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Fab Five Dodgers

This is two days too late to properly asses how much Yasiel Puig was beloved by Dodger fans but it is something I wanted to do this week.  Back in February of 2010 Michael White wrote for TrueBlueLA and did a fab five edition in which each of the regulars or even the semi-regulars commentators …

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Walker / Kershaw / Baez / Jansen

The media and some fans seem to be focused on how Josh Hader is fresh and ready to vanquish the Dodgers all by himself, but I think they might be missing the bigger picture. The most that Josh Hader can pitch is three innings, and last I looked a major league game is nine innings …

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Bullpen not as good as I thought

After that great bullpen performance last night I wondered over to Fangraphs and expected to see our bullpen near the top for June, but to my surprise they are 19th. As expected Erik Goeddel has been great but did you know that left-handed specialist Edward Paredes has been incredibly effective? Or that Dan Hudson has …

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Whew!!!!!!!!!!!

Dodger fans leaned in with each pitch that Kenley Jansen threw yesterday and as the cutter velocity and break increased they let out a collective sigh. For one game, Kenley Jansen looked close enough to vintage Jansen that they could breathe again, and have hope that the 2018 season was about to turn around.  The …

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Dodgers have plenty to worry about

It is only five games but here are some concerns. Kenley Jansen – not only has Kenley been ineffective, his skills don’t look good, and possibly worst of all, no one wants to see a pitcher rubbing their pitching shoulder for as long as Kenley was doing the other night. The velocity is down, that …

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Bullpen Update

Tom Koehler the pitcher many hoped would replace the arm of Brandon Morrow had his season flushed when he hurt his right shoulder and will be out a minimum of two months. This will have a trickle down effect on the Dodger bullpen since Koehler was already penciled in as a lock. With Dave Roberts …

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Dodger Goose Eggs

If you want to know just how dominant Kenley Jansen was last year, the best place to look might be the new-fangled relief stat created by Nate Silver called Goose Eggs. We looked at Goose Eggs last April when Nate first wrote about it on fivethirtyeight. I immediately fell in love with the stat, and if …

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Dodger odds and ends

We said back in November we expected the Dodgers to have a fairly quiet winter but I didn’t think the team would go into full black bear hibernation mode once the team made the Charlie Culberson deal. As we get ready to head into spring the team that took the field for game seven is …

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The Golden Gate bridge of the Dodger bullpen

The Dodger bullpen has rolled an almost perfect eight innings of relief so far in the NLCS.  Almost every failure in the past NLCS during this century can be pointed directly at the Dodger bullpen but in 2017 they have been tasked with with getting twelve outs per game and have responded brilliantly.  The only …

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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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