When the Dodgers entered Tuesday night’s game against the San Diego Padres at a fan-less Dodger Stadium, they had committed only four errors in 627 total chances through their first 17 games of the COVID-19-shortened 2020 season for an outstanding .994 fielding percentage; third-best in the MLB. By the time the third out of the top half of the third inning was (finally) … [Read more...] about Turner Brings Silver Lining to Otherwise Dark Cloud
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner made his major league debut on September 8, 2009, at Fenway Park in Boston while a member of the Baltimore Orioles. He went 0-for-2 with a strikeout. Three days later, on September 11, 2009, the (then) 24-year-old Long Beach, CA native and seventh-round draft pick by the Cincinnati Reds in 2006 out of Cal State Fullerton (and later … [Read more...] about Turner On Cusp of Career Milestone
Every year for as long as most of us can remember, the Dodgers have led all of baseball in attendance, occasionally surpassing the coveted three-million mark. They are also known for having the loudest and most spirited fans in all of baseball, and have since their very first game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on April 18, 1958, 62 years ago. They still do, even … [Read more...] about Dodgers Have Loudest (Fake) Fans in MLB
Baseball pundits have been unanimous in their assessment of the 2020 Dodgers; they are a supremely talented group of players with tremendous depth on the 40-man roster, and will not only qualify for their eighth consecutive MLB playoffs, but a favorite to play in the World Series. The team is making the experts look good through the first 16 games of the abbreviated schedule by … [Read more...] about What’s Missing?
Wikipedia defines ‘The Mendoza Line’ as: An expression in baseball deriving from the name of shortstop Mario Mendoza, whose poor batting average is taken to define the threshold of incompetent hitting. The cutoff point is most often said to be .200 (Mendoza’s career average was slightly better than that, at .215) and, when a position player’s batting average falls below that … [Read more...] about ‘The Barnes Line’