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November 18, 2006
I was amused reading Bill Plaschke's column Wednesday regarding Joe Beimel. Who is this guy? Juan Marichal? Bob Gibson? Steve Carlton? Does it really matter whether he pitched in a playoff series? The Dodgers very seldom get to a playoff game, and when they do, they don't win, with or without Joe Beimel. This guy has been employed by four teams in the last five years. His career record is 12-20! For Plaschke to even suggest that Beimel's presence would have made a difference in the Dodgers' embarrassing performance is ludicrous.
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June 20, 2010
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY: VS. DODGERS FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: VS. COLORADO ROCKIES Brian Fuentes, a three-time All-Star closer for the Colorado Rockies, faces his former team for the first time since signing with the Angels two winters ago. Fuentes has given up five home runs in 162/3 innings this season, and fans are clamoring for the Angels to remove him as closer. Meanwhile, the Rockies' relievers have a 3.21 earned-run average through Friday, better than the 4.98 of the Angels' relievers.
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April 5, 2009
LAST SEASON 84-78 (first place in NL West) MANAGER Joe Torre (second season) PROJECTED STARTERS (last season's NL numbers): C-Russell Martin (.280, 13 HRs, 69 RBIs) 1B-James Loney (.289, 13, 90) 2B-Orlando Hudson (.305, 8, 41) 3B-Casey Blake (.251, 10, 23) SS-Rafael Furcal (.357, 5, 16) LF-Manny Ramirez (.396, 17, 53) CF-Matt Kemp (.290, 18, 76) RF-Andre Ethier (.305, 20, 77) STARTING ROTATION Chad Billingsley (16-10, 3.14); Hiroki Kuroda (9-10, 3.73)
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August 27, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez
Hiroki Kuroda threw a 50-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, his first since being struck in the head by a line drive 11 days earlier. Kuroda was pleased with the way he felt -- "Considering how long it's been, it felt as normal as could be," he said -- but remained unsure of how long it would take him to be game-ready. Pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said that Kuroda looked fine, noting that if he didn't know what had happened to him in Arizona, he would have thought he was in line to pitch three days later.
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June 20, 2010
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY: VS. DODGERS FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: VS. COLORADO ROCKIES Brian Fuentes, a three-time All-Star closer for the Colorado Rockies, faces his former team for the first time since signing with the Angels two winters ago. Fuentes has given up five home runs in 162/3 innings this season, and fans are clamoring for the Angels to remove him as closer. Meanwhile, the Rockies' relievers have a 3.21 earned-run average through Friday, better than the 4.98 of the Angels' relievers.
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November 22, 2008 | Dylan Hernandez
Unless the Dodgers change their minds, Joe Beimel will be pitching for a new team next season. Beimel's agent, Joe Sroba, said the Dodgers haven't contacted him to express interest in re-signing the durable left-handed reliever, who is a free agent for the first time. "My perception is that they want to go in a different direction," Sroba said. Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti later confirmed Sroba's perception was correct.
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October 6, 2006 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
Dodgers left-hander Joe Beimel said Thursday he was in a New York bar early Tuesday morning when he cut his pitching hand on a broken glass and not in his hotel room, as he had told team officials. "I realize nothing good happens at a bar after a certain time," Beimel said by telephone from Los Angeles. "When I did it I was just embarrassed. I realized I shouldn't have been there at that time. I should have just come out and said where I was."
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October 7, 2008 | Dylan Hernandez, Times Staff Writer
Joe Beimel was sitting at a table in the middle of the visitors' clubhouse at Chicago on the eve of the Dodgers' first playoff game this year when Ned Colletti took a seat across from him. "How are you doing today?" the Dodgers general manager said. "Doing fine," Beimel said. "See," Colletti said, "we're off to a better start already." They laughed.
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March 23, 2008 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
PHOENIX -- Jeff Kent's availability for next week's season opener grew more doubtful Saturday when his strained right hamstring failed to react well to extended rest and a cortisone shot administered five days ago. "He was disappointed because he thought he would have more freedom than he had," Manager Joe Torre said of Kent, who tried some light jogging before the Dodgers' 4-2 Cactus League loss to the Angels. "He thought it would be better. He just didn't feel like he could really stretch out."
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August 27, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez
Hiroki Kuroda threw a 50-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, his first since being struck in the head by a line drive 11 days earlier. Kuroda was pleased with the way he felt -- "Considering how long it's been, it felt as normal as could be," he said -- but remained unsure of how long it would take him to be game-ready. Pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said that Kuroda looked fine, noting that if he didn't know what had happened to him in Arizona, he would have thought he was in line to pitch three days later.
