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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Carlos Frias is Adjusting

This post contains doesn’t contain much substantive baseball analysis. Instead, it’s an observation about Carlos Frias, who is capably filling into a rotation that desperately needs it. The main complaint about Frias is that he doesn’t throw many off-speed pitches. Here’s me, in the game thread before his last start against San Francisco: Frias still seems…

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Clayton Kershaw and Being Hit Hard

Clayton Kershaw has a 4.24 ERA in mid-May. This is obviously not something we have seen in a long time (other than last year, with many fewer innings), and worth looking at in more depth. However, it needs to be looked more than asking “What’s Wrong With Clayton Kershaw,” because it’s entirely possible that nothing’s wrong. Kershaw’s…

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Rockies 7, Dodgers 1: Mediocre Night

Even the best teams have forgettable nights. The Dodgers have been incredible this year, but stumbled to a 7-1 loss against the Rockies tonight. Zack Greinke had another start typical of what he has been so far in 2015. He struck out five in six innings of work (including three in the first). The only actual…

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Yimi Garcia, Up the Ladder

When Yimi Garcia was a prospect, his standout pitch was a “high spin” fastball. In December of 2013, Chad noted a public Trackman report on the pitch. Trackman is a radar-based system used to measure pitch spins more accurately than Pitch FX can, but it is generally unavailable to the public. Chad notes Garcia’s numbers: Koji Uehara…

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Rockies @ Dodgers April 18, 2015: Puig is Back

All the other news can wait: Yasiel Puig is back! Puig hasn’t played since Monday, resting due to a tight hamstring. After so much confusion in the media reports regarding if he was closer to healthy or to the disabled list, it appears that it’s the former. Hopefully the Dodgers aren’t rushing him, though it’s…

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The Almost-Amazing Dodger Pitching Staff

Just a quick weekend post. The Dodgers are currently 7-3, tied for the lead in the NL west. They’ve won five games in a row and have been hitting like expected. Still, the pitching staff, particularly the starters, have seemed uneven. Brandon McCarthy survived a four homer start, and Clayton Kershaw gave up two last…