Found September 11, 2013 on
Feelin' Kinda Blue:
When the Dodgers traded for Ricky Nolasco, I wasn't particularly a fan of the move. They didn't give up a lot of value and talent for him, but I just didn't see the fit.
I'm happy to say I was completely wrong (not the first time, certainly not the last).
Nolasco improved to 8-1 as a Dodger on Monday night by shutting down the soon-to-be-eliminated-from-division-title-contention Arizona Diamondbacks.
In 74 innings, Nolasco has a 2.07 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 7.1 H/9, 0.6 HR/9, 2.1 BB/9 and a 7.5 K/9. Those are damn good numbers, and numbers that could catapult him ahead of Hyun-Jin Ryu in the Dodgers' postseason rotation. Ryu is having a good second half, but he just missed his last start with a stiff back and is having to adjust to a Major League workload. Nolasco has just been better.
It all depends on matchups, but in a right-handed heavy lineup, Nolasco would likely get the call over Ryu in a Game 3 of a playoff series.
Nolasco is also a free agent af...
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LOS ANGELES Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday he believes outfielder Matt Kemp will return to the lineup this season, despite a balky right hamstring that has slowed his comeback from a sprained ankle.
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Hyun-Jin Ryu should be able to make his scheduled start Wednesday against Arizona according to Andy Call of MLB.com.
Kemp strained his right hamstring Friday during a rehab workout session giving him 10 days after his most recent injury.
"If he can play, we can activate him, but he has to be able to play," Mattingly said.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers are closing in on clinching the NL West title just as the rival San Francisco Giants are coming to town.
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Juan Uribe took a curtain call.
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Juan Uribe's staggering offensive display has the Los Angeles Dodgers untracked.
Trevor Cahill is looking to slow them down again.
Uribe and the NL West-leading Dodgers attempt to beat Cahill for the first time and extend their longest winning streak over the Arizona Diamondbacks in over three years Tuesday night.
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AP Sports Writer
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We are coming to the end of the fantasy baseball season and the fantasy playoffs are upon us!
Update from âlast week:
Ricky Nolasco continues to pitch exceptional for the Dodgers and fantasy owners.
Salvador Perez continues to flip the switch as he did in August. He will be a huge factor down the stretch for fantasy owners.
Brandon Moss still doesn't hit for average...