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He Hits, He Slides, He Curveballs. Kershaw Dominates and Wins 1-0

Tonight brought the first visit of the Zinzinatti Reds (as the venerable Vin Skully calls them) to Chavez Ravine. The Reds had only won three road games up to this point, and sat 16 games behind the Cubs. How would they fare running into the buzzsaw known as Clayton Kershaw? Kershaw, for once was not trying to stop a losing streak. He was actually trying to build upon yesterday’s marathon…

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Reds vs. Dodgers

Weary Dodgers Return Home

The Dodgers returned home after holding us hostage for the longest game of our lives. Seven hours and seventeen innings later the boys in blue finally emerged victorious by scoring four runs in the top of the seventeenth inning to defeat San Diego. It was Yasiel Puig’s two-run single that was the difference maker in the marathon. Ross Stripling was the pitching MVP tossing three scoreless frames once the entire…

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Maeda, Mashes, Mishaps, Marathon, Dodgers Finally Win 9-5

Kenta Maeda is becoming “one of those” Dodger pitchers. When he pitches, people are starting to wonder which Maeda will show up – the awesome one, or the dreadful one? Now that I think about it, the Dodgers overall, are “one of those” teams. Here’s what happened today in the crazy universe that the Dodgers occupy. For the first four innings, Maeda was effective, and he held the Padres scoreless….

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How to Fix The Dodgers in 24 Hours or Less

We can see it. At least half the crowd in Chavez Ravine can see it. But I don’t think Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts and his “advisors” can. This team, run on the same strategies that they’ve tried night after night, is headed straight for Nowheresville – and last time I checked, they don’t host the World Series there. Take some advice and look in the mirror, Roberts and Co. Think…

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At Least the Dodgers Find New Ways to Lose Every Night. Padres Walk to Win 3-2

Dodgers vs Padres. Game Two. The returns of Adrian Gonzalez and Matt Kemp. Exciting stuff. Alex “Who knows which way he’ll bend?” Wood on the mound. Exciting in an entirely different way. Cut to the third inning: 3rd inning Padres Alex Wood strikes out the side. It looked like Strudy Wood was on, as six of the first nine outs were Ks. 4th inning Dodgers The problem was, the Dodgers…

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Justin Turner and Carl Crawford

Dodgers Try Again Versus Padres

All of the good feelings from Justin Turner’s two-run eighth inning go-ahead home run were immediately erased when Kenley Jansen chose a horribly bad time to have his first blown save of the season leading to the Dodger’s 7-6 loss to the Padres on Friday evening. The good thoughts were certainly there. Seeing some Justin Turner magic return to the club was a great feeling. Things felt like maybe they…

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Yasiel Puig

If I Were GM….

We are approaching Memorial Day which is the quarter mark of the 2016 season. Memorial Day is always a good time to reevaluate your baseball club and start to consider moves to make that would improve your team. So far through the first quarter of the season, the Dodgers have played very poorly. They’ve sucked, and the front office has done nothing to address the issues. Unless you want to count…

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Dodgers Go To San Diego, Forget To Pack Good Starting Pitching. Lose 7-6

The Dodgers opened a weekend series against the San Diego Padres tonight. The big question on everyone’s mind  wasn’t “How will the Dodgers’ offense do?” Nope, we were all wondering what ridiculous getup the Padres would try to push-off as a baseball uniform. A: They threw us all for a loop and wore legitimate friar brown and gold. We”ll jump right to the action. 2nd inning Padres Scott Kazmir in…

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Clayton Kershaw

Numberfire Breaks Down Clayton Kershaw’s Incredible Start

It is truly a shame that the Dodgers are wasting Clayton Kershaw’s unique talent and another epic campaign by surrounding him with the mediocrity that they have placed around him. Kershaw is having another magnificent season and this may be his greatest one yet. He’s struck out 10 or more batters in six consecutive starts. So far he has whiffed 88 and walked only 4 while posting an incredible 1.67…

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Angels Show Dodgers What A Good Team Looks Like, Dodgers Lose 7-4

The final game of the Freeway Series of LA vs OC (who think they’re LA), saw Ross Stripling take the mound for the Dodgers, trying to earn a split. The only thing that split was the Dodgers’ chances for a win. 1st inning Dodgers Chase Utley got on with a bunt single and eventually got came around to score, courtesy of two wild pitches. Dodgers 1-0 Angels Stripling hands one…

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Freeway Series Finale

Wednesday night’s 8-1 loss to the Angels was a total disaster. Mike Bolsinger pitched ok, but the Dodger’s defense in conjunction with their subpar relief pitching did them in during that fifth inning meltdown. The offense was as useless as ever, scoring just the one run and doing virtually nothing else. Does that sound familiar? It should. The Dodgers are now 13-19 in games not started by Clayton Kershaw. The boys in…

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TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 6: Manager Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers returns to the dugout after making a trip to the mound in the seventh inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 6, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dave Roberts

Dodgers Orange Crushed, Lose 8-1

The Freeway Series shifted to Anaheim and saw the return of Mike Bolsinger to the Dodgers’ starting rotation. Manager Dave Roberts was hoping to get 5 or 6 innings out of Bolsinger, and give the rest of the Dodgers’ starters an extra day off. Too bad Roberts didn’t wish for some run support too. 1st inning Angels Mike Trout hit a “Welcome to Anaheim” home run. 1-0 2nd inning  Angels…

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The Big A

Freeway Series Shifts To Anaheim, Mike Bolsinger Makes Season Debut

The Dodgers evened the Freeway Series on Tuesday night with a 5-1 win over the Angels thanks to another masterful performance from maestro Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw now has 88 whiffs and 4 walks on the season and has struck out 10 or more batters in six consecutive outings. My god that man is a pitching artist. Now the Dodgers have to prove they can win in games not started by Kershaw as…

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Dodgers’ Youth Pounding On The Door – Is FO Deaf As Well As Blind?

The time has come to drop the dead weights out of the Dodgers’ lineup, drop others down in the batting order, and to knock off the ridiculous platoons.  It’s time to move forward with the players that deliver with enthusiasm, with power – and how’s this for revolutionary baseball thinking? – with some consistency. The Dodgers’ brain trust (whomever that cabal consists of) that sets the daily starters has been…

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The Kids Are Alright, And Kershaw’s Pretty Good Too. Dodgers Win 5-1

Dodgers vs Angels Game Two. The Dodgers handed the ball to the man who stops the losing streaks, Clayton Kershaw – although that might tell you more about the Dodgers than the man. Let’s see how this one turned out. 1st inning Kershaw vs Angels 3 up, 3 down with 2 Ks 2nd inning Angels Three singles and a balk brought in the first run of the night.  1-0 3rd…

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