Episodes
On this episode of the Three-Inning Save podcast, we salute Teoscar Hernández for being the first Dodgers player ever to win the Home Run Derby. Hernández is also starting the All-Star Game along with Shohei Ohtani on Tuesday in Texas. Freddie Freeman and Will Smith are the other active Dodgers on the National League roster as reserves. To that end, we look at recent All-Star trivia and history. Also, a look at the growing list of Dodgers pitchers, plus who might join the list later in the...
Published 07/24/24
On this episode of the Three-Inning Save podcast, it was a rebound week for the Dodgers, with a sweep of the Red Sox after the All-Star break. Shohei Ohtani hit two memorable home runs last week: a three-run shot in the All-Star Game, the first by a Dodger in the midsummer classic in 28 years; and a 473-foot blast on Sunday that very nearly cleared the entire right field pavilion at Dodger Stadium. Against the Red Sox, the Dodgers trailed in the eighth inning on Friday, then trailed in the...
Published 07/23/24
On this episode of the Three-Inning Save podcast, we look back at a hell week for the Dodgers, losing five of six games on the road to the Phillies and Tigers. The club’s thinning pitching staff took more hits and the burden created by the starting rotation finally made the bullpen crack. And that’s before considering the underperformance from a large number of hitters. With Mookie Betts and Max Muncy not due back until August, the Dodgers basically are running two thirds of a lineup out...
Published 07/17/24
On this episode of the Three-Inning Save podcast, we salute Teoscar Hernández for being the first Dodgers player ever to win the Home Run Derby. Hernández is also starting the All-Star Game along with Shohei Ohtani on Tuesday in Texas. Freddie Freeman and Will Smith are the other active Dodgers on the National League roster as reserves. To that end, we look at recent All-Star trivia and history. Also, a look at the growing list of Dodgers pitchers, plus who might join the list later in the...
Published 07/16/24
On this episode of the Three-Inning Save podcast, we note the six Dodgers named to the National League All-Star roster, and the busy week ahead. The MLB Draft starts Sunday and runs for three days. The Future Game is Saturday, and the Home Run Derby is Monday before the All-Star Game itself on Tuesday in Texas.  The Three-Inning Save is part of the Fans First Sports Network. Hosted by Eric Stephen and Jacob Burch, with questions from Craig Minami. Produced by Brian Salvatore. Learn more about...
Published 07/10/24
On this episode of the Three-Inning Save podcast, we recount a busy week of pitching roster moves, and a struggling staff. D-backs first baseman Christian Walker hit five home runs in three games at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers split six games against Arizona and Milwaukee, and Justin Wrobleski made his major league debut with a spot start on Sunday. Plus rehab updates on Clayton Kershaw and Joe Kelly, and more. The Three-Inning Save is part of the Fans First Sports Network. Hosted by Eric...
Published 07/09/24
Today on The Three-Inning Save podcast, Eric Stephen and Jacob Burch look back at Willie Randolph, the second baseman who played parts of two seasons with the Dodgers, including making the All-Star team in 1989. Randolph played 18 years in the majors, including 13 years with the Yankees, and was part of four World Series teams and two championship teams in New York. The six-time All-Star played with the Dodgers in 1989-90, and was traded to Oakland for former Dodgers Rewind subject Stan...
Published 07/04/24
On this episode of the Three-Inning Save podcast, we look at various’ Dodgers chances of making the All-Star team, with Shohei Ohtani and Teoscar Hernández likely starting plus reserve chances for Freddie Freeman and Will Smith, and maybe one or two pitchers. Also, trivia regarding Gavin Stone’s shutout last week, and questions regarding the Dodgers and acquiring starting pitching at the trade deadline. The Three-Inning Save is part of the Fans First Sports Network. Hosted by Eric Stephen and...
Published 07/03/24
On this episode of the Three-Inning Save podcast, we worry about the pitching staff after short starts last week by Bobby Miller, Tyler Glasnow, and James Paxton taxing the bullpen, while also exalting Gavin Stone, who pitched a shutout. With no real immediate cavalry in sight, the Dodgers rotation has little margin for error over the next few weeks as it navigates into the All-Star break and beyond. Also, an appreciation for the magnificent season Miguel Rojas is having both offensively and...
Published 07/02/24
On this episode of the Three-Inning Save podcast, we look at the Dodgers pitching staff at the moment, with Walker Buehler getting a reset with another trip to the injured list. In the last week-plus, the Dodgers lost Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Buehler, with the latter more of a reset as Buehler works through kinks in his mechanics and delivery. They got back Bobby Miller and inserted Landon Knack for now in the rotation. We look at the run of off days on the schedule and what that might mean...
Published 06/25/24
On this episode of the Three-Inning Save podcast, we marvel at the many majestic home runs and other exploits of Shohei Ohtani, who is now leading off for the Dodgers. Ohtani hit four home runs last week, and has an extra-base hit in seven straight games, but was also joined by others in the lineup around him, including a productive 7-8-9 group that has struggled all year with a rotating cast of characters. Plus an update on Max Muncy, who is “stir crazy” waiting for his oblique to heal and...
Published 06/24/24
On this episode of the Three-Inning Save podcast, we look to the return of Bobby Miller after missing 10 weeks with shoulder inflammation, replacing the injured Yoshinobu Yamamoto. Also, a look at the weird schedule this week which includes the Dodgers and Angels having Sunday off after a two-game series. Plus loads of Dodgers trivia about the Angels and Rockies. The Three-Inning Save is part of the Fans First Sports Network. Hosted by Eric Stephen and Jacob Burch, with questions from Craig...
