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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Tracking Yasiel Puig’s Power Outage

Yasiel Puig is a candidate to win the National League’s MVP award. His chances have fallen lately, due to a recent slump and a recent hot streak (and, you know, narrative) by Giancarlo Stanton. Clayton Kershaw is in the mix, too. It’s too early to know who will win the award, but what we do know is…

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Dodgers 7, Mets 4: Adrian Gonzalez, Have a Night

Before tonight’s 7-4 victory against the Mets, the big story was Zack Greinke‘s health. After tonight’s victory, though, the big story was Adrian Gonzalez‘ incredible performance. In the fourth inning, after the Dodgers were down 3-0, Gonzalez went to the plate after Carl Crawford walked and stole second. Gonzalez singled Crawford home to cut the lead, then…

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Dodgers 6, Mets 2: Dan Haren’s Adventurous Night

After three pitches, it looked like we were getting the Same Ol’ Dan Haren tonight. The first two pitches to the Mets’ leadoff hitter Curtis Granderson missed the plate, then Granderson hit the third pitch about 380 feet into the right field bullpen. The Mets were up 1-0 before the seats were warm. …and that…

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Further Appreciation of Clayton Kershaw’s Slider

Yes, I’m writing another post about Clayton Kershaw. He’s doing interesting, sometimes historic things this season. He’s a pitcher, so we shouldn’t take it for granted. There’s no clearer demonstration of this than the current rotation. Posts about Kershaw are fun to write and presumably fun to read. I’ll start with two GIFs. One will…

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Brandon League And Symmetry

One story we have been tracking for most of the season at Dodgers Digest is the resurgence of Brandon League. I wrote a story about him being actually useful in late May, which was a complete surprise at the time. Mike followed up in mid-July, and at that point he was still pretty good. Not…

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Dodgers 4, Braves 2: Dan Haren Good? Again?

This recent tour of the back end of the rotation has been as successful as the Dodgers could hope for. Dan Haren continued the run of good fortune, helping to lead the Dodgers to a 4-2 victory. Haren was … not terrible, but there were still remnants of the “old” Haren on display. He gave up…

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Can Clayton Kershaw Win The MVP?

Yesterday’s start by Clayton Kershaw featured great pitching (though not up to his usual standards) as well as contributions on both offense and defense. He has been absolutely incredible this year, even though he missed over a month with a teres major strain. At this point, even with the missed time, he is by far…

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Dodgers Acquire Kevin Correia For Some Reason

Well, at least now we know who the “Paul Maholm replacement” is. In news that probably is best suited for late Saturday/early Sunday, the Dodgers announced that they have traded for the Twins’ right-handed pitcher Kevin Correia, in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. In one way, Correia perfectly and hilariously…

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Brewers 4, Dodgers 1: Forgettable

I’ll be honest, none of our writers were able to actually watch this game live. Maybe that’s for the best, as the Dodgers dropped their second consecutive game to the Brewers, this time by a score of 4-1. Zack Greinke (apparently) struggled, giving up home runs to Khris Davis and Carlos Gomez. I say apparently,…