Tag Archives: Brandon McCarthy

Can Rich Hill break DL losing streak?

So far in 2017, each pitcher that has started for the Dodgers after being on the 10-day DL have lost their first start. Strangely enough, it started with Rich Hill who had made only start in 2017 before he found his way on the 10-Day-DL. He came back to start on 4/16 and lost 3 …

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Might be something to be said for rhythm

The Dodgers front office has shown a propensity in recent years to push MLB rules as far as they can until MLB has to change them to make sure the details of the rule can’t be pushed beyond what the original letter of intent was by a boatload of analysts. This was never more evident …

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Bellinger blasts off – The 3+Whoops Game

Sons of Steve Garvey put out my favorite tweet for this game. For those who remember the back to back to back to back game. The 3+Whoops Game — Sons of Steve Garvey (@sosgsosg) April 30, 2017 Games like Saturday Night are why we love baseball.  Down 5 – 2, the only reason to stick …

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Rotation has turned on a dime

With that seven-inning masterpiece by Kenta Maeda last night, the Dodger starting rotation starting with Brandon McCarthy has been brilliant over the past six games.  In five of the six games, each starter has walked only one hitter with Urias having the only blemish.  That helps if you want to get more than fifteen outs per …

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The LAD just got way younger, did they get better?

With 21-year-old LAD 2017 top prospect Cody Bellinger joining the Dodgers today and 20-year-old 2016 top prospect Julio Urias set to join the team on Thursday the LAD 25-man roster just got a whole lot younger. But will it make them better? Joe Davis said tonight that Dave Roberts said Urias is here to stay …

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Brandon McCarthy going back to the cutter

Part of McCarthy’s success this year has been his strand rate of 86% but he has made changes to how he pitches this year. In the past, he didn’t use his cutter this much but in 2017 he is using the cutter at almost the same rate (22%) as his curveball (24%).  For context, he used …

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Weaver time

Jered Weaver is a pitcher, not a very good pitcher anymore, but nonetheless, he’s a pitcher. At one time Weaver was one of the best in the game, but that time has long past. He gets by on guile alone now, with a fastball velocity that is the lowest for any right-handed major league pitcher …

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Hatcher and Stripling survive final cuts

Adam Liberatore and Josh Fields were optioned to the minors yesterday giving the Dodgers their full pitching staff. Not quite full with Baez headed to the DL. The pitching staff looks set for the time being, but it won’t be long before changes are made. Starting Rotation – Kershaw, Maeda, Hill, Ryu, McCarthy Right-Hand Bullpen …

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Check that – Weaver to start game 4

Yesterday the Padres announced that Jered Weaver was going to start game three and I wrote a little blurb about how that was the game to see next week, but they corrected themselves and announced later that Jered Weaver was going to start game four instead. Which now makes it the perfect game to attend …

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Ryu throwing a monkey wrench into rotation plans?

Of all the options that were being considered for the rotation after the big three (Kershaw, Maeda, Hill) Ryu was the longest shot among Kazmir, McCarthy, Wood, Urias, Stewart, and Stripling. That long shot may end up paying as Ryu pitched three solid innings against the Cubs yesterday and declared that he is planning on …

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