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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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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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Cardinals Kazified by Scott Kazmir, Dodgers Win 5-3

Baseball is such a crazy game. You can never predict it. For example, did you guys think that Scott Kazmir would shutdown the best hitting club in all of baseball on just five hits over 8.2 innings? I sure didn’t. I figured Kazmir would get lit up like a Christmas tree. Fortunately that didn’t happen. Instead Kazmir was dominant, and the Dodgers scored five runs off of a tiring Carlos Martinez…

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Martinez vs. Kazmir in Game 2, Dodgers Go For Three in a Row

The winning ways continued for the Dodgers on Friday night as they defeated the Cardinals 8-4. The Dodgers scored their most runs at home since well….2015. The previous high this year was 7 runs against the Giants in April. Ross Stripling didn’t pitch great, but pitched well enough to beat his old college buddy Michael Wacha. Defense was the Cardinal’s undoing as they committed 4 errors last night en route…

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Stripling Gives Up Lots of Runs, Offense Scores Lots More. Dodgers Win 8-4

The Mets are gone, but things did not necessarily get easier, as the Cheatin’ Cardinals rolled into Chavez Ravine. Tonight’s game brought us Michael Wacha vs Ross Stripling, two former Texas Aggies. Wacha is coming off three consecutive losses, and Stripling, while usually decent, is another reminder that the Dodgers rotation always packs surprises. Here’s how the game went. 1st inning Cardinals Stripling quickly gave up a couple of base…

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Cardinals Fly Into Town For Weekend Series

Clayton Kershaw pitched the Dodgers back above .500 on Thursday night with another dominating performance. He struck out 13 Mets while tossing his second shutout of the season in the Dodger’s 5-0 win. The Dodgers were able to split the four game series with the Mets. That was his fifth consecutive game with 10 or more strikeouts. A nice crisp clean shutout was just what the Dodgers needed. Kershaw is…

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Clayton Kershaw So Dominant, Vinny Called Him Sandy Koufax. Dodgers Win 5-0

The final game of Gotham City vs the City of the Angels brought with it another great marquee matchup: Clayton Kershaw vs King Kong, Bartolo Colòn. This one was going to be well worth the watch (if you’re one of the 40% of LA residents lucky enough to have access to the Dodgers on tv). Here’s what happened. 1st inning Dodgers Two pitches, two singles. Justin Turner up. Base hit!…

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You’re Killing Me, Doc (with those insane lineups)

When Dave Roberts won the job as manager for the Dodgers, there were plenty of reasons I was glad. One of the biggest reasons was I believed Roberts would manage the game just like he played it – with conviction, daring, and a touch of fun. We stand a little more than a month into the season, and I’m starting to doubt some of those assumptions. When Don Mattingly managed…

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Clayton Kershaw And The Fat Man in Series Finale

The nice little reprieve we had for Tuesday night’s 3-2 Dodger win evaporated quickly as the Dodger’s sunk back to mediocrity with a 4-3 loss to the Mets on Wednesday evening. Noah Syndergaard also known as Thor shocked us all with two home runs off of Kenta Maeda. He also destroyed the Dodgers with his arm as well. The Dodgers will have to win tonight to earn a series split. In the…

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Dodgers’ Blue Roller Coaster Takes A Dive. Dodgers Lose 4-3

Game three of LA vs NY promised a great pitching duel between Kenta Maeda and the one they call Thor, Noah Syndergaard. Just put that on the bill, and it’s enough to get us interested. Here’s how the game played out. Nothing much through the first two, but in the top of the 3rd inning Mets Syndergaard took Maeda deep for a solo home run. Dodgers Corey Seager then got…

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Dodgers Hope To Bring The Hammer Down On Noah Syndergaard (Thor) in Game 3

The Dodgers got a rare gift last night with Tracye Thompson’s exciting walk-off bomb that lifted the Dodgers to a 3-2 win over the Mets to even the series. Not only did that blast give the Dodgers a rare home win, but it also spared us all the agony of watching Chris Hatcher pitch another inning. He was looming in the bullpen at the time of the Thompson home run….

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Scott Kazmir’s Start Has Repercussions Beyond This Year

Scott Kazmir‘s Dodger career has gotten off to a putrid start, there’s no getting around that. We’ve seen him pitch 7 starts, and after a near perfect start, this has happened: scott kazmir’s FIP this season 5.56 scott kazmir’s FIP in 2010 the season preceding his exit from baseball: 5.56 — a-dri-an (@marrnotmaher) May 11, 2016 He’s been below replacement level thus far and has been the nightmare situation for…

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Yes Virginia, There is a Big Dodger in the Sky! Dodgers Walk-off Winners 3-2!

Tonight’s Baseball Tale from Chavez Ravine is of the unlikely bum, Alex Wood, vs the monster from NY, Jacob deGrom. Here’s how it played out. 1st inning Puig vs. Mets Dodgers Back to back doubles by Chase Utley and Corey Seager brought in the first Dodgers run of the night. A sac fly by Adrian Gonzalez brought in Corey Seager.  2-0 2nd inning  Dodgers 2-0 Mets Base hits and an…

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