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Raise the Jolly Roger!:
Pirates (1-4) at Dodgers (3-2)
4:10 PM–Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
The Pirates look to avoid a series sweep (or at least avoid a series shutout) today against the Dodgers. They’ve dropped eight straight at Dodger Stadium and have obviously been completely dreadful at the plate so far this year. It’s gotta change some time soon..
Jeff Locke (2012: 1-3, 5.50) vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu (0-1, 1.42)
Locke makes his 2013 debut after winning the job in the spring. He posted good peripheral numbers (lots of K’s, not many BB’s) during his stint in the big leagues last year, but was hit pretty hard for the most part. The good news for him is that the Dodgers have been slumping so far this year as well. Locke pitched pretty well in the spring, posting a 2.63 ERA over 27 innings.
Ryu came over this year from South Korea. The Dodgers paid $25M for the rights to negotiate with him, then signed him to a 6 year $36M deal. Los Angeles has simply gone crazy spending tons and tons of money over the last year. Ryu had a strong big league debut earlier this week against the Giants, allowing 1 earned run over 6.1 innings (despite giving up 10 hits). He’s a lefty and his out-pitch is the change up.
#Dodgers lineup vs. #Pirates: Crawford LF, Punto 2B, Kemp CF, Gonzalez 1B, Hairston RF, Uribe 3B, Federowicz C, Sellers SS, Ryu P
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 7, 2013
#Pirates lineup: marte 7, walker 4, cutch 8, gaby 3, mckenry 2, alvarez 5, tabata 9, mcdonald 6, locke lhp
— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) April 7, 2013
With a day game following a night game plus a lefty on the mound, the Bucs are mixing it up quite a bit today. John McDonald and Michael McKenry make their first starts of the year. The Dodgers aren’t starting lefty Andre Ethier against the lefty Locke.
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Jeff Locke says he has “gotten much better” over the last two years.
A weekend start at Dodger Stadium presents Jeff Locke a familiar setting for a new kind of outing.
He pitched here in September 2011 for his second career Major League start and first on the road. It was even his first time in California. It was an experience Locke says was “overwhelming,” and he was done...
We all knew it was coming, and it's finally here. This is probably the greatest thing on the Internet, at least until the next big cat video hits YouTube.
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Hyun-Jin Ryu, Clayton Kershaw and Matt Kemp put on quite a show. I just wish the video clip was a little longer.
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The Bucs were swept out of Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon as their pitching finally failed them and the offense remained nonexistent (with the exception of one swing). The loss was the Bucs’ ninth in a row at Dodger Stadium, and they’ve now dropped four in a row overall and are a dismal 1-5 on the young season.
Things were looking up in the top of the first, as Starling Marte...
The Pirates scored runs today! A Pirates player homered today! And the Pirates’ pitching allowed 6 runs, too many for Andrew McCutchen’s 2-run homerun to overcome. Jeff Locke made his 1st start of 2013 for the Pirates today, and he allowed the Dodgers to tie the score at 2 in the bottom of the 1st…
Hyun-Jin Ryu earned his first major league victory, shrugging off a two-run homer in the first inning by Andrew McCutchen and pitching the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Adrian Gonzalez drove in four runs with three hits and Justin Sellers homered for the Dodgers.
Ryu (1-1) allowed two runs and three hits in 6 1-3 innings, striking...
The Pittsburgh Pirates jumped out to an early lead against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday afternoon.
Starling Marte, who was the only Pirate to get a base hit off of Clayton Kershaw in Saturday nights game , led off the game with a single to left field off of MLB rookie Hyun-Jin Ryu. Ryu got Neil Walker to pop out to shortstop before Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run home run to...
Welcome to the first 2013 installment of the Rookie Report. Each week I’ll highlight a few rookies who have consistent playing time, see how they’ve done and try to predict what we’ll see from them in the future. Also, since the minor-league season just started today, starting next week I’ll write up a few bullet points about several top minor leaguers to see how they’ve...
The first Sunday afternoon game at Dodger Stadium was played in nice weather and beautiful sunshine. A sellout crowd (52,053 tickets sold according to Vin Scully) showed up to watch the Dodgers play the final game of the 3 game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Hyun-Jin Ryu started for the Dodgers and immediately gave up a single to Starling Marte, the second consecutive game...
The Pirates have played five games thus far in 2013 and they've scored six runs. Three of those runs have come against Carlos Marmol, so they probably shouldn't count. Today, they'll face Hyun-Jin Ryu in his second start in America. Last week, he made his Dodger debut against Giants and served up 10 hits in 6 1/3 innings, despite only allowing one earned run. That'...
The Dodgers' offense is off to a slow start, which is pretty much the norm for this club in the last, oh, 25 years. At least, it seems that way.
In the same breath, the pitching is off to a great start, which is par for the course.
The Dodger pitching staff is tops in a ton of categories:
Runs - 10
Earned runs - 6
Hits - 28
Doubles - 1
Walks - 8
Shutouts - 3
That … about sums it up, I think.
The first week of Major League Baseball for 2013 is in the books. Yeah, I am a traditional Sunday to Saturday type guy. The Game Picks had a good first week. After a 10-10 first few days, the picks went 37-19 over the last four days with a 10-5 day again yesterday. Now if I can just get over my obsession with picking the Astros, I will be okay. The best pick of yesterday was choosing...