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His slowest fastball that inning was 92. Most were 93 and 94. Hopefully he's getting some of his velocity back.

1 year, 8 months ago on Dodgers @ Diamondbacks April 14, 2013: Please Be Good, Josh Beckett

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@Marine Layer @Kings of LA He was hitting 93 pretty consistently that inning, and the first pitch to Hill was 94.

1 year, 8 months ago on Dodgers @ Diamondbacks April 14, 2013: Please Be Good, Josh Beckett

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Is it me, or does Beckett's fastball have a couple extra MPH today?

1 year, 8 months ago on Dodgers @ Diamondbacks April 14, 2013: Please Be Good, Josh Beckett

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So has anyone mentioned yet that Kershaw has the Dodgers only run-scoring hit so far this year?

1 year, 8 months ago on Giants @ Dodgers April 3, 2013: Juan Uribe Lives! Kevin Gregg Does Not!

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So Ned sat down and did an interview with a Kings blogger recently. It's a good read, even if you're not a hockey fan. There is an interesting tidbit in there, though:


"Then came the big reveal that many Dodger fans likely wanted to hear…

“As the season goes on, I’m pretty confident we’ll see him at some point in the big leagues,” Colletti continued. “In the meantime, he’ll learn the day-to-day routine. He’ll learn all sorts of routines to get himself prepared. You know, there’s still some fine points he needs to work on. He has great tools. There’s no debating the power he has or the arm he has, the speed he has or the passion he has. It’s been a great experience for him.”"

Here's the full article in case anyone would like to read the whole thing: http://mayorsmanor.com/2013/03/dodgers-gm-talks-lombardi-pressure-of-kings-cup-run-and-more/

1 year, 8 months ago on Justin Sellers, Really?

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Mike, what do you think about doing an in depth post comparing and contrasting Kershaw and Verlander, and determining who the better pitcher is currently (not that you can wrong with either one)? I'd be really curious to read that, plus I'd be willing to bet you'd do a killer analysis.

1 year, 8 months ago on Justin Sellers, Really?

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Ha! I went to school with Curt Smith. Good guy.

1 year, 9 months ago on Carl Crawford Makes His Spring Dodger Debut, and Who Is Dashenko Ricardo?

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Does the small likelihood of acquiring Morse from WAS increase with LaRoche re-signing?

1 year, 11 months ago on Dodgers Depth Chart Analysis: A Backlog of Backstops

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 @ThtsaPaddlin Haha not tonight but I'll have time over the weekend,

2 years ago on Once Again: Josh Hamilton Or Matt Kemp?

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 @Deuces Wild Seriously. He is amazing.

 

Combine Greinke and Kershaw together, and this is what the division is looking at against the top of the Dodgers' rotation:

 

.232/.291/.341/.632

 

26% K rate

7% BB rate

 

Sorry guys!

2 years ago on Once Again: Josh Hamilton Or Matt Kemp?

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As a follow up to my Greinke calculations, here are Clayton's (with the same criteria):

 

.222/.285/.307/.592

 

32 2b

2 3b

7 hr (1 hr every 96 at bats!!!!)

44 RBI

 

675 AB

743 PA

 

27% K rate

8% BB rate

 

Not that we didn't already know this, but holy crap is Clayton amazing.

2 years ago on Once Again: Josh Hamilton Or Matt Kemp?

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 @Deuces Wild  @VietnamDodger Baseball Reference actually lets you export data to Excel, so it's relatively easy, actually. Pretty cool stuff.

2 years ago on Once Again: Josh Hamilton Or Matt Kemp?

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 @VietnamDodger Really? Those look pretty nice. He's striking out a quarter of the guys he faces. Barely walks anyone.

2 years ago on Once Again: Josh Hamilton Or Matt Kemp?

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So I was bored and calculated out the slash line against Greinke by everyone currently on the other 4 teams in the division who have previously faced him (minus pitchers):

 

.253/.302/.415/.717

 

18 2b

3 3b

9 hr

36 RBI

 

316 AB

340 PA

 

24% K rate

5% BB rate

2 years ago on Once Again: Josh Hamilton Or Matt Kemp?

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 @WestonTaylor  @Lobo How is Gonzalez having a spring training with Kemp and "getting to know him" going to increase his batting abilities?

2 years ago on Zack Greinke. Los Angeles Dodger. (It’s Done!)

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 @Lobo "Gel" is such a stupid term when it comes to baseball. Gonzalez knowing Kemp isn't going to make him hit any better.

2 years ago on Zack Greinke. Los Angeles Dodger. (It’s Done!)

