Tag Archives: Dave Roberts

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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Ducking in with Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts signed an extension today and many fans won’t be happy about it. Let’s check in with Dave and see what he thinks. For those unfamiliar with the Duck, you can check out the archived  Duck Talk Section at TrueBlueLA or the minuscule Duck Talk section here at DodgersYAT.  We ask the questions we want to ask and …

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Players and Manager stay the same

but MLB keeps picking off members of the Dodger family.  Last year the Braves took Alex Anthopoulos out of the Dodger front office and made him their Executive Vice President. The Phillies took Gabe Kapler and made him their field manager. This year the Giants continued the raiding by making Farhan Zaidi their new President of …

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How do you play your five hottest hitters when you only have four positions for them?

The Dodgers have four positions for five very hot hitters.  Matt Kemp has been here all along,  Max Muncy announced himself in mid – April, Yasiel Puig joined the party in Mid May,  Joc Pederson got the call last weekend, and Cody Bellinger showed up this week. The June numbers are ridiculous for these fab …

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Dodgers batter Padres for 100th win

Even though it took much longer than expected the Dodgers finally won their 100th game.  The pace to win 115, 110, or even 105 was derailed but there were enough Padre tracks left in the season to get to the century mark. This is only the 3rd time since moving to Los Angeles that the …

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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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Rick Monday was the first

Fifty-two years ago Rick Monday was the first player ever drafted in a major league draft. For most fans it might be hard to reconcile the idea that there was no draft in baseball until 1965. That any kid from any state or country could sign with any team that he wanted too provided he …

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Corey Seager is a MVP finalist

It was already a given that Corey Seager would win the NL ROY award so it was no surprise when MLB announced their top three candidates for the MVP, ROY, CYA, and Manager of the Year finalists that Seager was one of the three for the NL ROY. NL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year: …

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Dave Doc Roberts brings the Duck out of retirement

I really thought the Duck was going to stay retired, after all hardly anything has happened in the last three years that got his wings in a flutter. Yet, here I find myself writing a Duck Talk article because Dave Doc Roberts needs to answer some questions. For those unfamiliar with the Duck, you can …

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