On Friday, before the Giants series got started, I wrote up a little preview, and ended on this:
That’s not to underestimate the Giants; far from it. They have won two championships since 2010, obviously, and they remain a tough team. I’m just not all that worried about games that happened with different players back in April and May, and this series alone won’t decide the...
Tonight, the Dodgers will go for a sweep against the Giants behind Hyun-jin Ryu. Facing them is the newest Giant, Jake Peavy. Peavy was acquired for two pitching prospects yesterday morning. After the trade, we’ve heard a lot about his prior success against the Dodgers. He has pitched 167-1/3 innings against them, while posting a 2.21 ERA. He also has a 14-2 record against the...
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Three games in July can’t “make or break” a season. They can change a season’s direction — for example, if you’re on the fence about buying or selling before the deadline and you go out and get destroyed — but by themselves, three games can’t be more important than the combined impact of 159 others. They may feel like they are, but perspective is important.
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The Dodgers did not field their usual lineup Monday, and not by choice.
Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig were still having trouble gripping a bat without pain in their sore left hands. Neither was able to take batting practice.
When Don Mattingly made out his lineup card, he was still waiting for a second X-ray to confirm that Puig and Ramirez didn’t break any bones over the weekend...
I suppose it was unreasonable to hope that the Pirates would win all 67 games that they played after the All-Star Break, so a game against Hyun-Jin Ryu seems like as good a place as any for the Bucs to take their first post-Break loss. Really, they were never in this game at all. Edinson Volquez did not have his sharpest stuff tonight, the ball took some bad hops for the Pirates...
The Pirates weren’t able to keep things rolling in front of a rare Monday night packed house at PNC Park, as a depleted Dodgers club beat them in pretty bland fashion.
Edinson Volquez did not have a good night – he suffered some tough BABIP luck, but still – 1o hits, just 5.1 innings, and as many walks as strikeouts (3 each) is not a great look. He’s been on fire recently...
We all think the Dodgers are going to add another starting pitcher sometime before the trading deadline, but while the popular thought is David Price — the Dodgers being one of the few teams with the prospects to get him, the bankroll to afford him, and a playoff run to make it worthwhile — that’s potentially not the right direction. Another top ace would certainly be fun...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out 10 and outpitched first-time All-Star Tyson Ross, Yasiel Puig singled home the only run and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 1-0 on Sunday.
A day after beating the Padres 1-0, the Dodgers did it again and took a one-game lead over San Francisco in the NL West into the All-Star break.
Puig was ejected Saturday night for...
If it wasn’t for the Dodgers’ outstanding starting pitching, the narrative heading into the all-star break would be much different than what it probably will be. Sure, the Dodgers won 1-0, but if they hadn’t pulled out victories in the final two games there would be a lot of complaints about the offense (which remains one of the best in baseball over the course of the season...
Hyun-Jin Ryu ($8,700) got smoked in his last start, but he draws a weak Padres team today at home in our last day of games prior to the All-Star Break. What will we do for four days?! I for one will be catching up on what my wife and children have been up to for the last three months while their father stared at a computer screen combing box scores. Father of the year! I've recommended...
Hyun-Jin Ryu and Clayton Kershaw had some fun in the dugout at their teammate’s expense. Juan Uribe misplayed a foul ball on Friday and they decided to poke fun at him with this hilarious reenactment. [@Dodgers]
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Today’s series opener between the Dodgers and Tigers features two starting pitchers in very different places of their careers. Hyun-jin Ryu and Justin Verlander are slated to face each other, and here are each player’s 2014 seasons to date:
Verlander: 116-2/3 IP, 117 ERA-, 101 FIP-, 114 xFIP-
Ryu: 96-1/3 IP, 89 ERA-, 85 FIP-, 92 xFIP-
Do not get in the way of Yasiel Puig when he is getting all jacked up, or you could end up like poor Hyun-Jin Ryu this Saturday. Check out the hilarious reaction Ryu gives when he walks into a very hyped Puig.
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Ever since he came in to the league Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been one of the most intense individuals in the game. The man knows one speed and one speed only--intense. He proves that all the time on the field and in the dugout during Saturday's game he was proving it again while getting hyped up.The only problem was Hyun-Jin Ryu was not up for being as intense...
As far as “pitchers helping themselves” go, I’m not sure you’re going to do much better than Clayton Kershaw hitting a homer to break a 0-0 tie while pitching a shutout on Opening Day last year. (Well, recently, anyway. If we’re going back into history, Tony Cloninger driving in nine on two homers and a single while pitching a complete game in 1966 is pretty much the best...
Timely hitting and strong starting pitching put the Los Angeles Dodgers on top in the NL West, but they fell short in those areas to end their winning streak.
Following a brief stay atop the division, the Dodgers will try get back on track with Hyun-jin Ryu taking the mound Wednesday against the visiting Cleveland Indians.
Trailing first-place San Francisco by 9 1/2 games on June...
Hyun-jin Ryu dominated the St. Louis Cardinals in his only start of last year's NL championship series, but he never got a chance at a repeat performance.
While the stakes certainly aren't as high as last fall, Ryu looks to keep the Los Angeles Dodgers rolling with another sterling performance against the Cardinals on Friday night.
Ryu (9-3, 3.06 ERA) is tied with three others...
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- There is something about the Padres and playing them in San Diego that agrees with Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Ryu threw six strong innings and the Dodgers beat the Padres 2-1 Sunday soon after San Diego's general manager Josh Byrnes was fired.
Ryu (9-3) had few problems against the light-hitting Padres, as he won for the sixth time in seven starts...
Hyun-jin Ryu was… well, let’s go with “efficient,” right? Certainly not dominating, not when he managed a mere two strikeouts (one apiece against Cameron Maybin and Alexi Amarista) against the worst offense in baseball, one that didn’t even start Seth Smith, but then again, he did retire the first nine in a row and didn’t allow a runner to third base until the sixth inning...
This is the rubber game of the series, and the Dodgers send Hyun-Jin Ryu to the mound against the Padres’ “offense.”
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Hyun-Jin Ryu takes the mound in San Diego today. While he doesn't sport eye-popping statistics, he's been solid all year and this match-up is too good to pass up at a $9,000 price tag. Ryu ranks fifth overall on the Stream-o-Nator at a $16 value. This season he has a 7.55 K/9 and a 2.00 BB/9. This match-up against the Padres is what makes him today's lede. The Padres...
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After having his string of four straight quality starts snapped in his last outing, Hyun Jin Ryu came back strong today for the Dodgers with six innings of three-hit, one-run ball, allowing only a single walk to go along with six strikeouts. to back Ryu, the relief corps of Brandon League (#Brando), J.P. Howell, Brian Wilson, and Jamey Wright...
In the bottom of the third inning of last night’s game, Hyun-jin Ryu walked Billy Hamilton. Hamilton has largely been a disappointment on offense this season (he has a .290 OBP), but he’s still second in the majors in stolen bases. This walk was particularly notable because of the pitcher. Ryu has been absolutely exceptional at shutting down the running game. Despite the...