Author Archive: Phil Gurnee

Dodgers have reeled off four straight games scores > 64, can Julio Urias make it five?

The last time a Dodger starter was hammered was when Julio Urias took the mound on April 12th. Since that point, Caleb was an opener, but Ross, Clayton, Kenta, and Walker have all fired excellent games giving up just four runs in twenty-eight innings. Urias gave up five runs in five innings all by himself …

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The Miraculous Monday

Monday started with a bang and ended with one of the greatest comebacks in the history of sports. It was Jackie Robinson Day throughout baseball and some key NBA postseason games were going to take place. ESPN was broadcasting the Dodger game because of the Dodger history with Jackie Robinson so all eyes in Los …

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Ryu looks to extend his walkless streak

Ryu has yet to walk a batter in 2019. He went 15 spring training innings without a walk and has followed that up with 13 innings to start the season without a walk. At thirteen innings, Ryu has the fifth-best mark to in LAD history for starters to start a season without a walk. Just …

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Dodger Minor League Update – 04/08/19

AAA – OKC Josh Sborz is thriving in a bullpen role for AAA, as he has struck out nine of the twelve hitters he’s faced so far with only one hit and one walk. The Dodgers made no noise when they signed veteran major league pitcher Zach McAllister to a minor league contract but he …

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Why is anyone surprised?

With ten games in the book, the Dodgers are tied with the Brewers for the best record in the NL and everyone in baseball is like “who are these guys” as though they hadn’t been to the World Series two years in a row. The Dodgers are 8 – 2 and if they had signed …

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The Rubber-Band man is stretching his limits

On the Sunday Night ESPN MLB telecast last night, baseball analyst Jessica Mendoza said that Cody Bellinger was like a rubber-band. It was meant as a compliment as everyone was gaga over how Cody could generate so much power with his swing and follow through.  Last night Cody did it all as he hit a …

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Carlos Santana turns 33 today

and has accumulated 26 bWAR since starting his career in 2010. For perspective, there is not a single Dodger position player who has accumulated at least 25 bWAR since 2010.  Only 46 MLB players have accumulated as much as 25 bWAR since 2010, and nine of them were 1st baseman. Here is the list of …

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Dodgers hitters blast off in March

With at least ten plate appearances, eleven players have an OPS+ > 300 as we enter April and three of them are Los Angeles Dodgers. 2018 MVP Christian Yelich continues to destroy the NL,  but right behind him is Austin Barnes and Joc Pederson. Two guys the Dodgers tried to replace this winter with Realmuto …

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Eight Dong Day

The Dodger Twitter-verse has decided that Dodger home runs are now Dodger Dongs and who am I to argue with that? To celebrate the Dodgers decided to go where no dong has ever gone by blasting eight dongs in one game. They hit him em to left field, they hit em to center-field, they hit …

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2019 Preview of Dodger Rotation Pieces

The Dodgers will start the year with two of their five starting pitchers on the injured list. One of those on the injured list is a three-time Cy Young Award winner and seven-time all-star. The other is Rich Hill, and for most teams that would mean using journeyman pitchers or prospects too soon, for the …

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