Tag Archives: Frankie Montas

Schebler and Joc, a starting path with similar forks

Joc Pederson and Scott Schebler were both drafted by the Dodgers in 2010, they were both left-handed outfielders, and neither were high draft picks. Joc was drafted in the 10th round, and Scott Schebler way back in the 26th round.  They both had high strikeout rates headed into 2018 and they have both dropped their …

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Lamb and Schebler once again

Three years ago I wrote a piece about Jake Lamb and Scott Schebler when they were slugging home runs in the Southern League One thing stood out for me. Jake Lamb and Scott Schebler are the exact same baseball age at 23. 67. Jake Lamb was promoted two weeks ago to be the Diamondbacks starting …

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Meanwhile

While Rich Hill tries to figure out how to pitch effectively with a constant blister, Jharel Cotton, Frankie Montas, and Chase De Jong all pitched in the same game last night with solid to excellent results. Cotton started and got eighteen outs, something not that unusual for him. In four starts this year he has …

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Baseball Notes 4/5/17

Mauer went hitless 27 straight times against the Royals before collecting a single in the 3rd innings against Ian Kennedy.  Not long ago Mauer looked like a HOF catcher, a few concussions later, he’s now a light hitting first baseman.  1118 hits as a catcher, almost 2000 in his career (1826).  Hard to believe that AJ …

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Mitch White coming out party

The spring has been a buzz with what Mitch White brought to the Dodger banquet of all worldly pitching prospects and yesterday he showed major league hitters what might be in store for them in future. You would think that a 20-year-old phenom would still be the talk of the town, but Julio Urias is …

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Rotation attrition hits acceptable levels

The Dodger rotation depth headed into spring was eleven deep which was what allowed the front office to trade Jharel Cotton / Frankie Montas / Grant Holmes / Jose DeLeon / Chase De Jong over the past eight months. That and  Walker Buehler /  Yadier Alvarez / Trevor Oaks / Imani Abdullah / Mitchell White. …

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Is Enrique Hernandez the next Dodger traded?

The current LAD front office has made a habit of trading players they traded for in the first place. With Chris Taylor hitting like a healthy Cory Seager, Charlie Culberson showing that he’ll never embarrass you no matter where you play him, and Darnell Sweeney displaying his versatility, this may leave Enrique Hernandez on the outside …

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Ryu ready before Kazmir

As of Monday morning,  I got this information from rotowire: Ryu is scheduled to pitch in Wednesday’s Cactus League matchup with the Giants, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports. but that was based on this tweet from Bill Plunkett. Hyun-Jin Ryu and Scott Kazmir will both pitch on Wednesday, one for #Dodgers in …

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Schebler & Peraza torment team that traded them to no avail

They both have hit a home run, and they both have hit a double so far this series. In total, they had 14 hits,  while driving in six runs, and scoring six times. It did seem that Peraza was on base every time in the three games he played. Yet the Dodgers still won the …

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Can Bud Norris and the cavalry save the Dodger season?

Depth replaces adequacy, it doesn’t replace brilliance. Jon Weisman gives nine reasons why Dodger fans should not dispair.  As usual,  Jon hits the right notes but is the case convincing? Does it have to be? If you are a fan you should be a fan, even when the chips are down. With Clayton Kershaw on …

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