Cain, Not Dickey to Start for National League

By Jon Perez

National League Manager, Tony La Russa, will start Giants’ ace Matt Cain in Tuesday night’s Major League Baseball All Star Game.

First it was Wright, now it is Dickey to be the latest Mets player to be pushed aside to a San Francisco Giant. NL manager Tony La Russa gave the nod to Giants’ starter Matt Cain to pitch with battery mate Buster Posey.  La Russa said that he “Had a chance to catch Cain a lot this year.”

Not an easy decision to make, however after comparing both stat lines, Dickey should’ve had the nod. La Russa is expected to use Dickey in the first half of the game with Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz. Ruiz said the last time he caught a knuckle baller was in 2005 while in the minors. This time will be in front of the entire world.

R.A. Dickey 12-1 2.40 ERA, 3 complete games, two shutouts, 120.0 Innings pitched, and 123 Strikeouts

Matt Cain 9-3 2.62 ERA, 2 complete games, two shutouts, 120.1 Innings pitched, and 118 Strikeouts

You be the judge.

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