Dodgers 2024 Thread
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 125, 126, 127 ... 131, 132, 133  Next
 
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> Off Topic Reply to topic
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
ExPatLkrFan
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 29 Jul 2004
Posts: 3996
Location: Mukdahan, Thailand

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2024 7:41 pm    Post subject:

Talking about the pitching, Landon Knack looks maijot league ready right now.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger Reply with quote
Steve007
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 21 Jul 2006
Posts: 13270

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2024 8:47 pm    Post subject:

DuncanIdaho wrote:
Steve007 wrote:
Snipes wrote:
1995Lakers wrote:
LongBeachPoly wrote:
Who’s guilty of forgetting that Dustin May is still a part of our team and future?

I just realized I forgot about him while thinking about our future Japanese rotation.


I would write him off for now and do what you just did: just think of him as a bonus. Kid really is wound up too tight as well. His ideal role based on his injury history and mentals is as a middle reliever


I forget him and Gonsolin all the time. And I agree with 1995, May is written off for me. So is Walker (because regardless of his performance this year we are not retaining him + I don’t think he has it to ever get back to being a “good” pitcher) and so is Gonsolin (very average arm to crack this rotation).


May has never pitched more than 56 innings and has played in MLB since 2019. I’m so used to seeing him not pitch. And it’s frustrating to think about hypotheticals with him because he always is hurt.

If I want to think about hypotheticals, imagine the rotation if the team signed Trevor Bauer and Shōta Imanaga in the offseason (in addition to picking up Glasnow and Yamamoto to boost the rotation).

Imanaga has a 0.96 era after 8 starts. He would have made it much easier to let Kershaw go. But nobody was expecting this start from him. I thought his era would probably be over 4.

When we think of recent Dodger starters that haven’t pitched much this season, May doesn’t stand out compared to Kershaw, Buehler, Urias, and
Gonsolin. Even Tyler Anderson did a lot more for the team despite playing just one season as a Dodger.


Shota’s xERA is 2.59 so he’s getting really lucky. He’s also a fly ball pitcher so I expect a lot of balls to fly out of Wrigley this summer. That said, his fastball shape and release height is elite so he’ll still remain very good even after some regression. Would have been great to get him, no doubt.


I read here

Link

that Fernando Valenzuela has the lowest era ever in his first 8 starts (0.50)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Steve007
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 21 Jul 2006
Posts: 13270

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2024 9:53 pm    Post subject:

I like the idea of using May as a reliever too. Maybe I’m pessimistic but I’d be afraid to try to use him as a starter and think he will have a few seasons throwing something like 150 innings. He could be really nasty as a reliever too, and you can’t have too many good relief pitchers, and there are several ways he would help in that role.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Steve007
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 21 Jul 2006
Posts: 13270

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2024 9:59 pm    Post subject:

The highest number of doubles Ohtani has hit in a season is 30. Second highest number for him is 26.

After 41 games he has 15 already.

LINK
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
LongBeachPoly
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 14 Jul 2012
Posts: 16256

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2024 10:44 pm    Post subject:

Steve007 wrote:
LongBeachPoly wrote:
LakerLanny wrote:
SGV-Laker fan wrote:
i hope the team address the hitting in the bottom 3rd of the lineup. the combination of Taylor, Kike, Rojas, Lux and Barnes just don't cut it.


It is never perfection, but I just pulled this up on the 2024 Dodgers:

According to StatMuse, the Los Angeles Dodgers are averaging 5.37 runs per game in the 2024 regular season. Yahoo Sports also reports that the Dodgers have 226 runs, which is first in the league.


The reality is the Dodgers have an all star lineup, the question is going to be pitching and especially the bullpen.


We were no. 1 or 2 last year as well (I remember the Braves having a potent offense).

Reg season offense isn’t our problem. It’s the playoffs when our bats go quiet.


It still hurts the lineup when the bottom guys are making a lot of outs for some obvious reasons. The team scores a lot because the guys at the top of the lineup are fantastic.

The two best power hitters on the team are the 1 and 2 hitters (Betts and Ohtani). It would be nice if the hitters in the 7-8-9 spots get on base for them more.

