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...
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13 hours 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...
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17 hours 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....
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

On Why The Dodgers Have To Deal With Hanley Ramirez’ Awful Defense

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: GIF Link 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...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 144 (SD at LAD)

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...
Via Padres Public
6 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...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres @ Dodgers Sept. 9, 2014: So Many Relievers To Choose From

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. Padres ...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 23 Two Starts Pitchers

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...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington 6, Los Angeles Dodgers 4; 1 September 2014 (Washington 78-58, Los Angeles Dodgers 77-61)

  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...
Via DC Sports-Kings
14 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...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals-Dodgers Preview

If the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals meet in this year's playoffs, the addition of Roberto Hernandez may give Los Angeles an edge. The veteran right-hander has beaten the Nationals twice without allowing an earned run and will face them again Monday night at Dodger Stadium. The Nationals (77-58) own the NL's best record and are atop the East while the West...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Fall In Seattle, Still Win Series

The Nationals came up short in Seattle on Sunday, but despite the 5-3 loss to the Mariners, Washington takes the series two games to one. Heading into the season’s final month, the Nats (77-58) hold a six game lead over the Braves in the NL East. The Nats led 3-1 at the game’s midway point, powered by a pair of Bryce Harper home runs. The #Mariners say this @Bharper3407 moonshot...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
15 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...
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17 days ago  |  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...
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18 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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...
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20 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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

#453603804 / 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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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