Where Are They Now??

In a segment suitably dubbed, “Where are they Now”, we take a look at one of our many former Dodgers.

Eric Stults

Former Dodger Eric Stults, who was last seen pitching as a Dodger during the 2008-2009 season, ended up pitching last season in Japan for the Hiroshima Carp after his contract was sold to them. The Rockies decided to take a flyer up on the 31 year old and made him a part of their pen for the 2011 season. After pitching in a grand total of 6 games, he was designated for assignment, and is now free to roam the free agent market.

2010-2011 Season Statistics

6.00 ERA with 5.3 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 in 12 innings

This Day in Baseball History

On July 27, 1959, New York lawyer William Shea announces the formation of the Continental League. New York, Houston, Toronto, Denver, and Minneapolis will have charter franchises. The league will never play a game but will strike a deal with the major leagues, enabling New York and Houston to join as expansion teams and Minneapolis as a relocated franchise.

Dodgers Game Notes – July 27, 2011

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163 Responses to Where Are They Now??

  1. trublu4ever says:

    When I first saw the name, I thought of the boy who was in the movie Mask with Cher 😉

    • 32and53fan says:

           ERIC STULTS                 ERIC STOLTZ

      Yes, I see the resemblance.

      • trublu4ever says:

        LMAO!!!!

        • I thought it was just Stultz’s pitching that was ugly!

          Nice to see Kersh racking up some wins. He should have 15 or so if it wasn’t for the bully. I’m really hoping he can reach 20.

          Which brings me to my question…

          Do you think it possible that this team could have both the Cy Young and the MVP?

          • trublu4ever says:

            Sure, why not? If they continue to pitch to Matt, which they should, since they think we aren’t going to win, he could very well be the MVP. Kersh with run support will be right there too. That would be a nice bright spot in a somewhat dismal season.

          • It’s not outta the question to have a Cy Young winner, but the harder one I’m thinking would be getting an MVP. Typically, a voter looks at team standing when deciding, and that alone would disqualify Matt. But if he’d just start hitting more HR’s and steal those 40 bases, meaning 40-40 season, and I’d say its a forgone conclusion that we could have both. Now, as for Kersh going for 20 wins, It’s doable. Last season, he could of gone 16-5 but runs came scarce.

    • 32and53fan says:

      Did you know that Eric Stoltz was the original Marty McFly in Back to the Future?

  2. Nellyjune says:

    Eric seemed to have such promise, and then something went terribly wrong. Honeycutt comes to mind.

  3. selltheteam says:

    Good luck to Hiroki Kuroda tonight in what will likely be his last start as a Dodger. He has been a stalwart for this team. I’ll be sad to see him go, but hopefully we’ll get some decent prospects in return.

    • 32and53fan says:

      Steve Lyons said on Dodgers Live that he is pretty sure Kiroda will sign with the Dodgers for 2012 even if he is traded this year.

      I think that might depend on the money amount and the status of Dodger ownership.

      • Would he really come back?. The question is would he accept a trade and then accept to deal with that same team that traded him away. Hmp, if we can get a Catcher for him, (Yankees) or a 3B (Red Sox) for him, then we’d be good. Just don’t overpay for Roki come off-season.

    • I would not mind seeing a full crowd tonight, just for Kuroda to go out there and give em hell.

  4. selltheteam says:

    Tonight’s Lineup, thanks to 32and53fan showing us the Twitter Feed

    Gwynn 7
    Furcal 6
    Ethier 9
    Kemp 8
    Miles 5
    Loney 3
    Barajas 2
    Carroll 4
    Kuroda 1

    • 32and53fan says:

      You’re welcome.

      The Twitter feeds from Josh Rawitch and Tony Jackson make it easy for OTD folks to peek inside and see the latest, up to the minute, information. Here is an example tweet that I copied before it rolls off the display:

      RT @TheRealMattKemp: S/O to @georgelopez for inviting me to come on tomorrow. I wonder what he’s going to ask me? I love that dude! 5 hours ago

      Set up your DVRs… it should be fun to watch Matt Kemp on the George Lopez show tomorrow.

  5. lbirken says:

    Just a quick note on attendance last night: I was there and I estimate actual attendance at about 40-42K. The section I was in and the one down below looked full and I must say the crowd was lively. We could see fans coming into the gate well into the third inning. I must say it was nice to see a larger than normal crowd (at least for this season) and nice to see a tribute to Fernando. I recall the excitement at Dodger Stadium when Fernando pitched.

