Dodgers Need Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen, Rich Hill And a Little Luck To Win NLCS

The Dodgers were historically pathetic on Thursday evening after their 8-4 loss to the Cubs in game 5 of the NLCS. The Dodgers lost game 4 by a 10-2 score, meaning they were outscored 18-6 in games 4 and 5. During perhaps the most important games of the season the Dodgers went out like meek little girls instead of paper tigers. Lackluster performances from starting pitchers Julio Urias, and Kenta Maeda put…


Dodgers Out-Thunk, Out-Pitched and Out-Scored 8-4

Things in the NLCS were shaping up for the Dodgers, who had taken a two games to one series lead over the Cubs. The boys in blue seemed to have momentum on their side, and then they ran into a Chicago buzz saw. They were crushed in Game 4, the Cubs tied the series, and everything was different again. In Game 5, the Dodgers sent Jeckle and Hyde starter, Kenta…


Cubs: 10 Dodgers: 2 Urias, Bullpen Blow Chance

Julio Urias became the youngest pitcher to start a playoff baseball game. And with that you can always be sure that a day gives you some relevant information. A cool little factoid that will be bar trivia one day. Nobody’s gonna remember his actual outing though, right? That’s how this works? Who am I kidding, Julio Urias was pretty good until he wasn’t and the moment he fell off it…

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NLCS Game 3: Dodgers 6 Cubs Nada- Rich Hill Dominates, Dodgers Take Series Lead

Pennant fever is sweeping across Los Angeles and Southern California, and the only known cure is a Dodgers World Series championship. There is certainly no joy in Cubs land tonight as the Dodgers defeated Chicago by a 6-0 score in game 3 of the NLCS to take a 2-1 series lead. The Dodgers are now just two wins away from their first National League championship since the 1988 club. Veteran…


It’s Game 3 at Chavez Ravine, and We Can’t Wait!

Pitching, pitching, pitching. That’s what wins ballgames, series’, and ultimately, championships. It’s also what the Dodgers had an abundance of in Game 2 against the Chicago Cubs. Clayton Kershaw retired 14 in a row before giving up a hit, and went on to finish with another excellent two innings. In the eighth, the skipper brought in Kenley Jansen to get the final six outs. And he did. With authority. Every…


The Dodgers Win the Pennant Because Adrian Gonzalez

No matter what else happens, Adrian Gonzalez has already become the first and the largest reason the Dodgers will win the NLCS and take the pennant. Sorry, Cubbies. Just as Kirk Gibson arose in 1988, Adrian Gonzalez has taken the 2016 reins, and is showing the Dodgers and their fans that the Cubs can be beat, and this is the team to do it. The venerable Vin Scully called Gonzalez “the…


Dodgers: 1 Cubs: 0 Clayton Kershaw to Kenley Jansen

Pardon the late recap, I didn’t start writing this recap until the 9th inning. You can surely excuse the vomiting I was busy with, that was a whale of a game. Going into this game, it was somewhat of a must win for the Dodgers. Going down 0-2 back to a 3 game series in Los Angeles was going to be really difficult of course. So to ‘save the season’…


How Dave Roberts Could Have Won Game 1 And Can Win All The Others

It was a simple solution. Manager Dave Roberts should have started Andrew Toles in left field. In fact, Toles should be starting every game until he shows he shouldn’t be out there. Because if there is one place that Andrew Toles belongs in a Dodgers playoff game, it aint the bench. Ever since Toles joined the team, he’s been showing flashes of baseball brilliance. At the very least, he has proven to…

Clayton Kershaw

NLCS Game 2 Lineups, Game Thread-Kershaw vs. Hendricks

The Dodgers look to rebound after last night’s trainwreck loss in game 1. The Dodgers blew a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning as a tired Joe Blanton allowed five runs off of a grand slam home run to Miguel Montero and a solo home run to Dexter Fowler. The inning included some questionable moves from Dave Roberts. The two intentional walks to Jason Heyward and pinch-hitter Chris…


NLCS Game 1: Cubs 8 Dodgers 4 Trainwreck

What an absolute embarrassment. The Dodgers took game 1 and threw it right down the toilet with poor strategy and one bum reliever’s meatballs in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Dodgers had grabbed the momentum in the top of the eighth inning when Adrian Gonzalez’s two-out bases loaded single scored two runs to tie the game at 3-3. The Dodgers were down 3-1 entering that frame and were…


NLCS Game 1 Starting Lineups, Game Thread

The NLCS begins tonight as the Dodgers and Cubs battle for the National League pennant. The Dodgers will be attempting to erase a nasty 28-year World Series drought. Meanwhile the Cubs are trying to erase a century of mythological losing. It’s the Dodgers job to steal the show and make sure the Cubs and their fans are miserable. Hopefully for another 108 years. I know that many people will be…


Dodgers Announce NLCS Roster

The Dodgers have announced the roster for the NLCS against the Chicago Cubs which begins tonight at 5PM PST at Wrigley Field. This will be the eleventh NLCS the Dodgers have played in franchise history. The Dodgers have not won a National League championship since 1988 while the Cubs have not won one since 1945. Embed from Getty Images There are only a few minor changes as the Dodgers will…

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Clayton Kershaw Turned in an Orel Hershiser Effort To Get The Dodgers To The NLCS

The thrilling and emotionally draining 5-game National League Division Series ended in incredible victory for the Dodgers after their 4-3 win over the Nationals on Thursday night. The game ended up becoming one of the greatest in postseason history and the Dodgers were on the winning end of it. The amazing seventh inning rally from the Dodgers put them ahead by a 4-1 score. Joc Pederson’s solo home run that…