happen. Of course, everybody expected David Wright to be the All-Star starter at third, and we all know how that worked out.