Tag Archives: Brandon McCarthy

Thank You, Cubs, Thank You!

As head of baseball operations first for the Boston Red Sox and then for the Chicago Cubs, Theo Epstein has worked miracles, rebuilding two moribund organizations that languished in the depths of second divisions for generations, turning each into a … Continue reading

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The Return of Matt Kemp?

Few Dodgers’ over the past decade or so have been as maligned as Matt Kemp. Though not the defensive star he once was, only when injured has his offensive performance been less than stellar, but his criticism has generally revolved … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Whirling Darvish

I’ve made no secret of my lack of faith, to put it mildly, in Yu “The Whirling” Darvish, who I never saw as the star number one starting pitcher that others have seen, nor have I failed to express my … Continue reading

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End of MLB PreSeason and Start of the Real Thing, and Awards

When I was growing up, there were 16 major league baseball teams, eight in each league, with no divisions. The eight in each league played for first place, as that team that finished first was the ONLY team that went … Continue reading

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If It Ain’t Broke….. Don’t Mess Around

Losers of four in a row and six of their last ten games, it seems that there has been something missing, a spark that pervasively infected the Dodgers that made a dream become a reality, where every game was a … Continue reading

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Dodgers Strike Out in Today’s Personnel Moves

A couple of days ago, the Dodgers’ had completed a sweep of the Colorado Rockies, extending their winning streak to ten games, and increasing their National League West lead. However since then, they first learned that outfielder Franklin Gutierrez has … Continue reading

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Dodgers Key Starters Stepping Up But Toles Injury A Shock

With Kenta Maeda righting his ship with three straight solid performances including last night when he pitched into the ninth inning for the first time his major league career, with Julio Urias more impressive with each outing, with Alex Wood … Continue reading

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It’s Raining Cody Bellinger RBIs in Los Angeles

Note: Today’s Dodgers-Padres game has been rained out Following his late-April call-up to the Dodgers, Cody Bellinger began his major league career by going one-for-ten, with only an infield single over his first three major league games. Batting .100 and … Continue reading

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Hill to Rehab Keeps McCarthy in Rotation; Bellinger Hot

After a 48-pitch simulated game, Rich Hill is now off to one or two rehabilitation starts, rather than re-joining the Dodgers’ starting rotation. The Dodgers still have that six-man rotation, with Brandon McCarthy getting yesterday’s start, with Hyun-Jin Ryu going … Continue reading

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