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Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 2: A tale of two games, but still a loss

This game was pretty tame and boring until the ninth inning. The game was tied at one on the strength of solo home runs by Miguel Montero and Scott Van Slyke. After that, it was like an entirely different game. Chris Withrow did this: That would have been a hell of a way to lose a game. Luckily, Withrow was bailed out by everyone’s favorite Uribear. Love you, Juan Uribe. Unfortunately...
Via Dodgers Digest
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks @ Dodgers April 18, 2014: Hanley Lives

Tonight, Zack Greinke makes his fourth start for the Dodgers this season. So far, he has pitched very well, only allowing five runs in 16-1/3 innings. his peripherals have been very interesting. In his first three starts, he’s struck out 21 batters and walked just two. Both walks came in his first start of the year; he’s faced 50 batters (and struck out 17 of them) since he...
Via Dodgers Digest
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mixed Bag

#RoyalsFreeOut - We all know about the troubling number of double plays the Royals have hit into but they've given away plenty of other outs.  Checkout more in Flanny's Five via FoxSportsKC  Duffman - We have went up and down and around with Duffy's development but if the past two appearances are an indication then he will likely stay in the bullpen until Chen pitches...
Via Pine Tar Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals Sweep Astros -Fan 37

Photo: David Eulitt/Getty Images   The Kansas City Royals completed their second straight series sweep of the Houston Astros (dating back to last year) with a 5-1 victory Thursday night. The game was a pitched to near perfection by Royals Starter James Shields.  Shields had the most strikeouts for a pitcher dressed in Royals Blue since  Zack Greinke had 12 in 2010 and helped...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Friday, April 18

Got 30 seconds? Fill out our Week 3 Reader Survey and check out Week 2′s survey results! A tip when reading these rankings: Ratings are calculated by equally weighting a pitcher’s potential contribution in ERA, WHIP, K, and W, just as someone would do in Roto or H2H categories leagues. The PTS column is used to give people in points leagues and those who do daily fantasy a little...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Lynn needs little help in halting Brewers

However he does it, Lance Lynn wins. Whether it’s his Cardinals teammates scoring seven runs a game in his first two starts to overcome his own 6.55 earned run average, or whether it’s by his own dominance, which was on display Monday night as he overpowered the Milwaukee Brewers. In seven innings, he struck out 11 and allowed just three hits in a 4-0 victory that snapped the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gonzalez homers again, Dodgers beat Arizona 8-5

PHOENIX (AP) Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer, Zack Greinke improved to 3-0 and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-5 on Saturday night.
Via FOXSports.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 8, D’Backs 5: Arizona Is Bad And They Should Feel Bad

I’d like to say that a win is a win is a win, that as long as the Dodgers get the W, none of the rest of it matters. In some sense, that’s true, I guess. That is the most important thing. But I can’t really pretend that’s all I’m taking from tonight’s 8-5 victory. The Diamondbacks, who were the only team in baseball with nine losses, are now the only team in baseball...
Via Dodgers Digest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Diamondbacks April 12, 2014: Sorry for the delay

Adrian Gonzalez is in the middle of a hot streak, which bodes well for the Dodgers. (via) Technology is a great thing, but sometimes it chooses the most inopportune time to fail. That’s why this Game Thread is just now being posted. Dodgers Diamondbacks 5:10 pm PT Phoenix, AZ RF Puig CF Campana CF Kemp 2B Hill SS Ramirez ...
Via Dodgers Digest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Shortstop: Berroa, Betancourt or Escobar?

The Royals have just begun their fourth season of the post-Zack Greinke era. The pieces Kansas City received in return were Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, Jake Odorizzi and Jeremy Jeffress. Escobar was seen as that centerpiece in the middle infield who could finally anchor down a position that had seen a variety of players during […]
Via Pine Tar Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Coffee: Royals Myths Debunked

Over the last 25 or so years, being a Kansas City Royals fan has been quite difficult as good players have come and gone and more often than not it seems, guys like Zack Greinke are replaced by guys like Luke Hochevar.  For years, the question wasn't if the Royals would finish under .500, but how far under .500 they'd finish. As someone who has been a Royals fan my entire...
Via Pine Tar Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Artful Dodgers: Injuries, tardiness, rivals, expectations, and other dispatches from week one

Have you ever had those moments where you’ve stopped and realized just how long a week felt? Particularly when it was an up-and-down, eventful seven days? Without a doubt, the past week marked an opening stretch for Dodger fans that was as exhausting emotionally as it was exhaustive in demonstrating everything that will either define a triumphant year or a high-priced flop in 2014...
Via Brush Back Pitch
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers still dangerous despite in-house issues

