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Dodgers 7, Rockies 4: Six Run Sixth Propels Dodgers to Victory

Tonight’s game didn’t actually matter. The only thing that was actually at stake was pride, and the Dodgers did their best to boost their pride, winning by a score of 7-4. The meaningless nature of today’s game took the edge off of another tedious start by Roberto Hernandez. He was a little bit better than he has been as a Dodger, but only slightly. He allowed three runs...
Via Dodgers Digest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies @ Dodgers Sept. 26, 2014: Fauxto’s Last Stand?

When I tried to take a guess at the 25-man playoff roster a few days ago, I think I must have come pretty close. Eric Stephen said his 25 were the same. So, today, did Steve Dilbeck. Rockies Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles LF Blackmon 2B Gordon 3B Ynoa CF Puig 1B Morneau 1B Gonzalez RF Cuddyer SS Turner CF ...
Via Dodgers Digest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs 8, Dodgers 7: Adrian Gonzalez Brings The Rain, Bullpen Brings The Pain

Roberto Hernandez wasn’t particularly sharp today, which is becoming a usual trend. The Dodger offense was certainly active and gave the team a big lead, but depending on the bullpen this much was going to backfire at some point, and the Dodgers ultimately fell 8-7. Hernandez only lasted four plus innings, allowing two runs while striking out four and walking two. He has not...
Via Dodgers Digest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Cubs Sept. 20, 2014: More Morning Baseball, And Who Should Start Tomorrow?

The “maybe” part in the headline is a pretty big deal, too. Check out this forecast: FYI, it's a noon game here. pic.twitter.com/WcStEk3vFa — J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) September 20, 2014 Dodgers Cubs 10:05 a.m. Chicago 2B Gordon LF Coghlan CF Puig SS Baez 1B Gonzalez 1B Rizzo RF Kemp RF Soler ...
Via Dodgers Digest
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 8, Cubs 4: Greinke Labors, Cubs Bullpen Labors More

The Dodgers won tonight, but the path was certainly rocky. Before tonight’s game, Mike posted a thread called “Finally a real pitcher.” After Carlos Frias turned in one of the worst starts in major league history, and not great starts by Roberto Hernandez and Dan Haren before that, the promise of a Zack Greinke start felt like an oasis in a desert of mediocrity. Unfortunately...
Via Dodgers Digest
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 11, Rockies 3: Thank goodness for that 8-run inning

That could have been a lot more stressful/worse/terrible. Instead, it was a relatively easy 11-3 Dodger victory on Monday night in Colorado. With Roberto Hernandez starting, the chances he wouldn’t last long were high — and that’s what happened. But, he limited the damage: 3 2/3 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR. Paco Rodriguez relieved him and was able to escape a bases...
Via Dodgers Digest
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Rockies Sept. 15, 2014: Roberto Hernandez, Shockingly Important

Dodgers Rockies 5:40 p.m. Denver, Co. 2B Gordon CF Blackmon CF Puig SS Rutledge 1B Gonzalez 1B Morneau RF Kemp RF Cuddyer SS Ramirez LF Dickerson LF Crawford C Rosario 3B Uribe 3B Ynoa C Ellis 2B Lemahieu P Hernandez (R) P Bergman (R) Roberto Hernandez has...
Via Dodgers Digest
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Van Slyke’s Time To Shine

After a successful weekend series in San Francisco, the Dodgers continue their road trip by heading into Denver and Chicago, and something stood out to me when I looked at the expected pitching matchups: Mon @ COL: Roberto Hernandez vs. Christian Bergman (R) Tues @ COL: Dan Haren vs. Tyler Matzek (L) Wed @ COL: Carlos Frias vs. Jorge De La Rosa (L) Thurs @ CHC: Zack Greinke vs....
Via Dodgers Digest
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres 6, Dodgers 3: Fauxto’d

Well, I guess this is what I get for getting so many Clayton Kershaw recaps. Roberto Hernandez did his best Fausto Carmona impression at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night, as the Padres took down the Dodgers 6-3. Carmona Hernandez didn’t get any help from his defense. After allowing two runners to reach with two outs in the second inning, Andrew Cashner (the pitcher) hit a line-drive...
Via Dodgers Digest
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals 6, Dodgers 4: Too Many Homers

You knew, you just knew, that one of these days Roberto Hernandez was going to implode. He’d been reasonably effective in his first four starts as a Dodger, yet he’s rarely been a pitcher who’s ever had any sort of consistency to his name, especially when it comes to his name. Tonight, against a very good Washington lineup, in Dodger Stadium weather that made the park look...
Via Dodgers Digest
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers need to place more value on low-level prospects

It sucks that the team with the highest payroll in the history of American sports is in this position, but here we are. The Dodgers actually have replacement-level pitchers in their rotation. That’s fine; injuries happen. But General Manager Ned Colletti continues to confound by overpaying for mediocre talent. The Dodgers sent 19-year-old right-handed pitching prospect Victor Arano...
Via Dodgers Digest
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

No team should have to have Roberto Hernandez, Kevin Correia, and decline-phase Dan Haren in the rotation at the same time. That the Dodgers have done it for a few weeks and managed not only to survive but to thrive is a massive achievement unto itself, but this was never the plan, and that’s why so many wanted to see the Dodgers get David Price or John Lackey or someone before...
Via Dodgers Digest
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Amaro Did Well?

