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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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Braves July 22, 2015: Early, Early Day Baseball

Man, I’m in New York City and I’m barely awake. I don’t know what all of you out in California are making of 9 a.m. baseball on a Wednesday. Dodgers Braves 9:10 a.m. PT Atlanta, Ga. CF Pederson 2B Peterson 2B Kendrick CF Maybin 1B Gonzalez RF Markakis RF Ethier 1B K. Johnson...
Via Dodgers Digest
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals defeat Dodgers 5-3 in completion of suspended game

WASHINGTON (AP) Pinch-hitter Matt den Dekker lined a two-run homer in the eighth inning that lifted the Washington Nationals over the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 on Saturday, completing a game suspended a day earlier after the fifth because of a lighting malfunction. The game was delayed three times Friday night by a bank of lights on the third-base side that kept going out, and finally...
Via AP on Fox
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals 5, Dodgers 3 / Wait, Zach Lee?

Should have just kept playing with the lights off, probably. So the resumption of the suspended game started off well enough. Adrian Gonzalez poked an opposite-field homer over the left field wall in the sixth to tie it at three — he’s the first player to homer in both parts of a suspended game since Joe Carter in 1996 — and Chin-hui Tsao looked pretty good in his return to...
Via Dodgers Digest
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers' Perez hits first MLB homer but Dodgers rally for win

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer to put the Dodgers ahead in the eighth inning, and NL West-leading Los Angeles beat the last-place Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Sunday. The Dodgers took two out of three from the Brewers to go into the All-Star break with a 51-39 record. Pedro Baez (2-1) got the victory with a strikeout in one inning of relief. Kenley Jansen pitched...
Via AP on Fox
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers' Perez hits first MLB homer but Dodgers rally for win

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer to put the Dodgers ahead in the eighth inning, and NL West-leading Los Angeles beat the last-place Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Sunday. The Dodgers took two out of three from the Brewers to go into the All-Star break with a 51-39 record. Pedro Baez (2-1) got the victory with a strikeout in one inning of relief. Kenley Jansen pitched...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzalez's 2-run homer lifts Dodgers over Brewers 4-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer to put the Dodgers ahead in the eighth inning, and NL West-leading Los Angeles beat the last-place Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Sunday. The Dodgers took two out of three from the Brewers to go into the All-Star break with a 51-39 record. Pedro Baez (2-1) got the victory with a strikeout in one inning of relief. Kenley Jansen pitched...
Via AP on Fox
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers 10, Phillies 7: Jimmy Earns Letters Back, Burns Old Team In Mess Of A Game

Daniel predicted a mess in the game thread, and boy was it ever a glorious mess. Fortunately it was one the Dodgers emerged victorious from by a score of 10-7 over the Phillies thanks to a two-run game-winning single from former Phillie Jimmy Rollins. So while that might’ve been what won the game, boy was it an adventure to get there. And a long adventure of four hours and 13...
Via Dodgers Digest
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers 4, Mets 3: Greinke Good, Bullpen Bad

At this point, it’s almost predictable. Against the Mets’ sputtering offense, of course Zack Greinke pitched 7 shutout innings, leading the Dodgers to a 4-3 victory. Greinke started out a bit rough, spending 23 of his 100 pitches in the first inning. He also only struck out four batters, which is more of a long-term concern than a short-term one. Still, he was brilliant, only...
Via Dodgers Digest
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs roar back to end 7-game skid vs. Dodgers

PHOENIX -- Welington Castillo doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks pulled off a pair of comebacks to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-6 on Monday night. Castillo doubled against reliever Pedro Baez (1-1) to drive in Jake Lamb with none out. The Diamondbacks, who trailed 4-0 and 6-4, added three more runs in the inning on a bunt single, a...
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks rally twice to beat Dodgers 10-6

PHOENIX (AP) Welington Castillo doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, capping a pair of comebacks by the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 10-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night. Castillo doubled off reliever Pedro Baez (1-1) to drive in Jake Lamb with none out. The Diamondbacks, who trailed 4-0 and 6-4, added three more runs in the inning on a bunt single,...
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs roar back to end 7-game skid vs. Dodgers

PHOENIX -- Welington Castillo doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks pulled off a pair of comebacks to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-6 on Monday night. Castillo doubled against reliever Pedro Baez (1-1) to drive in Jake Lamb with none out. The Diamondbacks, who trailed 4-0 and 6-4, added three more runs in the inning on a bunt single, a...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Bad break: Giancarlo Stanton suffers broken bone in hand, out indefinitely

Bad news for the Miami Marlins, and bad news for baseball fans in general. Slugger Giancarlo Stanton has a broken bone in his hand, an injury that is expected to knock him out for four to six weeks. Stanton suffered the injury in Friday’s 7-1 loss to the Dodgers. During his final at-bat, Stanton struck out versus Pedro Baez and was in noticeable pain after swinging and missing...
Via The Outside Corner
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Bad break: Giancarlo Stanton suffers broken bone in hand, out indefinitely

