Tag Archives: Mike Marshall

LAD RF OPS+/bWAR cumulative leaderboard

Once you start looking at the cumulative leaderboard for LAD right fielders, you lose the Gary Sheffield’s and Pedro Guerrero’s because they played most of their Dodger career at other positions.  It is still a strong group, and I was curious where Puig would stand since he had six full seasons at the position under …

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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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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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Andrew Toles joins LAD five-homer LF club for April

With Andrew Toles clubbing his fifth home run today he joined a select few LAD left fielders to have hit at least five home runs in the time period of March/April. Player Split Year PA HR Andrew Toles April/March 2017 77 5 Gary Sheffield April/March 1999 102 5 Gary Sheffield April/March 2000 100 10 Gary …

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Delving into Goose-Eggs

Last night Joe Davis was describing a new stat that Nate Silver would like to implement to replace the horrid save stat. It is called Goose-Eggs after the great HOF relief pitcher Goose Gossage. I knew even before Joe started describing what the stat would entail that I would like it because I’ve always disliked …

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Can Puig measure up to past LAD age 26 seasons?

The LAD have quite a history of breakout age 26-year-old seasons for outfielders.  I remembered about Kemp and Mondesi but had forgotten about Pedro and Frank Howard until today. When I created this list, little did I expect to see the name of Kal Daniels. For some reason, I thought he was much older when …

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Getting Puigy – LAD OF leaderboard <= age 25

With Puig entering his age 26 season, I wanted to take a look at how he looked among the LAD outfield leaderboard for his age. Using the data from the Baseball Reference play index the following tables are for LAD outfielders 25 or younger. The hit table has Puig number six, just eight above Mike …

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Clem Labine wants to know what is the big deal?

as does Larry Sherry, Mike Marshall, Steve Howe, and even Bob Welch. A lot of attention has come to Kenley Jansen for getting seven outs, and I guess in today’s game he deserves it. From a historical perspective,  it wasn’t that special but we know better. It made me curious just how many Dodgers have done …

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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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LAD All-Stars 1970 – 1979, Cey to Russell to Lopes to Garvey era

LAD All-Stars 1980 – 1989, the Fernando Valenzuela and Orel Hershiser decade LAD All-Stars 1990 – 1999, the Mike Piazza era LAD All-Stars 2000 – 2016, the Clayton Kershaw era 1970 – Billy Grabarkewitz starts off the decade with his only all-star appearance. Before Corey Seager, there was Billy Grabarkewitz  who took the NL by storm …

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