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April 5, 2009
LAST SEASON 84-78 (first place in NL West) MANAGER Joe Torre (second season) PROJECTED STARTERS (last season's NL numbers): C-Russell Martin (.280, 13 HRs, 69 RBIs) 1B-James Loney (.289, 13, 90) 2B-Orlando Hudson (.305, 8, 41) 3B-Casey Blake (.251, 10, 23) SS-Rafael Furcal (.357, 5, 16) LF-Manny Ramirez (.396, 17, 53) CF-Matt Kemp (.290, 18, 76) RF-Andre Ethier (.305, 20, 77) STARTING ROTATION Chad Billingsley (16-10, 3.14); Hiroki Kuroda (9-10, 3.73)
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November 22, 2008 | Dylan Hernandez
Unless the Dodgers change their minds, Joe Beimel will be pitching for a new team next season. Beimel's agent, Joe Sroba, said the Dodgers haven't contacted him to express interest in re-signing the durable left-handed reliever, who is a free agent for the first time. "My perception is that they want to go in a different direction," Sroba said. Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti later confirmed Sroba's perception was correct.
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October 7, 2008 | Dylan Hernandez, Times Staff Writer
Joe Beimel was sitting at a table in the middle of the visitors' clubhouse at Chicago on the eve of the Dodgers' first playoff game this year when Ned Colletti took a seat across from him. "How are you doing today?" the Dodgers general manager said. "Doing fine," Beimel said. "See," Colletti said, "we're off to a better start already." They laughed.
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March 23, 2008 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
PHOENIX -- Jeff Kent's availability for next week's season opener grew more doubtful Saturday when his strained right hamstring failed to react well to extended rest and a cortisone shot administered five days ago. "He was disappointed because he thought he would have more freedom than he had," Manager Joe Torre said of Kent, who tried some light jogging before the Dodgers' 4-2 Cactus League loss to the Angels. "He thought it would be better. He just didn't feel like he could really stretch out."
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April 20, 2007 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
It was a turning point, quite literally. Joe Beimel turned around his career by adding an inward turn to his delivery that increases the torque in his motion and makes it difficult for batters to pick up the ball. "It allows my arm to catch up to my body," Beimel said. "It adds to my deception and gives more sink to my sinker."
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November 18, 2006
I was amused reading Bill Plaschke's column Wednesday regarding Joe Beimel. Who is this guy? Juan Marichal? Bob Gibson? Steve Carlton? Does it really matter whether he pitched in a playoff series? The Dodgers very seldom get to a playoff game, and when they do, they don't win, with or without Joe Beimel. This guy has been employed by four teams in the last five years. His career record is 12-20! For Plaschke to even suggest that Beimel's presence would have made a difference in the Dodgers' embarrassing performance is ludicrous.
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April 20, 2007 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
It was a turning point, quite literally. Joe Beimel turned around his career by adding an inward turn to his delivery that increases the torque in his motion and makes it difficult for batters to pick up the ball. "It allows my arm to catch up to my body," Beimel said. "It adds to my deception and gives more sink to my sinker."
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October 5, 2006 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
Left-handed reliever Joe Beimel is out for the first round of the playoffs and maybe beyond, unable to pitch because of a gash on the little finger of his pitching hand. Beimel told club officials he cut his hand when he dropped a glass in his hotel room. However, a witness told The Times he saw Beimel at a New York bar late Monday night and saw the accident happen there.
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November 15, 2006 | Bill Plaschke
Any day now, the tattoo will be carefully needled into his upper right arm. Don't tell Joe Beimel he's crazy, because he's not changing his mind. Of all the strange things that have happened to him in the last couple of months, nothing makes more sense. That tattoo will be there if he's ever again tempted to use that arm to pick up a glass filled with beer. The tattoo will be there if he's ever again tempted to use that arm to open a barroom door at 2 a.m. on the day before a playoff game.
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October 6, 2006 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
Dodgers left-hander Joe Beimel said Thursday he was in a New York bar early Tuesday morning when he cut his pitching hand on a broken glass and not in his hotel room, as he had told team officials. "I realize nothing good happens at a bar after a certain time," Beimel said by telephone from Los Angeles. "When I did it I was just embarrassed. I realized I shouldn't have been there at that time. I should have just come out and said where I was."
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