Jesmuel Valentin, image- MiLB.com
A product of last season’s post-trade deadline deadline that sent Roberto Hernandez to the Dodgers, infielder Jesmuel Valentin has loads of potential and could be an eventual successor to six-time All-Star Chase Utley at second base for the Phillies.
Selected with the 51st overall draft pick in 2012, Valentin was quickly a well-hyped prospect...
Acquired in the August trade that sent Roberto Hernandez to the Dodgers, right-hander Victor Arano is a talented pitcher that has made some considerable impressions in his young career. As a 19-year-old, the Mexico native looked sharp at Class A full season Great Lakes last year and now appears to be primed to be a buzz name in the Phillies’ developmental ranks next season.
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What happened in 2014: The man with many names was acquired from the Phillies in August and was, predictably, bad.
It’s hard to believe the Dodgers, with all their resources, had to acquire guys like Kevin Correia and Roberto Hernandez Faustowhatever to fill out their rotation. That should have been...
What Happened In 2014: That could have gone better.
When the Dodgers traded for Roberto Hernandez, Andrew Grant posted this tweet:
Gonna go with "at least it's not Kevin Correia" on this one
— Biden Eating Cream (@realandrewgrant) August 7, 2014
At the same time, the front office was also hinting that...
Just as we’ve done previously with Chris Hatcher, Yasmani Grandal, and Enrique Hernandez, we’ll continue walking through the new Dodgers with righty pitcher Joe Wieland, 25 in January, and a 4th-round pick of the Rangers out of a Reno high school in 2008. Wieland pitched in the Texas system through 2011, when he was sent to San Diego along with Robbie Erlin for veteran reliever...
Once again, we’re back with another weekly rundown of how Phillies players are performing in fall and winter leagues around the globe. Read ahead for all the latest stats and updates.
Venezuelan Winter League-
Cesar Hernandez, image- Jay Floyd
After going 17-for-37 (.459 avg) in his last nine games, infielder Cesar Hernandez is batting .356 with five doubles, 13 RBI and three...
Baseball never stops and neither does Phillies Nation. It’s another weekly edition of the Phillies off-season league rundown featuring updates on players from around the globe. Read ahead for all the info with activity through Saturday.
Venezuelan Winter League-
Aaron Altherr, image- Jay Floyd
Aaron Altherr is done with his time in Venezuela. The righty batting outfielder...
This week’s rundown includes details on some Phillies players making their off-season league debuts including Ethan Martin, Cesar Hernandez as well as outfield prospect Dylan Cozens along with updates on key names such as Jesse Biddle, Maikel Franco and Aaron Altherr. Read ahead for all your fall/winter league updates from around the globe.
Puerto Rico/Roberto Clemente League...
There are moments in life where you don’t forget where you were when you heard breaking news. Last year, I went down to the Winter Meetings in Orlando, FL, a half business, half vacation trip with my wife. We visited my brother and his wife, hung out at the meetings for a bit, did some reporting, and went to the Magic Kingdom.
I remember very vividly receiving a text...
LA Dodgers 7, Colorado 4
When: 10:10 PM ET, Friday, September 26, 2014
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Umpires: Home – Jim Reynolds, 1B – Fieldin Culbreth, 2B – Brian Knight, 3B – Manny Gonzalez
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Dodgers 7, Rockies 4: Justin Turner and Juan Uribe each had a two-run single in the sixth inning and Dee Gordon...
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...
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.
The Los Angeles Dodgers wrapped up their division with another impressive offensive showing.
They enter Friday night likely needing a sweep of the visiting Colorado Rockies in their final series of the regular season for a chance at home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs.
The Dodgers (91-68) clinched their second straight NL West title with a 9-1 win over San Francisco on...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2014
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...
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
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.
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...
Roberto Hernandez has...
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....
Hanley Ramirez, as you hardly need to be told, is terrible at playing defense. Ha ha! Here he is being terrible at defense, just last night:
Not that Roberto Hernandez was going to be good, of course, but that easy ground ball with two outs that didn’t turn into a third out opened up the door to three San Diego runs in that inning alone, including another Ramirez error...
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (67-77) defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers (82-63) by a score of 6-3 last night in Dodger Stadium. Andrew Cashner (3-7, 2.40) helped his own cause at the plate as well as throwing seven innings and giving...
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...
I really don’t have anything interesting to say about tonight’s game. Roberto Hernandez is less interesting than Clayton Kershaw. Andrew Cashner is definitely better than Odrisamer Despaigne, but not as interesting. Even Don Mattingly‘s lineup isn’t all that interested, since it’s the same as last night other than swapping Juan Uribe and Yasiel Puig.
Week 23 Two Starts Pitchers
Chances are if you’re taking the time to read, it means you’re moving on to the playoffs or quite possibly the semi finals of your Fantasy Baseball league, so well done! Let’s not take the foot off the gas, though. Two-Start Pitchers is one of the better ways to get ahead of your opponent. Another is streaming starts, which Garion Thorne ranks...
Photo Credit: Washington Nationals
It’s September, a time when contenders approach each game with increasing urgency. Monday night, the Nationals started the last leg of the 9-game road trip with a stop in Chavez Ravine to take on the Dodgers. Gio Gonzalez, who’s gone 9 starts without a win, took the ball for Washington. The hosts posted trade-deadline acquisition Roberto...