Articles by Daniel Brim

Daniel Brim grew up in the Los Angeles area and remains a Dodger fan despite currently residing in Salem, MA. As an engineer, he’s fascinated by the math and science behind the game of baseball, which probably explains a lot. He started “Blog To The Score” in late 2013 to dig deeper into the numbers behind the Dodgers. In its brief lifespan, it gained attention from local and national media. You can find him spending too much time in the comments section or on Twitter.


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Alex Wood’s Disappearing Strikeouts

After the 2014 season, Alex Wood was one of the most exciting young pitchers in the game. Before turning 24, he turned in a season that was worth nearly 3 fWAR and 4 RA9-WAR, pitching 172 innings of 77 ERA- and 88 FIP- baseball as a starter and a reliever. His 2013 debut saw similar…

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Angels @ Dodgers, August 2, 2015: Mat Latos Debuts

Angels Dodgers 1:10 p.m. Los Angeles 2B Giavotella SS Rollins RF Calhoun 2B Kendrick CF Trout 1B Gonzalez 1B Pujols RF Ethier LF Murphy C Grandal SS Aybar LF Crawford 3B Gillaspie 3B Callaspo C Iannetta CF Pederson P Rasmus (R) P Latos (R) Today is the debut of new Dodger Mat Latos. Latos, acquired in the…

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Dodgers 5, Mike Trout 3: Greinke Rolls Again

Another Zack Greinke start, another dominating performance, and another Dodger win. This time, he (mostly) shut down the Angels, leading to a final score of 5-3. The only damage against Greinke was caused by him playing with fire. The first three times he faced Kole Calhoun, he gave up three singles. Kole Calhoun was hitting…

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Mets 3, Dodgers 2: deGrom Astounds, Mattingly Confounds

This game began with headlines of scoreless streaks, an amazing pitcher’s duel between the league’s top two pitchers in ERA, and hair. However, that’s not how it ended, as the Dodgers fell to the Mets 3-2 in 10 innings. Before getting to the game’s endlessly frustrating ending, let’s start with Zack Greinke. He entered the…

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Dodgers @ Mets July 25, 2015: The Zach Lee Era Has Begun

After a brief cameo last week, the moment is finally here: Zach Lee is making his major-league debut tonight, starting in place of the recently-optioned Brandon Beachy (and even-more-recently-optioned Ian Thomas). I won’t pretend to know anything more than what Dustin wrote back in April, but it’s exciting to see the 2010 first round pick in major league…

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Phillies @ Dodgers July 6, 2015: A Glorious Mess

Well, you can’t say tonight’s game won’t be interesting, at least. Phillies Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles RF Revere CF Pederson 2B Hernandez 2B Kendrick 3B Franco 3B Turner 1B Howard 1B Gonzalez C Ruiz C Grandal LF Asche RF Puig SS Galvis LF Ethier CF Herrera P Garcia! (R) P O’Sullivan (R) SS Rollins…

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Dodgers 4, Mets 3: Greinke Good, Bullpen Bad

At this point, it’s almost predictable. Against the Mets’ sputtering offense, of course Zack Greinke pitched 7 shutout innings, leading the Dodgers to a 4-3 victory. Greinke started out a bit rough, spending 23 of his 100 pitches in the first inning. He also only struck out four batters, which is more of a long-term concern…

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Mets @ Dodgers July 3, 2015: So Long, Brandon League

Today’s biggest news is actually yesterday’s news, but with the holiday weekend we haven’t had a chance to write about it. Last night Brandon League, rehabbing from shoulder surgery, was designated for assignment. The move is a bit surprising for a few reasons. The first reason: League’s salary. The front office hasn’t shied away from…