DODGERS vs. HOMOS

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Jul 31, 2022.

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which starter has the best outing?

  1. heaney

    33.3%
  2. anderson

    33.3%
  3. urias

    0 vote(s)
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  4. kershaw

    33.3%
  1. jpldodgers

    jpldodgers DSP Legend Staff Member Moderator

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    I vote for Treinen. He has lots of closer experience and even stepped up big time in game 5 of the WS for a save vs Tampa. I love the versatility he has provided in the past but Phillips has filled that role of being the flexible BP piece that you insert in high leverage situations.
     
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    Dustin May has the potential to be the big secret weapon for a WS run. I am really curious how he’s used going forward
     
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    jpldodgers DSP Legend Staff Member Moderator

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    Wow

    @michaeljduarte
    Tonight is the first time in 104 games that neither Mookie Betts, Trea Turner, or Freddie Freeman got a hit while in the same lineup.
     
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    lastatman DSP Legend Staff Member Moderator

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    David Price is an example of a guy with previous top accomplishments and high salary who has been relegated to a comparably demoted role. I'm hoping that the only reason Kimbrel is still closing is that management feels it has this division buffer, so might as well give him more time to see if he can rein it in. I'd like to believe they would go the Price route with him once the games mean more. But Price accepted his new role willingly. Will Kimbrel? And if he doesn't, will Roberts be able to be the tough guy? Hard to say.
     
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    Hey stat people, why does Fangraphs WAR state Kimbrel has been the second best reliever on the Dodgers this year? Just barely behind Evan Phillips.
     
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    Not sure about Fangraphs, but baseball reference has Kimbrel at a -0.2 WAR. The only reliever lower on the current team is Bickford. Even Hanser has a higher WAR on the pitching side, lol.

    While looking at Kimbrel's stats, I was surprised to see that this high ERA is not a new phenomenon for him. Including this season, four of the last five years he's been over 4.00. Makes me even more certain that his days of being lights-out are long gone.
     
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    mook rf
    trea ss
    fred 1b
    will c
    max 3b
    gaYllo lf
    lux 2b
    cody cf
    outman dh

    kersh sp
     
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    lastatman DSP Legend Staff Member Moderator

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    Of course Roberts will start three sub-200 hitters while Kersh is pitching. No surprise there as Clayton always seems to have the B and C lineups behind him.

    Okay, so that I'm not completely negative... Cody and Max HAVE made some better contact lately. Hope it continues.
     
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    I really wanted to see Vargas again....lame
     
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    Slater and Davis are a little worrisome against CK. Both have had success. Meanwhile, Kapler was finally smart enough to bench Belt (4 for 62 lifetime against Clayton, haha).

    But I would've liked Roberts to have given Trayce a chance to build on his HR against Junis last time, instead of Gallo starting in left. I hope Davey isn't enamored with this guy.
     
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    From a quick glance, a few things stand out to me.

    First, he has one of the lowest fly ball to home run percentages in the league among qualified relievers. Meaning the fly balls he does allow, are almost never home runs (only 1 this year).

    Second, his BABIP is terribly high. This typically means (and here's the thing that most advanced stat people hate to hear) "bad luck." A lot of the balls put in play seem to be landing for hits at a higher rate than the league average.

    Third, the amount of line drives he gives up looks pretty solid. It's not tops in the league by any means, but it's above average for sure.
     
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    That was a HR in 39 other parks.
     
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    Attaboy Max!
     
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    Gallo looks shallow.
     
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    And the Gallo era starts with a K. Who would've guessed it? Glad Davey has him in a prime RBI spot.
     
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    Lux is so much better a hitter than Gallo at this point of their careers.
     
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    Ugh, Clayton, you hung it.

    We should've scored more than one last inning. I can already tell the Gallo thing is going to eat at me the rest of this season.
     
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    It was a " gotta do something " move by AF after the Padres got the best deadline haul in modern bb history.
    Desperation, and it is an albatross around our necks, I fear. And Dave is the perfect ancient mariner to make it hurt the worst.
     
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    Ebel should be fucking flogged for that. Stupid.jerk.
     
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    Truckin', got my chips cashed in
    Keep truckin', like the do-dah man
    Together, more or less in line
    Just keep truckin' on
     
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