Brian Wilson

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Brian Wilson Is Losing Velocity

When Brian Wilson went on the disabled list for elbow issues in April, one of the curious things was that his velocity was more or less fine. In April, he was throwing his fastball and sinker around 94 and 93 respectively, and his cutter was in the low 90s. These numbers were down just a little…

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Cleveland 5, Dodgers 4: How Frustrating

As far as “pitchers helping themselves” go, I’m not sure you’re going to do much better than Clayton Kershaw hitting a homer to break a 0-0 tie while pitching a shutout on Opening Day last year. (Well, recently, anyway. If we’re going back into history, Tony Cloninger driving in nine on two homers and a…

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Time To Step It Up, Dodger Bullpen

What’s the best way to evaluate a major league bullpen? There’s not really an obvious answer in the way that I would go to WAR or wRC+ for hitters, or FIP or xFIP for starting pitchers. It sure as hell isn’t wins, obviously. ERA really doesn’t work there, either, as we saw just a few…

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Phillies 7, Dodgers 3: Wilson brought his gas can

“What’s wrong with Brian Wilson?” This was written by Ken Gurnick about Wilson after he blew the San Diego game on opening night. I criticized him for it, saying it was one game and he looked fine in Australia. Of course, he subsequently went on the disabled list, so something was kinda wrong with him….

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Brian Wilson and Pitching Inside

On Saturday, Brian Wilson had a very frustrating outing. He faced five batters, walked one, struck out one, and allowed two hits. He allowed one run (and allowed an inherited runner to score), but Kenley Jansen was able to close out the game in the ninth and sealed the Dodger victory. It took Wilson 23 pitches…