  6. trublu4ever says:

    Was told by Cat that Kenley was hospitalized with an irregular heart beat. Just staying over night…I hope 😦

    • awww man, Kenley has been amazing..

      hopefully, it’s just too much testosterone in at one time, and his heart goes back to normal..

      Good to see that they got him in quickly..

  7. lbirken says:

    Tru, there is an article on Dodgers.com about it.

  8. Nellyjune says:

    I just read about Kenley too 😦

  9. News of The Day:

    1. Ervin Santana throws a No-Hitter vs. Indians

    2. Giants trade Zach Wheeler to Mets for Carlos Beltran

    3. White Sox trade Edwin Jackson, Mark Teahan to Blue Jays for Jason Frasor, Prospect Zach Stewart

    4. Blue Jays trade Edwin Jackson, Octavio Dotel, Marc Rzepczynski, 3 PTBDL or Cash Consideration and OF Corey Patterson to Cardinals for Colby Rasmus, Brian Tallet, Trever Miller, and P.J. Walters

    5. Nationals trade Minor Leaguers OF Bill Rhinehart and LHP Chris Manno to Reds for OF Jonny Gomes.

  10. 32and53fan says:

    Check the bottom of today’s post for a link to the official game notes for today. It is 11 pages and probably more information than you want. This is among the places that Scully and the rest of the broadcast team get those nuggets of information that they pass along during the show.

    * UPDATE *

    I put a permanent link to the official MLB.com game notes below the search box in the upper right area of the page. This takes you to the complete list of game notes. From there, click on the team for whose games notes you want to read.

    • JhallWally says:

      That is awesome 32!! Thanks!!! Definitely leaving Rawitch and ITD in the dust.

      • 32and53fan says:

        …but wait, there’s more!

        You may also like the latest link I just added in the links section on the right. It is the list of archived Dodger Talk Podcasts from KABC 790 with Josh Suchon and Joe Block.

        • trublu4ever says:

          You are doing an awesome job with this blog! And, considering there are only 16 posts on ITD, I think Josh is getting the message!

          • 32and53fan says:

            Aw… thanks Jane. You are so sweet!

            I am just trying to make it easier for us Dodger fans to find stuff about the team we all love.

  11. dodgereric says:

    32, this site is head-and-shoulders better than ITD now.

    I’ve been thinking of the possibility of the Cy Young and the MVP coming to LA for the last few weeks. It’s possible. More possible than Ned getting anything of value before Sunday.

    Regarding yung’s comment about Kemp not being a too likely MVP candidate because of the Dodger’s record, I’ve been saying for a long time that there should be 2 awards: Player of the Year and MVP.

    The perfect scenario for both awards happened in ’87 and ’88.

    Andre Dawson had awesome stats in his first season for the last place Cubs in ’87, leading the Majors in HRs (49 – tied w/McGuire) and RBIs (137). He won the MVP with 11 of the 24 first-place votes. Player of the Year? You bet. But Most Valuable? Without Dawson, how much worse can you be than last place?

    Dodger fans know all about what happened the next season. Kirk Gibson had a nice season (.290 average – 11th in the NL) (25 HRs – 7th) (76 RBIs – 16th), pushing the team to the World Series. But Player of the Year? Not hardly. Most Valuable? Most definitely.

    One thing that helped Dawson get his MVP despite being on a last-place team was not only his monster stats in a town like Chicago, but that the NL East-winning Cardinals had Ozzie Smith and Jack Clark split the vote for that team. They came in 2nd and 3rd in the voting.

    Yung’s mention of Kemp getting the 40/40 is right on. If he gets hot again to make at least a run at the Triple Crown, even better. He’ll need 1) something spectacular like that to hang his hat on and 2) no one else to really stand out on a contender.

  12. nedisajerk says:

    LA Angels 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 6 1
    Cleveland 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5

    WTG Santana for the no hitter and wow weird boxscore for the Indians.

    • 32and53fan says:

      This reminds me of that famous quote by Don Drysdale:

      During the 1964 season, the Dodgers had one of the worst hitting teams in the league, and Drysdale received little run support. On one occasion, Drysdale left the team to attend to personal business in Washington, DC, the day after he had lost a four-hitter in 11 innings to the Philadelphia Phillies. On that day, June 5, 1964, Sandy Koufax pitched a no-hitter. Drysdale did not know what the Dodgers had done that day until he returned to his hotel and watched a late night TV newscast. As quoted in the Associated Press on June 6, Drysdale said that after he heard on the news that Koufax had thrown his third career no-hitter, his first thought was “Did he win it?

