Articles by Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin’ Kinda Blue. He co-hosts a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called “Dugout Blues.” He does contracts and depth charts for FanGraphs and is a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif., and has yet to be shot.


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Dodgers need the good Enrique Hernandez to come back

The Dodgers beat the Giants on April 15. That made it a good day (as well as it being Jackie Robinson Day). They got that victory thanks mostly to a career-best game by Enrique Hernandez. He was hitting .440/.481/.800 when action concluded that evening. Obviously, that wasn’t sustainable (not even in a video game), but some…

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Howie Kendrick’s struggles rooted in BABIP, whiffs

When the Dodgers re-signed Howie Kendrick, it looked like a really good deal. They were bringing back one of the most consistent hitters in baseball at a cheaper than expected price. But so far in the 2016 season, he has been downright awful. Even with a 4-hit game on Tuesday night, Kendrick is hitting just…

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Yasiel Puig struggling after hot start to season

After a hot start to the season, Yasiel Puig has cooled off — considerably. Through the season’s first 10 games, he was hitting .405/.500/.622 with an 11.4 walk and 13.6 strikeout percentage. We know that wasn’t sustainable, but he has fallen quite hard in the last 11 games. He’s hitting just .154/.175/.282 with an ugly…