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Fourteen days of glory

This is what it looks like when everyone is hitting. Enjoy it, because it rarely happens that the top of the lineup is in synch with the middle of the lineup, while still having the bottom of the lineup cleaning everything up. Using Fangraphs once again for their fourteen-day splits: I know it is just …

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Dodger offense blowing like a Santa Ana

Dodger fans have seen Dodger hot streaks before but I’m not sure they have seen this kind of hot streak.  June started off with the normal June gloom but as the weather turned hot, so have the Dodger bats. Fueled by the greatest collection of young talent since the Piazza/Mondesi/Karros days the Dodgers have been …

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LAD Single Season HR Leaders

With Cody Bellinger well on his way to leading the 2017 team in home runs, I thought it would be a good time to look at every single LAD single-season home run leader. Several LAD have led their team in home runs four times. Frank Howard, Ron Cey, and Pedro Guerrero, but only Mike Piazza …

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Dennis Santana opens eyes in California League All-Star game

According to Kyle Glaser of Baseball America, Dennis Santana opened some eyes with his one inning of work in the California League All-Star game. • Rancho Cucamonga righthander Dennis Santana opened eyes, sitting in the mid-90s with his sinker and flashing a devastating low-80s slider and mid-80s changeup. The Dodgers prospect struck out two in …

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Dustin May / Brendon Davis shine in MWL All-Star game

Dustin May got the start for the East in the MWL All-Star game and pitched one scoreless inning. Brendon Davis made the most of his one at-bat in the MWL All-Star game, crushing a home run to CF as a pinch hitter.  Alexis Brudnicki of Baseball America said it was the longest home run of …

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LAD Team Home Run Leaders, 25 or younger

Youth is being served on the 2017 LAD team. As Corey Seager rounded 3rd base after hitting his 3rd home run I couldn’t help but marvel at the power being displayed by the youngest players on the team. The four top home run hitters on the team are Bellinger (21), Seager (23),  Puig (26), and Taylor(26). …

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Chasing Piazza and Green thru June 20th

Crazy times.  At this point in 1993, Mike Piazza had only 14 of his 35 record home runs. Given the rate that Cody Bellinger is hitting home runs, I felt we should start tracking the all-time LAD home run record set by Shawn Green when he hit 49 home runs in 2001. Bellinger has now …

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Did the Dodgers snag George Springer for nothing?

Jeff Sullivan did an exhaustive look at the stats of Chris Taylor for Fangraphs on Tuesday.  Joe Davis mentioned the story last night either before or after Chris Taylor crushed a home run to deep left field.  Joe mentioned that the writer came to the conclusion that the hitter that most Chris Taylor most resembles …

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Chris Taylor trying to catch Davey Lopes

While Cody Bellinger is hitting home runs, Chris Taylor is running wild. In the month of June, Chris Taylor has seven stolen bases while being caught………..never. Davey Lopes holds the record of ten stolen bases with zero caught stealing. That was expected because Davey rarely got caught stealing. That is why Maury Wills would never …

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Mike Kekich rears his strange head

Sandy Koufax has the best game score against the NYM at Dodger Stadium, courtesy of his no-hitter in 1962. It was far from a perfect game since Sandy walked five. It was also against one of the worst teams in baseball history, the newly formed NYM in 1962. The game that catches my eye though, …

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