It pains me to admit this, but Ruin Tomorrow Jr. Ruben Amaro Jr. did well in the Roberto Hernandez deal to the Dodgers.  He landed two of their Top 20 prospects, completing the trade yesterday with the acquisition of Victor Arano and earlier snagging second baseman Jesmuel Valentin (a 1st round draft pick in 2012).Arano is a 19 year old starting pitcher, currently in Single-A...
Via We Should Be GM's
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ D’Backs August 26, 2014: Two Games On, Two Days Off

A day off yesterday. Two games in Arizona, then a day off on Thursday before starting a series in San Diego, just a short flight away, and no games scheduled on three of the four September Thursdays. Dodgers D’Backs 6:40 p.m. PT Phoenix, Ariz. 2B Gordon CF Inciarte CF Puig 2B Hill 1B Gonzalez RF Peralta RF Kemp...
Via Dodgers Digest
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Dodgers Didn’t Claim Bartolo Colon

In case you were wondering how badly the Dodgers were concerned about a starting rotation that has recently had Dan Haren, Kevin Correia and Roberto Hernandez in it, apparently the answer is “not that bad.” Bartolo Colon cleared waivers, meaning that no team claimed him and he’s now eligible to be traded to anyone. It’s a bit surprising that Colon made it through, because...
Via Dodgers Digest
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Phils Get Prospect, Williams Twirls Magic, Blanco Hits

Phils Get Prospect:Last week the Phillies sent Roberto Hernandez to the Dodgers for the infamous Player To Be Name Later, two of them at that.  The first player now has a name, and that name is Jesmuel Valentin, who is the son of former big leaguer Jose Valentine.  Jesmuel was a 1st round pick in 2012 and is currently playing at Single-A as a 20 year old.  In 3 minor league seasons...
Via We Should Be GM's
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ten Days Later, Phillies Name One Of The Players Acquired For Roberto Hernandez

#453603804 / gettyimages.com The Phillies shipped starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez to the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 7th, their only trade before or after the trade deadline. In exchange, the Phillies received two players to be named later. The teams have named one, and he is a much higher draft...
Via Philliedelphia
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Acquire Valentin, Release Hernandez

The first player to be named later from the August 7 Roberto Hernandez trade has been selected. Second baseman Jesmuel Valentin will be headed to the Philadelphia Phillies. Valetin, who turned 20 on May 12, was a supplemental first-round selection of the Dodgers in 2012 at 51st overall. Valentin is hitting .282/.352/.433 for the Single-A Great Lakes Loons. Each one of Valetin’s...
Via Phillies Nation
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Hernandez, Butera lead Dodgers, take 3 of 4 from reeling Braves

  Drew Butera hit a two-run homer, his first in almost three months, Roberto Hernandez threw six strong innings to earn his first win with Los Angeles and the Dodgers beat the slumping Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Thursday. Hernandez (7-8), making his second start since his trade from the Phillies on Aug. 7, allowed one run on three hits and four walks in six innings. Butera's second...
Via AP on Fox
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers 6, Braves 4: So Long, Atlanta, and Your Awful Tomahawk Chop

There was a moment in the top of the fourth where I really thought it was all going to come crashing down for Roberto Hernandez. He’d survived through the first three innings, though not always smoothly, and then he walked Freddie Freeman, and he walked Justin Upton, and, after getting Chris Johnson to fly out, he’d thrown a wild pitch to allow the runners to advance. He fell...
Via Dodgers Digest
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Braves August 14, 2014: So Early, Very Baseball

Today’s lineup was posted before I even got out of bed, and I’m on the East Coast. This is early. This is really, really early for weekday baseball. Dodgers Braves 9:10 a.m. PT Atlanta, Ga. 2B Gordon RF Heyward CF Puig CF Bonifacio 1B Gonzalez 1B Freeman RF Kemp LF J.Upton LF Ethier 3B Johnson ...
Via Dodgers Digest
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers 6, Braves 2: Nice To Meet You, Kevin Correia

Three days after castoff Roberto Hernandez was really, really good, castoff Kevin Correia was… really, really good. This sport is so, so dumb sometimes. I love it. I hate it. Baseball! You really, truly could not have asked for more from Correia, who went six innings allowed only four hits, and actually struck out five. He threw strikes. He was efficient. He avoided any serious...
Via Dodgers Digest
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers acquire Kevin Correia

The Los Angeles Dodgers made another move in their rotation, acquiring Kevin Correia from the Minnesota Twins for either a player to be named later or cash. It’s against journalistic ethics, but I’m really tempted to just copy+paste my article from last week about the Dodgers acquiring Roberto Hernandez, and change some names and numbers. Many baseball minds think there is no...
Via isportsweb.com
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerome Williams- Phillies Newest Starting Pitcher

With Roberto Hernandez dealt last week to the Dodgers, Cliff Lee and Jonathan Pettibone both out for the season on the disable list, and Sean O'Sullivan doing horribly in 2 starts, the Phillies went dumpster diving for a starting pitcher and caught some trash in the form of Jerome Williams.Jerome joins his 3rd team in 6 weeks.  He began the year with Houston, then pitched briefly...
Via We Should Be GM's
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers 9, Dodgers 3: Roberto Hernandez Was Great But The Defense Wasn’t

The Dodgers traded for a starter to begin the game against the Brewers tonight. However, that trade ended up being of little consequence as they fell 9-3 in the late innings. With Josh Beckett going on the disabled list before tonight’s game, all eyes were on the new acquisition Roberto Hernandez. Things didn’t start very well, either, as the Brewers scored twice in the first...
Via Dodgers Digest
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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