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Dodgers Topped Again By Renfroe And Padres, Lose 6-5

The Dodgers dropped to two games behind the Nationals in the fight for home-field advantage in the playoffs after losing last night, with the number of chances to gain ground dwindling. Tonight it was Jose De Leon‘s chance to bring the Dodgers closer to their final goal of the regular season. 1st inning My personal choice for the Dodgers’ MVP of 2016, Chase Utley, homered to begin the game. 1-0 With…

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Feb 27, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Jose De Leon poses for a portrait during photo day at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Jose De Leon Takes The Hill Against The Padres For Real This Time

The post clinch celebration hangover hit the Dodgers hard yesterday as they suffered a 7-1 loss in the opening game against the Padres. That’s probably to be expected. Other than home field advantage in the NLDS these games are pretty meaningless for them. Of course as I was on my return flight home the Dodgers made a late change and decided to push Jose De Leon back to tonight and started…

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Dodgers Hit One Little Homer, Padres Hit Two Big Ones

As much as some of us may have wanted the season to end on the dramatic, division-clinching note from Sunday’s game at Dodger Stadium, there remains a weeks worth of baseball left to play.  The Dodgers traveled to San Diego and opened a three-game series against the Padres, with Kenta Maeda taking the mound for game one. 1st inning Kenta Maeda had a rough first inning, capped off by a…

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Dodgers Open Final Trip in San Diego, De Leon Counters Clemens

The Dodgers embark on their final road trip of the season after completing one of the most emotional home stands of recent memory. The home stand included the clinching of their fourth consecutive NL West division title and a heartfelt tribute and farewell to Vin Scully. Everyone paid tribute to the legendary announcer including long time Spanish radio announcer Jaime Jarrin. The Dodgers won 5 out of the six games on the home…

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What I Miss?

As I’ve said before, sometimes life gets in the way of Dodger baseball. As I sit here and write this article I am in beautiful Cancun, Mexico with my beautiful girlfriend. I’ve had a wonderful and emotional vacation. I’ve also missed a lot of Dodger baseball this past week. Thankfully my amazing writers have picked up the slack. I can’t thank them enough. Those guys have not missed a beat…

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DODGERS: 4 ROCKIES: 3 diVINsion winners

I don’t think there are words to describe what happened early this morning for baseball. Being a person of Cuban descent, the impact that Jose Fernandez had as a baseball player on me cannot be described. I have never experienced a communal experience through my roots outside of baseball, and Jose Fernandez/Yasiel Puig finishing 1/2 in the 2013 rookie of the year voting. There was so much promise there, the comparisons were…

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Los Angeles Dodgers' Josh Reddick in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo) ORG XMIT: OTKK

Dodgers: Lots Rockies: Nots, One More

The Dodgers drubbed the Rockies Saturday night, lowering their magic number to 1, almost ensuring that their plight to 90 wins will be successful, and with that comes a 4th straight division title. What. A. Night. Scully’s penultimate game at Dodger stadium was a success for the team as they beat an overmatched Rockies squad 14-1, they didn’t clinch only because the Giants mounted an extra innings comeback against the…

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Memories From Vin Scully Night

Before Friday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies, the Dodgers began Vin Scully Weekend with an extended tribute that featured politicians, ex and present Dodgers, the Commissioner of Baseball, and Kevin Costner. In case you missed the festivities, here are some photos and videos from the unforgettable night. Sandy Koufax: “As many times as I’ve stood on this field, I’ve never been more nervous than this.”   Vinny and Kevin…

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Dodgers 5 Rockies 2 A Thorough Appreciation for Vin Scully

  Vin Scully’s retirement is near and it is finally sinking in that the legendary announcer won’t be calling games after next Sunday’s sure-to-be-emotional farewell in San Francisco. It was an emotional pregame ceremony which included Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti giving Scully a key to the city, and Mark Walter Jaime Jarrin, Clayton Kershaw, Kevin Costner, and Sandy Koufax paying tribute to the legendary announcer. Scully of course has a…

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Scott Kazmir takes the Hill

The Brett Anderson experiment panned out yesterday for the Dodgers thanks to the theatrics of Yasmani Grandal.  Another injury riddled pitcher takes the mound tonight in Scott Kazmir as will put his claim on the battle for the Number #4 starter.  The Dodgers will be going for their third win a row and will try to lower their magic number.  Tonight will be a special night indeed. Game time 710…

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A Yasmani Grand(al) Slam Lifts Dodgers Over The Rockies 7-4

After an emotional series, the Dodgers sent the fading Giants down south, beaten and limping, to face the Padres. Tonight they welcomed the “meh” Rockies. Could the boys in blue keep up the fire necessary to close out the run to the NL West title? 1st inning A perfect inning for Brett Anderson. 2nd inning The Rockies drew first blood, scoring 3 fast runs on 4 singles. Dodgers Yasmani Grandal…

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Brett Anderson Experiment

The Boys in Blue took the rubber match against the “hated ones” last night to improve their lead to six games in the NL West and decrease their magic number to five.  The Dodgers tonight will begin a four game series against the Colorado Rockies.  Making his return to the mound tonight will be Brett Anderson. Game time 710pm SNLA The lasting image I have of Brett Anderson is when…

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Yasiel Puig Beats The Giants, Declares: “Everyone Look at me!”

Kenta Maeda was shown in last night’s telecast sitting in the Dodgers dugout with baseball in hand. It looked like he was working on his pitching technique. He slowly moved his arm forward at the elbow and put a finishing wrist-twist on his simulated pitch. What he didn’t know at the time, was his mental homework would pay off, but his quality pitching would be overshadowed by the mighty Yasiel…

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Dodgers take on Matt Moore Part 2

The Los Angeles Dodgers bats failed to hit with runners in scoring position all game long against Johnny Cueto and the San Francisco Giants.  The Dodgers fell 2-0 last night but still hold a five game lead in the NL West heading into tonight’s rubber match against the Giants.  Tonight it will be Kenta Maeda 15-9 3.24 ERA taking on Left hander Matt Moore who is 11-11 with a 4.06…

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Dodgers Offense Nowhere To Be Seen, Shutout 0-2

The second game against the Giants looked to be a dandy, following the infamous “Don’t look at me” game, and the premature lifting of Hill after seven perfect innings in his last outing. Add to that, Johnny Cueto taking the mound for the Giants, and we had all the makings for a great Dodgers, Giants matchup.1st inning The Giants’ lead-off batter, Eduardo Nuñez made sure there would be no no-hitter tonight,…

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The Dodgers Yasiel Puig #66 and Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner #40 exchange words after Puig hit a solo home run in the 6th inning during their game at Dodger Stadium Friday, May 9, 2014. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News)

It’s time to Bury the Giants

Last nights come from behind 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants had a lot of fireworks.  It was Clayton Kershaw vs.  Madison Bumgarner.  It was Yasiel Puig vs. Bumgarner.  Ultimately it was Adrian Gonzalez clutch hit in the ninth inning to secure the victory.  The Dodgers now have a six game lead in the NL West and their magic number to clinch is seven. The Dodgers still have five…

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