Articles by Mike Petriello

Mike Petriello

Mike writes about lots of baseball in lots of places, and right now that place is MLB.com.


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Padres @ Dodgers May 22, 2015: Matt Kemp Is Back

So over the last month, 182 hitters have had enough plate appearances to be considered “qualified.” Padres Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles 1B Solarte CF Pederson 2B Spangenberg SS Rollins RF Kemp 2B Kendrick LF Upton 1B Gonzalez C Norris C Grandal CF Venable 3B Turner 3B Middlebrooks RF Ethier SS Barmes LF Van Slyke…

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Forget About Cole Hamels

So Brandon McCarthy is out for the year and Hyun-jin Ryu is out for the year and Zack Greinke‘s velocity is down and oh my god they’re counting on Brett Anderson and Mike Bolsinger and Carlos Frias‘ total inability to throw off-speed pitches and PANIC! You know where this leads. It leads to an insistence…

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Rockies @ Dodgers May 15, 2015: KENLEY

KENLEY. Today, the Dodgers activated Kenley Jansen and sent Daniel Coulombe back to Oklahoma City, which is a sentence I should probably just save because it will be used 20 more times this season. Rockies Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles, Ca. LF Blackmon CF Pederson SS Tulowitzki SS Rollins 3B Arenado 2B Kendrick 1B Rosario…

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It’s Time To Give Don Mattingly Some Credit

The Dodgers are winning, and it’s not hard to see why. They’re winning because they’re hitting like they’re the best offense in baseball history. (Seriously.) They’re winning because the bullpen has been shockingly great, even without Kenley Jansen. They’re winning because the depth we talked about all winter has been incredible, and because they have…

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The Dodgers Aren’t Shifting

With the new nerd-friendly front office doing nerd things like “not paying for saves” and “adding depth and defense” and “not caring about right-handed power” and “adding a catcher who’s a good pitch-framer” you’d have thought that they’d be at the forefront of one of the most nerd-friendly tactics of all: the shift. Shift data…

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Marlins @ Dodgers May 12, 2015: Welcome Back, Dan Haren

Dan Haren‘s back in town tonight, this time wearing Marlins gray… black… orange… light blue… whatever. Let’s talk about #narrative. Marlins Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles, Ca. 2B Gordon CF Pederson 3B Prado SS Rollins RF Stanton 2B Kendrick CF Ozuna 1B Gonzalez LF Yelich 3B Guerrero 1B Morse C Grandal C Realmuto RF Ethier…