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It's 9:30 on the east coast. Why hasn't Mike done a full analysis of the Greinke signing? This is not the level of service I'm paying for!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kidding. Hopefully Mike isn't too hungover.

2 years ago on Zack Greinke. Los Angeles Dodger. (It’s Done!)

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 @VietnamDodger Yeah Kuroda is totally worth giving up that first round pick for!

 

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2 years ago on 2012 Dodgers in Review #27: SP Chris Capuano

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 @Catfish-fryin' Damn I wish he had hired my firm. That would have been awesome.

2 years, 1 month ago on 2012 Dodgers in Review #8: 2B Nick Punto

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LOL A.J. (referring to the middle of the Tigers lineup):

 

"They take walks because they're pitched around. I take walks because I forget to swing."

 

http://www.latimes.com/sports/baseball/mlb/dodgers/la-sp-1024-world-series-ellis-20121024,0,3495039.story

2 years, 1 month ago on 2012 Dodgers in Review #8: 2B Nick Punto

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 @Tony Fernandez  @SCruzOptimusDamus  @Micro Scrotumo I would much rather vote with an uninformed opinion.

2 years, 2 months ago on 2012 Season Reviews Start Tomorrow

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 @Micro Scrotumo I wonder what AJ thought about this entire site practically screaming for him to bat higher the entire year.

2 years, 2 months ago on 2012 Season Reviews Start Tomorrow

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 @VietnamDodger Haha I was trying to reply to you both!

2 years, 2 months ago on 2012 Season Reviews Start Tomorrow

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 @el serracho Ok cool thanks.

2 years, 2 months ago on 2012 Season Reviews Start Tomorrow

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So what channel is the Reds game going to be on with the Baltimore game definitely going to run well over its time slot?

2 years, 2 months ago on 2012 Season Reviews Start Tomorrow

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Giants are the luckiest team ever. Face a Cy Young candidate for 8 pitches in the first game of the playoffs. Awesome.

2 years, 2 months ago on Wild Card Friday

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 @Cadtalfryn I had to be diplomatic, but yeah, you're right. Can't go wrong with detailed analysis, good writing, and humor at the same time.

2 years, 2 months ago on Criticism of Gonzalez Trade Missing the Mark

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Good to see you back, Mike. I always enjoy your posts. Definitely one of the best Dodger sites out there.

2 years, 2 months ago on Criticism of Gonzalez Trade Missing the Mark

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 @el serracho What did he do?

2 years, 2 months ago on Dodgers @ Reds September 23, 2012

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 @DBrim  @hoagiebum  @lafan4life78 Punto batted to lead off the ninth against Arizona two nights ago...

2 years, 3 months ago on Cardinals @ Dodgers, September 13, 2012: Lynn vs Beckett

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Sweet. Punto leading off the ninth.

2 years, 3 months ago on Dodgers @ Diamondbacks September 11, 2012: Kershaw vs. Kennedy

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 @DBrim Cruz won't be getting another at bat at this rate.

2 years, 3 months ago on Dodgers @ Diamondbacks September 11, 2012: Kershaw vs. Kennedy

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 @Milkey's Website Looked like it. Ellis blocked the ump's view, though.

2 years, 3 months ago on Dodgers @ Diamondbacks September 11, 2012: Kershaw vs. Kennedy

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 @Milkey's Website They have a full bullpen with September rosters, but it's always Jamey Wright.

2 years, 3 months ago on Dodgers @ Diamondbacks September 11, 2012: Kershaw vs. Kennedy

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Why is Mattingly obsessed with Jamey Wright?

2 years, 3 months ago on Dodgers @ Diamondbacks September 11, 2012: Kershaw vs. Kennedy

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For supposedly having a really good arm, Hanley doesn't throw very hard.

2 years, 3 months ago on Dodgers @ Diamondbacks September 11, 2012: Kershaw vs. Kennedy

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Why does MLB require that every Dodger batter to start 0-2?

2 years, 3 months ago on Dodgers @ Diamondbacks September 11, 2012: Kershaw vs. Kennedy

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 @Gilbert_Vengeance If BABIP existed, things would have turned around a long time ago. And the Giants wouldn't keep winning.

2 years, 3 months ago on Dodgers @ Diamondbacks September 11, 2012: Kershaw vs. Kennedy

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 @Gilbert_Vengeance  @DieHardDodger I think trying to buy a championship is definitely the answer.

2 years, 3 months ago on Dodgers @ Diamondbacks September 11, 2012: Kershaw vs. Kennedy

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So is Kennedy the Lincecum of the Dbacks? Only has good starts against the Dodgers this year.

2 years, 3 months ago on Dodgers @ Diamondbacks September 11, 2012: Kershaw vs. Kennedy

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