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Game 2 Thread: April 7 vs. Padres, 7p

Game 2 Thread: April 7 vs. Padres, 7p

Zack Greinke (0-0, 0.00) vs. Tyson Ross (0-0, 0.00) Greinke takes the mound tonight, following in the footsteps of Clayton Kershaw yesterday. But tonight will also mark the Dodger debut of Yasmani Grandal, whose replacement of A.J. Ellis at catcher represents the biggest positional improvement in projected WAR, short of Jason Heyward's replacement of Allen Craig in RF for St. Louis. Grandal swings the Dodgers' WAR +4.1 (which is still distilled by projected Juan Uribe degradation at 3B to be a net loss of -4.1 in aggregate across all nine positions). I suppose the starting lineup...
Los Angeles Times Mar 30, 2015

Dodgers catchers Yasmani Grandal, A.J. Ellis apply received wisdom

Over the last three years, Yasmani Grandal has been called everything from a potential All-Star to a drug cheat.

Three Dodgers pitchers have had close encounters with line drives

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- About an hour after a line drive hit Clayton Kershaw in the mouth, crushed one of his teeth and chipped a chunk off another one in a spring training game last week, the Los Angeles Dodgers were able to make it into a joke. Catcher A.J. Ellis quipped that Kershaw's 2014 Gold Glove was a "sham," because he failed to make the catch. Manager Don Mattingly wouldn't bite when a TV reporter asked about Kershaw's bravery for staying in the game, with Mattingly jokingly calling Kershaw "Old Blood and Guts.

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