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@Jacopo (How is this a bad plan!) @Hoze Headline from the 1934 World Series: "X-RAYS OF DEAN'S HEAD SHOW NOTHING" :-)
22 hours, 6 minutes ago on Dodgers 3, D-Backs 1: Clayton Kershaw Wants To Know Where The Pool Is
@PJ14 @BIah Not to mention some of them weren't even using gloves in the field, and the ones that were used ones that looked more like modern batter's gloves. Even CK would probably give up a few unearned runs in that environment. :-)
22 hours, 11 minutes ago on Dodgers 3, D-Backs 1: Clayton Kershaw Wants To Know Where The Pool Is
@Guitar With an occasional exception, like that guy who kicked the crap out of Robin Ventura. :-)
22 hours, 47 minutes ago on Dodgers @ D’Backs August 27, 2014: Scott Van Slyke’s Best-Case Scenario
@BIah Unless Strasburg starts pitching better than he has lately, it isn't a matter of if, but when CK passes him in September.
22 hours, 51 minutes ago on Dodgers @ D’Backs August 27, 2014: Scott Van Slyke’s Best-Case Scenario
Hoping that the performance CK put up his last time in that ballpark was an epic fluke--and also that the offense doesn't decide to take the night off tomorrow after a good performance tonight.
1 day, 20 hours ago on Dodgers 9, Dbacks 5: Much-needed offense showed up
@Dustin Nosler Wow, lot of idiots in the comments over there who object to calling out incompetent sportswriters. I'm surprised that the very existence of Fire Joe Morgan.com a few years back didn't cause their heads to explode.
2 days, 7 hours ago on Tracking Yasiel Puig’s Power Outage
@InsideThePark ("What role?") And Strasburg just had a bad start which only gave him four Ks. If he has a few more bad games while Kershaw keeps being consistently awesome (and fanning 9-12+ a start), there's an outside chance that CK might win the strikeout title along with everything else. Surreal.
3 days, 9 hours ago on Mets 11, Dodgers 3: Future Dodger Bartolo Colon Beats Future Ex-Dodger Kevin Correia
@Dodgerpain Oh, go write a two thousand word article made of single sentence paragraphs, Plaschke. :-P
4 days, 5 hours ago on Mets @ Dodgers Aug. 24, 2014: Welcome back (again), Hanley Ramirez
@Purple Drank @MScottEiland @Mike Petriello The implication is that the Dodgers can't survive without replacing one of the five pitchers currently in the rotation, even though Ryu should be back at some point and yes, they're up by four and a half games. Giving up anything significant to get Colon to fill a short term need would be a panic move.
@Purple Drank @MScottEiland @Mike Petriello If they can get him without burning a major prospect, it wouldn't be objectionable. Problem is that the smell of panic is in the air and that's the kind of situation that creates "Sid Fernandez for two bags of fertilizer" type trades.
@Mike Petriello @MScottEiland Burning a major prospect to fill a short term need with mediocre players.
@Mike Petriello @MScottEiland Which is not remotely enough reason to pull a Sid Fernandez.
Please tell me that fat f*** has been claimed so that Ned isn't tempted to pull a Sid Fernandez.
@P_F_P @scottyc35 @DBrim At least Schmidt and Jones were signed to relatively short contracts for their talent level--Juan Pierre's contract should have been considered a war crime. It's not like JP got hurt, or spontaneously turned into a useless lard ass. He just sucked as anyone reading his stat line and knowing that he was moving into Dodger Stadium should have expected him to suck. It was about as predictable as a season with no rainouts at Chavez Ravine.
5 days, 20 hours ago on Dodgers 6, Mets 2: Dan Haren’s Adventurous Night
@BIah @P_F_P @scottyc35 @DBrim "Obsessive" would imply that it wasn't justified. JP is a good man, but he was the equivalent of a sucking chest wound in the lineup for most of the time he was there (and was terrible defensively and mediocre on the basepaths as "bonuses").
@DBrim That seems a little high for that event. I suspect that detonating Dee Gordon like a dump truck on Mythbusters wouldn't reduce the win probability of *this* game by 14% by itself.
6 days ago on Mets @ Dodgers Aug. 21, 2014: Jon Niese Arrives In Los Angeles
@TellMyWifeISaidHello @MScottEiland He could still change his mind and Sid Fernandez us up the old poop chute.
Put the damned phone down, Ned--he gave up a run.
@Omer (beercoozie) @MScottEiland Mr. Price with his complete game one hit loss for Detroit today would agree with that sentiment.
6 days, 22 hours ago on Dodgers 2, Padres 1: Clayton Kershaw great, Justin Turner also good
I was starting to feel like Don Drysdale did once when he was away from the team on family business, only to be stopped by reporters who told him that Sandy Koufax had just thrown a no-hitter: "Did he win?"
