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Braves at Dodgers....7/29-31

Posted: 07/29/2014 3:59 PM

Braves at Dodgers....7/29-31 


Big series...we win 2/3 and we start stretching lead...big series starts with Beckett..he needs to show rust is off...just 5 good innings...
Looks like a 4-3 game......

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Aaron Harang, RHP

9-6, 3.31 ERA

Harang continues to enjoy what is quietly turning into a career-best season for the veteran. He has recorded 18 quality starts in 21 turns, 16 of which have been outings in which he's allowed two earned runs or fewer.

Josh Beckett, RHP

6-5, 2.52 ERA

Despite the solid ERA, Beckett will be scrutinized coming off his shortest start that followed a DL stint for a bad hip.

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  • Quest2b1
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Posted: 07/29/2014 4:09 PM

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8-4 good guys. This new lineup much better vs RHP. I think we are going to see Matty and CC playing much better in a defined role. CC last year .796 OPS vs RHP...I think he starts to come on.

Atlanta's OPS is 23rd in MLB vs RHP.
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Posted: 07/29/2014 6:34 PM

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I think it is funny that we are playing against our old buddy Harang. I just hope it is the Harang that played for us and not the one he seems to be this year.
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Posted: 07/29/2014 10:07 PM

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so Beckett struggled again and Matty Kemp has gone yard twice.. trade rumors will kick into extra gear now

saw that the Red Sox have pulled. Lester from tomorrow's scheduled start.. really hope if the Dodgers pull
the trigger it's not at the expense of our young talent..
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Posted: 07/30/2014 5:54 AM

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Boy it was nice to see Kemp go deep to center field last night.  Looked like vintage Matt Kemp again.biggrin

Just the facts.

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Posted: 07/30/2014 6:05 AM

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Was thinking the same thing. That shot to right center field showed that he may be finally getting over that shoulder injury.

Go Dodgers!
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Posted: 07/30/2014 6:59 AM

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Dodgfan wrote: Was thinking the same thing. That shot to right center field showed that he may be finally getting over that shoulder injury.

Go Dodgers!
Kemp in June/july is hitting .315..................and better fielder...and showing power and RF hitting!
He will hit 15-20 hrs this yr and 20-25 hr next yr.
Dodgers are not trading him....2nd best hitter on team after Puig.
If they do trade him..Hamels or Price only. And of 2 teams ---in AL where we can't hurt us...

Because of his $$ he can always be traded in august as well increasing value. Fewer bottom  teams can afford contract,

Last edited 07/30/2014 7:07 AM by colobrowns

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Posted: 07/30/2014 8:09 AM

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My thoughts also regarding Matt kemp's shoulder.  That shoulder injury may be a thing of the past.  Now for Hanley Ramirez to see a Chiropractor, or is his shoulder known to be more serious.  Chiropractors know their medical and legal limitations.

Dodger Management, please just let him see a Chiropractor, the following therapy could be just what he needs instead of some more serious solution.
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  • Quest2b1
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Posted: 07/30/2014 9:51 AM

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colobrowns wrote:
Dodgfan wrote: Was thinking the same thing. That shot to right center field showed that he may be finally getting over that shoulder injury.

Go Dodgers!
Kemp in June/july is hitting .315..................and better fielder...and showing power and RF hitting!
He will hit 15-20 hrs this yr and 20-25 hr next yr.
Dodgers are not trading him....2nd best hitter on team after Puig.
If they do trade him..Hamels or Price only. And of 2 teams ---in AL where we can't hurt us...

Because of his $$ he can always be traded in august as well increasing value. Fewer bottom  teams can afford contract,
Kemp will be with us all year imo. He has the 13th best .OPS among OFs since 6/1. If he can stay healthy and show some clutch hitting in the playoffs, the market for him this winter will be interesting. 

How about a little love for CC, 2 RBI, SB...before getting hurt in May, he was on beast mode .333 4 HR and 5 SB in the month. Hope we stick with him over Ethier.

Lastly Scoot "MF" Van Slyke...continues to say "more ABs please.

Greinke and CK for the sweep? Keep it rolling!!!
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  • haji81872
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Posted: 07/30/2014 10:06 AM

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I think Ethier, Maholm, Haren, will all be guys that may end up being waiver deals.  Easier to move them then then try to now when peoples attention is focused on other deals.
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Posted: 07/30/2014 10:39 AM

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haji81872 wrote: I think Ethier, Maholm, Haren, will all be guys that may end up being waiver deals.  Easier to move them then then try to now when peoples attention is focused on other deals.
haren could go to NYY...they need SP
Ethier might be waiver deal...
maholm???
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  • Quest2b1
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Posted: 07/30/2014 4:39 PM

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Haran scheduled to pitch Friday now, Ryu to Sat vs Cubbies.
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Posted: 07/30/2014 8:14 PM

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The Dodgers better keep Haren under 9 more starts the rest of the year.  He is at 122 IP and 9 starts x 6 IP/start would take him to 176 IP.  At 180 IP his option for next year becomes automatic.  We don't want him back so that we can go after someone like Max Scherzer.  I don't like Lester over the long haul.  We get Max & I would let Greinke walk if he opts out & wants another long term contract.  We don't want to be paying him big $$$ in his declining years (ask the Yankees about CC Sabathia & the Phillies about Doc Halladay).
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Posted: 07/30/2014 10:06 PM

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Wow, what a shame for Greinke. The guy pitches lights out only to have Jansen come in and blow the save on the first batter; especially after he had him down with an 0-2 count. Too bad Greinke couldn't finish his own game. They took him out only to have Ethier come in and end the inning by striking out with the bases loaded. Tough break!

M.M.

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Posted: 07/30/2014 10:10 PM

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yeah easy to second guess but I would've let Grienke finish it out.. let's hope the fellas can pick up Jansen here
in the bottom half
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Posted: 07/30/2014 10:37 PM

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keep Matty in Dodger Blue!!!!
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Posted: 07/30/2014 10:52 PM

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So much for Matt Kemp's best days being behind him.

Well, his performance should keep some of his critics at bay.

The BISON is back!
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Posted: 07/30/2014 11:08 PM

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His best days may be behind him, but patience was the smart move with Kemp. Hope he can stay healthy and continue with the success.

Greinke pitches well, Dodgers win. Zach gets the win --- not on paper, but based on what really matters.


If Mattingly sends Greinke out there in the 9th having thrown 110 pitches, and he gives up a run, then I'm sure Donny'd be forgiven. ;)

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Posted: 07/31/2014 12:01 AM

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Well, i hope this ends the whole Lester for Kemp discussion.

Right now all of our bats are slumping hard except for Kemp and Puig.  Pitching is fine, although our backend isn't the most solid (and who's is?), losing Kemp's bat and not replacing it (Ethier and Crawford are just ugh) is a recipe for failure in the Post season.

If Kemp plays out the rest of the season strong he'll actually have real trade value instead of us having to foot half the bill dump special, which sooooo many people were actually advocating earlier in the season banghead
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Posted: 07/31/2014 3:01 AM

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Although Greinke didn't get the benefit of it, the important thing is that the team still won in the end. It is about the team, not the individuals. It was nice how Kemp picked up Jansen as his hot streak continues. The TEAM has now won 5 straight and is on a roll, with Clayton going tonight. Time to pull away with this thing. Go Dodgers!

M.M.
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