Your star hitters are usually not going to be hot the entire postseason. When they struggle, you want to have other ways to score.


For sure.

I’m just responding to our offense being no. 1 in the reg season. We usually find a way every yr to have elite run production in the 162 game reg season.

It’s the playoffs when we fail to produce.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
LongBeachPoly
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 14 Jul 2012
Posts: 16256

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2024 10:47 pm    Post subject:

ExPatLkrFan wrote:
Talking about the pitching, Landon Knack looks maijot league ready right now.


Something happened in the minors?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
ExPatLkrFan
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 29 Jul 2004
Posts: 3996
Location: Mukdahan, Thailand

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 12:59 am    Post subject:

LongBeachPoly wrote:
ExPatLkrFan wrote:
Talking about the pitching, Landon Knack looks maijot league ready right now.


Something happened in the minors?


He had 3 games with the big club 18 innings, 2.81 ERA, 1.00 whip. Sent him back down for the no spidertack. Version of Buehler.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger Reply with quote
LongBeachPoly
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 14 Jul 2012
Posts: 16256

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 3:03 am    Post subject:

ExPatLkrFan wrote:
LongBeachPoly wrote:
ExPatLkrFan wrote:
Talking about the pitching, Landon Knack looks maijot league ready right now.


Something happened in the minors?


He had 3 games with the big club 18 innings, 2.81 ERA, 1.00 whip. Sent him back down for the no spidertack. Version of Buehler.


Gotcha.

Yeah, if not Buehler then Kershaw.

We also have Miller and Sheehan on the IL.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
jonnybravo
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 21 Sep 2007
Posts: 30857

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 9:36 am    Post subject:

Steve007 wrote:
The highest number of doubles Ohtani has hit in a season is 30. Second highest number for him is 26.

After 41 games he has 15 already.

LINK


I got curious so I had to look it up...the single season record is 67. It's within the realm of possibility for Shohei but unlikely. That player, Earl Webb, only hit 14 homers that season. A lot of Shohei's potential doubles are going the distance.
_________________
KOBE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
LongBeachPoly
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 14 Jul 2012
Posts: 16256

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 9:54 am    Post subject:

jonnybravo wrote:
Steve007 wrote:
The highest number of doubles Ohtani has hit in a season is 30. Second highest number for him is 26.

After 41 games he has 15 already.

LINK


I got curious so I had to look it up...the single season record is 67. It's within the realm of possibility for Shohei but unlikely. That player, Earl Webb, only hit 14 homers that season. A lot of Shohei's potential doubles are going the distance.


I'm rooting for a 40-40 season for Ohtani.

Quote:
12 HR
9 Steals


on pace for:


Quote:
44 HR
33 Steals



Only 5 members of the 40-40 club:

Quote:
1988 Jose Canseco (42-40)

1996 Barry Bonds (42-40)

1998 Alex Rodriguez (42-46)

2006 Alfonso Soriano (46-41)

2023 Ronald Acuña Jr (41-73)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
ChickenStu
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 25 Apr 2015
Posts: 32285
Location: Anaheim, CA

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 10:58 am    Post subject:

I'm going to throw another player who could be a possible trade target into the ring. They've won two in a row against the Angels, but the Cardinals have been floundering for a couple of years in a row now. So I'm wondering if they would trade closer Ryan Helsley. He's averaging about 100 MPH on his fastball and he's hit 103 this year, with a nasty slider as well. He's controllable through next season. This could be the right time where St. Louis decides that it's not a contender and moves him.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
ChickenStu
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 25 Apr 2015
Posts: 32285
Location: Anaheim, CA

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 1:46 pm    Post subject:

The Padres are so f'ing predictable. After their "World Series" against us, they are about to get swept at home against the lowly Rockies. They lost Monday and Tuesday against them and now they are down 7-0 in the 6th inning against them today.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Lamar's Bud
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 24 Jun 2005
Posts: 2270

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 3:21 pm    Post subject:

Cool video of Matt Antonelli breaking down Blake Treinen's pickoff of Fitzgerald in Monday night's game.

