Category Archives: Series Previews

Cleveland Indian preview

The Dodgers have made only one trip to Ohio to play the Indians and that was back in 2003. We won’t have any notable game scores or total base games based on a three-game series fourteen years ago. Just in case you were curious David Ross has the only home run against the Indians in Ohio. …

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The Big Red Machine is coming into town

This ain’t the Bench/Morgan/Perez/Foster version but this version kicks ass the same way.  The offense was already one of the best in the National League this year, but they have ratcheted it up a notch in June, and have been the best hitting team in June. Talk about firing on all cylinders: Name OPS wOBA wRC+ …

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Zimmerman uprising

When the Dodgers played the Nationals last year in the NLDS the one thing they thought they could count on was Ryan Zimmerman not being much of a factor. The weary 1st baseman came into the postseason with the 3rd worst wRC+ in the NL. He had been horrible in the regular season.  The postseason, …

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Rockies Preview – Are they for real this time?

The Rockies play host to the red-hot Dodgers as they try to keep claim to 1st place in the Western division.  The Rockies handled the World Champion Cubs pretty good taking two of three.  Before that, they knocked off the Diamondbacks two of three. As I’ve noted before the Rockies have gotten off to great …

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Padre Preview 05/05/17 – Castaways & Prospects

The Padres have been about as bad as I expected. The rotation of castaways is fulfilling their destiny but it is the offense that has been the bigger problem for the last place bound Padres. According to FanGraphs, their starting pitching is 10th in the league which means five teams have been worse. Which is kind …

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Giant preview 4/24/17

Rarely over the past decade have the Dodgers faced a last place Giant team. I’ll let someone else figure out when was the last time but I know it has been a while. At 6 – 13 the Giant are now 43 – 57 since June 30th, 2016. At that point, the Giants were 50 …

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1st place Diamondback preview for 4/21/17

The Diamondbacks head home after a quick California road trip that saw them go 4 – 5 against the Giants/Dodgers/Padres. They had started the trip 6 – 1 and in 1st place, they ended it 10 – 6 and tied for 1st place with the Rockies. This team has alot going for it but I see …

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National Positional Starters Review

I’m going to look at the positional breakdown for the NL East Champions.  The last time I looked at them was June 20th but at that time they had Wilson Ramos and Stephen Strasburg. Eric Stephen gives us the statistical breakdown of the matchup but the Nationals are not the team who played 162 games as …

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Didi the Diamondbacks make a Gregorius mistake?

Much has been made this summer and last winter about the Arizona Diamondback deal that sent SS Dansby Swanson and others to the Braves for Shelby Miller.  While Miller has been the worst pitcher in baseball, it is too soon to tell if Swanson can turn into that beautiful Swan or not. Meanwhile a few …

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Gary Sanchez and the Yankee 9/12/16 Preview

How about this: The Yankees got Alex Rodriquez to retire Traded their best hitter in Carlos Beltran Traded their best relief pitcher in Chapman Traded their second best relief pitcher in Andrew Miller Traded a key component of their 2016 rotation in Ivan Nova Yet they have won seven of their last eight games to …

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