Tag Archives: Howie Kendrick

Here we go again

The last time the Dodgers and Nationals met in the postseason was the classic 2016 NLDS when the Dodgers had to win games four and five or face elimination. They won both, but game five didn’t come easy and is probably one of the best NLDS games in Dodger history. In 2016 the Dodgers turned …

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What ex-Dodger could help the team right now?

DodgerYard tweeted out the question: A former Dodger who still plays today that you wish still played for us? — Dodger Yard (@DodgerYard) August 10, 2019 It is an interesting question with many varied answers. Some answered the question with their heart, some with practicality, and some with humor. I took the question to mean …

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Justin Turner and the LAD Postseason 3-Run Dong

Justin Turner isn’t just hitting home runs this postseason, he is hitting three-run home runs and is now the first Dodger to ever hit a three-run home run in both the NLDS and NLCS. The only other LAD with multiple three-run home runs in the postseason is Ron Cey who hit one in the 1978 and …

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Howie Kendrick and Yordan Alvarez

While it might seem that everything the Dodger front office turns to gold, it isn’t true. Last year at this time I was noting how Howie Kendrick could not drive in a run as a starting left fielder. Eventually, Howie got that figured out and was basically the de-facto starting left fielder until Andrew Toles …

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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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Fangraphs Hitter Contact Series – LAD OF

Tony Biengino of Fangraphs is doing a fascinating series looking at hitter contact quality, utilizing exit speed, and launch angle data. Yesterday we looked at the how the LAD infield is viewed by this data. Today we will wonder through the LAD outfield. Right field is first up, so let’s see what he has to …

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Dodgers reacquire Darnell Sweeney

Once again the Dodger front office has engaged the Phillies in an effort to move an infielder. This time the Dodgers moved Howie Kendrick to the Phillies for Darin Ruf and Darnell Sweeney. Howie Kendrick had expressed dissatisfaction with his role in 2016 and it didn’t look like the Dodgers were considering him for the …

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LAD 2016 2nd base post mortem

Chase Utley was signed on December 9th, 2015 and appeared destined to be the full-time second baseman against RHP with Kiké Hernandez likely to get the at-bats against LHP. Howie Kendrick had been offered the qualifying offer and had refused so it was expected he would sign a multi-year deal elsewhere giving the Dodgers a …

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LAD Postseason home run trivia

The grand slam is the holy grail but the three-run home run almost does the same amount of damage and is just as close to my heart. Vin Scully loved cheers, and nothing brings out the roar of the crowd like a three run or grand slam home run. Here are some LAD postseason trivia on …

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