Posted 01 April 2011 - 10:10 AM
For those who haven't heard, he's a fuging beast....
Out dueled "The Freak" last night going seven innings allowing only four hits, zero runs and striking out nine. Kid had wicked breaking balls last night to go along with his 95mph four seamer. He really worked on making his off speed pitches stronger this year and it shows....
Posted 01 April 2011 - 10:25 AM
The west is going to be a fun division all season long.
If the Dodgers five man rotation can get into the sixth and seventh innings on a consistent basis I think they really could push the Giants all the way....
Posted 01 April 2011 - 10:29 AM
Posted 01 April 2011 - 10:57 AM
Few other guys following hopefully that path;
Gio Gonazles - A's
Trevor Cahill - A's
Madison Bumgardner - Giants
Clay Bucholz - Red Sox
Max Schezer - Tigers
Brett Anderson - A's
Jamie Garcia - Cards
Matt Latos - Padres
Jhoulys Chacin - Rockies
Tim Stauffer - Padres
Posted 01 April 2011 - 10:59 AM
I think they really could push the Giants all the way....
A battle for 2nd place behind the Rockies?
Posted 01 April 2011 - 10:50 PM
The Dodgers need to flip flop Jonathon Broxton and Hong Chih Kuo's role in the bullpen. The Dodgers were sailing along last year until Line Drive Broxton started giving away tough ball games. Kuo is unhittable, Broxton can ruin a team's spirit and did it last year.
Fortunately for the Dodgers last night they had a 2 run lead in the 9th, Line Drive Broxton entered the game and immediatley gave up a shot into the left field bleachers before managing to get 3 outs.
Come on Mattingly, do it!
Posted 01 April 2011 - 10:57 PM
Closers are a different breed and you can't mess with his mental state.
I'll never forget game 3 in LA against the cubs in the NLDS when he came in and didn't throw a pitch under 97. He's a beast and when he's on he's insanely tough to hit.
I have faith he'll find his groove and get his game back this year
Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:23 PM
Broxton needs to sit down late in the game. Work his way back being a setup man if he is able. Kuo can't come back from the back strain soon enough or Line Drive Broxton will do to this team what he did last year.
This is like Tom Niedenfuer all over again.
Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:23 AM
Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:21 AM
God help the Dodgers.