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Which SP will perform the best?

Poll closed Aug 14, 2020.
  1. Kershaw

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  2. Buehler

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  3. May

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  1. Bluezoo

    Bluezoo DSP Legend

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    How dare you ? Blasphemy...
    Seriously, that was a truly great, classic ( new classic) Dodger win. Pretty perfect result. Chub inducing.
    Even though Buehler pushing the " a bit overated" event horizon ju-u-u -st a bit...
    But he still gets all the girls...along with Petey Baez.
     
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    I was pissed at Buehler too last night, but at the same time he was getting absolutely fucked by the strike zone. He made a number of PERFECT pitches that were called balls that would have gotten him out of the inning unscathed. Seriously, the ump was giving Heaney 3-6 inches into the left handers box and wasn't giving Buehler even some of the plate on the same side. Should have been out of the first and third unharmed and on a number of fewer pitches. Then the Angels did that thing where they dink the ball a couple times in a row in the 5th and get a run or two on the board. No problem with Buehler working the black which he was doing well last night, but he is still a bit away from being the ace we need right now.
     
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    Big start for May today. The Padres are solid, but he has also faced them 50% of the time for starts, so it's good to face a club he doesn't know well. Going 6 tonight against a team that puts the ball in play as much as the Angels, plus has the boppers that they do could be another big step for May asserting himself as a piece of the rotation.
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    #Dodgers Lineup 08/16/20

    1. Mookie Betts RF
    2. Corey Seager DH
    3. Max Muncy 2B
    4. Cody Bellinger CF
    5. Chris Taylor SS
    6. Joc Pederson LF
    7. Edwin Rios 3B
    8. Matt Beaty 1B
    9. Keibert Ruiz C

    Starting Pitcher : Dustin May
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    curious to see how ruiz handles himself
    especially behind the dish
     
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    It will be interesting to watch Ruiz in the days ahead. Roberts has been really positive about Ruiz when he has discussed him this season. Ruiz is apparently in better shape than he has been in the past and is starting to drive the ball a bit more. The dude has some elite bat to ball skills, but the issue has always been not putting the ball in the air enough and making TOO much contact. If he really is starting to drive the ball more and start being a bit more selective, his ceiling is one of the better catchers in the game.
     
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    BlueMouse DFA Kenley Staff Member Administrator

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    That’s a lot of lefties.

    R-L-L-L-R-L-L-L-S
     
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    homo?
     
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    Roberts mentioned recently they have been working with Ruiz take some of the launch angle (formerly called an upper cut) out of his swing.
     
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    Angels only have one lefty in their pen and he hasn't thrown since the 7th. For his career, Teheran has been much worse against LHB's, so it does make some sense.
     
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    From what I know about Ruiz was that his swing was too flat, especially from the RH side. Roberts said that since he has shown up for camp 2.0, he has been much better at getting under the ball a bit and getting better backspin. That would line up with what reports were saying during spring training where they had mentioned that they were retooling his swing.
     
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    I may be thinking too far ahead, but it will be interesting to see how the Dodgers handle the catcher position if Ruiz lives up to expectations. I don’t see the Dodgers trading Smith or Ruiz unless there was a huge need on the roster, which we currently don’t have. I know Smith spent some time at 3B coming up, and there could certainly be some available starts at 3B moving forward. I think the DH is here to stay as well, so there are another handful of starts. Can they get both 100 starts? And is that enough?
     
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    Another 5.1 innings of shutout pitching out of the pen last night.
     
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    What a freaking joke.
     
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    Beaty should get benched for being an absolute idiot.
     
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    doyerfan MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

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    Edwin, dude, if you’re hurt you gotta fuckin say something and not cost us a run AND probably hurt yourself more

    hope he’s okay since he’s a good hitter, but that kinda injury can linger for awhile
     
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    Say what you want about him, but Billy Martin would have someone else a 3b after that douche doggin' it.
     
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    That was fucking disgusting
     
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    Rios talks his way into staying in the game. That combined with Beaty trying to stretch a single into a double costs is an easy run. Nice.

    Two outs on the base paths and the other one on a laser hit into the shift.
     
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    Quite the duo of fucking morons, Beaty/Rios. Way to go clowns
     

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