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Corey Seager isn’t the shiny new SS anymore

Hard to believe but Corey Seager is already twenty-five years old and while Dodger fans wait for the 22/23 Seager to show up, the team down south in San Diego has the shiny new shortstop who has already been ordained the best young Shortstop in California. We won’t get to see Fernando Tatis Jr. this …

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Justin Turner is just about ready

If you have access to Spectrum or are an out of town Dodger fan you have heard Joe Davis say over and over that Justin Turner doesn’t hit in April. The stats don’t lie as Turner has only three home runs in 480 plate appearances in April.  Turner hits more in May but his bat …

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Alex Verdugo is the poster child for “Let the kids play”

MLB has created an ad campaign around “Let the kids play” and no one epitomizes that more on the Dodgers than Alex Verdugo.  You might have thought that with Yasiel Puig gone the Dodgers would no longer have a child-man playing in the outfield but the brash massive gold chain wearing center fielder Alex Verdugo …

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Cody Bellinger Dodger home run king at age 23

Cody Bellinger passed Adrian Beltre last night to be the first Dodger aged 23 or younger to hit at least 77 home runs. It must be noted that Beltre hit his 76 home runs in roughly twice as many plate appearances as Cody.  At age 23, Beltre had been an inconsistent performer for the Dodgers …

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Bellinger crushes Total Base record for April

With four days still left in April Cody Bellinger now owns the historical total base record for the month of April. Player Split Year HR PA 2B 3B TB Cody Bellinger April/March 2019 13 116 6 1 89 Chase Utley April/March 2008 11 128 10 1 85 Jermaine Dye April/March 2000 11 111 12 0 …

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Barnes is crashing, Martin is badly needed

Austin Barnes barreled out of the gates this year and after the first seven games seemed to affirm the faith the Dodgers had in letting him be the everyday catcher.  Barnes had an OPS of 1.328 on April 7th. The Dodgers left the sweet confines of Coors and it appears that Barnes left his bat …

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Rarely does a Clipper loss look so bright

The Clippers lost on Sunday to the best team in the NBA, but they didn’t go easily and even in the loss, the Clippers could take solace in the play of their rookies. The team is in the playoffs because of Lou Williams/Montrezl Harrell/Danilo Gallinari but they all failed to play at the level Clipper fans …

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Anyone curious how Bellingers first 100 Plate Appearances of 2019 compare to Puig’s in 2013?

Cody Bellinger has now accumulated 100 plate appearances and it is probably the greatest stretch of 100 plate appearances we will ever see from a Dodger.  I thought it would be fun to compare this stretch to the first 100 PA of Puig when Puig first showed up, because they are both age 23, they …

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Ross Stripling blooms in the spring

Just like your favorite flowers that bloom every April and May, Ross Stripling has that fragrant spring smell when he takes the mound as a starter in the spring.  Ross has made forty-two major league starts and has a game score of 69 or greater in seven of them. Of those dominant seven starts, six …

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Kiké was the star, but this was a team victory from the manager to the bullpen.

The big hero last night was Kiké and his improbable three-run home against the fireball Josh Hader.  As Ken Gurnick noted last night it was the first time that Kiké had ever homered on an 0 – 2 count and it was the first home run ever given up by Hader on an 0 – …

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