"Third Time's the Charm!" -- The 2019 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Thread

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Shmolnick

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After a long winter, baseball is finally back. Let's go Dodgers!!!! Third time's the charm indeed.
 

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Spring training seems to have just started and it's Opening Day! Let's Go Dodgers!

Hard to believe that a six consecutive season division winning team has only three returning starting lineup members from last year, and that's counting Seager who played only briefly last year.
 

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Brock Stewart...EWWWW...not a lot of choices I know.
Scherzer throws 109 pitches 7.2 innings but still gets beat by DeGrom & the Mets BP. It'll probably be midseason before we see a Dodger pitcher throw that many pitches.
 
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You all remember when Grienke bad mouthed Joc after sign with the DBax? I think Joc does.


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I guess they were saving it up for when it counts. Unlike Turner, who wasted all his hits in the practice games, it looks like.
 

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From: In record-breaking opener, Hyun-Jin Ryu excels in win over Diamondbacks By Pedro Moura

The plan ahead of their 12-5 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks had not been so power-focused. The Dodgers all received printouts analyzing their individual matchup with the opposing starter, Zack Greinke. Hitters had specific pitches in specific areas they were told to target.

“If we didn’t get them,” Muncy said, “we didn’t swing.”

To the group, hitting coach Robert Van Scoyoc stressed the importance of not chasing pitches outside the zone. That advice generally holds across Major League Baseball, but it is particularly important when facing Greinke.

Over the last three seasons, as his velocity has declined and he has come to rely on command, only one of 53 qualified pitchers has thrown fewer pitches in the strike zone. Just 42% percent of Greinke’s pitches cross through the zone. The Dodgers’ Rich Hill, by contrast, throws one-third more pitches in the zone.

The Dodgers decided Thursday to let the remaining 58% be balls. When they swung at a pitch outside the zone, they most often fouled it off. Only one of Greinke’s 82 pitches resulted in a chased swing and miss, and it was a 2-2 fastball to Muncy that came close to the edge. That meant they saw all of his offerings, and it meant they tired him out early.
 

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Dare I say Kiké has produced as much offense in 1 game as the last 2 primary 2B over the last 2 years?
 
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What alasays happened last year was they would score 15 runs a game and the next day the other team throws a lefty and we’re blanked and only get two hits if we’re lucky... 1 run
 
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