Daily Archives: June 10, 2014

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Dodgers 6, Reds 1: Josh Beckett Great Yet Again

Despite a two hour rain delay, the Dodgers and Reds got in a full game today. The Dodgers won by a score of 6-1 behind another great start by Josh Beckett. Josh only made it through six innings (though he was pulled after just 90 pitches), but he struck out seven batters and walked one, only…

Dodgers @ Reds June 10, 2014: RIP Bob Welch & rain in June?

Because the weather sucks everywhere outside of California (mostly), it appears there’s weather inbound to Cincinnati, which will likely cause (at least) a delay in the start of the game, if not a complete postponement. Well, this isn’t optimal #reds #dodgers pic.twitter.com/k1CpBBZmU8 — Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) June 10, 2014 It looks like by 6 p.m….

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A Glance At Dodgers Hitter Fly Ball Distance

Now that we’re a couple of months into the season, it’s worth looking into position player fly ball distance. This distance, available on baseballheatmaps, is the average distance of home runs and fly balls hit by a particular player. This information can be taken as general shorthand for power (hitting the ball further means more power), and…