Bad news for the Miami Marlins, and bad news for baseball fans in general. Slugger Giancarlo Stanton has a broken bone in his hand, an injury that is expected to knock him out for four to six weeks. Stanton suffered the injury in Friday’s 7-1 loss to the Dodgers. During his final at-bat, Stanton struck out versus Pedro Baez and was in noticeable pain after swinging and missing...
Via Bloguin Best
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Marlins June 26, 2015: Welcome Back, Pedro Baez

Short thread tonight. Dodgers Marlins 4:10 p.m. Miami, Fla. CF Pederson 2B Gordon 2B Kendrick LF Yelich 3B Turner SS Hechavarria 1B Gonzalez RF Stanton RF Van Slyke CF Ozuna LF Guerrero 1B Baker SS Rollins 3B Dietrich C ...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 119 – Youngsters struggle, De Leon, Holmes

On this episode of “Dugout Blues,” Jared Massey (Dodgers Nation) and I discuss the mediocre week that was for the Dodgers. Last episode, we were praising Joc Pederson and what he has done so far this season. This episode, we talk about his struggles. He’s still valuable, though. The bullpen had a rough week — Yimi Garcia in particular. He got hit around a bit, but that...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 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 AP on Fox
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies @ Dodgers May 14, 2015: 11 Colorado Losses and Counting

The Rockies were once 11-8. Not bad! The Rockies are now 11-19. That’s… less great. Rockies Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles, Ca. CF Blackmon CF Pederson RF Gonzalez SS Rollins SS Tulowitzki 2B Kendrick 3B Arenado 1B Gonzalez 1B Rosario LF Van Slyke LF ...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins 5, Dodgers 4: Steve Cishek Not Around To Save Dodgers

A day after collecting about 500 hits, the Dodgers struggled a bit more to string together hits in a 5-4 loss to the Marlins. After Alex Guerrero scored on a wild pitch in the fourth inning, Enrique Hernandez and Joc Pederson homered to help provide the offense. Carlos Frias was solid and unspectacular again, going six innings and striking out five, surrendering three runs...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers 8, Diamondbacks 0: Joc does it all and Ethier makes faces at Baez

The Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 8-0 because they are an unstoppable super team, at least until the next game when everybody freaks out again. At least for today, though, everything went according to plan. The MLB-leading home run producers again came through, with solo shots from Andre Ethier and Justin Turner, and a big grand slam from (who else?) Joc Pederson. Enrique Hernandez...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants 3, Dodgers 2: Swept, I Guess

Is it weird to say that the Dodgers got swept by their biggest historic rivals and that it doesn’t bother me that much? It feels weird, but it’s true, I think. I mean, fill-in starter Mike Bolsinger was outstanding, allowing only one run over 5.2 innings in his Dodgers debut. Alex Guerrero had two more hits, including another homer, in what’s sure to incite another round of...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

No One Is Coming From Further Away Than Chin-hui Tsao

When I wrote about the projected 25-man Opening Day roster last week, the final bullpen spot was a “who knows,” full of Sergio Santos and David Aardsma and Pedro Baez and a dozen other guys. Not included on that list: Chin-hui Tsao, who last pitched in the big leagues in 2007 (for a Dodger team that included names like David Wells, Rudy Seanez, D.J. Houlton, Jason Schmidt...
Via Dodgers Digest
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Dodgers In Review: ‘Not Kenley Jansen’ Pedro Baez

G IP K% BB% ERA FIP xFIP WAR MiLB (AA/AAA) 40 42 21.2% 7.3% 3.86 ? n/a n/a MLB 20 24 19.6% 5.4% 2.63 3.88 3.96 0.0 What happened in 2014: Spent most of his season in the minors, but pitched some solid innings in the majors for the Dodgers (mostly). Pedro Baez is not Kenley Jansen. He never has been and never will be. He does have a chance to be a solid relief option, but folks...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Dodgers Top 100 prospects: 30-21

Ahh, the Top 30. There prospects are now legitimate, and some have even already debuted in the major leagues. For the Top 30, I’ve included Overall Future Potential grades and risks. For example, if a guy gets a “50 low,” he’s basically a sure thing to be an average player at his position. If a guy gets a “55 high,” there’s a good chance he won’t reach that ceiling...
Via Dodgers Digest
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The Dodger Bullpen Won’t Be Making A Big-Money Addition

If the season were to start today, the Dodger bullpen would look something like this: R Kenley Jansen L J.P. Howell R Joel Peralta R Brandon League R Brian Wilson R Juan Nicasio L Paco Rodriguez or R Pedro Baez Triple-A: R Yimi Garcia, Rodriguez/Baez, R Mike Bolsinger, L Daniel Coulombe, L Adam Liberatore DL: R Chris Withrow The heart of that group is the one that ended 2014 with...
Via Dodgers Digest
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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