Tag Archives: Walker Buehler

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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Buehler trending toward a masterpiece

At the beginning of the postseason MLB listed the top 50 players to watch in the postseason and for some reason the ace of the team most favored to win the World Series didn’t make the cut. Evidently the list was made of players who had more successful 2020 seasons and not based on any …

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Unstoppable Dodgers – Starting Pitching

Thirty games into the abbreviated regular season and the Dodger record is very much what everyone expected. The best in baseball. How they got there however is not quite what I expected. Walker Buehler has not been anything we expected until his last start. The future Cy Young candidate hasn’t even been the best pitcher …

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All the young dudes

The 2020 Zips projections are out and as suspected the Dodgers have a bevy of talent fighting for five rotation spots. With Ryu gone the rotation isn’t ideal but it is basically the same type of rotation that they have taken into every season since Friedman became President with the difference this year is that …

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Hard to beat what the Dodger rotation has done since 2016 but what of 2020?

Below is the list of pitchers since 2016 with at least 50 starts and an ERA+ greater than 130. Dodgers have almost a full rotation on this list even though only fifteen pitchers made the cut. Kershaw hasn’t won a CYA since 2014 but still has the highest ERA+ of anyone on the list. Ryu …

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Walker set the proper pace for game one

Dave Roberts had a good game on Thursday Night, but his best call was the most important. Dave went with Walker Buehler to start game one, and Walker didn’t disappoint, hurling the Dodgers to a 6 – 0 victory. How good was Walker Buehler? Only eight pitchers have given up zero runs, one hit or …

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Here we go again

The last time the Dodgers and Nationals met in the postseason was the classic 2016 NLDS when the Dodgers had to win games four and five or face elimination. They won both, but game five didn’t come easy and is probably one of the best NLDS games in Dodger history. In 2016 the Dodgers turned …

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Having fun with Walker Buehler Game Scores

Walker Buehler put up a game score of 88 on August 3rd, giving him three games scores > 80 in 2019. This would make him the third right-handed Dodger in the 21st century to have three-game scores > 80 in the same season. Andy Ashby did it once in 2002 Brad Penny did it once …

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Walker Buehler is on the board

At the beginning of the year, I thought Walker Buehler would be in the Cy Young conversation but as April turned to May that thought was long gone from my memory. On June 21st, Walker reminded me why I had such lofty thought for him when he pitched a complete game with sixteen strikeouts. I …

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2019 Preview of Dodger Rotation Pieces

The Dodgers will start the year with two of their five starting pitchers on the injured list. One of those on the injured list is a three-time Cy Young Award winner and seven-time all-star. The other is Rich Hill, and for most teams that would mean using journeyman pitchers or prospects too soon, for the …

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