Dodgers @ Mets May 28, 2016: Maeda vs. Thor, round 2

Last time Kenta Maeda faced Noah Syndergaard, things didn’t go so well for the Dodgers righty. Syndergaard practically singlehandedly won that game for the Mets, homering off of Maeda twice and driving in all four New York runs in the process. The first home run came off of an 89 MPH fastball: The second home run was…

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Dodgers @ Padres May 22, 2016: Baseball, I Guess

Dodgers Padres 1:40 p.m. PT San Diego 2B  Utley  CF  Jay SS  Seager  1B  Myers 3B  Kendrick  RF  Kemp  1B  Gonzalez  2B  Solarte LF  Thompson LF  Upton  CF  Pederson  3B  Wallace RF  Puig  C  Bethancourt C  Ellis  SS  Amarista P Maeda (R) P Rea (R) Are we really doing this again? So soon? Ugh. Here we are….


Pedro Baez is Quietly Breaking Out

Towards the end of last season, I wrote a post on Pedro Baez after his late-season call-up. Baez had looked impressive in high-leverage situations, generating six shutdowns (+6% win probability added in a game) while having no meltdowns (-6% win probability added). J.P. Howell was starting to falter, so the Dodgers had gone from two…


Dodgers 10, Giants 2: Finally, An Easy One

Well, that game felt pretty good. After two games of continued struggles against the Giants, the Dodgers reversed their fortunes against their rivals in a big way on national television, winning 10-2. The Dodgers got to Tim Lincecum early and often tonight. Lincecum has been beating his peripherals all year and it finally caught up to…


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…


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…