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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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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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The Freeway Series of Mediocrity Continues – Weaver vs. Kershaw

The Freeway Series continues on Tuesday night as the Dodgers conclude their nine game home stand. A win would give the club a 5-4 record, but a loss means a losing home stand. Regardless they’ve had another lackluster home stand. The Dodgers are mired in mediocrity and only major changes to the roster can turn things around for them. These are not championship caliber players. The big problems are the…

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Dodgers Activating Mike Bolsinger, Using Six-Man Rotation

The Dodgers have decided to activate Mike Bolsinger and go with a six man rotation for the time being. Bolsinger is going to be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday and start against the Angels in Anaheim. The Dodgers have a brutal slog of games over the next several weeks. They are in the midst of playing 20 consecutive games without a day off. Their next day off is…

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Freeway Series Opens, Dodgers Crash and Burn, Lose 7-6

The Dodgers and Angels opened their four-game Freeway Series tonight at Chavez Ravine, and just like a pleasant drive on the 5 freeway, it took seemingly forever to arrive at the end. The Dodgers had won 6 of their last 9, and the Angels just swept Seattle, so both teams were primed for the pump. Here’s how the game played out. 2nd inning Dodgers After two strike outs, Joc Pederson…

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Here Comes The Freeway Series

Is it already time for the freeway series? It seems like the season just started yesterday. I guess time flies when you’re playing mediocre baseball. The Dodgers actually had been playing a little better so things were starting to look up. They had earned a series split against the Mets, and won the first two games of the series against the Cardinals. They had won three in a row and…

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Justin Turner

Why is Justin Turner Still Batting Third?

Justin Turner has had two great seasons in Los Angeles. The Dodgers signed him to be a super utility guy with a little power to come off the bench and get some playing time around the infield. He was never supposed to be the starting third baseman. Turner was so comfortable playing at Dodger Stadium that he blossomed into a bona-fide power threat. He went from being an average utility…

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Cardinals Avoid Sweep as Dodgers Sleepwalk to 5-2 Loss

Tonight the Dodgers sent Alex Wood to the mound in the hopes of a win and a sweep of the Cheatin’ Cardinals. Those things were not in the cards however, as Wood pitched well enough to win, but the Dodgers reverted to their old habits of scoring early and then going quietly for the rest of the night, and giving up runs with two outs. It was a pitching duel…

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Dodgers Go For Sweep of Red Birds, Broom Depot Prepares Merchandise

It seems that things are beginning to turn around for the Dodgers. They battled for a series split with a very good New York Mets club, and have won two of the first three games against the Cardinals in their current weekend series. They’ve won four of their last six home games and have even scored more than two runs in each of their last five games at Dodger Stadium….

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