  13. Nice SO on Tulo. Had him fishing

  14. Disheartening story on Cook and how he had blood clots in 05. Good to see him still playing baseball though..

  15. nedisajerk says:

    lol the Pirates/Braves are back in extra inning this time and hopefully the Pirates won’t be screw this time but it look like the Braves going to win..

  16. Pirates v. Braves going on right now. 10 innings and counting..
    1-1 score

    Last night

    Pirates v. Braves 19th inning

    3-4

  17. Weeks hurt.

    Brewers, Reds, Red Sox have a need for Furky

    • D’Backs (Drew), Twins (Nishioka), Pirates (D’Arnaud), Rays (Rodriguez), Brewers (Weeks), Reds (Renterria), Red Sox (Scutaro)..All need an upgrade at SS.

      • nedisajerk says:

        I think the Pirates are happy with him and they also got that bust Wood. Nishioka having a tough year in his 1st year in the USA but the Twins don’t care much about an upgrade and was suppose to be good player in the Japan league. The Rays have so many prospect and there top pick some years back in Beckham. Who said Renteria isn’t an upgrade over Furcal at this time of his career? Scutaro is a good player and isn’t bad I doubt they need an upgrade.

        • D’Arnaud just got put on the DL and Wood takes over at 3rd over Pedro Alvarez.

          Nishioka is a greenhorn and needs someone to take pressure off him, especially if they want to make playoffs

          Rays have a utility player playing SS and have yet to use Zobrist and Briegnac

          Renteria is about the same, but IMO, I believe it’s still Furcal over Renterria

          Scutaro would be best as a backup but with Furcal, you’d have a good middle infield tandem.

          • nedisajerk says:

            I didn’t know about D’Arnaud was placed on DL and didn’t they called him up last week and it weird to trade with the Pirates lol. TB might need an upgrade after all but it like we always get the bad deal with the Rays. Yep when Furcal is healthy but you can’t count on that.

    • Good. We have a need to get rid of him.

      • If we combine Hiroki with him, we could ship him to Pirates, Twins, Brewers, or Red Sox, who have a need at pitching and have something which we need down in the minors.

        If we got Lars Anderson and Middlebrooks from Red Sox for Furcal and Kuroda, I’d be amazed and applaud Ned for once. Then swing a quick trade of Loney for anything, that would be best.

        • I’d applaud Ned if he just admitted that he put together one of the worst rag-tag bunch of ballplayers ever assembled.

          I’ve yet to hear Ned EVER take any responsibility for last year’s and this years crap.

  18. nedisajerk says:

    They probably need Carroll and I want Furcal traded to the Reds.

    • Carroll could be shipped to any of these teams. If Yankees want Kuroda, only way I see they get him is if we get a catcher. Anyone would do, Montero, Romine, Sanchez.

      Montero is Offense, Sanchez is defense and Romine is more of both but still years away. Then they have this other catcher called Kyle Higashioka.

      If Yankees offered Montero for Kuroda and maybe Elbert or Webster, I would do that in an instant.

  19. dodgereric says:

    From the Associated Press:

    “A code enforcement officer has cited the Los Angeles Dodgers for violating property maintenance and trash violations on property where the team used to train on Florida’s Atlantic coast.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dodgers/2011/07/vero-beach.html

    Reaction: When will the LAPD cite the Dodgers for all the garbage at Dodger Stadium?

    the owner = garbage
    the gm = garbage
    the manager = garbage
    the pitching coach = garbage
    the trainer = garbage
    Furcal, Loney, Uribe, Barajas, Navarro, Blake, Rivera, Lilly, Guerrier, Hawksworth, Velez = garbage

  20. Hey Wally! How’s it going?

    Can anyone explain to me why this team can’t score agains Aaron Cook?

  21. nedisajerk says:

    Wow the Rockies are 3/29 with risp remind me of our offense.

  22. nedisajerk says:

    That was a good catch for Gwynn.

  23. Barajas needs to have a good two weeks so Ned will sign him again for next year.

  24. Hey Wally, what’s Carroll’s OBI pct. now?

  25. nedisajerk says:

    The A’s are killing the Rays and just put up a 9 spots in the 4th against Shields.

