Game Thoughts

Your Yasiel Puig debut GIF recap

Yasiel Puig debuted for the Dodgers today. You may have heard. He did things. Guy is a GIF waiting to happen. Unfortunately, not a ton of exciting stuff happened today, but he showed his tools off. Here are all of his plate appearances, in order: Also, he’s a bit fast: Sometimes he was a bit too fast and just got ... Read More »

Yasiel Puig was called up for one reason and one reason only

To reenact the scene where Mo Vaughn tackles George Bell to protect Aaron Sele. Seriously though, apparently something like this is likely to happen, but should it? While I understand the emotions as much as anybody, the Dodgers will unfairly never get actual retribution for Carlos Quentin being an idiot, and getting Stephen Fife ejected in the first inning is ... Read More »

Here’s Kenley Jansen wiggling out of jam to get Zack Greinke the win in his return

After giving up back-to-back bloop singles to put runners on first and third to start the top of the eighth inning, Kenley Jansen managed to wriggle out of trouble without allowing a run and blowing the lead. Here’s how: That series of plate appearances set-up the Dodgers for the win, thus getting Zack Greinke a victory in his return from ... Read More »

Dodgers react to Greinke injury + brawl, Quentin continues to be dumb, mirrors Padres fans

So in case you were under a rock yesterday, Zack Greinke has a broken collarbone and is out for a while, essentially because Carlos Quentin is an idiot. As one would imagine, the reactions to what went down from the Dodgers dugout, media, and bloggers weren’t the most pleasant towards Quentin. ===== Don Mattingly called him an idiot and said ... Read More »

2012 MLB Playoff Chase: Dodgers Hanging On By A Nail

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The Dodgers are currently two games back of the Cardinals for the National League‘s final playoff spot with two games to play. Los Angeles has a 2.5% (-2.3% since yesterday) chance of making the playoffs according to Cool Standings and a 2.5% (-1.8% since yesterday) chance according to Baseball Prospectus. —– For today’s game, the Dodgers send Chris Capuano to ... Read More »

2012 MLB Playoff Chase: Dodgers square off against rival Giants

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The Dodgers are currently two games back of the Cardinals for the National League‘s final playoff spot. Los Angeles has a 4.8% (-3.4% since yesterday) chance of making the playoffs according to Cool Standings and a 5.0% (-3.1% since yesterday) chance according to Baseball Prospectus. —– For today’s game, the Dodgers send Aaron Harang to the mound against Matt Cain, ... Read More »

2012 MLB Playoff Chase: Dodgers right back in the hunt?

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The Dodgers are currently two games back of the Cardinals for the National League‘s final playoff spot. Los Angeles has a 8.2% (+3.8% since yesterday) chance of making the playoffs according to Cool Standings and a 8.1% (+4.1% since yesterday) chance according to Baseball Prospectus. Joe Blanton shutdown the Rockies yesterday for the win, and Kurt Suzuki played hero for ... Read More »

2012 MLB Playoff Chase: Dodgers clock continues to count down

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The Dodgers are currently three games back of the Cardinals for the National League‘s final playoff spot. Los Angeles has a 3.1% (-1.4% since yesterday) chance of making the playoffs according to Cool Standings and a 4.0% (-1.7% since yesterday) chance according to Baseball Prospectus. After Clayton Kershaw threw a gem yesterday, the Dodgers sit seven games above .500, but ... Read More »