So the Dodgers Bullpen Is Not Invincible After All

roberts
(Photo Credit: USA TODAY Sports)

Sooner or later, when you exclusively depend on the success rate of mathematical probability as your primary influence of decision making, things are going to backfire. Ultimately, predictability is not how things will go, but how they can go. And things didn’t go quite the way Dodgers‘ skipper Dave Roberts had hoped in Game 2 of the World Series in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening.

Continue reading “So the Dodgers Bullpen Is Not Invincible After All”

Advertisements

No “Relief” in Sight for Dodgers’ Current Losing Skid

Josh-Fields-Yasmani-Grandal-Dave-Roberts
(Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold/USA TODAY Sports)

The good news is with 25 games remaining on the regular season schedule, the Dodgers still maintain a 12-1/2 game lead over the Diamondbacks in what has progressively become an interesting race in the National League West. The bad news is that Los Angeles runs into Zack Greinke on Tuesday evening in the middle game of a three-game set at Dodger Stadium. Greinke seeks to notch his 17th win of the season and keep the momentum rolling for the Snakes, who have now won 11 straight and 13 of their last 14 contests.

Continue reading “No “Relief” in Sight for Dodgers’ Current Losing Skid”

Dodgers Add Charlie Culberson, Josh Fields to Expanded Roster

1-9eSczE1kEU00tp2CkPDe6Q

On Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers selected the contract of infielder Charlie Culberson from Triple-A Oklahoma City and reinstated right-hander Josh Fields from the 10-day disabled list.

Continue reading “Dodgers Add Charlie Culberson, Josh Fields to Expanded Roster”

Dodgers Playoff Roster: Piecing Together a Functional Bullpen

morrow
(Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

As the month of September is now upon us, and despite the foregone conclusion that the Dodgers will capture their fifth consecutive NL West division crown in the coming weeks, there really hasn’t been much discussion about a prospective playoff roster. Subjectively, it’s probably a lot better that way, because the next four weeks will be an audition of sorts for some areas of the roster, and the bullpen is shaping up to be a place that’s potentially loaded with surprises.

Continue reading “Dodgers Playoff Roster: Piecing Together a Functional Bullpen”

Dodgers Activate Yu Darvish, Place Josh Fields on Disabled List

darvish

The Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated right-handed pitcher Yu Darvish from the 10-day disabled list and placed right-handed pitcher Josh Fields on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain. Fields’ stint on the DL can be retroactive to August 25, if needed.

Continue reading “Dodgers Activate Yu Darvish, Place Josh Fields on Disabled List”

Exactly How Good Is the Los Angeles Dodgers Bullpen?

baez
(Mandatory Credit: Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers)

From a pitching standpoint, much of the spotlight from the opener against the Pirates on Monday evening was placed on lefty starter Alex Wood‘s performance and potential shoulder dilemma; however, the general perception of the Dodgers‘ bullpen as of late has been causing many fans to be a bit concerned, especially when looking ahead to the postseason.

Continue reading “Exactly How Good Is the Los Angeles Dodgers Bullpen?”

Dodgers Roster: Piecing Together the Optimal Bullpen

morrow
(Mandatory Credit: Morry Gash/AP)

For many followers of the Dodgers, the general consensus was that the club needed some type of upgrade before the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. In turn, with elite Baltimore closer Zach Britton being virtually untouchable, Los Angeles snagged a pair of southpaws in Tony Watson and Tony Cingrani during the waning moments of the cutoff period. Yet, now that the need for at least one lefty arm has been addressed, those same followers are still wondering if the team’s relief corps has enough firepower to succeed deep into the 2017 postseason.

Continue reading “Dodgers Roster: Piecing Together the Optimal Bullpen”

Exactly How Good is the Dodgers Bullpen?

romo
(Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

While it’s probably not the most ideal time to begin a discussion about the Dodgers bullpen considering the way the offense has been producing over the last month, the 2017 non-waiver trade deadline is now a mere four weeks away, and it would be very surprising if the club did not try to upgrade with at least one quality arm.

Continue reading “Exactly How Good is the Dodgers Bullpen?”

Dodgers Recall Josh Fields, Option Mike Freeman to Oklahoma City

fields
(Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

The Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday evening recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Fields from Triple-A Oklahoma City. To make room on the 25-man roster, the club optioned utility man Mike Freeman back to OKC.

Continue reading “Dodgers Recall Josh Fields, Option Mike Freeman to Oklahoma City”

Dodgers Activate Sergio Romo, Option Josh Fields to Oklahoma City

Romo
(Mandatory Credit: Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers)

The Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday reinstated right-handed reliever Sergio Romo from the 10-day disabled list and optioned righty relief pitcher Josh Fields back to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Continue reading “Dodgers Activate Sergio Romo, Option Josh Fields to Oklahoma City”