Tag Archives: Sandy Koufax

Game three goes according to plan

The Dodgers did everything they needed to do to open up a 2 – 1 series lead on Tampa with a resounding 6 – 2 victory. Score Early – Check – Justin Turner 1st inning home run Establish dominance – Check – Walker Buehler blew through the first 13 outs before allowing his first hit …

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That gem deserved Dodger fans

Dodger Stadium has seen it’s share of brilliant games in October but none of them came with the stadium empty, and none of those games deserved to be seen as much as the one last night. As Kershaw approached the dreaded October 7th inning, you could imagine the crowd holding their collective breath and then …

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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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OTDIB – 08/16/1964 – Sandy Koufax ruptures elbow

The Dodgers were playing the Cardinals in a double header and ran into double trouble. Sandy Koufax was once again the best pitcher in the NL but had his season cut short because of a play as a baserunner in the 7th inning.  Koufax had walked and slid safely into second base as Maury Wills was …

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Alex Wood about to pounce on the Vulture

In 1966 Phil Regan won fourteen games as a relief pitcher for the NL Champion Dodgers and earned the nickname “The Vulture” for pilfering wins from the starting pitchers.  He also only lost one game and has the greatest winning percentage of any Los Angeles Dodger with at least twelve wins. Eric Stephen explains how …

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LAD First half leaderboard – Strikeouts

The Koufax and Kershaw show with a ringer named Singer.  You have to fully expect Koufax to dominate this list but when you consider that Kershaw is getting about eight starts less per year than the pitchers from 1958 – 1982 it is amazing that he can get on the leaderboard using a cutoff of …

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LAD first half leadersboards – sOPS+ against

If you thought Alex Wood was having a season that could be used in the same breath as Sandy Koufax and Clayton you are correct. 12 LAD seasons from a pitcher with a first half sOPS+ against of 50 or less. Kershaw and Koufax have had six of them. Alex Wood joins Jerry Reuss as …

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Big and Little D dominate 1 – 0 loser list

I was right about Don Sutton leading the Dodgers in losing 1 – 0 games but he had company from his big brother Don Drysdale. They both did it a staggering nine times. This points to two things. They were both incredible pitchers, and they both pitched for some bad offensive teams. The list below …

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Alex Wood finds home cooking to his taste

Right now Alex Wood has a career ERA at Dodger Stadium of 1.78 which would place him 6th on the all-time list for pitchers who have made at least 10 starts at Dodger Stadium. The only Dodgers on this list are Sandy Koufax and Alex Wood. Heady company indeed. Anyone who watched J. R. Richard …

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Mike Kekich rears his strange head

Sandy Koufax has the best game score against the NYM at Dodger Stadium, courtesy of his no-hitter in 1962. It was far from a perfect game since Sandy walked five. It was also against one of the worst teams in baseball history, the newly formed NYM in 1962. The game that catches my eye though, …

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