In the postgame atmosphere of R.A. Dickey’s most thorough pitching job of the season Wednesday in San Francisco, the knuckleballer was trying to convince a small group of reporters that the Blue Jays are not dead yet.
“From a team standpoint,” Dickey said, “I don’t think anybody in here has lost hope that we can get back into this thing. There are so many games left. Baseball is a beautiful game like that. You know, we’re hopeful we can play better baseball, but we can’t keep saying that. Sometime soon, we gotta strap it on and pull it out of the mire.”
After their horrific start that saw the Jays fall 11 games under .500 after just 31 games, they have at least stabilized their record, eking out a 15-13 record over their last 28 games. That’s better but still not good enough.