  26. nedisajerk says:

    Stupid freaking 2 outs/runs.

  27. trublu4ever says:

    Crap….runs with two outs! I hate that!

  28. I seriously doubt this line-up is even capable of scoring a run.

  29. nedisajerk says:

    I wonder how Jackson felt not sticking with one team for more than a year?

  30. trublu4ever says:

    ( . )_( . ) ( . )_( . ) ( . )_( . ) thought I’d flash the guys to try and wake them up!

  31. nedisajerk says:

    Cook was drafted by the rockies in 1997. Wow he has been in there organization longer than Kuo has with us.

  32. nedisajerk says:

    Wow Donny is pushing his luck having his starters pitch over 100+ pitches.

  33. JhallWally says:

    Sounds like Ethier isn’t hustling. I think he wants out of LA very badly.

  34. Jeez these guys stink.

  35. trublu4ever says:

    Maybe the guys like (_|_) better than ( . )_( . )

  36. Whoops. That’s the ballgame.

  37. trublu4ever says:

    Brilliant move Donnie!

  38. nedisajerk says:

    Unfreakingbelieveable these all started with an 0-2 pitch.

  39. Shirley there’s someone better on the bench than Velez.

  40. trublu4ever says:

    Eugeniofor11 😉

  41. JhallWally says:

    LOL!! Very good Tru!!

  42. Criminies, I think Joyce Brothers could get these guys out.

  43. There is SOME life in the Dodgers’ bats – thanks Matt!

  44. Miles is taking over Uribe’s role of swinging at the first pitch.

  45. trublu4ever says:

    29,976 paid….and, I figure half are there.

  46. trublu4ever says:

    Fuckal!

  47. nedisajerk says:

    Gosh that was too of a play Furcal.

  48. MacDooDoo strikes again!!

  49. vl4eccjr says:

    Get well quick Jansen!

  50. JhallWally says:

    Loweeney, Barfajas, and Carroll. That will strike fear into our opponents heart.

  51. At least we’re not shut out!

  52. vl4eccjr says:

    WOW!
    Signs of life?

  53. nedisajerk says:

    Barajas still owned Street.

  54. Damn. I can see Ned now getting next year’s contract ready.

  55. Uh-Oh. Carroll’s grinding.

  56. nedisajerk says:

    To bad the lost cut be placed of Hawkworth instead of Kuroda.

  57. vl4eccjr says:

    Pfffffffffft!!! The sound of the end of a winning streak!!

  58. ( | )~~~~~~~~ PFFFFFFFFTTTTTTT

  59. trublu4ever says:

    I agree with both of you!

  60. vl4eccjr says:

    Please! No smoking, striking matches, or open flames!
    Pheuuupane gas may be present!

  61. dodgereric says:

    Can anyone remember the last player to clear his arbitration years with the Dodgers and then resign with the Dodgers?

    I can’t.

    Kuo and Broxton have been here the longest. Kuo still has an arbitration year left. Broxton will be a FA this fall. Chances are good that he’s not going to break the streak, however long it might be.

    Gagne? Dreifort?

    Game 56 attendance (2010): 48,988
    Today’s attendance courtesy of trumom: 29,976
    Greater than last year = 9 / Less than last year = 46

    Games less than 30,000 this season – 9
    Games less than 30,000 in 2005 – 2010: none
    Last game was 9/14/2004 – 29,704

    Lowest attended game of the year: Game 8 – 27,439
    Largest single game drop: Game 18 (55,662 – 28,419 = 27,243)

    2010 attendance (56 games) – 2,504,560 (44,724 average)
    2011 attendance (56 games) – 2,050,866 (36,623 average) #10 in MLB

    Drop of 453,694 total
    Average drop of 8102
    Extrapolated for 81 games – 656,236
    Projected 2011 final attendance – 2,966,431
    2010’s final attendance – 3,562,318 (#3 in MLB)

    Next game’s (57) attendance in 2010 – 44,739

    Crowds less than 30,000 in 2010: none. 2011: 9
    Crowds 30,000 – 39,999 in 2010: 12. 2011: 33
    Crowds 40,000 – 49,999 in 2010: 33. 2011: 9
    Crowds 50,000 – 55,999 in 2010: 7. 2011: 2
    Sellouts (56,000) in 2010: 4. 2011: 3

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