- I think that 79% of the the Dodger’s inability to hit LH pitching is 80% mental!
- Last year, the Dodgers never dropped below .500 until May 6, so we are ahead of schedule this year.
- I am encouraged by Ryu’s performance. The stats don’t look good, but he went 6 innings last night with 97 pitches – not bad for a guy who has missed two years. I think 91 was where he topped out so he is learning how to pitch with a little less velocity and he is working on controlling his fastball. All of his other pitches are very good. So, even though he is 0-3 with a 5.87 ERA, I am hopeful. He should walk Arenado from now on, however!
- Stripling has added 2-3 MPH on his fastball this year and Alex Wood is also back to full tilt boogie!
- Baez and Fields looked good. Baez especially pitching 2 innings.
- The Dodgers did not have an extra base hit and stranded 12 runners. Really, the pitching was good enough to win.
- It is possible Turner or Forsythe or both could miss some time after being hit by pitches. I think we need to pitch the teams inside that pitch us inside… and if it hits them, oh well!
- I am afraid we have seen the best from A-Gon, which makes acquiring another hitter like braun imperative. He’s still a nice #6 hitter.
- Kershaw will stop the bleeding tonight. Tyler Anderson is a LH who pitches for the Rookies and has a 8.59 ERA, which means he will pitch a 2-hitter.
- Remember when Clayton Kershaw went down last year and it looked so dark and gloomy? How did that turn out? We are in really good shape this year. Watch and see!
Minor League Report
- OKC Lost 5-3 – Dickson and Verdugo both had two hits. Masterson pitched four innings but wasn’t very good. Broussard went two and still has not been scored upon.
- Tulsa Lost 3-0 – Barlow pitched 5 strong innings, nobody hit much and Sierra got rocked for 2 runs in 1/3 of an inning.
- RC Lost 11-9 – Detect a trend? Drew Jackson was 3-5 with a HR. Luke Raley was 4-4. Mitch White got rocked for 4 hits and 6 runs (3 earned) in 1.2 IP. His scoreless streak was broken big time. Istler again pitched well. One blog had a write up about how White was dominating the competition only to see him get drilled. I always save that stuff until after the game! 😉
- GL (you guessed it) lost 9-6 – So, if you were playing for any Dodger team, you lost yesterday. TURN THE PAGE!
DODGERS PLACE LOGAN FOSYTHE AND ROB SEGEDIN ON DL,
RECALL BRETT EIBNER AND CHRIS TAYLOR
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed infielder Logan Forsythe (right great toe fracture) and infielder/outfielder Rob Segedin (right great toe strain) on the 10-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Brett Eibner and infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Eibner, 28, will make his Dodger debut after posting a .344 (11-for-32)/.389/.656 slashline with eight runs, a double, three home runs and eight RBI in 12 games with Triple-A OKC. In 19 Spring Training games with Los Angeles, Eibner hit .306 (11-for-36) with four doubles, a triple, two home runs and 10 RBI, while posting a .405 on-base percentage and a .639 slugging percentage. The San Diego, California native, who was acquired by the Dodgers on January 25 from the Oakland Athletics, saw his first big-league action in 2016 with Kansas City and Oakland, combining to hit .193 (36-for-187) with six homers and 22 RBI.
Taylor, who enters his second season with the Dodgers, will make his first stint with the big league club after batting .233 (10-for-43) with two doubles, two triples, a home run and five RBI in 10 games with the OKC Dodgers. In 22 Spring Training games, he slashed .354 (17-for-48)/.483/.500 with 13 runs, three doubles, two triples, three RBI and four stolen bases. The 26-year-old Virginia Beach, Virginia native, was acquired by the Dodgers on June 19, 2016 from the Mariners and hit .207 (12-for-58) with two doubles, two triples, a home run and seven RBI in 34 games with Los Angeles last year.
Forsythe left last night’s game against the Rockies at the end of the second inning after being hit by a pitch in his first at bat. In his first season with the Dodgers, Forsythe has hit .295 (13-for-44) with two doubles and three RBI, including reaching base safely in his last four games. Segedin, who was recalled prior to Monday’s game from Triple-A OKC, went 1-for-4 with a run scored in two games for the Dodgers.