Destroy the Cardinals: An OOTP15 Diary

Out of the Park Baseball is the greatest baseball simulation there has ever been. In fact, I'd argue it is the greatest anything simulation there has ever been. It is so deep, so detailed, so realistic and so awesome in every way that it is easy to get into a game and see hours, days and weeks pass by. I've reviewed the past two years of the game (OOTP13, OOTP14) by playing...
Via Miller Park Drunk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates 12, Dodgers 7: The Dumbest Game In The History Of Baseball

This game was so dumb. This was so, so stupid. Just everything about this game was the worst thing that ever happened, and know that I’m saying this despite the much-maligned Dodger offense scoring seven runs. So much happened. So little happened. Forget this ever happened. If Josh Beckett was hoping to prove he’s healthy and effective and that the Dodgers don’t need to add...
Via Dodgers Digest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Pirates, July 22, 2014: Welcome Back, Josh Beckett

You don’t ever want to put too much importance on a single game, especially one in the middle of the season against a team that isn’t even in your division. Dodgers Pirates 4:05 p.m. PT Pittsburgh, Pa. 2B Gordon RF Polanco SS Turner LF Snyder 1B Gonzalez CF McCutchen RF Kemp 2B Walker CF Ethier C...
Via Dodgers Digest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The clock is ticking for Vanimal

Vance Worley probably doesn’t have much time left in the Pirates’ rotation. Between the rumors that the Pirates are interested in acquiring a starter and Gerrit Cole’s recovery from his lat problem, it’s hard to imagine Worley’s got more than a couple of starts left as a Pirate. Tonight, he’ll face off against Josh Beckett in Beckett’s first start since July 6th, as...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

If Not David Price, What Starter Can The Dodgers Target?

I think we all know the Dodgers want a starting pitcher before the July 31 deadline, and for some obvious reasons. Josh Beckett, who starts tonight, has been fantastic, but he’s also 34, coming off the disabled list, and pitching in a way that seems pretty unsustainable. Dan Haren has been awful and has a vesting option in his future we all would like to see avoided. The top three...
Via Dodgers Digest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Trading Crawford, Beckett and Gonzalez: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Thank you, Rubby At the time it happened, the trade of Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Adrian Gonzalez cleared some overpaid, non-performing detritus from our coffers. And, for the most part, seeing those smug mugs sent packing was reward enough. But it’s good to see that trade still paying dividends for us, a year after winning the World Series. Rubby De La Rosa, who was part...
Via Surviving Grady
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Josh Beckett to pitch through hip injury

The Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday by the score of 4-2. Zack Greinke allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings to take the loss. It was the second straight loss for the Dodgers since the All-Star break, which dropped the Dodgers a game behind the San Francisco Giants in the National League West. On the injury front, veteran starter Josh Beckett is scheduled...
Via MLB Injury News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 1, Padres 0: A.J. Ellis, Walkoff Hero

I don’t want to take anything away from Paul Maholm, who was obviously incredible tonight. After two months in the bullpen, he was asked to make a spot start with Josh Beckett on the disabled list, and Maholm was… well, I’m not even sure how to say it. This is a guy who had been one of the worst starting pitchers in baseball when he was in the rotation earlier, a guy who none...
Via Dodgers Digest
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, Chine Figgins

The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers have had to deal with injuries both major and minor all season just as most every team has. However, they have proven that they have the depth it takes to compete for a division title. One outfielder is back, and a pitcher and a utility man are on the mend. Here are the latest updates on Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, and Chone Figgins via
Via Sports Injury Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Josh Beckett placed on DL

Los Angeles Dodgers starter Josh Beckett has landed on the DL with the hip problem which flared up during his last start. The team's official Twitter account tweeted the news, with Pedro Baez taking Beckett's roster spot:#Dodgers today placed Josh Beckett on the 15-day DL (r/a to July 7) with a left hip impingement and recalled Pedro Baez from @AbqTopes.— Los Angeles...
Via Sports Injury Alert
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Beckett placed on the 15-day disabled list

The Dodgers placed Josh Beckett on the 15-day disabled list today with a left hip impingement. He pitched on July 6, and the All-Star break is coming up, so he’ll be eligible to come off not too terribly long after the All-Star break is over, meaning that he may only miss one or two starts, tops.
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ Josh Beckett Lands On 15-Day Disabled List With Hip Injury

The Los Angeles Dodgers will have to go on without one of their aces for at least the next two weeks. Pitcher Josh Beckett was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Monday after suffering a left hip impingement. The Texan tweaked his left hip while running the bases against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday and was forced to leave the game in the fifth inning. Beckett has...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ Rotation Excellence Masks Depth Concerns

The Dodger starting rotation, if you haven’t noticed, has been excellent. By one measure, you could even argue that it has been the most productive rotation in baseball. It helps when you have a pitcher who is on track to be one of the all-time elites, of course, but there’s also two guys who would be an ace on other teams, and two veterans who have been surprisingly productive...
Via Dodgers Digest
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Another Dodgers' starter pulls victory out of thin air against Rockies

