What happened in 2014: Became one of the most valuable bench pieces in baseball and destroyed left-handed pitching.
Two winters ago, the Dodgers designated Scott Van Slyke for assignment. They needed the space on the 40-man roster and they didn’t like the direction in which his career was heading. No other MLB team...
Although it looked much worse than it was, the Los Angeles Dodgers are reporting that Scott Van Slyke left tonight's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a mild-ankle sprain and should be back soon.Scott Van Slyke left tonight's game with a mild right ankle sprain. He's listed as day to day.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 28, 2014While the 28-year-old is not an...
You know me, and you know I put very, very little importance on pitcher-vs-batter stats. One pitcher doesn’t face one batter enough to generate any kind of real sample size, and even if you could, that means that it took place over so many years as to render most of the data irrelevant.
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Scott Van Slyke has been a bit of a hot head lately, as the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder was thrown out of Friday’s game for arguing a call from the dugout.
On Sunday, Van Slyke’s “fire” took on a very literal form.
With its team holding a comfortable 6-0 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals thanks to another dominating performance from pitcher Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers...
Members of the Los Angeles Dodgers must be well-versed in the long and storied history of dugout pranks in Major League Baseball as a few fellas on the team took a trip in the wayback machine by digging deep in the bag of tricks once regularly relied upon by ballplayers in the days of yore […] The post Dodgers bust out the classic ‘hot foot’ prank on Scott Van Slyke (video...
Your browser does not support iframes.Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke fell victim to the "hot foot" prank during the seventh inning of Sunday's game against St. Louis. Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully provided the commentary as the Dodgers found a way to entertain themselves while holding a 6-0 lead over the Cardinals. After attaching a roll of matches to Van Slyke...
I know we talked about this just a few hours ago, but apparently it’s not a joke: Scott Van Slyke really and truly is starting in center field. Oddly enough, none of the beat writers have had a lot to say about the situation yet, so we don’t know what went into Don Mattingly‘s decision, or what Matt Kemp thinks, or — and probably the most interesting — what Van Slyke himself...
When the whole “Matt Kemp is moving to left field” business went down, I think we all thought that he’d return to center against lefties, since Andre Ethier would be taking a seat. The first time the Dodgers faced a lefty, Francisco Liriano, Ethier still inexplicably played. Tonight, the Dodgers welcome the White Sox and another lefty, Jose Quintana, and there’s welcome news...
It certainly won’t be the longest home run of the 2014 season, but for now, Scott Van Slyke has Barry Bonds single season record “on watch” as he is on pace for a 162 home run season. Watch him go opposite field off Diamondbacks lefty Wade Miley and listen to legendary broadcaster Vin Scully on the call from the Sydney Cricket Ground (via MLB.com):
It will also go down as...