Tag Archives: Paul Lo Duca

Yazmani Grandal leaves a huge hole

Yazmani Grandal will leave the Dodgers with an October to remember but it won’t be a pleasant memory.  For the second straight October, the Dodgers starting catcher for the past four years struggled mightily in October and so when Grandal turned down the Dodgers qualifying offer basically guaranteeing that he will leave via free agency …

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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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LAD First half leaderboards – Slugging Percentage

Cody Bellinger ranks 3rd at the half in slugging percentage.  No surprise that Sheffield and Piazza are one and two. It is rankling that the order is not reversed.  That was some trade. Paul Lo Duca gets an appearance because of my generous criteria of only 200 plate appearances. That doesn’t negate the fact that …

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OTDIB – May 28th – Lo Duca goes six for six

On this date in baseball, May 28th May 28th, 2011 – fire hits Dodger Stadium during game The game between Los Angeles and Florida continues as fans in a section of the upper deck seats at Dodger Stadium are evacuated due to a small fire in a nearby storage area. With plumes of smoke visible …

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OTDIB-May 24th-3-Dog goes for 6

This date in baseball on May 2th May 24th, 1973 – The 3-Dog goes for six In a 19-inning marathon, LA outfielder Willie Davis collects six hits in a 7-3 loss to the Mets at Dodger Stadium. The two clubs establish a National League mark by hitting into a combined nine double plays. How many …

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After the Rich Hill debut, which column will he fall into, Greg Maddux or Brad Penny?

When it comes to tradeline debuts Brad Penny is the one that always comes to my mind for several reasons. When DePodesta traded for Penny in 2004 it was a huge gamble as he traded the most popular player on the Dodgers (Paul LoDuca) without securing a proper backup catcher when Charles Johnson decided he didn’t …

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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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Chase Utley’s six hits – by the numbers

Chase Utley collected six hits in yesterday’s loss to the Orioles, the most he has ever collected. Six hits is a special number in baseball, a feat accomplished only 103 times in the history of baseball. Chase Utley was the 3rd oldest player to collect at least six hits in a game. The oldest were …

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Matt Kemp 10 Total Bases on 4/19/09 against Rockies at the Ravine is tops

A few weeks ago we looked at the greatest single LAD efforts against the Rockies at Coors. Today we will look at the greatest single LAD efforts against the Rockies while playing at Dodger Stadium. I was a little surprised that Mike Piazza did not make this list. Matt Kemp sits on top with the …

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