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Fun with projections: Homer crazy

San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers

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By Jon Weisman

“On pace.” Is there any more beguiling, teasing, misleading two-word construction than you? You engage and mock us all at once.

But with the Dodgers clubbing four home runs in their final game of April, a 7-3 victory Wednesday over San Francisco, let’s start today with some off-day amusement.

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Yes, that projection has Adrian Gonzalez and Alex Guerrero combining for 101 home runs. On the other hand, two of the biggest power players in the Dodger lineup, Yasiel Puig and Yasmani Grandal, have barely gotten going.

Who knows what the future holds, but the power display has been fun to watch for fans of the Dodgers, who played .619 ball in April, putting them on pace for … 100 wins.


Pederson pops up — to leadoff, that is


Dodger Insider magazine — May 2015 edition


  1. We also rank 5th in strikeouts, as compared to 6th in 2014, but I project that this is the sort of “all or nothing” offense that DM can live with.

  2. jpavko

    I’ll take the all even along with the nothing

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