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Hill on The Mound For The Rebound

The Dodgers just completed a successful home-stand against the Giants and the Cubs taking two of three from both.  So the letdown occurred yesterday against the Rockies in Coors, where the Dodgers were pounded 8-1.  The Dodgers now lead the Giants by 1 1/2 games in the NL West.  So today the Dodgers will look to rebound with Rich Hill on the mound, who will face off against Tyler Anderson….

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Dodgers Put Runners Everywhere But Across The Plate, Lose 1-8

As Scott told us in the pregame report, this is the last time in 2016 the Dodgers will play in the Baseball Devil’s Triangle known as Coors field. Kenta Maeda, the most consistent Dodgers starting pitcher since the All-Star break, was tasked with winning his seventh straight game. The game was a scoreless pitcher’s battle for the first three innings. And there was this… 4th inning I got home just…

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Colin Kaepernick, Jackie Robinson and Me

I wasn’t going to get involved in the Colin Kaepernick controversy at all. I had my reasons. The first is, I don’t care that much about the 49s or what happens in preseason football. Secondly, tossing your two-cents into a nation-wide social media battle is not the best way to make friends, and you may end up losing some. Third, I was pretty sure Kaepernick’s hill wasn’t the one I wanted to plant…

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Not Coors Field Again! Maeda vs. Gray in Opener

It seems like I owe Brock Stewart a huge apology. I thought he was going to get hammered by the Cubs in the Dodger’s 1-0 win on Sunday afternoon. The kid stepped up to the plate and gave the Dodgers 5 shutout frames. His stuff was dazzling and the Dodgers eked out a huge win to take the series from the Cubs. He didn’t get the win but definitely pitched well…

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Push Against Shove-An Eyelash Wins it for the Dodgers 1-0

The Cubs won the first game this weekend. The Dodgers took the second. Here’s how the rubber match of this playoffs-preview series played out. It was close! 1st inning Jon Lester struck out the side. 3rd inning  Brock Stewart struck out the side. That gave him 7 Ks. Dodgers Brock Stewart got his first ML single! 4th inning Scoreless for Stewart Dodgers Two runners on. Kiké hit into a DP…

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Percentage Baseball Mismatch: Brock Stewart vs. Jon Lester

Percentage baseball again! Wonderful! Everyone enjoy! The Dodgers badly needed a win after they were almost no-hit by Matt Moore and the Giants and then blew a 4-3 lead in the top of the ninth to the Cubs, eventually losing in extras by a 6-4 score. The lead was down to one game in the NL West and the natives were getting restless. So the Dodgers gave the ball to…

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Urias Rocks, Cubs Rocked, Dodgers Win 3-2

Fresh twenty-year old Julio Urias was given the ball on a sunny, Saturday afternoon and told to stop the Cubs. Spoiler: He did.  1st inning After a walk and two singles, Urias gave up a run. 0-1 Dodgers A Corey Seager home run evened things up. 1-1   2nd inning 1-1 Two Ks for Urias 3rd inning  1-1 Urias kept the inning scoreless, and had four strikeouts after three. Dodgers…

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I Don’t Know What To Do About Josh Reddick

First of all, a lot has happened since I checked in, things naturally get overwhelming, life moves in mysterious ways but I am ready for writing to be fun again, and thanks to this space I am fully ready for that to be the case again. Since we’re on the topic of ‘fun things’ maybe it’s time to talk about Josh Reddick one more time. Expectations for the left handed hitter rose…

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Dodgers Go With Rookies, Urias, Stewart Against Cubs

If the trade of nice guy A.J. Ellis meant anything, and it did, you would think that trading away the one guy that that had the most knowledge of the pitching staff would probably be a bad idea. I’m not blaming Saturday’s 6-4 loss on the trade but did Carlos Ruiz have to be catching Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning? The two probably got crossed up because they had never…

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Kenley Jansen Meltdown + 2 Bryant HRs = Dodgers Loss

The Dodgers opened a weekend series with the 81-win Chicago Cubs tonight. To show just how serious they were taking the juggernaut Cubbies, they sent Bud Norris to the mound, and gave starts to  Kiké Enrique Hernandez, the Traded Flop, and the newest Dodger, Carlos Ruiz. Yay? 1st inning Norris quickly found himself with two on and  one out. He got a check-swing strike out, and then gave up a…

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A.J.-Less Dodgers Take on The Cubs

I have never seen twitter so happy after a 4-0 Dodger shutout loss. Twitter cheered after the Dodger’s were one-hit on Thursday evening.  Corey Seager’s bloop single to right with 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth broke up Matt Moore’s no-hitter on his bobblehead night and saved the Dodgers the embarrassment of being no-hit at home for the second consecutive season. Now you know why the Giants acquired…

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 20:  (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT)   A.J. Ellis #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in action against the New York Mets at Citi Field on May 20, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Dodgers defeated the Mets 9-4.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Dodgers Dump Ellis, Karma Bites Back. Who’s Surprised?

Do you remember The Twilight Zone episode “It’s A Good Life?” The episode features a six-year old boy, who has the powers of a god. He can read your mind or control the weather. No one knows if he made the entire world disappear, leaving only his small town remaining, or if he ripped their town away from the planet, and placed everyone literally in the middle of nowhere. That…

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No A.J. Ellis, (Almost) No Hits, No Runs, No Sweep. Dodgers Lose 4-0

The Dodgers won the first two games against the Giants. The first was a 9-5 pounding; last night’s game, a nail-biting 1-0 struggle. Ross Stripling took to the hill for the boys in blue. Would there be a sweep? Or would the body blow that was the A.J. Ellis trade kill the Dodgers’ momentum? With the exception of a double, Ross Stripling kept the Giants mostly quiet through the first…

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AJ Ellis Gone

Today in a shocking move the Dodgers traded Clayton Kershaw‘s personal catcher A.J. Ellis to the Phillies for Carlos Ruiz. Ellis has been with the Dodgers since 2008. The Dodgers are in the middle of a pennant race and playing very good ball, decided to make this move to try and go deep into postseason and also insurance if Yasmani Grandal gets hurt. I just hope this doesn’t ruin the great…

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Sweeparoni! The San Francisco Treat!

Happy days Dodger fans! So why are we in such a great mood today? Once again the birds are singing, the sun is shining. The clouds are fluffier. The air is crisper. The Dodgers continue to surge as the Giants continue to sink. The boys in blue defeated the Giants 1-0 on Wednesday night to take the series and move three games up on San Francisco in the NL West. New Dodger…

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Rich Hill And Dodgers Bullpen Shut Out Giants 1-0

After much anticipation, trepidation, and just plain impatience from the Dodgers Nation, Rich Hill‘s infamous blister  finally healed, and he took the mound tonight at Chavez Ravine. It was a heck of a request to ask Hill to make his Dodgers debut by facing the Giants in this tough NL West  battle. Things could go either way – and rather quickly. But then again, that’s the way it’s been for…

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