Oh, boy! That game was embarrassing.
The Dodgers got shellacked by the Giants last night. Worse yet, Hyun-Jin Ryu left the game early due to shoulder irritation. He will be examined by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache later today. Ryu didn't look like his normal self on the mound. He gave up four runs on five hits; including three doubles. Per Eric Stephen at True Blue LA:
"I felt it during the warmup session before the game. It's something I've felt before," Ryu said after the game through translator Martin Kim, as shown on SportsNey LA. "During the top of the first it got really uncomfortable. I wasn't able to make the pitches I needed to, and the results showed."David Vassegh on twitter added that the irritation Ryu experienced last night was similar in feeling to what ailed him earlier this season. As you'll recall, he went on the 15-day DL in late April due to shoulder issues. The photo above of Ryu stretching things out is via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2014. Go here for more pics of his from yesterday's game.
With the 9-0 loss the Dodgers lead over the Giants shrinks to a single game. Now, below are some links to check out:
- The Chattanooga Lookouts got swept in the Championship Series, via Harold Uhlman at Think Blue LA.
- Via Jeff Sullivan at Just a Bit Outside, "What's wrong with Yasiel Puig's swing?"
- Via Alec Dopp at the Gammons Daily, "Inside Yasiel Puig’s Production Plunge."
- Via Mike Petriello at Dodgers Digest, "Swinging At The First Pitch Isn’t Yasiel Puig’s Problem."
- Sabermetric-styled analytics goes hockey. The Toronto Maple Leafs have recently gone in big. Via James Mirtle at The Globe and Mail, "Tim Leiweke on the Leafs: ‘Analytics make us smarter.’" For those who don't know, Leiweke was formerly with the Kings (AEG).
“We’ve gone from very little analytical information to we have two guys we just hired that are considered two of the smartest analytical guys in the game of hockey today,” Leiweke said, likely referencing Dubas and Metcalfe, an engineer who built wildly popular analytics hub extraskater.com.
“Including one that owned his own website that every general manager used and we bought the website. When he came, that website came with us and we took it down. We don’t want anyone else seeing it. It’s called a monopoly. It’s good.”
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