Tag Archives: San Diego Padres

Dismal Week Sends Dodgers Reeling

Seven days ago the 7-5 Dodgers were set to embark on a week that would see them play six games with two of 2016’s worst teams, the Rockies and the Diamondbacks. After already going 3-2 in five games against these … Continue reading

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Odd pitching Matchup to Close Dodgers-Padres Series

That Brandon McCarthy is in the LA Dodgers’ starting rotation to start the 2017 season is something few would have imagined anytime last year. The 33-year-old McCarthy who signed a four-year, $48 Million contract with the Dodgers prior to the … Continue reading

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Dodgers Tested in SD? With a Catcher Pitching? Hardly

The Dodgers looked not just like World Series winners yesterday in their opener against the Padres, but like a team that could go 162-0, but consider the competition. The rebuilding Padres, with a roster that includes three inexperienced Rule-5 must-keep-on-the-roster … Continue reading

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mattingly’s Monumental Mess in Miami is Magnificent

The Miami Marlins, 57-48 on July 31 and a very likely wild-card team, have gone 12-23 since, including losing ten of heir last 12, and have fallen out of contention. The only question is how in the world could they … Continue reading

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Dodgers .500 Record Still Good Enough in NL West

I’ve written repeatedly that the National League West is the worst division in baseball, and nothing that has happened within the division so far this young season has worked to dispel that truism. As the Dodgers, in first place in … Continue reading

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The Giants are Not the Padres

Subtitle: “The Difference a Day and 500 Miles Make” While questionable Dodgers’ starters and eve more undependable relief pitchers were each a big part of the team’s near record-breaking streak of 30 scoreless innings to start the 2016 season, the … Continue reading

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100 Years Old? Get Out On The Mound!

A story has been in the news of a 105-year-old woman throwing out the first pitch at today’s Texas Rangers game. Amazing, unreal, one-of-a-king you’d think, right. Well first, here’s a video (with a short interview) of 105-year-old Edith Sullivan, … Continue reading

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Kenta Maeda Has Tough Act to Follow In Debut

I’ve generally been suspect of veteran foreign players getting giant salaries to move to MLB after sometimes lengthy careers in Cuba, South Korea or Japan. The record seems to bear out the fact that for every Ichiro Suzuki or Jose … Continue reading

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Dodgers, Kershaw Sail, Greinke, D’Backs FAIL!

While the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw had a lot about which to be very, very happy, it was an embarrassing opening day for others in the National League West. The Dodgers and Kershaw took on the San Diego Padres in … Continue reading

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