The Dodgers won tonight, but the path was certainly rocky. Before tonight’s game, Mike posted a thread called “Finally a real pitcher.” After Carlos Frias turned in one of the worst starts in major league history, and not great starts by Roberto Hernandez and Dan Haren before that, the promise of a Zack Greinke start felt like an oasis in a desert of mediocrity.
Clayton Kershaw is having a fantastic season, and you didn’t need me and my numbers to tell you that. He’s going to win the Cy Young award, potentially unanimously. He has a real shot at the MVP award, perhaps only derailed by the electorate’s weird bias against pitchers.
Yet, there is something that I am seeing frequently that is bugging me enough to write about. Take this...
There was a time last season that Zack Greinke was batting over .400. At that time, no other pitcher in baseball was batting over .300. So people had some fun with that, because it’s fun when a pitcher is helping himself. It pretty much never lasts. Greinke didn’t keep batting over .400. This year he’s […]
Here’s a direct quote from my last article, previewing the Los Angeles Dodgers three game series in Coors Field.
They head to Coors Field, where Dan Haren, Roberto Hernandez and Carlos Frias will pitch. In Coors Field. Honestly, if the Dodgers win one game and leave without an outfielder killing himself running into a wall, I’ll consider the series a victory.
So I guess the Dodgers...
This was the best photo that helps convey the title! What a great concept.
When baseball mixes with anything superhero, our hearts tend to skip a beat and of course, geeky smiles follow. The Dodgers had their rookies dress up as Super Heroes and Ninja Turtles.
.@Dodgers rookies dressed up as super heroes and ninja turtles: http://t.co/VBy0uEjPTL pic.twitter.com/ccFnn4eqZs
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I think I forgot that...
For the past six weeks, it looked like the Dodgers would win the NL West and perhaps the league’s top seed despite getting little contribution from Yasiel Puig.
In August, the Cuban sensation compiled a slash average of .216/.296/.247. As that slugging percentage indicates, Puig wasn’t hitting for any extra-base power, managing only two doubles and no home runs in 108 plate appearances...
Los Angeles Dodgers speedster Dee Gordon starts the double-play of the season deflecting a well placed ball to Justin Turner after a diving stop. The Dodgers are poised to go far in the post-season with web-gems like this from Gordon and company.
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Your browser does not support iframes. Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp appeared to get into a heated exchange during the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 11-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night, but no one on the team has been willing to say why. The altercation took place during the sixth inning. Manager Don Mattingly […]
Just a few weeks before the playoffs start two of the Dodgers stars seem to be having a rift. On Monday night, when teammates Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig should’ve just been celebrating an eight-run inning, Kemp and Puig had dugout beef.
Kemp followed Puig across the Dodgers dugout in the decisive sixth inning of the Dodgers’ 11-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies, with Puig occasionally...
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielders Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig exchanged words in the dugout Monday night, and it’s unlikely those were friendly words.
Kemp sought out Puig in the Los Angeles dugout during the Dodgers’ eventual 11-3 win over the Colorado Rockies. From there, it was the veteran outfielder who was doing most of the talking even as most of their teammates were celebrating...
No one likes to be bothered when they eat but clearly Hanley Ramirez doesn’t care if Juan Uribe is eating.
Not only does he bother him but he calls him a pit bull because of the size of his plate. Juan Uribe says, “You can’t even leave me alone when I eat?” All his videos are classic. Enjoy.
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BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Carl Crawford is not the player he once was in Tampa. While he hasn’t completely lost his abilities to hit and run, he doesn’t have quite enough left to earn everyday at-bats in a crowded, talented Los Angeles outfield. He’s managed just a .289/.326/.410 triple slash line, and […]
That series went exactly as planned right?
The Los Angeles Dodgers went into San Francisco and took two of three games, extending their NL West lead to three games over the Giants.
The Dodgers won starts by Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw, and lost to Giants’ ace Madison Bumgarner. Nothing out of the ordinary here.
Except that Friday and Saturday were prime examples of why baseball...
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Friday night may have been the worst night of the season for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
It wasn’t losing 9-0 to the San Francisco Giants in game one of their three game series.
Obviously, Dodger fans wanted a sweep. But game one seemed like the game that could slip away from their hands. The Giants have been playing incredible baseball of late and were sending their ace, Madison...