The haves really rubbed it in on the have-nots this weekend. Josh Beckett’s five scoreless innings Sunday set up the Dodgers for an 8-2 win over the pitching-starved Colorado Rockies. The Dodgers took three out of four in the series with their starting pitchers in the three victories — Beckett and newly minted All-Stars Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw — allowing one earned...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Erisbel Arruebarena, Josh Beckett, Miguel Rojas

The Los Angeles Dodgers will have to continue their mix and match season at shortstop as a result of not one, but two injury developments on Sunday. The first of those came prior to Sunday's game, when Erisbel Arruebarena was placed on the DL with a right hip flexor strain and was replaced by Carlos Triunfel, as reported by Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times:Right hip flexor strain...
Via Sports Injury Alert
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 8, Rockies 2: So Long, Colorado

We’re going to lightning-round this one out, because the Rockies are terrible and no one paid attention to this game past the sixth inning and oh my god it still took four hours and there’s another post coming. The featured image to this post is Adrian Gonzalez sliding safely into home, which was funny because the bases were loaded and catcher Wilin Rosario decided he didn...
Via Dodgers Digest
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians looking to get bats going

Josh Beckett has remained modest during his career-reviving season. Riding a 14-inning scoreless stretch, Beckett can keep the host Dodgers alone atop the NL West with a season-high fourth consecutive victory Tuesday night against a Cleveland Indians team that hopes to avoid being shut out in three straight games for the first time in 23 years. Starting with his no-hitter at Philadelphia...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Fire officials rip Dodgers over hot foot prank

There are a lot of people still chuckling about the hot foot prank the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled on outfielder Scott Van Slyke over the weekend. However, the fine folks at the Los Angeles Fire Department aren't among them.In case you missed it, video of Slyke's cleat set ablaze in the dugout by sly teammate Josh Beckett went viral this weekend, even going so far as making...
Via Bush League Chronicle
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Oh My God, Josh Beckett Could Be An All-Star

Note: Confused by the new look? Check out the intro here. A line from Dustin’s recap of last night’s victory really struck me: Beckett was once again brilliant: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 B, 4 K, 9/3 GO/AO, 107 pitches, 69 strikes. He lowered his ERA to a team-leading 2.11. He should be Minnesota-bound in a couple weeks. …oh, my. He’s right, isn’t he? Josh Beckett, seemingly unwanted...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers 1, Cardinals 0: Most exciting 1-0 game ever, probably

When two of the best pitchers in the National League face-off, that’s about the kind of game you’d expect. The Dodgers were able to squeak out a 1-0 win on Thursday night against the Cardinals. In a game that didn’t have a ton of offense, it was still rather exciting. Josh Beckett and Adam Wainwright were worth the price of admission, as each pitcher threw seven shutout innings...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, Jun 26

Thursday’s shortened slate gives us 10 games, but it also features a pretty intriguing pitching matchup, Adam Wainwright @ Josh Beckett. Though 86.2 innings pitched does not a season make, Beckett’s current 2.28 ERA would be a new career best. While there’s undoubtedly some luck in there (.233 BABIP), his 3.38 SIERA is his lowest since 2008 with the Red Sox. Cole Hamels at...
Via Baseball Professor
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Beckett pitches Los Angeles Dodgers past Padres

Same pitcher, different approach, and the Dodgers and pitcher Josh Beckett couldn’t be happier. “Josh was good, and it was a lot of the same thing,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Keeping guys off-balanced.” Beckett’s reinvention continued Saturday night in the Dodgers’ 4-2 win over the San Diego Padres. His lively right arm which once produced one fastball...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers 4, Padres 2: Josh Beckett, still good, bullpen still not

Behind another fantastic outing by Josh Beckett, the Dodgers rebounded from last night’s frustrating loss in San Diego. The offense was good enough against Tyson Ross, who is really good at home. Hanley Ramirez had two RBIs and Dee Gordon walked twice, got a hit and stole his MLB-leading 39th base. But the real story was Beckett. He was dominant against an, admittedly, bad Padres’...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Padres June 21, 2014: Josh Beckett Vs The Worst Lineup Ever

We’ll get to the Dodgers in a second, but first, that Padres lineup. Chase Headley is out again with back pain; Carlos Quentin is out with a sore knee. Jedd Gyorko is still on the disabled list with plantar fasciitis, though he was arguably the worst player in baseball before that. So what they’re left with is, well, that. Tommy Medica, with six career major league homers...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins sign 2014 top pick Tyler Kolek

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins officially announced Monday morning the signing of their first-round pick, right-handed pitcher Tyler Kolek Kolek, taken second overall, went 5-2 with a 0.35 ERA with 126 strikeouts and eight walks in 60 1/3 innings during his senior season at Shepherd High School in Texas. His 102 mph fastball was the fastest clocked for a high-school player. The 18-year...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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