Author Archive: Phil Gurnee

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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Hopefully, a different take on the Dodger trade deadline

The trade deadline has always been an exciting time for fans as the buyers hope to acquire the piece that will give their team the edge come October, while the sellers hope to acquire the prospects or major league talent to change the fortunes of a team already out of a playoff run. It also …

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Might be time for Keibert to learn how to talk like a Pirate

This is not a reactionary column to another poor outing by the Dodger bullpen, but it is about the season-long problems with the bullpen. The team is still on pace to win 105 games so at this point we only care about the wins in October. I’ve followed Keibert and watched him climb up the …

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With Seager / Pollock / Freese returning who will be the odd man out?

The Dodgers get their 2nd half reinforcements on Friday when they are expected to activate Cory Seager, AJ Pollock, and David Freeze but it will come at a price to more than one Dodger who helped propel the team to the best record in baseball while the aforementioned were nursing their injuries. Matt Beaty has …

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Seismic shift hits Los Angeles

Even though Kawhi Leonard to the Clippers had been rumored for well over a year by well-respected sources I don’t think many Clipper fans really felt it would happen. As Clipper fans have heard every day for forever, no superstar will ever WANT to play for the Clippers. My wife just came home from Dallas …

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Dodger rookies owning it

Much of the talk about the Dodger rookies will be about the back to back to back rookie walk-off home runs this weekend but the Dodger rookies have been banging all year. Player WAR/pos Year Age PA 2B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Alex Verdugo 2.5 2019 23 250 17 7 32 …

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Wild Walk Off Weekend

There is a lot to unload from this weekend series with the Rockies. Three walk-off home runs by three different rookies Walker Buehler pitching the greatest game of his career WIll Smith ridiculous return Alex Verdugo putting his stamp on this team Matt Beatty ridiculous return  

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Matt Beaty belongs here

Every Dodger position rookie is making their mark this year and Matt Beaty is no exception. I haven’t looked at the statcast data, but it seems every time he makes contact it is hard contact. Matt was doing everything right, and yet because of the Rich Hill injury, he was sent down last Wednesday.  He …

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Alex Verdugo lights up Chavez Ravine

With the injury to AJ Pollock, Alex Verdugo has planted himself in centerfield and in the hearts of Dodger fans. I don’t want to talk for all Dodger fans but for this fan, his spirit and play has supplanted the fun that Yasiel Puig used to deliver. This comes as a shock to me for …

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