Tag Archives: Scott Alexander

Kiké was the star, but this was a team victory from the manager to the bullpen.

The big hero last night was Kiké and his improbable three-run home against the fireball Josh Hader.  As Ken Gurnick noted last night it was the first time that Kiké had ever homered on an 0 – 2 count and it was the first home run ever given up by Hader on an 0 – …

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Bullpen not as good as I thought

After that great bullpen performance last night I wondered over to Fangraphs and expected to see our bullpen near the top for June, but to my surprise they are 19th. As expected Erik Goeddel has been great but did you know that left-handed specialist Edward Paredes has been incredibly effective? Or that Dan Hudson has …

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Ross, Walker, Kenta, and KJ lift the heavy load in May

The Dodgers were one game into May when they lost Clayton Kershaw for the whole month except for one start on May 31st. They lost Ryu two games into May. Later they lost Rich Hill.   Kenley Jansen came into May staggering but left swaggering. With 3/5 of the starting rotation on the disabled list for …

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Dodger pitching finds the footing just in time

The Dodgers went into the weekend against the Nationals without Clayton Kershaw and came away with three victories as Ross Stripling saved the rotation and the bullpen saved the rotation when Rich Hill ripped off a blister and didn’t record one out in his start. Kenta Maeda got the pitching rolling with a fantastic getaway …

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Bizarro day finds Dodgers only six back

The odds were already stacked against the Dodgers in the second game of a doubleheader having to face the best pitcher in the National League in his park, but they looked even worse after Rich Hill left the game with a torn blister without retiring a single batter.  This meant the bullpen would have to …

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Whew!!!!!!!!!!!

Dodger fans leaned in with each pitch that Kenley Jansen threw yesterday and as the cutter velocity and break increased they let out a collective sigh. For one game, Kenley Jansen looked close enough to vintage Jansen that they could breathe again, and have hope that the 2018 season was about to turn around.  The …

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Dodgers open 2018 different than 2017

Dodger Opening Day Roster Notes: New Dodgers compared to 2017 opening day roster – Cody Bellinger, Chris Taylor, Wilmer Font, J.T. Chargois, Josh Fields, Tony Cingrani, Scott Alexander, Kyle Farmer, Matt Kemp First time on an opening day roster – Wilmer Font, J.T. Chargois, Kyle Farmer Matt Kemp on the Dodger opening day roster for the …

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Bullpen Update

Tom Koehler the pitcher many hoped would replace the arm of Brandon Morrow had his season flushed when he hurt his right shoulder and will be out a minimum of two months. This will have a trickle down effect on the Dodger bullpen since Koehler was already penciled in as a lock. With Dave Roberts …

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Dodgers shake up bullpen

In a three-team deal, the Dodgers traded left-handed bullpen piece Luis Avilan while picking up left-handed bullpen piece Scott Alexander.  It has been trendy lately to call Scott Alexander a Zach Britton clone and that is what Fangraph’s Tavis Sawchik went with in his headline. Dodgers grab Zach Britton Lite in three-team deal Travis focused on …

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