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@0ptimus I like Lindsey Caughel, who's pitching.

1 week, 3 days ago on Dodgers 5, Pirates 2: Finally, Edinson Volquez Is Good For Something

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@efb @nudibranch True enough, but I'd rather see an encouraging SSS like this than the alternative.

2 weeks ago on 2014 Triple-A All-Star game: Joc Pederson and not much else

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Grant Holmes' batter breakdown through 10 IP.  K-BB% of 30.8.  

2 weeks ago on 2014 Triple-A All-Star game: Joc Pederson and not much else

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Jacob Rhame's batter breakdown with the Loons this season.  K-BB% of 25.75.  Like it.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Padres 6, Dodgers 3: Dan Depression

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Kershaw has an active streak of 9 consecutive outings with at least 7 K's and no more than 2 BB's, which is already the longest in Dodgers history (since 1914).

3 weeks ago on Dodgers 2, Padres 1: Clayton Kershaw, dabes

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Numata has struck out a third of the batters he's faced so far.  His K-BB% is 27.8.  Yes, we're still in SSS territory.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Carl Crawford’s Rehab Progressing Well

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In honor of Dee's All-Star selection.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Dee Gordon Actually Made An All-Star Team

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@DBrim Funny thing is that he struck out his only two batters in the fifth.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Dodgers 8, Rockies 2: So Long, Colorado

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Only 62 Dodgers pitchers (since 1914) have struck out at least 10 in an outing with no walks (or HBP).  Kershaw has done it 5 times, while Greinke has done it twice.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Rockies 8, Dodgers 7: The Most Fun Loss Of The Year

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WBBsAs would no doubt be proud of this dog.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Dodgers 9, Rockies 0: Clayton Kershaw. What Else Is There To Say?

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Erisbel has already accumulated 0.4 UZR at SS, he has easily the highest UZR/150 at SS for the Dodgers this season.  SSS of course.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Dodgers 9, Rockies 0: Clayton Kershaw. What Else Is There To Say?

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SVS is now through 139 PA's, and he's tied (witih Tulo) for the 4th-highest wRC+ in the majors (min 100 PA's) -- and has 1.7 fWAR.  That's value.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Dodgers 9, Rockies 0: Clayton Kershaw. What Else Is There To Say?

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Let's go Brazil!

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Cleveland 5, Dodgers 4: How Frustrating

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@Purple Drank Best GNR song ever, in this sea slug's opinion.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Cleveland 5, Dodgers 4: How Frustrating

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@Purple Drank Don't cry Drank.  Panda Express isn't that good, IMO.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Cleveland 5, Dodgers 4: How Frustrating

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@DBrim Out pitching staff also has the lowest SIERA in the majors.

1 month ago on Cardinals @ Dodgers June 29, 2014: Justin Turner’s Terribly-Timed Injury

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@Bull Doggy Dogg Lincecum's SIERA in his no-hitter was 3.10.  Kershaw's was 0.12.

1 month ago on Dodgers 5, Royals 4: Game-Winning Hit By Pitch

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Takumi Numata had a superb K-BB% of 31.3 through 4 innings in his first outing for the AZL Dodgers Monday night.

1 month, 1 week ago on Dodgers 2, Royals 0: Offense Bad, But Kershaw Better

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@Johnnyswing We're hiring CDSmileBunch.

1 month, 1 week ago on Dodgers @ Padres June 20, 2014: Top that, Dan Haren

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@Chris Jackson Wow, Frias struck out 10 and walked none.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on What’s The Upside Of Keeping Chris Perez?

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I think the outraged howler monkeys might be Giants fans this morning.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Dodgers 6, Diamondbacks 4: Dan Haren vs Dan Haren

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@PagansOedipalComplex @nudibranch @Dang88 I didn't say it wasn't.  Though he might be even more valuable at 3B, where his defense wouldn't hold back his WAR as much.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Mailbag No. 5: Offensive Performance, Ethier, Pitcher Health, McGwire, Grit

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@PagansOedipalComplex @nudibranch @Dang88 Sure, but in spite of his defense.  Not because of it.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Mailbag No. 5: Offensive Performance, Ethier, Pitcher Health, McGwire, Grit

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@Dang88 His UZR at SS this season is -9.  His DRS is -10.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Mailbag No. 5: Offensive Performance, Ethier, Pitcher Health, McGwire, Grit

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@DBrim This is the kind of link you might want to embed as hypertext, Dan.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Dodgers 4, Diamondbacks 3: The Bullpen Always Has To Make It Interesting

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Kemp's season fWAR is at -0.1, on the threshold of positive territory.  I'd love to see this graph start to head north again.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Dodgers 4, Diamondbacks 3: The Bullpen Always Has To Make It Interesting

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@Tony Fernandez (MSTY Most Informative Poster) The definition you quoted is more recent and from a mistaken etymology.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Justin Turner playing role of ‘unsung hero’ in Juan Uribe’s absence

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@Tony Fernandez (MSTY Most Informative Poster) Actually shes not.

Origin

mid 17th century: from dis- (as an intensifier) + dialect gruntle 'utter little grunts', from grunt.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Justin Turner playing role of ‘unsung hero’ in Juan Uribe’s absence

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Joc Pederson registered a golden sombrero yesterday.  His K% is a bit of a concern this season, though his BB% is excellent.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Dodgers sign 10 picks from 2014 draft, including Verdugo, Richy, Walker, De Jong, Kowalczyk

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@TheConman @nudibranch I guess they're more versatile grazers than cows.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Dodgers sign 10 picks from 2014 draft, including Verdugo, Richy, Walker, De Jong, Kowalczyk

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SVS sometimes takes heat for his K%, but he also has a BB% of 20, the highest in the majors (min 70 PA's).

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Reds 5, Dodgers 0: Tip Your Cap To Johnny Cueto

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