Tag Archives: Kike Hernandez

June Boom

Late to the party but time to put the Dodger June explosion into proper context. Last year the Dodgers set the monthly home run record for the franchise with 53 home runs in June. This June they broke that record monthly record with 55 home runs. Before last June the previous high mark for the …

Continue reading

Kiké Hernandez hopes to change his career tune

The fracture of Justin Turner’s wrist during spring games was a setback for the Dodgers but an opportunity for Kiké Hernandez to re-write the story about his career. Until now that story tells us that Hernandez is a utility player who can mash left-hand pitchers but struggles against right-hand pitching.  Hernandez is the valued bench player who …

Continue reading

Is this the year of breaking bad for the Dodgers?

The Dodgers have won five straight division titles and the only thing probably keeping them from winning six in a row is going to be team health. That health was tested tonight when Justin Turner took a fastball off the wrist and suffered a non-displaced fracture. If you are wondering how long he is going to …

Continue reading

Dodgers who are en fuego

First the hitters.  Even though Keibert only has nine at-bats I wanted to include him because six for nine with only two strikeouts in his first taste of major league camp is outstanding. Estevez got no love from anybody when prospect lists were announced but he played a solid 2nd/SS and picked up four hits …

Continue reading

Speedcast Nuggets

Statcast has a stat called sprint speed which is defined below. Sprint Speed is Statcast’s foot speed metric, defined as “feet per second in a player’s fastest one-second window.” The Major League average on a “max effort” play is 27 ft/sec, and the max effort range is roughly from 23 ft/sec (poor) to 30 ft/sec (elite). …

Continue reading

The Bison is back

I won’t be doing a breakdown of every spring game but game one had plenty to talk about, including the return of the Bison to Dodger blue. Wilmer Font is a huge man and buzzed right through the six hitters he faced.  He was the best pitcher on this day for either team though Edward Paredes gave …

Continue reading

Kiké rides tall in Rose Parade

The LA Times ran a great story on Kiké and his family as they prepared to ride in the Rose Parade sitting on the City of Hope float. The Dodgers partner with the City of Hope on annual “Think Cure” cancer research fundraisers. As the Hernandez family scrambled to learn the options for treating multiple …

Continue reading

Kiké Hernandez NLCS Game 5 heroics clocks in at #15 in MLB top 100 plays of 2017

Cracking the top 20 plays of 2017 was the grand slam by Kiké Hernandez in game five of the NLCS. Hernandez also hit a solo home run earlier in the game. All in all, Kiké had an outstanding 2017.

Continue reading

What’s next? Cutch or Cain?

With the trade of the three onerous contracts this weekend the Dodgers have opened up some financial flexibility for 2018 even as they hope to stay under the luxury tax and reset the fines that MLB has been hitting the team with ever since they decided to be the $250M pound gorilla of major league baseball. Eric Stephen as always does a …

Continue reading

Making out a lineup card

Last night the Dodgers won 4 – 1 behind the excellent pitching of Yu Darvish, and timely hitting of Cody Bellinger, along with a spectacular play by Kiké Hernandez. The interesting part for me though was the lineup the Dodgers used. With left handed Matt Moore going you knew the lineup would have Kiké, Barnes, and Forsythe. …

Continue reading