Daily Archives: August 20, 2014

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Padres 4, Dodgers 1: The Dog Days Of August

This game was pretty bad, and I’m annoyed at everyone that I actually stayed up to watch it. Roberto Hernandez pitched basically how you’d expect a fungible starter to pitch, which is to say, he lasted only five innings, allowing 10 baserunners and four runs (three earned). Here’s why that run was unearned, thanks to…

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Padres @ Dodgers Aug. 20, 2014: Time To Panic, Probably

You know, we’ve been talking a lot about Zack Greinke‘s elbow lately, but there was still the possibility of burying your head in the sand and pretending it wasn’t a real thing. Padres Dodgers 7:10 p.m. PT Los Angeles, Ca. 3B Solarte 2B Barney CF Almonte CF Puig LF Smith 1B Gonzalez 2B Gyorko RF…

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Attention, Japan: Yasiel Puig Is Coming For You

In news that isn’t “oh god oh god oh god please let Zack Greinke‘s elbow be okay,” there’s this: Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols was among four players named Wednesday who will be participating in the 2014 Japan All-Star Series in November. Seattle Mariners infielder Robinson Cano, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones and rising…