I don’t expect Mike Bolsinger to keep pitching like the Dodgers Ace’s… no I don’t mean he’s pitching like the Dodgers’s ace is currently pitching, I mean that he is pitching like an ACE! I also don’t expect Carlos Frias to maintain a 2.45 ERA this year. However, I do expect Greinke and Anderson to keep pitching well and we ne[...]
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed catcher Yasmani Grandal on the seven-day concussion disabled list and recalled catcher Austin Barnes (#65) from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Barnes, 25, is making his first appearance on an active Major League roster after batting .290 with five doubles, three home runs and 13 RBI in 29 games at Triple-A. Barnes has drawn m[...]
This team has changed dramatically over the past year. There’s a new Centerfielder, Catcher, Shortstop and Second-baseman – sometimes there are 8 different faces in the lineup compared to last year, but one thing hasn’t changed, and that is the Manager and Coaching Staff. The Manager is a nice guy, sometimes nice guys finish last… especially if that are JUST nice, an[...]
I’m not going to even mention last night’s game, except to say that Brett Anderson is getting better every start. He’s healthy and that’s the key.
OK, write this down – Here’s what is going to happen in the foreseeable future:
The rotation will be Kershaw, Greinke, Anderson, Frias and Bolsinger for another few starts. If Bolsinger or Frias f[...]
The San Francisco Giants played the Los Angeles Midgets and spanked them soundly… again! Actually, it appear to be a rented mule beating contest.
We can talk about how much they need another starter, but 12 more starters won’t help when you can’t score runs! Lately, it seems that everyone hits or no one hits.
Joc Pederson doubled to lead off the game and that[...]
Dee Gordon is a great kid and should do well in his home state of Florida, but here’s my take on The Trade of Haren and Gordon. One can cry about the Dodgers lack of sped and a base-stealer at the top of the lineup, but the Dodgers are currently 4th in all of baseball in runs scored, even though they are second to last in stolen bases. I don’t think FAZ regards [...]
Mike Bolsinger is a nice story and I wish I could believe he can keep this up… but he can’t! He’s only got a couple of pitches and he tops out at 89, while mostly at 85-86. Of course, location, location, location is the story, and while I have been wrong before, I think he is doing this with smoke and mirrors. As it stands, he’s the Dodgers #5, but did I tell you t[...]
But you just gotta’ love Kiki. I’ve been telling you about him. THat was one of the best catches I’ve seen like that. Do you think Joc would have made it? I don’t…
After a 2-4 last night, Corey Seager is at .288… and climbing!
Chris Reed can’t be far off (1.13 at AAA).
Man, Santos has filthy stuff – just no[...]
Jimmy Rollins went 4-5 last night and raised his batting average to a lofty .198 and his OB% to a .279. Those kinds of stats justify him hitting 12th in the batting order… maybe 13th! Chad Moriyama of Dodgers Digest has a dizzying sabermetric explanation of Jimmy’s struggles and prospects for improvement [...]
Enough of this nonsense:
It’s total nonsense that you wouldn’t immediately put Kenley Jansen back as the closer – you’d better! Immediately!
It’s nonsense that Yimi Garcia threw nothing but fastballs, all 92 to 95 until CarGo hammered one. FOURTEEN IN A ROW! What was the coaching staff thinking? Oh, they weren’[...]