And still zero unearned runs allowed.
CK now 15-0 in his fifteen starts where he's allowed two runs or less.
*the Haren groundhog vomits outside its burrow, then starts to sob*
1 week, 4 days ago on Brewers @ Dodgers Aug. 17, 2014: Dan Haren looks to halt losing streak
A reminder that CK has given up *zero* earned runs this season.
Oh joy, the Haren groundhog has poked out its head and said that it will be six weeks more of gopherball. :-(
@ tomato No, diving. Jumping is for cellar dwellers. :-P
1 week, 4 days ago on Brewers 3, Dodgers 2: Kershaw good, but not good enough
@TellMyWifeISaidHello @MScottEiland Yes, but I mean specifically because of the weird stats, not just the straightforward awesome ones.
Still no unearned runs allowed, still no wins for him in games where he allows three or more runs. The guys who love freakshow stats are going to put this CK season on a pedestal.
So another "bad" game for CK: A five hit, eleven K, no walk, 97 pitch, 71 strike complete "bad" game. Well, crap.
First ball swinging, AE--really?
1 week, 4 days ago on Brewers @ Dodgers August 16, 2014: We’re Going To Miss Juan Uribe So Much
It's more a cumulative thing at this point--injuries have been happening, and Greinke has been shaky--and we can't fix that with starters who can get through waivers. Add the bullpen going shaky, and we've got a situation that had better improve right quick if they want to make it out of the first round of the playoffs.
1 week, 5 days ago on Dee Gordon debuts the best shirt in history + bonus sexy A.J. Ellis
Certainly not if it means elevating the little douchebag to the closer position.
@LASports96 A tad wild, too. Not quite Steve Dalkowski #s, but I bet those AAA guys stay on their toes. :-)
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Dodgers 3, Braves 2: Dan Haren Good? Again?
Are we looking at the same guy? Those lifetime #s look mediocre at best.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Jon Niese curiously clears waivers, should the Dodgers have interest?
Agreed. That's about where I have it pegged. 5-1-1 if he only starts seven times.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Can Clayton Kershaw Win The MVP?
I would like it very much if Puig had a good enough season to legitmately beat out CK for the MVP.
The annoying thing about Kershaw probably being screwed out of an MVP by the dinosaurs is that they'll probably escape appropriate blame and abuse due to Puig getting enough votes that people not inclined to break out the torches and pitchforks will say, "See! It's just two guys on one team splitting the vote! Nothing to see here--these aren't the stat illiterate dinosaurs you're looking for. . ." :-(
God I want to see whoever started that pseudo hippie chant regarding Trout to suffer some sort of lingering, painful malady.
@DBrim @KMT59 It's hard to imagine a context when a WHIP below .9 isn't insanely good. Koufax only had two such seasons, pitching in a Dodger Stadium with fences further from home plate and in the middle of the sixties offensive depression. There are only 20 seasons listed on BaseballReference.com that are lower than what CK has now (.86), and some of those were back when it took more than four balls to walk someone.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Dodgers 5, Brewers 1: Clayton Kershaw, complete player
@InsideThePark (Fulton County) Yeah--that's how he knew when to drag his foot on the A. Because that's the only "peeked" that it makes remote rational sense to associate with Bryce Harper.
@Uncultured Bastard Take *that*, Torre.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Dodgers 5, Brewers 1: Clayton Kershaw, complete player
OK, before the first game in Atlanta, the starting lineup needs to single file through that A and drag *both* feet through it. If they're going to be a bunch of whiny twits, might as well exploit it.
Wow--how did *that* little nugget of awesome stay off our radar all this time? Meh indeed.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Dodgers Acquire Kevin Correia For Some Reason
So did I--if the union demanded that it be otherwise, they should be ashamed of themselves.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Brandon League Was Actually Very Good Last Night
Yes, I know. It was co-opted by a bunch of morons who are incapable of comprehending a baseball stat invented after Babe Ruth was playing catcher in reform school.
Yikes--anyone who blames last night's loss on League is profoundly stupid on a level that makes the "WAR? What's it good for--absolutely nothing!" and "Bryce Harper is washed up at 21" fools look like Nobel Prize winners by comparison.
@scottyc35 @MScottEiland @deblue You make a good point.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Brewers 9, Dodgers 3: Roberto Hernandez Was Great But The Defense Wasn’t
@deblue I remembered hearing that Jim Rice had broken a bat on a checked swing (when bat handles were generally thicker than they are now). I see mentions of it in a Google search but haven't found specifics (IIRC Ron Luciano mentioned it in one of his books, but I can't remember if he claimed to have actually witnessed it).
That was a meek little ending to your awful day, Mr. Turner.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Dodgers @ Brewers August 8, 2014: Get Used To Seeing The Brewers