Jake Arrieta broke into the major league with the Baltimore Orioles in 2010. In his four years with Baltimore here are his stats:
2010 – 6-6/4.66 ERA/1.53 WHIP
2011 – 10-8/5.05 ERA/1.45 WHIP
2012 – 3-9/6.20 ERA/1.40 WHIP
2013 – 1-2/7.23 ERA/1.78 WHIP
The Orioles had enough of him and traded him to the Cubs with Pedr[...]
In my opinion, Jose Peraza got the biggest hit of the night with runners on 1st and 3rd. He just went with the pitch and doubled to the opposite field. He didn’t look like a rookie out there, he looked like a vet. Soon, Howie Kendrick will be back and now there’s a real logjam at 2B. Good problems to have!
Jimmy Rollins is hitting .200 in his last 15 games (.172 in his [...]
I’m not talking about Clayton Kershaw’s dominating performance… we have come to expect that! Last week, he said it was time to panic, meaning that everyone needed to step up their game. Then he went out and showed them how to do it!
What I am talking about is the fact that the Dodgers scored four (count ’em 4) runs on just 6 hits. Normally it takes 12 or 13 hi[...]
It was just a few days ago that I wrote “Yasiel Puig will always battle hamstring problems throughout his career.” This appears to be worse than the other ones. I would not be surprised if this is all for Puig in 2015!
AJ Ellis needs to start for a while along with Austin Barnes. Grandal is trying to fight through his shoulder injury, but it looks to me l[...]
You know I am always thinking way head… In business you have to. Same thing in baseball.
First, there is this: I was never a Joc Pederson fan until he won me over this Spring and first half of the season, but since the All-Star game “He Is What I Thought He Was!” I am not sure he can recover. In 1980 a 24 year-old outfielder was the Rookie of the Year in the AL.[...]
I think we all have felt that Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi were going to come into town and do the voodoo that they do and the Dodgers would win the Championship… THIS SEASON!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – “FAZ is trying to build a dynasty!” But, they still want to win THIS year… and that is still possible. As FAZ has[...]
…easily! But it can be fixed.
To understand what is wrong we have to go back to several things that still impact the Dodgers, even though they were done years ago:
The Signing of Andre Ethier;
Not Trading Yasiel Puig after his Rookie Season;
As a result of those actions, the Dodgers have $68 million a year tied up in four [...]
We all micro-analyze each game and want to fire everyone on any given day. That the Dodgers have been in a funk of late would be an understatement… sort of like saying the Titanic hit an ice cube! Now, we all know the story about the biggest, baddest, most expensive ship that money could buy… and I’ll stop right there and let you draw your own analogies.
All I am g[...]
The good news is that the Dodgers bullpen was unhittable last night.
The bad news is that the Dodger hitters were unhittable.
The former is the exception while the later seems to be the rule.
“But, it’s early.”
“Nice to see Chase Utley energize the team.”
… and now we hear that Fiers may have been a dirty r[...]
You Gotta’ Believe!
Tonight while you are watching the Dodger game, I’ll be watching Friday Night Lights. First game of the season!
#6 Stephen Timmons Junior Linebacker and H-Back 6’1″ 220 p[...]