LINK
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
32
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 04 Nov 2009
Posts: 73146

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 3:35 pm    Post subject:

Rockies swept the Padres. 😂

Dodgers lead the division by 8 games.
_________________
Nobody in the NBA can touch the Laker brand, which, like the uniform color, is pure gold.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
1995Lakers
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 26 Aug 2020
Posts: 4583

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 4:16 pm    Post subject:

32 wrote:
Rockies swept the Padres. 😂

Dodgers lead the division by 8 games.


Only thing we need to watch for when the time comes is meeting the Padres intensity with our own. No excuse for the disaster that happened in 2022 when frankly the Padres were not even playing great. Last year, was never meant to be so Ill give that one a pass. But 2022 was/is unacceptable and something like that against this team should never happen again.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Lamar's Bud
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 24 Jun 2005
Posts: 2270

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 4:28 pm    Post subject:

32 wrote:
Rockies swept the Padres. 😂

Dodgers lead the division by 8 games.


They had just come off a sweep of the Rangers too.

Rockies turning the corner? Nahhhhhhh!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Steve007
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 21 Jul 2006
Posts: 13270

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 4:59 pm    Post subject:

jonnybravo wrote:
Steve007 wrote:
The highest number of doubles Ohtani has hit in a season is 30. Second highest number for him is 26.

After 41 games he has 15 already.

LINK


I got curious so I had to look it up...the single season record is 67. It's within the realm of possibility for Shohei but unlikely. That player, Earl Webb, only hit 14 homers that season. A lot of Shohei's potential doubles are going the distance.


Freeman had 59 doubles last season and has led the league in 3 of the last 4 seasons. He led the league with 47 doubles in 2022.

Freeman
Stats


This article says only 6 players have ever hit 60 doubles in a season. The last time it happened was in 1936.

LINK

Quote:
Dodgers superstar Freddie Freeman had a strong opportunity to join that exclusive club in 2023, but after hitting his 59th double in the Dodgers' 160th game, he went 1-for-8 with a single over the last two games of the regular season, landing him on a growing list of near-misses.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
32
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 04 Nov 2009
Posts: 73146

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 6:15 pm    Post subject:

The first inning the Dodgers had first and second with no outs. And bases loaded with one out. And they scored no runs. At least they made the Giants pitcher work with 30 pitches in the first inning.
_________________
Nobody in the NBA can touch the Laker brand, which, like the uniform color, is pure gold.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
JerryWest_44
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 22 May 2004
Posts: 25588

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 7:21 pm    Post subject:

Pages at bats are getting uglier and uglier
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Snipes
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Posts: 6131

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 7:27 pm    Post subject:

JerryWest_44 wrote:
Pages at bats are getting uglier and uglier


Yup he’s hit a wall.

Ohtani called out on strikes for the second time on a horrendous call. Ridiculous. Hard to win games like this.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Snipes
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Posts: 6131

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 7:28 pm    Post subject:

32 wrote:
The first inning the Dodgers had first and second with no outs. And bases loaded with one out. And they scored no runs. At least they made the Giants pitcher work with 30 pitches in the first inning.


And he still goes 6. Logan Webb is awesome as much as I dislike him. I do wish we made him work more but he was throwing a lot of strikes in the zone that should have been punished.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Snipes
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Posts: 6131

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 7:33 pm    Post subject:

Oh by the way, we are not getting the same calls.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Lamar's Bud
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 24 Jun 2005
Posts: 2270

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 7:56 pm    Post subject:

Snipes wrote:
Oh by the way, we are not getting the same calls.


It’s not even that.

SF pitchers getting balls called as strikes.

Dodger pitchers having strikes called as balls.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Lamar's Bud
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 24 Jun 2005
Posts: 2270

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 7:57 pm    Post subject:

Garbage strike zone cost the Dodgers a run here.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Snipes
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Posts: 6131

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 8:03 pm    Post subject:

I’ve absolutely lost my cool when it comes to Outman. He needs to be sent down asap.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> Off Topic All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 125, 126, 127 ... 131, 132, 133  Next
Page 126 of 133
Jump to:  

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum






Graphics by uberzev
© 1995-2018 LakersGround.net. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Terms of Use.
LakersGround is an unofficial news source serving the fan community since 1995.
We are in no way associated with the Los Angeles Lakers or the National Basketball Association.


Powered by phpBB