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Hyun-Jin Ryu is off to a hot start this year.
At first glance, if you told me this man was a Major League Baseball player, i’d go tell you to take your sick joke somewhere else. He’s unproven, his fastball isn’t what you’d call overpowering and he’s not exactly an ode to athleticism. Apparently, none of that mattered to the Los Angeles Dodger’s who decided to commit 36 Million Dollars (not Donuts) to Hyun-jin Ryu over the off-season and by God, Ryu is doing his best to make that decision by Dodger’s front office brass look like the stuff of geniuses.
The 26 year old Ryu came over from the Hanwha Eagles of the KBO (Korean Baseball Organization) and so far has managed to compile a pitching line of 2.89 ERA/1.18WHIP/18IP in 3 starts. Add that to a 9.6 SO/9 and you have what looks like the makings of a pretty dominant pitcher in the Major League. The quantitative side of baseball doesn’t exactly factor in after three starts but it’s safe to say that Ryu looks to be on t
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Joc Pederson has been one of my favorite prospects ever since the Dodgers were able to snag him in the 11th round of the 2010 draft. He made a brief appearance in the Southern League playoffs last season after playing the entire regular season in the California League.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers officially lost right-hander Chad Billingsley for the season.
On Tuesday, the Dodgers announced Billingsley will have Tommy John surgery on Wednesday and will be out an expected 12 months.
Remember in spring training when everyone wondered what the Dodgers would do with eight starting pitchers?
Three weeks into the season, only three of those pitchers are...
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The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed right-hander Chad Billingsley on the disabled list with right elbow soreness, leaving them short of options for their starting rotation over the next couple of weeks.
Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reported that manager Don Mattingly was concerned that the discomfort was linked to last year's problem, when Billingsley missed the last two months...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed starting pitcher Chad Billingsley on the 15-day DL with pain in his right elbow. Billingsley's right elbow has been a source of frustration for Billingsley over the past year, as he only made eight starts after the All-Star Break last season due to an inflammed flexor tendon and a partially torn UCL in the elbow.
Going into the season,...
The Dodgers played twice, and lost twice, in their doubleheader today against the Orioles and have now dropped six games in a row to fall within a game and a half of last place in the NL West.
The Dodgers on Sunday placed right-hander Chad Billingsley on the
disabled list with elbow pain, an ominous sign for a pitcher who
has been trying to avoid Tommy John surgery.
The Dodgers' offense came alive today, including Matt Kemp, providing 7 runs and the pitching staff held on to end the club's 6 game skid.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Mark Ellis drove in three runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat erratic Jake Arrieta and the Baltimore Orioles 7-4 Sunday to snap a six-game losing streak.
Matt Kemp singled in the go-ahead run during a four-run fifth inning, and the Dodgers received a solid performance from their bullpen in the finale of the three-game interleague series.
Making his fourth start...
The Orioles host the Dodgers at Oriole Park at Camden Yards for 3 games this weekend in the Dodgers first interleague series of the season.
The Dodgers come into Baltimore with nothing seeming to go right lately.
The pitching staff is getting beaten up both on the mound and on the disabled list, with Chris Capuano joining Zack Greinke on the 15 Day DL. Ted Lilly will come up...
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Friday night's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Baltimore Orioles has been postponed by rain.
The shower began before the scheduled 7:05 p.m. starting time and the game was called after a wait of nearly two hours.
This is the Dodgers' only visit to Camden Yards this season, so the teams will play a split-doubleheader on Saturday. The first game...
Weather continues to play havoc with the Major League Baseball schedule. Three more games were postponed yesterday. The game in Boston was not weather related and there is not much you could do with that situation other than to call it. But the weather also knocked out the Twins - White Sox game and the Dodgers - Orioles game.
A couple of picks from yesterday were sort of brilliant...