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Dodgers face difficult decisions with rotation

It's a tired cliché, one often mentioned but almost never realized. Mostly it's managers and executives being polite.
Via Dodgers.com
1 hour ago

Dodgers reinstate Dayton, option Fields

04/29 Phillies at Dodgers, 6:10 p.m. Andrew Toles CFCorey Seager SSAdrián González 1BYasmani Grandal CYasiel Puig RFCody Bellinger LFChase Utley 2BChris Taylor 3BBrandon McCarthy P The Dodgers reinstated reliever Grant Dayton before their game Saturday against the Phillies, optioning reliever Josh Fields to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Dayton was placed on the 10-day disabled list...
Via Dodgers Insider
2 hours ago

Phillies @ Dodgers April 29, 2017: McCarthy vs. Eflin

After last night’s 5-3 victory, the Dodgers eye a series win tonight, and will send Brandon McCarthy (2.25 ERA, 3.26 FIP, 1.083 WHIP) to the mound to try and get it done. McCarthy, thus far, has been the Dodgers’ best starter not named Clayton Kershaw. He has not given up more than two runs in any of his four starts. …
Via Dodgers Digest
3 hours ago

Grant Dayton Reinstated From Disabled List, Josh Fields Optioned To Oklahoma City

The Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated Grant Dayton from the disabled list prior to the series opener against the Philadelphia...
Via Dodger Blue
4 hours ago

RBI participants celebrate Dodger Day

Nearly 500 youth baseball and softball players flooded Belvedere Park on Saturday to take part in RBI Opening Day and Dodger Day celebrations, hosted by the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation. The RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) participants were all smiles thanks to appearances from Dodgers Scott Van Slyke and Chris Taylor on the sunny morning in East Los Angeles.
Via Dodgers.com
6 hours ago

Kenta Maeda Has a New Toy

The foundations for Kenta Maeda‘s grand, potentially job-saving experiment, began in the worst start of his professional career. Did you notice it? Because I sure didn’t: That pitch, bounced low and in to Jake Lamb, was Kenta Maeda’s first cutter thrown in MLB. It shows up better here, a plot of the horizontal movement and …
Via Dodgers Digest
8 hours ago

Dodgers Prospects: A Quick Conversation with Shea Spitzbarth

Looking across the entire length of the Dodgers‘ farm system, it’s often difficult to find a consistently effective reliever, especially one at the lower levels of the organization. In spite of that, one golden arm which is already beginning to pay dividends is that of Shea Spitzbarth. During 2017 spring training, the 22-year-old native of Staten Island raised many eyebrows with...
Via ThinkBluePC
9 hours ago

Cody Bellinger’s First Stint In Majors Winding To A Close

Not receiving sufficient production and dealing with multiple injuries in their outfield, the Los Angeles Dodgers called up Cody...
Via Dodger Blue
9 hours ago

Mired In Slump, Trayce Thompson Focused On Mental Aspect Of Hitting

The 2016 season came to a disappointing end for Trayce Thompson, as he attempted to play through back discomfort before...
Via Dodger Blue
10 hours ago

Dodgers 5, Phillies 3: Kenta Maeda gets back on track, team gets back to .500

As has been mentioned by just about everybody today, with five other starters healthy and pitching well in the rotation, Kenta Maeda might’ve been pitching for his spot in the rotation. Well even with that pressure on him, he delivered not just a quality start but one of his longest of his career as well. …
Via Dodgers Digest
21 hours ago

Dodgers back Maeda to freeze Phils' streak

Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda got back on track Friday night at Dodger Stadium.
Via Dodgers.com
21 hours ago

Roberts provides injury updates on Pederson, Forsythe, others

04/28 Phillies at Dodgers, 7:10 p.m. Andrew Toles CFCorey Seager SSJustin Turner 3BAdrián González 1BYasmani Grandal CChase Utley 2BCody Bellinger LFKiké Hernández RFKenta Maeda P If all goes well, it’s possible Joc Pederson, Logan Forsythe and Franklin Gutierrez are all of the 10-day disabled list by the end of next week. Manager Dave Roberts said Pederson (groin) is running...
Via Dodgers Insider
1 day ago

