Tag Archives: Adrian Gonzalez

Dodgers versus Arrieta

Only Grandal and Gonzalez have homered off of Arrieta.  Seager has had three singles in just six plate appearances. Name PA H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO OPS Adrian Gonzalez 24 6 1 0 1 2 1 4 .726 Chase Utley 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 Yasmani Grandal 8 1 …

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Kenta makes Roberts look good

Many questions, and many answers last night. We will start with the NL baseball decision.  Should you pinch hit for your starting pitchers as early as the 4th inning? Your pitcher struggled in the first inning putting the team in a hole by three runs, but has gotten his act together and kept the score …

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Dodgers enjoying home cooking

With eight games left on this ten game home trip the Dodgers boast the best winning percentage at home in baseball which is keeping them in the NL West race. MLB Best winning pct. at home, NL – 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers                        15-6                        .714 Arizona Diamondbacks                     18-8                        .692 Washington Nationals                        12-7                        .632 Even with that …

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Dodger bench providing relief

When the season started Chris Taylor found himself in AAA. As did Cody Bellinger, Brett Eibner, Rob Segedin, and Trayce Thompson. Enrique Hernández, Chase Utley, Franklin Gutierrez, Scott Van Slyke, and Austin Barnes were the bench. As the team makes a move in May even with all the injuries, Chris Taylor/Chase Utley have been the starting …

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Dodger depth keeps getting tested

The Dodger mantra the last two years has been the depth of the forty man roster. The Dodgers tested that depth to the extreme last year related to the rotation when fifteen different pitchers toed the mound to make a start for the Dodgers. In 2017 it is the position players getting tested. It all …

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Isn’t it time we stop giving up on players?

For anyone who follows baseball the slump is part of the game.  Players slump for many reasons but rarely does that slump mean the player is done. Sometimes it is true, but given how many times I’ve read that a player is done, it is rarely true.  You can quote new stats but do they …

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LAD pinch hitters are ruling the day

The LAD have a long history of productive pinch hitters but in 2016 the tough role only produced a .567 OPS and that included the great work by Andrew Toles. In 2017 however, they are hitting like Manny Mota, Lee Lacy,  Lenny Harris, Mike Sharperson and Olmedo Saenz combined.   It is only May 6th …

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One fairly tough decision down, two to go

The Dodgers activated Franklyn Gutierrez off the DL and sent Scott Van Slyke to AAA. Van Slyke will join Trayce Thompson in an effort to find his swing with full-time at-bats. The last time Scott Van Slyke was in the minors that did not involve a rehab assignment was 2013. This seemed like the obvious move. …

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Should I stay or should I go?

The Dodgers are coming up upon a moment of decision. They brought up their best prospect Cody Bellinger to fill the void of Joc Pederson who hit the ten day DL. The first few games saw Bellinger struggle which led to Dave Roberts proclaiming that no matter what Bellinger did he was going back to AAA …

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Ryan Zimmerman owns April

Last year Ryan Zimmerman looked like a 1st baseman who needed to find a bench. He was the weakest link on the Nationals but his manager continued to bat him 4th or 5th in the lineup. Does that sound familiar? Fast forward to May 1st, 2017, and you will find that Ryan Zimmerman just had …

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