Published 06/19/24
On this episode of the Three-Inning Save podcast, we discuss the aftermath of the injuries to Mookie Betts and Yoshinobu Yamamoto. Also, a look at the top of the Dodgers lineup, which now has Will Smith batting second to break up left-handed hitters Shohei Ohtani and Freddie Freeman. Miguel Rojas will take over the bulk of the time at shortstop, and we look at how the rest of the roster will adjust, including more time for Chris Taylor in the infield and Miguel Vargas in left field against...
Published 06/19/24
On this episode of the Three-Inning Save podcast, we recap an absolutely brutal weekend at Dodger Stadium during which Mookie Betts broke a bone in his left hand and Yoshinobu Yamamoto suffered a strained rotator cuff. Both are expected to miss several weeks, if not months. Craig Goldstein at Baseball Prospectus shared data from the site's injury recovery database, showing recent pitchers with a rotator cuff strain miss an average of 64 days, while a broken hand averages 53 days away. We'll...
Published 06/17/24
On this episode of the Three-Inning Save podcast, the Dodgers traded for Cavan Biggio, the utility player who was designated for assignment last week. Biggio has struggled at the plate, but the bottom of the Dodgers lineup is used to that. His numbers compare favorably to Kiké Hernández and Chris Taylor, and Biggio bats left-handed, unlike those two right-handers. Biggio’s addition gives the Dodgers a left-handed option at third base with Max Muncy still out with a strained oblique. Plus...
Published 06/13/24
On this episode of the Three-Inning Save podcast, we look ahead to the Dodgers playing an entire week of games against the American League, part of a 9-game interleague stretch on the schedule. This week brings the return of Corey Seager to Dodger Stadium for the first time since he signed with the Rangers. Plus we look back at the Dodgers’ history in interleague play, dating back to 1997. The Three-Inning Save is part of the Fans First Sports Network. Hosted by Eric Stephen and Jacob Burch,...
Published 06/11/24
On this episode of the Three-Inning Save podcast, we recap an exciting weekend series between the Dodgers and Yankees at Dodger Stadium, and the incredible weekend by outfielder Teoscar Hernández. Yankee Stadium saw a great game by Yoshinobu Yamamoto, some stellar patchwork relief by the taxed Dodgers bullpen, and Aaron Judge continued to be a menace for New York. In all the Dodgers won two of three games. Plus updates on the bottom of the Dodgers lineup, including a home run by Kiké...
Published 06/10/24
Today on The Three-Inning Save podcast, Eric Stephen and Jacob Burch look back at Al Downing, who won 20 games, made an All-Star team, and won Comeback Player of the Year with the Dodgers in 1971. Downing also famously allowed Henry Aaron’s 715th home run, in 1974, but Downing had a distinguished career, pitching 17 seasons in the majors, including seven years with the Dodgers and nine years with the Yankees. The Three-Inning Save podcast is part of the Fans First Sports Network. Produced by...
Published 06/07/24
On this episode of the Three-Inning Save podcast, we look ahead to the Dodgers and Yankees playing in New York, by also looking to the past. The Three-Inning Save is part of the Fans First Sports Network. Hosted by Eric Stephen and Jacob Burch, with questions from Craig Minami. Produced by Brian Salvatore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/06/24
On this episode of the Three-Inning Save podcast, we recap strong Dodgers pitching that led to five wins in six games last week against the Mets and Rockies. The offense has been struggling in a relative sense, even Mookie Betts, Shohei Ohtani, and Freddie Freeman at the top of the lineup. The situation has been exacerbated with Max Muncy out since mid-May. His oblique injury will likely linger well into June. Evan Phillips is back off the injured list, adding more stability to the bullpen....
Published 06/04/24
On this episode of the Three-Inning Save podcast, we take stock of several injured Dodgers and see when Bobby Miller, Evan Phillips, and Max Muncy might return to the team. Also, we look back on the first third of the 2024 season, what went right and what went wrong, plus thoughts on struggles from hitters in the bottom third of the lineup. The Three-Inning Save is part of the Fans First Sports Network. Hosted by Eric Stephen and Jacob Burch, with questions from Craig Minami. Produced by...
Published 05/29/24
On this episode of the Three-Inning Save podcast, we catch up on two weeks’ worth of Dodgers news, with a five-game losing streak front and center. The offense has struggled for most of May, having a hard time getting production outside of the top 6 hitters in the lineup. And since Max Muncy has been out with an oblique strain, it’s only a top 5 in the lineup now. Also, we go over the constant churn through Dodgers pitchers and how that bubble burst over the last week, contributing to the...
Published 05/28/24
Today on The Three-Inning Save podcast, Eric Stephen and Jacob Burch look back at Pete Mikkelsen, a right-handed reliever who pitched for the Dodgers from 1969-1972. Mikkelsen had the first four-inning save in Dodgers history, in 1969, when he closed out the final win of Don Drysdale’s legendary career. Mikkelsen pitched in nine major league seasons for the Yankees, Pirates, Cubs, Cardinals, and Dodgers. The Three-Inning Save podcast is part of the Fans First Sports Network. Produced by Brian...
Published 05/15/24
On this episode of the Three-Inning Save podcast, the Dodgers offense hit a snag in San Diego, dropping their first series in three weeks. But strong pitching has kept the team in every game, and fueled a hot streak. Walker Buehler struggled in his first two starts back after missing nearly two years recovering from Tommy John surgery, which was to be expected. Several high-leverage relief pitchers are injured, including Evan Phillips and Joe Kelly. But the pitching staff rolls on, allowing...
Published 05/14/24