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After Ryu's less-than-stellar outing vs the Giants last week, I really wanted him to go out there and dominate tonight (last night?).  Needless to say, I wasn't disappointed.

3 days, 18 hours ago on Dodgers 6, Diamondbacks 0: Hyun-Jin Ryu, Adrian Gonzalez lead the way


Beckett's SIERA last night was 3.17.  His ERA was 9.00.  Just saying.

5 days, 17 hours ago on Dodgers fall to Tigers 7-6 in extra-inning game that was boring until it wasn’t


There's only been one (other) game in the last century of Dodgers' history in which the pitching staff has struck out at least 16 and walked 0.  That was August 31, 2004 against the DBacks, in which Jeff Weaver had the start (and which went to 13 innings).

1 week, 1 day ago on Dodgers 6, Giants 2: MATT KEMP OMG MATTY MATT KEMP YES


Biggest upside of Kershaw being broken is that the media are temporarily distracted from commenting on the Notorious Pu.I.G.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on


Only 3 pitchers have a SIERA < 2 over the last 3 seasons (min 20 IP): Craig Kimbrel, Koji Uehara, and Kenley Jansen.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Dodgers 7, D&#8217;Backs 5: Nice Way To Start A Season


I'll say it again: K/BB is far more informative than ERA in small sample sizes (SIERA and other sabermetrics aren't available during ST, so K/BB is the best one can do).  And Kershaw's K/BB tonight was 5/1, which is an excellent mark, and a welcome improvement from his recent outings.  Jet lag aside, I'm not worried about his performance in Sydney.

1 month ago on Julio Urias dominates in first Dodgers&#8217; spring start