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Dodgers' Josh Fields won't talk numbers, but his performance on the mound has been stellar

Dodgers' Josh Fields won't talk numbers, but his performance on the mound has been stellar

The ground rules for a conversation with Josh Fields are set right away.

“No numbers,” the Dodgers reliever said Sunday. “We don’t talk numbers.”

Fields knows there is a huge discrepancy between the 9.72 earned-run average he had in nine spring-training games and the sparkling 0.84 ERA he has posted in 21 regular-season appearances, a performance that has pushed the hard-throwing right-hander into a high-leverage role in one of baseball’s best bullpens.

But why jinx himself by looking at the stat sheet?

“I don’t know if I’d say I’m superstitious, but I am a little stitious,” Fields said with a laugh. “There’s a little bit of superstition, but the...

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