Tag Archives: Scott Kazmir

Kenta Maeda has the best two game stretch in his three year career

Fresh off of his best game ever in the major leagues, Kenta followed it up with another gem giving him a two-game, game score total of 164, by far his best two games back to back.  Kenta has had only five games out of sixty-six starts with a game score >= 75 and two of …

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Dodgers pull off the expected in a very unexpected way

Most Dodger fans knew the Dodgers were going to try to get rid of the contracts of Adrian Gonzalez and at least one of Scott Kazmir or Brandon McCarthy but no one expected them to trade all three in one big fell swoop. It helps of course that the new GM for the Braves was …

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Are the Dodgers in decline?

Craig Minami in the TrueBlueLA comments asked this question. Is this a team on the rise, a team at the pinnacle or a team that be in some small decline? I started to answer but realized why I stopped posting lengthy comments at truebluela. By tomorrow, they will be gone,  so I thought I’d answer …

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Re-visiting the Rotational guesses

On Feb 17th we made our first guesses on how the rotational starts might be distributed in 2017.  When spring training ended we did it again since the information had changed. How did we do? Kershaw has been the rock we expected, never missing a start. Urias ended up being the only casualty in the …

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The ball finds you

Chris Taylor made his first ever start in CF last night and on the second pitch, Fowler hit a deep drive to straight away CF that seemed destined for a leadoff double or triple, but Chris Taylor tracked it down and leaped at the wall to snare the out leading Joe Davis to exclaim “The …

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Hatcher and Stripling survive final cuts

Adam Liberatore and Josh Fields were optioned to the minors yesterday giving the Dodgers their full pitching staff. Not quite full with Baez headed to the DL. The pitching staff looks set for the time being, but it won’t be long before changes are made. Starting Rotation – Kershaw, Maeda, Hill, Ryu, McCarthy Right-Hand Bullpen …

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Rotation attrition hits acceptable levels

The Dodger rotation depth headed into spring was eleven deep which was what allowed the front office to trade Jharel Cotton / Frankie Montas / Grant Holmes / Jose DeLeon / Chase De Jong over the past eight months. That and  Walker Buehler /  Yadier Alvarez / Trevor Oaks / Imani Abdullah / Mitchell White. …

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Ryu throwing a monkey wrench into rotation plans?

Of all the options that were being considered for the rotation after the big three (Kershaw, Maeda, Hill) Ryu was the longest shot among Kazmir, McCarthy, Wood, Urias, Stewart, and Stripling. That long shot may end up paying as Ryu pitched three solid innings against the Cubs yesterday and declared that he is planning on …

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Ryu ready before Kazmir

As of Monday morning,  I got this information from rotowire: Ryu is scheduled to pitch in Wednesday’s Cactus League matchup with the Giants, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports. but that was based on this tweet from Bill Plunkett. Hyun-Jin Ryu and Scott Kazmir will both pitch on Wednesday, one for #Dodgers in …

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Rotational Depth?

Depending on who you ask the Dodgers have plenty of pitching or not enough. This comes up because as the Dozier talks heat up I hear several arguments. The Dodgers should be targeting more pitching not hitting The Dodgers should not be trading almost major league talents like De Leon and Stewart for hitting even …

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