Coffee and Clippings: Red Sox Eye Home-Field Advantage

Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) of discusses Buchholz’s well pitched game last night despite a lack of velocity as the Red Sox chase home-field advantage in the postseason… Clay Buchholz’s fastball seemed a tick off Friday night, even accounting for the possibility that radar guns at Camden Yards were off. But the Red Sox righty still […]

Coffee and Clippings: Dodgers Execs Build for Postseason

Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) from the LA Times breaks down the Dodgers executives and how they have built for the postseason… “Once you get to postseason, nothing goes true to form,” said Colletti. “We have tried to add guys that give us a safety net.” It starts with starting pitching. The Dodgers have what appears to […]

Dodgers, History; History, Dodgers

From the desk of Joe Sheehan. Joe Sheehan writes for Sports Illustrated and publishes the Joe Sheehan Baseball Newsletter. It’s getting real now. After last night’s Mets-aided 4-2 win, the Dodgers are 38-8 since June 21 and 39-11 in their last 50 games — the first two of which were losses. With a win tonight they would become […]

Clayton Kershaw’s Curveball Is To Die For

Don’t look now, but Clayton Kershaw is having himself another Clayton Kershaw-type season. What with being stingy on the walks (35), liberal with strikeouts (156) and keeping his WHIP (0.837) at a microscopic level, not to mention leading the league in fun old-school stats like ERA (1.96), and neutralized new-school stats like ERA+ (182), Kershaw […]

Rosenthal: Dodgers Close to 7 Year Extention with Kershaw

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports the Dodgers are close to securing a 7 year extension with Clayton Kershaw. The Dodgers have made progress on a seven-year extension for Kershaw, and the dollar amount will be above the $180 million the Tigers awarded Verlander, according to major-league sources. The contract would be the largest for a pitcher in […]