Tag Archives: Yu Darvish

Outfield Overloads – What Are They Thinking?

The 2017 Milwaukee Brewers were surprising contenders for much of the season, but in the end, they fell out of post season competition, ending the year in second place, six games behind division leading Chicago. Their disappointing finish was not … Continue reading

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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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Taken In by the Whirling Darvish

Despite a re-arranged lineup against lefty Dallas Keuchel, the only actual personnel change manager Dave Roberts has made for tonight’s game is to replace DH Joc Pederson with wounded third baseman Justin Turner, moving Logan Forsythe to third and inserting … 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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Dodgers Can’t Solve Philadelphia

So the resurgent LA Dodgers, fresh off taking two of three from Washington and only a game removed from a four-game winning streak, jetted into Philadelphia, with their number one starter, Clayton Kershaw, and their supposed number two, the Whirling … Continue reading

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Downtrodden Philadelphia Teams Stockpiling Talent

For years the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers were the laughingstock of the league, with its record-breaking losing records, culminating with an amazing 10-72 for the 2015-20156 season. But they put that mediocrity to good use with the NBA’s system of rewarding … Continue reading

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Washington to Throw Dodgers a Bone Tonight

After the Whirling Darvish did well Wednesday night (see how long that lasts – remember who he pitched against in that game), the Dodgers go into Washington tonight with a two-game winning streak. Yea, both wins against the Giants. The … Continue reading

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Darvish Gets to End Dodgers’ Winning Streak at One

After last night’s resounding thrashing of the San Francisco Giants that ended the team’s 11-game losing streak, the Dodgers take a solid one-game winning streak into tonight’s game, which will feature Giants’ lefty Matt Moore (5-13, 5.31 ERA) facing off … Continue reading

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Dodgers’ Skid Worst Since 1992

And in 1992, the Dodgers lost 99 games. Offensively, defensively and strategically, the LA Dodgers made every mistake in the baseball book last night as they lost their ninth straight game, the team’s longest losing streak since 1992, and the … Continue reading

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