Here Are 111 Seconds of Pedro Baez Not Pitching

The major story of the playoffs, obviously, was the Cubs winning the World Series. But that’s something we only got to know after the fact, and in the thick of things, the playoffs are a random jumble of assorted other stories. There was Trevor Bauer and the drone. There was the surprise appearance of Ryan Merritt. There was Clayton Kershaw pitching in relief. And there was Pedro...
Via Fangraphs
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Dave Roberts explains why he pulled Kenta Maeda early

Dave Roberts’ decision to pull pitcher Kenta Maeda in the fourth inning of Game 5 of the NLCS on Thursday at Dodger Stadium caught many off guard, especially since the starter was about to face the Cubs’ pitcher. But Roberts had good reasons for doing so. After the Dodgers lost Game 5 8-4 to the Cubs, Roberts explained his thinking in lifting Maeda with two outs in the fourth...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo borrows teammate’s bat, breaks out of slump

Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell were virtually invisible in the MLB playoffs entering Wednesday night’s game against the Dodgers, but that changed in a big way. Both players homered in the game, which was basically a must-win with the possibility of facing Clayton Kershaw in Game 5. Rizzo was in a 2-for-26 slump heading into the game, but he may have found what was previously...
Via The Sports Daily
October 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Pedro Baez turns to familiar face in quest to keep batters off balance

LOS ANGELES – When Juan Castro served as a roving assistant in the Dodgers’ front office, Pedro Baez was a young third baseman cutting his chops in the low minor leagues. As he canvassed the Dodgers’ farm system, Castro would occasionally cross...
Via The OC Register
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Mets 6, Dodgers 5: Pedro Baez Ruined Everything Again

Given the hype for the major-league debut of Julio Urias, I was prepared for a long and eventful recap. What I wasn’t prepared for, however, is this surprisingly wild game. The Dodgers mounted a four-run rally in the ninth inning against Mets closer Jeurys Familia, but came up on the wrong end of a 6-5 loss thanks to a walk-off homer by Curtis Granderson against Pedro Baez...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Dodgers relief pitcher Pedro Baez 'overthinking' or just moving to his own sluggish rhythm?

ANAHEIM – Time seems to stand still when Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez is pitching. At least, it does for him. “Sometimes I notice. But not on every pitch,” Baez said through an interpreter when asked if he realized how long he has been taking...
Via The OC Register
May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Are Pedro Baez’s off-speed pitches actually “significantly improved”?

The Dodgers bullpen improving from 2015 relies on the emergence of one if not two relievers taking the next step forward in their development. Aside from Chris Hatcher, Pedro Baez is the pitcher the Dodgers seem most confident will amount to something due to his plus-plus arm strength and two developing off-speed pitches. While Baez has always had the potential to be a back-end...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Pedro Baez is Quietly Breaking Out

Towards the end of last season, I wrote a post on Pedro Baez after his late-season call-up. Baez had looked impressive in high-leverage situations, generating six shutdowns (+6% win probability added in a game) while having no meltdowns (-6% win probability added). J.P. Howell was starting to falter, so the Dodgers had gone from two reliable relievers to just one. However, the post...
Via Dodgers Digest
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers place Baez on DL, recall Coulombe from Triple-A

LOS ANGELES (AP) Reliever Pedro Baez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Los Angeles Dodgers because of a strained pectoral muscle on his right side. The rookie right-hander was injured in Wednesday night's 5-4 loss to the Miami Marlins, when he felt discomfort on his final four pitches and was removed in the eighth inning. Baez is 1-0 with a 1.76 ERA in 15 appearances...
Via Associated Press
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Nationals May 5, 2014: And Now Pedro Baez, I Guess

And today’s transaction is… *spins wheel*… Pedro Baez! Sure, why not. The Dodgers have literally been making a move almost every day for the last week, thanks to the Minnesota doubleheader and Hyun-jin Ryu‘s disabled list stint. This time around, it’s returning Sunday starter Stephen Fife to Triple-A in order to select righty reliever Pedro Baez from Double-A, for what...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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