With Zack Greinke on the hill, the Los Angeles Dodgers bounced back after dropping the first two games of their weekend series to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday night, and with the help of Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez who both went deep twice, avoided the sweep to stay within a half-game of their NL West foes. Now 5-2 on the season, the Dodgers began the current campaign, and...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers still dangerous despite in-house issues

With Zack Greinke on the hill, the Los Angeles Dodgers bounced back after dropping the first two games of their weekend series to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday night, and with the help of Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez who both went deep twice, avoided the sweep to stay within a half-game of their NL West foes. Now 5-2 on the season, the Dodgers began the current campaign, and...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Show Signs of Offensive Power

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Most of the media attention these days when you hear about the Los Angeles Dodgers always seems to focus on OF, Yasiel Puig. I can understand that with his on (baserunning errors) and off the field antics (showing up date to the field and being benched on opening day at home), and his knack for grabbing the spotlight whenever he is, but this...
Via TopSportsReport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Fan Fails To Catch Ball, Tumbles Down Flight Of Stairs (GIF)

One Los Angeles Dodgers fan squandered his 15 seconds of fame in the worst way Sunday evening. Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke showed off his skills with the bat against the San Francisco Giants, smacking a ground-rule double that made a beeline right for one lucky spectator’s outstretched glove. The guy had the souvenir right in his webbing, but he couldn’t stick the landing. He...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 6, Giants 2: Kemp and Hanley mash, Zack Greinke excels

Welcome back, Beast Mode.Matt Kemp hit his first two homers of 2014 and continued to look excellent at the dish. The Bison drove in three and has looked like The Bison of old through three games while displaying good command of the strike zone.Hanley Ramirez also homered twice in his breakout game of the young season, driving in a pair and adding a double in the process. Zack Greinke...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemp homers twice, Dodgers down Giants

getty images The Los Angeles Dodgers used a pair of home runs off the bats of Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez along with the pitching of Zach Greinke to defeat the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. Kemp was appearing in his third game of the season and connected with two home runs. The first came in the second inning off of Giants starter Matt Cain giving the Dodgers an early lead. In...
Via Tireball.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers fan takes a tumble down stairs going after ball

GIF Link I don’t blame this guy going for a coveted Zack Greinke double, but what a fall. Can’t see all of it, but seeing the ball pop out like in slow motion makes up for it.
Via MLB GIFS
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodger Rotation Suddenly An Open Question

Last year, you may remember, the Dodgers used nine different starting pitchers in their first 23 games. Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-jin Ryu, Zack Greinke, and Josh Beckett were the original foursome, joined by Chad Billingsley the second time through. From there, it was something like a comedy of errors. Carlos Quentin broke Greinke, so Chris Capuano become starter No. 6, but immediately...
Via Dodgers Digest
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Arsenal Analysis: Dodgers Best Pitches Of 2013

Fans are always analyzing which pitchers have the best and worst pitches, but we normally base that on nothing but our own feelings in the moment, so I decided to take a more objective look at things. For a pitch to qualify for these rankings, I used a 200-pitch minimum for starters and a 50-pitch minimum for relievers. The metric used to measure pitch effectiveness is True Average...
Via Dodgers Digest
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 5, Padres 1: Dan Haren, offense good enough

The Dodgers’ offense finally woke up a bit in a 5-1 win in San Diego on Wednesday night. They recorded the most hits (nine) in a game since March 23 in Australia (13). Carl Crawford led off with a double, followed by a Yasiel Puig bunt up the first base line. The play was challenged by the Padres, but it wasn’t overruled. Hanley Ramirez came through with a grounder down the left...
Via Dodgers Digest
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Padres April 1, 2014: You Probably Can’t See This Game

So! A lot is happening today. First, if you’d like to listen to me talk about the Dodgers for about half an hour with the esteemed Will Leitch, do check out his Sports on Earth podcast here. And if you’d like to see a review of the five instant replays that happened on the first day managers were allowed to, you can see a study I did with GIFs over at FanGraphs here. And, now...
Via Dodgers Digest
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke 2014 debut and Los Angeles Dodgers pre-game notes

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Via Valley Bay News
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres: Lineups and TV Info for April 1, 2014

getty images The Los Angeles Dodegrs will have their fourth game of the season on Tuesday as they take on the San Diego Padres. Making his first start of the season for the Dodgers is Zack Greinke. Greinke was 15-4, 2.63 ERA, with a 1.11 WHIP and 148 Ks last season. He will be opposed by Padres starter Ian Kennedy. Tuesday’s game will air SportsNet LA and FSSD beginninga...
Via Tireball.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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