Tag Archives: Chase Utley

Chase Utley joins the 400/200/100 club for 2nd baseman

With his two doubles today, Chase Utley now has 400 doubles in his career. Many second baseman have had 400 doubles, but not many have had 400 doubles 200 home runs 100 stolen bases who have played at least 75% of their games at second base. Player WAR/pos HR 2B SB From To PA OPS …

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This wasn’t how I drew up the Dodger season

Kind of expected the Dodgers to eventually be the best team in the West but I’ll be honest I kind of figured that meant: 1. Adrian Gonzalez was the 1st baseman 2. Andrew Toles was the LF 3. Chris Taylor was in AAA 4. Cody Bellinger was in AAA 5. Urias had settled in as …

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No June Gloom for Dodgers

June Record 6 – 4 Overall Record 39 – 25 Position – 1 1/2 games back of the Rockies By sweeping the potent Reds the Dodgers moved over .500 for June and kept the Rockies in their sights. The Rockies won seven in a row until yesterday, so it was imperative the Dodgers make hey …

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Successful offensive May is in the books

Overall Record 33 wins / 21 losses May Record – 19 wins / 9 losses Position – 1st place /  half a game in front of the both the Rockies and Diamondbacks Dodgers led the NL in runs scored in May with 159, averaging 5.67 runs per game.  That was forty-seven more runs scored in April, …

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Geezer May triple leaderboard

Only twelve players since 1913 who were 38 or older have ever hit three triples in May. It is quite a list. Player Split Year 3B PA Ty Cobb May 1925 8 147 Sam Rice May 1928 6 128 Jake Daubert May 1922 5 140 Sam Rice May 1930 4 130 Steve Finley May 2006 …

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The Silver Fox eludes the bloodhounds of time

Logan Forsythe the starting 2nd baseman had gotten hurt on April 23rd and was a month away.  It was now up to the 38-year-old second baseman to find out if he had anything left. Things didn’t look promising, Chase looked done but maybe he could find a rhythm with steady at-bats. Chase got some regular at-bats but …

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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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OTDIB-May 24th-3-Dog goes for 6

This date in baseball on May 2th May 24th, 1973 – The 3-Dog goes for six In a 19-inning marathon, LA outfielder Willie Davis collects six hits in a 7-3 loss to the Mets at Dodger Stadium. The two clubs establish a National League mark by hitting into a combined nine double plays. How many …

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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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