The Curious Case of Carlos Rincon

Carlos Rincon was an international signee by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2015 and after a solid 2016 in Rookie ball, he has positioned himself as the number 24 prospect in the Dodgers system, according to MLB Pipeline. Rincon originally drew a lot of attention for his power and eventually everyone began to take notice and make claims that he has the potential to be more of an all...
Via Legends On Deck
1 day ago

Could changes in mechanics bring Kenta Maeda back?

It is a mad world we are living in. The Cubs are last season’s champs. The Toronto Blue Jays have the worst record in baseball. The Miami Marlins are in second place in the NL East with a 10-9 record, and that record is just a half-game worse than the Cleveland Indians, who were last year’s runner-up in the World Series. Down is up, up is down!No division is safe from weird...
Via The Sports Quotient
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Recall Urías, Option Liberatore to Oklahoma City

The Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday recalled left-handed pitcher Julio Urias from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned left-handed reliever Adam Liberatore back to OKC. Urías, 20, will make his 2017 debut with a start against the Giants in the series finale after last pitching for Oklahoma City on April 21 against Nashville (Athletics), allowing just two hits in 5-2/3 scoreless innings...
Via ThinkBluePC
2 days ago

Puig and new plate discipline

Puig and his new plate discipline By Cary Osborne The word incredible is not too big to describe Yasiel Puig’s plate discipline this season. Puig has 13 walks through 22 games in 91 plate appearances. His walk rate is more than double what it was last season — 14.3 percent to 6.5 percent. His career high is 10.5 percent in 2014. Puig walked 24 times in 104 games in 368...
Via Dodgers Insider
2 days ago

Corey Seager hits longest home run of season (VIDEO)

It’s not often that we see home runs hit to straightaway center at AT&T Park, given the distance. The dimensions are one of the main reasons it’s such a pitcher-friendly ballpark. But if you crush a pitch over 450 feet, you can get it over the fence, as Corey Seager found out on Wednesday night. Seager took a Johnny Cueto pitch and hit it 462 feet, tying Joey Gallo for the...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Cody Bellinger

With Andre Ethier, Logan Forsythe, Franklin Gutierrez, Joc Pederson, Rob Segedin all on the DL — and both Chase Utley and Scott Van Slyke struggling to do much of anything — the Dodgers have called up Cody Bellinger to strengthen their lineup. Bellinger is a powerful first-baseman-turned-outfielder who spent the past few weeks mashing .343/.429/.627 at Triple-A at the tender...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Stewart takes credit for Diamondbacks’ success

After a disastrous 2016 season, the Arizona Diamondbacks fired general manager Dave Stewart. But 21 games into the 2017 season, Arizona sits at a respectable 13-8 and Stewart is not bashful about taking some credit for it.“This means a lot to me because this is the same team, or very close to the one that I put on the field,” Stewart said, via Bob Nightengale of USA Today....
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

After hosting first all-girls baseball tournament, MLB’s gender barrier could be slowly breaking

An infamous line was broadcast to the world by the young kids in the classic flick “The Sandlot.”“You play ball like a girl!”It was a term to use as a demeaning way to show females were incapable of playing such a sport. We can finally say that isn’t true now.Major League and USA Baseball recently launched the “Trailblazer Series” which is a new baseball tournament...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kershaw upset with Rockies starter for delaying game

It’s not often that Clayton Kershaw gets upset, but something that the Colorado Rockies’ starter did on Wednesday night bugged the Dodgers ace.The beginning of Wednesday’s Dodgers-Rockies game was delayed a few minutes as the sides waited for Rockies starter Tyler Anderson to make his way from the bullpen to the dugout. Kershaw found Anderson’s time management to be “disrespectful...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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