Found June 27, 2013 on
Feelin' Kinda Blue:
Chris Anderson made quite the statement with his
professional debut on Tuesday night. It’s the smallest of sample sizes, but his
debut should fill Dodger fans with optimism.
Anderson, the Dodgers’ first-round draft pick in 2013,
struck out the side in his first inning of work. He did so on just 10 pitches,
nine of which were strikes. That’s impressive in its own right. But the fact
all nine of those strikes were swinging and
on his fastball is almost unbelievable.
He only struck out
two in his second -- and last -- inning of work. He finished with the following
2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 27 pitches, 20 strikes
Probably couldn’t have drawn it up any better than that. He
topped out at 98 MPH with his fastball and sat in the 90-96 MPH range while
flashing a plus mid-80s slider. He didn’t throw his changeup, which is
something I’d like to see him do consistently before season’s end. It was just
his first start and, despite being on a 50-inn...
BEST OF MAXIM
Yasiel Puig homers in the Dodgers 3-1 win over the Giants Monday night.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. At least that is how author Charles Dickens summed up 18th century England in “A Tale of Two Cities.” Today, that saying might apply to sports fans.
The NBA and NHL just concluded a very thrilling postseason and sports junkies now have to get their thrills...
The Los Angeles Dodgers find themselves in the basement of the ultra-competitive National League West. Still, Los Angeles is determined to upgrade its roster, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN, specifically at starting pitcher and third base.
Dodgers determined to up-grade 3B and pitching over next five weeks
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) June 25, 2013
When it comes...
The Dodgers need pitching depth and appear to be getting it, while also stealing a pitcher from their rival Giants, Padres and Rockies. That's hitting two birds, with one stone.
According to Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles, the Dodgers are "deep into talks" to acquire Miami Marlins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco.
Acquiring Nolasco would give the Dodgers a pitching...
Young Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has gone from being a well known Cuban outfielder, to signing with the Dodgers on seven-year, $42 million deal, to being called up, to future all-star. All of that, in one year? That's what people are talking about.
Yasiel Puig has been the talk of MLB with his outstanding defense, power hitting and his ability to drive runs in during key...
As the Dodger win streak moves on, the team is moving on from a sort of cult figure heading into the weekend as well.
Luis Cruz, who hit .297/6 HRs/40 RBIs over a 2 1/2 month stretch last year and won many admirers amongst the Dodger fan base for his hot hitting and slick fielding, has been designated for assignment.
Cruz was batting .127 with 1 HR and 6 RBIs this season and had...
Chris Anderson, the Los Angeles Dodgers first-round selection (18th overall) of the 2013 MLB First-Year Draft, made his debut today with the Class-A Great Lakes Loons.
The right-hander Anderson pitched two full innings on 27 pitches (20 strikes), and allowed only one hit off the bat of Arizona Diamonbacks prospect, Ronnie Freeman.
Oh, I forgot to mention something. Anderson struck...
Yasiel Puig may have taken Major League Baseball by storm, but NL All-Star manager says the phenom still has to prove himself if he wants to play in the midsummer classic.
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Yasiel Puig see ball hit ball far. The Dodgers’ 22-year-old stud hit his seventh homer Monday night in just his 20th MLB game. He’s doing just about everything right. Minus a gaffe in Monday’s game in right field, he’s making highlight plays defensively and offensively. MLB Network’s Heidi Watney tweeted Monday night that Puig is the first player in...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Matt Kemp made a marvelous catch for the final out in his first game back from the disabled list to preserve the Los Angeles Dodgers' 6-5 victory over the slumping San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. Mark Ellis and Hanley Ramirez each hit a two-run homer for the Dodgers, and rookie Stephen Fife pitched effectively into the seventh inning. Los Angeles...
Welcome to the fourth Profcast episode!Last night, our host Bryan Curley chatted with Profcast veterans Paul Beck (twitter) and Adam Nodiff (twitter).In this episode, the Professors cover a bevy of players — old and new — as they talk about the resurgence of previously struggling Hanley Ramirez, Yovani Gallardo, and Giancarlo Stanton while also covering newcomers Mike Zunino...
The last time the Dodgers pulled a series sweep of any team this season was opening weekend against the Pirates.
The Dodgers record after that series stood at 4-2. Clayton Kershaw started the season out with 16 scoreless innings. Zack Greinke looked sharp and had not yet suffered the collar bone injury that set him back from getting into a good rhythm until the middle of June...
After missing time with a hamstring injury, Matt Kemp saved the
Dodgers with a ninth-inning catch in his first game back.
Quite obviously, the first game of the series against the San Diego Padres did not end as the Phillies, and their fans, had hoped. However, the team did rally to secure the next two games, meaning they headed into their series against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a series win....
Yasiel Puig doing something remarkable is becoming so common that it hardly qualifies as news anymore.
The young Cuban phenom seems to be able to handle just about every pitch thrown to him. If he makes a play that looks bone-headed, he usually makes up for it an inning or two later by making a play that drops jaws. A hard throw to get a runner taking an extra base. A diving...
Philadelphia Phillies (38-42) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (36-42)
John Lannan (0-2, 5.84) vs. Chris Capuano (2-4, 4.09)
TIME: 10:10 PM
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 80′s, sunny
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The Phillies will look to John Lannan to stop Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers tonight, who have won six in a row. Last night, Puig won the game for them with a 2-RBI single...