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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.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Diamondbacks April 14, 2013: Please Be Good, Josh Beckett
@Marine Layer @Kings of LA He was hitting 93 pretty consistently that inning, and the first pitch to Hill was 94.
Is it me, or does Beckett's fastball have a couple extra MPH today?
So has anyone mentioned yet that Kershaw has the Dodgers only run-scoring hit so far this year?
11 months, 1 week ago on Giants @ Dodgers April 3, 2013: Juan Uribe Lives! Kevin Gregg Does Not!
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/
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Justin Sellers, Really?
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.
@Bob (Dave) Meripol @Kings of LA He played baseball at UMaine.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Carl Crawford Makes His Spring Dodger Debut, and Who Is Dashenko Ricardo?
Ha! I went to school with Curt Smith. Good guy.
Does the small likelihood of acquiring Morse from WAS increase with LaRoche re-signing?
1 year, 2 months ago on Dodgers Depth Chart Analysis: A Backlog of Backstops
1 year, 2 months ago on The Dodger Offseason Isn’t Close To Being Over
1 year, 2 months ago on 2012 Dodgers in Review #38: RP Mike MacDougal
Why the Giants are a mirages: http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/31543/why-i-didnt-rank-the-giants-in-my-top-10
@ThtsaPaddlin Haha not tonight but I'll have time over the weekend,
1 year, 2 months ago on Once Again: Josh Hamilton Or Matt Kemp?
@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:
26% K rate
7% BB rate
As a follow up to my Greinke calculations, here are Clayton's (with the same criteria):
7 hr (1 hr every 96 at bats!!!!)
27% K rate
8% BB rate
Not that we didn't already know this, but holy crap is Clayton amazing.
@Deuces Wild @VietnamDodger Baseball Reference actually lets you export data to Excel, so it's relatively easy, actually. Pretty cool stuff.
@VietnamDodger Really? Those look pretty nice. He's striking out a quarter of the guys he faces. Barely walks anyone.
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):
24% K rate
5% BB rate
Seems like Greinke has a pretty good sense of humor, too: http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/showpost.php?p=56392067&postcount=106
1 year, 3 months ago on Zack Greinke. Los Angeles Dodger. (It’s Done!)