Tag Archives: Joe Ferguson

Lest we forget 2017

I may have already written this column several times this year but before 2017 ends, now would be a good time for me to remember why 2017 was the best Dodger season of the 21st century. Wins Wins Wins – 104 in total in the regular season and ten more in the postseason for a …

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You think you were loud last night?

Dodger fans don’t have anything on the 1980 fans who by now are probably sucking on oxygen in a nursing home or annoying their family members because they refuse to die. Josh Wilker over at Cardboard Gods just did a write up on Joe Ferguson and mentions the 1974 World Series throw which is a classic. …

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Turner launches Lackey into infamy

With Wade Davis watching from the bullpen, John Lackey watched Justin Turner launch a game-winning three-run home run to dead center field to give the Dodgers their second victory in two nights. #ThisTeam needed a hero.@redturn2 answered the call. pic.twitter.com/6AY1XnPj8z — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 16, 2017   This night was all about Rich Hill, …

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All hail Austin Barnes

Updated 10/10/17 The hottest hitter in the NLDS is not Justin Turner it is the Dodgers most versatile player, Austin Barnes. Year Series Opp PA H 2B HR RBI SB BB BA OBP SLG OPS 2016 NLDS WSN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 2017 NLDS ARI 9 4 1 …

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Grandal and Barnes ruling fWAR

There are many reasons why the Dodgers are the best team in the NL. One of them is the Dodger catching tandem.  A few days ago I read an article on Beyond the Box Score that suggested Austin Barnes could be used as an important trade chip.  In the article by Austin Yamada he went over …

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Ron LeFlore makes a surprising appearance

As I do these leaderboards, I’m learning two things. Hideo Nomo and Shawn Green had some monster games as Dodgers. No Dodger has ever had a double digit total base game against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium, but if we include the Montreal Expo franchise we can find three Dodgers who did the trick. …

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Bellinger and the LAD multiple HR multiple position list

Eric Stephen put together a nice list of the exploits by Cody Bellinger based on what he had done in his first eleven career games. However, the one stat that fascinates me was the one where he had hit multiple home runs from multiple positions. I had to update this column because Cody Bellinger keeps …

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Don Sutton shuts out Pirates 42 years ago today

The myth that Don Sutton was a postseason pitcher started 42 years ago when he shut out the mighty Pirates in the first game of the NLCS 3 – 0. The Dodgers in 1974 were a very young positional team but with a veteran rotation. Andy Messersmith was the Dodgers best pitcher in 1974 but Walter …

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Yazmani Grandal slugs 20th home run, last Dodger catcher to hit 20 was Paul Lo Duca in 2001

LoDuca hit 25 home runs in 2001, but only 20 as a catcher. All 20 of Grandal’s home runs have been as a catcher this year. At one time it was very common for Dodger catchers to hit at least 20 home runs. From 1993 to 2001 they did it eight times by three different …

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Corey Seager LAD Rookie HR Leaderboard update

Last night Corey Seager blasted his sixteenth home run of the year,  and now can say hi to Raul Mondesi.  Raul Mondesi was the NL Rookie of the Year in 1994, and had a Puig like career with the Dodgers before being traded for Shawn Green. I got all my information from Baseball-Reference but it appears …

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