Posted by Mack Ade at 8:51 AM
***Bisons RHP R.A. DICKEY threw a complete game, one-hit shutout over Durham on Thursday night***
After a leadoff single by Bulls CF Fernando Perez on an 0-2 pitch, Dickey RETIRED THE FINAL 27 BATTERS IN A ROW.
Here are some of the numbers from Dickey’s performance:
Dickey retired a Bisons Modern-Era record 27 consecutive batters. In the Bisons lone Modern Era no-hitter on June 20, 1997 against New Orleans, Bartolo Colon walked a batter in the first inning. After that runner was caught stealing, Colon retired the next 25 batters.
It was the 11th one-hitter by the Bisons in Coca-Cola Field history. It was the first nine-inning one-hitter by one pitcher since Kevin Blankenship one-hit Oklahoma City on August 1, 1991 (5-0). Overall, the last one-hitter by the Bisons at Coca-Cola Field was on June 28, 2008 when Matt Ginter and Brian Slocum combined for a 3-0 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
At 1 hour and 45 minutes, it was the 2nd shortest nine-inning game in Coca-Cola Field history. The Bisons lost to Louisville, 2-1, on August 5, 1993 in 1:42.
Dickey needed just 90 pitches for the complete game
He threw 68 strikes (76%) and only 22 balls.
He got 12 ground ball outs, nine fly outs and had six strikeouts
He had just one three-ball count. With one out in the 5th inning, he fell behind Bulls’ LF Chris Richard 3-0 before getting him to fly out to right field on a 3-1 pitch.
The most pitches in any inning was 13, in the 9th inning.
The most pitches to any batter was six. With one out in the 9th inning, Bulls’ DH Alvin Colina fouled off a 2-2 pitch before popping out to second base.
Dickey needed just seven pitches to get through the 8th inning and eight pitches to get through the 5th inning.