Daily Archives: May 30, 2014

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Pirates 2, Dodgers 1: That Was Awful

In the most frustrating way possible, the Dodgers lost their third consecutive game, dropping tonight’s contest against the Pirates by a score of 2-1. The big story coming into tonight’s game was Josh Beckett throwing the first start after his no-hitter on Sunday. Dreams of Johnny Vander Meer were dashed quickly with a Russel Martin single…

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Pirates @ Dodgers May 30, 2014: That Is Certainly A Lineup

Tonight is the Dodgers’ first start against a left-handed pitcher (Francisco Liriano) since May 22nd against the Mets. That was eight games ago. Matt Kemp‘s benching started after that game and Hanley Ramirez‘ brief injury issues weren’t far behind. Carl Crawford‘s ankle hadn’t exploded yet, either. A lot has changed since then, so the “standard lefty…

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2014 MLB Draft profile: RHP Erick Fedde, UNLV

This is the sixth in my series of 2014 MLB Draft profiles. This is the first college player profiled, as I look at Erick Fedde from UNLV. There’s plenty of risk surrounding him. Previous entries Derek Hill Jacob Gatewood Spencer Adams Touki Toussaint Kodi Medeiros Vitals 6’4, 175 pounds Bats: Right Throws: Right DOB: Feb. 25, 1993 Location Las Vegas,…

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Time To Step It Up, Dodger Bullpen

What’s the best way to evaluate a major league bullpen? There’s not really an obvious answer in the way that I would go to WAR or wRC+ for hitters, or FIP or xFIP for starting pitchers. It sure as hell isn’t wins, obviously. ERA really doesn’t work there, either, as we saw just a few…