Author Archive: Phil Gurnee

Dodgers dominate early August schedule in spite of Seager / Bellinger on-base woes

The whole point of this column was to highlight how bad Cody and Corey have been in August even with the Dodgers winning 80% of their games in August so far. When I checked the August splits I was aghast that Cody had an OPS of .863. That isn’t bad, that is good and I’d …

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What ex-Dodger could help the team right now?

DodgerYard tweeted out the question: A former Dodger who still plays today that you wish still played for us? — Dodger Yard (@DodgerYard) August 10, 2019 It is an interesting question with many varied answers. Some answered the question with their heart, some with practicality, and some with humor. I took the question to mean …

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Robbie Ray has had massive success at Dodger Stadium

Robbie Ray started pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2015 and since he joined them he has the best game score for a lefty visitor at Dodger Stadium. Player Date Tm Opp Rslt IP H ER BB SO Pit GSc Robbie Ray 2017-09-04 ARI LAD W 13-0 7.2 3 0 0 14 107 87 Matt …

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Claude Osteen turns 80 today, almost 54 years after he saved a Dodger World Championship

Claude Osteen will turn 80 today, and hopefully is living comfortably in Tennessee. The lefty with the nickname of “Gomer” was a mainstay in the Dodger rotation from 1965 until 1973 but for anyone who lived through his era, he will always be remembered as the guy who pitched a brilliant game three in the …

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Just who is Victor Gonzalez?

A few weeks ago someone on Twitter mentioned that we should keep an eye on Victor Gonzalez as a fast-moving left-hand relief pitcher. I don’t know who to attribute that tweet too, and it made me glance at his stats but nothing jumped out at me. Yesterday, Jim Bowden of The Athletic ran a story …

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Dodger fans don’t dare leave early anymore

The improbable Max Muncy was the latest Dodger walk-off hero yesterday, blasting a two-run run double to plate Seager with the running run against one of the best closers in baseball. For Dodger fans, it never gets old even if they have already done it nine times this year. If you love baseball you had …

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Having fun with Walker Buehler Game Scores

Walker Buehler put up a game score of 88 on August 3rd, giving him three games scores > 80 in 2019. This would make him the third right-handed Dodger in the 21st century to have three-game scores > 80 in the same season. Andy Ashby did it once in 2002 Brad Penny did it once …

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One hitter to late, one CF to short

Dustin May put up the worst debut game score (40) at Dodger Stadium by a LAD in history last night but it was hard to fault him for it. The Dodgers didn’t exactly back him with their A lineup with Negron playing his first game in CF at Dodger Stadium and Tyler White getting the …

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Can Dustin May break any of these LAD debut Game scores?

The Dodgers best pitching prospect will make his debut tonight at Dodger Stadium against the San Diego Padres, so I thought it might be a good idea to look at the best scores for a rookie debut, for a rookie debut at Dodger Stadium, for a rookie debut against the Padres,  for a rookie debut …

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Being a GM is hard

On May 10th the Dodgers had a decision to make.  They were feeling a roster crunch and would need to get rid of one of their three catchers. They had acquired Travis d’Arnaud on May 5th after he had been released by the Mets on May 3rd.  Travis had been so bad for the Mets …

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