Tag: Los Angeles Dodgers

Oct 17

Jacob DeGrom: About NLDS Game Five (October 15)

Under different circumstances, Justin Turner going 3-for-3 against Jacob deGrom, one of the best starting pitchers in baseball, would bring with it accolades and discussions of holidays named in his honor.  At the very least, his batting a combined .526/.550/.842 with six doubles and four RBI against the likes of deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, …

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Oct 13

Matt Harvey: About NLDS Game Three (October 12)

I thought I’d looked over the postseason roster with a reasonable amount of attention. I didn’t study the list of Mets’ players like I was looking at a Where’s Waldo? picture, but I spent more time than looking at a passing advertisement on the Metro. Still, I was surprised to see that Erik Goeddel was …

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Oct 10

Jacob deGrom: About NLDS Game One

Personally, yesterday was about as good as it gets for a baseball fan. I left work around noon, making it home in time for the start of the Texas/Toronto game; watched Texas take a 2-0 lead in their series after tying the game 4-4 in the eighth and letting their bullpen absolutely shut the Blue …

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Aug 13

Jordan Zimmermann: About Last Night (August 12)

Back in the 80s and 90s you had set the VCR to record if you were likely to miss a show on television. This is obvious to individuals of a certain age. The VCR was such a great invention. I remember recording Voltron episodes, somehow stumbling on a young Sarah Michelle Gellar in some kid’s …

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Aug 12

Joe Ross: About Last Night (August 11)

It started out okay for Joe Ross (3-4). Jimmy Rollins popped up the second pitch to Ian Desmond; Alberto Callaspo popped up the sixth pitch to Yunel Escobar; and Adrian Gonzalez hit the eighth pitch deep to center but right into Michael Taylor‘s glove. Eight pitches, seven strikes, and three quick outs. This pitching stuff …

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Aug 11

Gio Gonzalez: About Last Night (8/10)

The good news for Washington is that Ian Desmond has been hitting the ball with authority again. After a fairly awful first half of the season where he hit .211/.255/.334 with seven home runs in 84 games, he’s hitting .277/.341/.578 with seven home runs over the last 23 games. This is important because he hit …

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Sep 11

Welcome Back, Crawford

There was a time when Carl Crawford was considered vital to a team’s championship hopes, when the Boston Red Sox thought it was a fantastic idea to sign him to a seven-year 142 million dollar contract. That didn’t end well obviously. Crawford called his time in Boston “a scar that I think will never go …

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Sep 09

Dodgers Dangerous When Scoring Little

With about three weeks to go in the season, the race for home field advantage in the NL is about as settled as the Nationals closer situation. On any given day, the best record either resides in Los Angeles or in DC, but here comes St. Louis or how about the hard-charging San Francisco squad? …

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Aug 07

What’s in a Name?

The Angels and Dodgers finish up a four-game series tonight that might very well be a World Series preview. The Dodgers lead the NL West by 2 ½ games over the Giants, and the Angels are two games behind Oakland but lead for the first Wild Card spot, 8-10 games up on Toronto/New York/Kansas City.1 …

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Jun 19

Kershaw’s Almost Perfect Game

On Wednesday night, Clayton Kershaw pitched about as well as a human being can pitch.  Kershaw no-hit the Colorado Rockies, striking out 15 in the process while being one Hanley Ramirez throwing error away from the second perfect game in Dodgers’ history.  As it was, it was the 22nd no-hitter in Dodgers’ history, the second …

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