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Feelin' Kinda Blue:
After the first couple rounds of the MLB Draft, it’s pretty
much a crapshoot. Sometimes there are gems found later in the draft: Matt Kemp (sixth
round), Joc Pederson (11th round) and Matt Magill (31st round).
So, when the Dodgers drafted Ross Stripling in the fifth
round, not much was made of the selection.
In his brief career, he’s proving to the team and all those
who passed on him that he was worthy of a better draft position.
I saw Stripling on April 30 against the Stockton Ports. He
wasn’t overly impressive – stats-wise – but he showed a lot of good things in
his outing. That’s saying something, seeing as it was hit worst start of the
Luckily, he followed it up with a great start in San Jose
before being promoted to Double-A.
How he got here
Stripling was a fifth-round pick by the Dodgers in the 2012
MLB Draft. Stripling pitched collegiately at Texas A&M University and was a
senior when he was popped by the Do...
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Pitching was the story for the Dodgers‘ farm system this week, but one positional prospect stood out and was recognized for his great offensive performance.
It’s nice to see youngsters take advantage of their given opportunities.
Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (1-6)
Player Of The Week
Matt Angle – OF
.333/.448/.583/1.031, 1 HR, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 5 R, 2 SB, 4 BB, 9 K...
It’s not everyday a baseball fan gets to play catch with a professional baseball player. Well, one lucky Dodger fan nicknamed “Deuce” who often appears on the Dodgers’ vision boards during games got the chance to play catch with Dodgers’ pitcher Ryu Hyun-Jin. Ryu stood on the field and threw the ball into the left field bleachers where Deuce would catch it and fire it back...
I’m laid up here on the couch laid night trying to watch the Dodgers and Nationals game on MLB.tv, and there’s something that is causing me disturbance. What could make a man disgruntled when he is free of responsibility and The Great One is calling the game?
Then I see it. Josh Beckett is meandering and fiddle-******* his way through the second hitter of the game.
It is a good rule of thumb to never judge a book by its cover, and this is a perfect example. Focus on the slightly hefty Dodgers fan in the stands who at first glance seems like he wouldn’t be interested in risking life and limb for a foul ball. Wrong. Check out the awesome catch he makes on a sharp foul ball to the first-base side. Not too shabby! The Dodgers went on to beat...
Clayton Kershaw scattered five hits while striking out 11 in 8 2/3 innings, and Andre Ethier delivered a two-run single as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Kershaw picked up his first win since April 28, but had to escape a bases-loaded jam in the first inning. He did so by striking out Tyler Moore.
The Dodgers scored their only runs in...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Zack Greinke will pitch on Wednesday.
Whether he does it against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium or the San Jose Giants in Rancho Cucamonga, where the Dodgers' Single-A team plays, remains to be seen.
Greinke signed a six-year, 147 million contract with the Dodgers in the offseason but has been on the disabled list since April 12, the day after...
The Dodgers signed Jonathan Sanchez. Photo credit: David Hague
The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Jonathan Sanchez, according to Jon Heyman.
jonathan sanchez agrees to terms with #dodgers. @pedrogomezespn 1st said close
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) May 15, 2013
What this means for the Pirates is that the Dodgers assume a pro-rated portion of the league minimum salary for Sanchez...
That right there is one of the most beautiful sites these eyes have ever seen. My favorite part is how he starts to walks off the mound like there was...The post Clayton Kershaw and His Majestic Curveball appeared first on Bohemian Baseball.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw scattered five hits while striking out 11 in 8 2-3 innings, and Andre Ethier delivered a two-run single as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Kershaw picked up his first win since April 28 but had to escape a bases-loaded jam in the first inning. He did so by striking out Tyler Moore.
The Dodgers scored...
Tell me, whom exactly would the Los Angeles Dodgers hire as an immediate replacement for Don Mattingly? Phil Jackson?
Sorry, there is no magic pill, no obvious internal or external choice to take over as Dodgers manager now, next week or even at mid-season.
Which isn't to say that Mattingly deserves greater job security. Legitimate questions persist about his game management...
On Tuesday, a video surfaced showing Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu playing catch with a young fan in the stands at Dodger Stadium Monday night. It was a glorious sight indeed.On Wednesday, another video surfaced of Monday's game at Dodger Stadium. However, this one featured Washington Nationals southpaw Gio Gonzalez engaging in a playful game of catch, as well.The...
Two clear front-runners for the National League Rookie of the Year award have emerged through the first quarter of the season, St. Louis’s Shelby Miller and the Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu. Both started the season well. Ryu has had a couple rough outings and bounced back from them, and Miller has been dominant in every start except two where he failed to get out of the sixth inning...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jordan Zimmermann won his NL and major league-leading seventh game, Ryan Zimmerman drove in three runs and the Washington Nationals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2 on Monday night after losing Bryce Harper in a violent collision with the wall in right field.
Zimmermann (7-1) allowed nine hits and two runs in 7 23 innings, struck out five and walked none...