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Los Angeles Times 21 hours ago

Brandon McCarthy's conditioning is tested in Dodgers' spring game

Brandon McCarthy watched from the bench Sunday as the Dodgers scored five runs in one inning and two in another. The more his team scored, the more he would have to wait to return to the mound.

Dodgers finally see the best of Brandon McCarthy

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Brandon McCarthy’s first few outings with the Los Angeles Dodgers were a tad rough. He had an 8.00 ERA when the Dodgers sent him down to a minor-league game last time to get his innings done and to shield him from a division opponent, the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was spring training, of course, so nobody was too worked up about it, but first impressions weren’t dazzling. But on Sunday they saw the pitcher they thought they were getting when they invested $48 million over four years back at the winter meetings.
Orange County Register Mar 19, 2015
No command performance for Dodgers' McCarthy

No command performance for Dodgers' McCarthy

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Brandon McCarthy’s sinkers were cutting, his cutters were sinking, and he was altogether struggling to place anything in A.J. Ellis’ mitt anywhere near where he intended. The result Wednesday was a four-inning, eight-hit,...
Orange County Register Mar 18, 2015
McCarthy struggles as Dodgers lose third in a row

McCarthy struggles as Dodgers lose third in a row

The game: The Dodgers lost their third game in Cactus League play, suffering a 7-5 loss to the Chicago Cubs at Camelback Ranch. They’re now 8-3-5 this spring. Pitching report: Starter Brandon McCarthy struggled in his third outing of the spring,...

Brandon McCarthy savors a touch of failure

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Brandon McCarthy was fairly explicit in describing Wednesday’s outing against the Chicago Cubs, using a term to describe the output of a horse’s digestive system, but he also found a silver lining on a gray afternoon. “I kind of like sometimes failing in spring because it gives you a better idea of what you need to do,” McCarthy said. “It kind of takes off the bulletproof sheen that you get in the off-season of, ‘I’m going to win the Cy Young this year and everything’s going to be where I want it,’ and you realize right away it’s still just as hard as...

Brandon McCarthy moves ahead as Dodgers tie Reds, 3-3

The Dodgers spent $48 million to sign veteran Brandon McCarthy in the off-season, gambling he’ll be the pitcher who went 7-5 with a 2.89 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP in the second half with the Yankees, and not the one who started 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA and 1.38 WHIP with the Diamondbacks.
Los Angeles Times Mar 8, 2015

Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy trusts front office brain power

Even before Brandon McCarthy had any inkling he might sign with the Dodgers, he was intrigued when they hired Andrew Friedman to be their president of baseball operations. McCarthy's curiosity increased when the analytically-inclined Friedman added Farhan Zaidi and Josh Byrnes to the front...
Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy says he's ready to make his 30s his best decade by far

Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy says he's ready to make his 30s his best decade by far

Glendale, Ariz. – Second acts are hard to come by for major-league pitchers with troublesome shoulders. Brandon McCarthy doesn’t know if that’s what his 14 starts with the New York Yankees last year augured. But he has reason to hope. “I...
Los Angeles Times Mar 8, 2015

Brandon McCarthy to make first start for Dodgers

Brandon McCarthy is scheduled to make his first start of the spring Sunday when the Dodgers host the Milwaukee Brewers at Camelback Ranch.

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