Category Archives: 2017 Baseball

MLB Weekly Notes 4/23/17

The Rockies swept the Giants and are now 13 – 6 to top the NL West. Conversely, the Giants are 6 – 13 and sit at the bottom of the NL West. The Rockies didn’t just sweep the Giants they shut them down. The Giants were shut out on Sunday and scored only eight runs …

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Meanwhile

While Rich Hill tries to figure out how to pitch effectively with a constant blister, Jharel Cotton, Frankie Montas, and Chase De Jong all pitched in the same game last night with solid to excellent results. Cotton started and got eighteen outs, something not that unusual for him. In four starts this year he has …

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MLB storylines – from Storen to Thames

Drew Storen threw an immaculate inning on 4/18. Until Tuesday I had never heard the term but it means the pitcher struck out the side on nine pitches.  My first thought was it can’t be that rare since Juan Nicasio did the same thing last year, but it turns out only 76 pitchers had turned …

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The Rockies, rocking adversity

The Rockies are now 10 – 5 and they have done it the hard way: Starting 1st baseman and big 2017 winter free agent acquisition Ian Desmond on the DL (should join them shortly) Starting LF David Dahl hit the DL in March. He had a great debut in 2016 and much was expected of him …

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Baseball Notes 4/10/17

I love early season stats. Matt Kemp leads MLB in slugging % and OPS at 1.125 / 1.654. Matt has four doubles and two home runs sixteen at-bats. Jason Castro of the Twins walked seven times last week and leads MLB in OB%. Castro walked only 45 times all of last year. Matt Reynolds leads …

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Tigers could really use an outfielder

Watching the Tiger/White Sox game I can’t help but feel the Dodgers have a plethora of outfielders better than what the Tigers are using in CF and LF.  JD Martinez is hurt but Tiger fans must be hurt knowing that they have to turn to Mikie Mahtook as their starting RF while JD is on …

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Blake 5th wheel Parker

The much traveled 31-year-old Blake Parker made the Angel opening day roster. If you watched any of the freeway series and were unfamiliar with Blake Parker (as I was) his strikeouts of every Dodger he faced might have left you wondering who this guy was. Joe Davis said he had struck out 17 straight hitters …

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Rickey Nolasco opening day starter and he deserves it

When Nolasco was announced yesterday as the Angel opening day pitcher it seemed to be met with a touch of ridicule. Maybe we should look back at the summer of 2016 and see who made the better decision. The Dodger front office or the Angel front office? The Dodgers dipped into the deep farm system …

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Hey look, Ronald Torreyes starting SS for the NYY

Old friend Ronald Torreyes has parlayed the injury to Didi Gregorius into the starting SS gig for the NYY. By Bryan Hoch / MLB.com | @BryanHoch | 9:45 AM ET + 49 COMMENTS With the injury to Didi Gregorius, what do you see the Yankees doing at shortstop? And if they go with Tyler Wade …

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LAD Prop Bets for 2017

You might know by now I’m a betting person, and while I don’t always bet I always like to look at the odds. Below are the odds for the 2017 MLB season brought to you by  Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv, Twitter: @BovadaLV). I’ll only list the odds relevant to the LAD (and Matt Kemp). Who would you …

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