Tag Archives: Rick Monday

Yu Darvish just Dave Goltz’d the fans

Watching the game unfold last night I was struck with a little bit of deja┬ávu. It was kind of eery how game seven mirrored the last time I had sat at Dodger Stadium in a must-win game against the Houston Astros. It was Oct 6th, 1980 and the Dodgers had just swept the Houston Astros …

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Adrian Gonzalez stuck on seven

With the news, last night that Adrian Gonzalez will be shut down for the rest of the season after his back tightened the chances of him being on a postseason roster are just about nil. Which is too bad in that Adrian Gonzalez has hit seven postseason home runs putting him in 2nd place behind …

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LAD first half leaderboards – sOPS+

Oh look, Justin Turner again. To recap, Justin Turner has the best LAD first half in Batting Average, On-Base Percentage, and sOPS+. In other words, the red-bearded wonder is well on his way to having the greatest offensive season ever by a Los Angeles Dodger. And I thought he could be replaced!!!!!!!! This list is …

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Rick Monday was the first

Fifty-two years ago Rick Monday was the first player ever drafted in a major league draft. For most fans it might be hard to reconcile the idea that there was no draft in baseball until 1965. That any kid from any state or country could sign with any team that he wanted too provided he …

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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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LAD feast on Padre pitching

Yazmani Grandal: Hit two home runs, one right-handed, one left-handed becoming the first LAD to ever do that on opening day. He joins Raul Mondesi as the only LAD to ever hit two home runs on opening day. Mondesi did it twice. Joins AJ Ellis as the only LAD catcher to drive in at least …

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