Is Don Mattingly Trying to Build the “Dodgers East” in Miami?

December 19, 2016

In case you haven’t noticed, the Miami Marlins, led on the field by former Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, have a bad case of “L.A. creep”, and are quietly transforming into the Dodgers East. When Mattingly and the Dodgers parted ways, one of the first things he tried to do was bring his L.A. coaching staff along with him to Florida. I get that. Plenty of relocating managers try to coax…

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My Top 5 Moments From The Second Half Of The 2016 Season

October 7, 2016

While we sit and wait for the opening pitch of Game 1 between the Dodgers and Nationals, let’s refresh some Dodger Blue memories. Here are my top 5 moments from the second half of the season: 5. July 29 The epic seventh inning between the Dodgers and the Diamondbacks. The game started off well enough, with the Dodgers leading 3-0 after six innings. In the top half of the 7th…

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Dodgers Go With Rookies, Urias, Stewart Against Cubs

Julio Urias
August 27, 2016

If the trade of nice guy A.J. Ellis meant anything, and it did, you would think that trading away the one guy that that had the most knowledge of the pitching staff would probably be a bad idea. I’m not blaming Saturday’s 6-4 loss on the trade but did Carlos Ruiz have to be catching Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning? The two probably got crossed up because they had never…

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Dodgers Dump Ellis, Karma Bites Back. Who’s Surprised?

August 26, 2016

Do you remember The Twilight Zone episode “It’s A Good Life?” The episode features a six-year old boy, who has the powers of a god. He can read your mind or control the weather. No one knows if he made the entire world disappear, leaving only his small town remaining, or if he ripped their town away from the planet, and placed everyone literally in the middle of nowhere. That…

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Ross Stripling and All-Righty Lineup vs. Boston

Ross Stripling
August 6, 2016

Scott Kazmir getting bombed in last night’s 9-0 blowout loss to the Red Sox was about as exciting as watching paint dry. I’m no Nostradamus but it doesn’t take a clairvoyant to figure out that Kazmir was going to get lit up like a Christmas tree. The next guy to get lit up like a Christmas tree will be this afternoon’s starter Ross Stripling who was called up this afternoon after Bud…

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No Moore Lefties: Matt Moore Shuts Down Dodgers

Matt Moore
July 27, 2016

Left handed pitchers continue to be the Dodger’s Achilles heel as fellow southpaw Matt Moore shutdown the Dodger bats by tossing 6.2 innings of one-run ball as the last place Tampa Bay Rays beat the Dodgers by a 3-1 score. The Rays will gladly take a series split as the win snaps a four game losing streak for them. For whatever reason left handed pitchers stymie, flummox and baffle the…

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Matt Moore vs. Brandon McCarthy in Afternoon Special

July 27, 2016

The Dodgers held on by the skin of their teeth on Tuesday evening to beat the feisty Rays by a score of 3-2. Two errors, (One by possible future Dodger Chris Archer) led to two unearned runs and Yasmani Grandal’s bomb was just enough to give the Dodgers the win and put them a season high 13 games over .500. Right hander Bud Norris gave the Dodgers a quality start…

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Dodgers Face NLCS Nemesis

July 22, 2016

My pregame predictions were correct, and it was indeed time for Stephen Strasburg to lose as the Dodgers knocked him around early to take the series in Washington. Justin Turner slugged two home runs and youngster Julio Urias pitched 4 effective innings. Adam Liberatore picked up his second win this season as the boys in blue defeated the Nationals by a score of 6-3. One of the most important things to remember is…

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We Better Not See The All-Righty Lineup Again Today

Bud Norris
July 20, 2016

I missed a lot of news on Tuesday afternoon while I was at work as the Dodgers were defeating the Nationals 8-4 in the series opener. The Dodgers were dealt more injury blows as Hyun-jin Ryu and reliever Casey Fien were placed on the disabled list. For Ryu the news is anything but surprising. As I have said numerous times over this season, I think Ryu’s career has about come to an end. Sadly…

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Dodgers Will Try Not To Look Gift Horse in The Mouth in Rubber Game

Kenta Maeda
July 17, 2016

I mean when a club is trying to gift you a win, you take it. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. The Dodgers just couldn’t get out of their own way on Saturday. The Dbacks did their best to try and give away Saturday night’s game to the Dodgers. The Dodgers just weren’t having that and decided not to accept the gift from one of the worst teams…

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Dodgers Look For More Home Success, Bettis Counters Kazmir

Corey Seager Catch
July 2, 2016

The Dodgers officially placed Clayton Kershaw and Joc Pederson on the 15-day disabled list on Friday afternoon. The opening game of the home stand was the first day of A.K. also known as life after Kershaw. It’s tough and makes me want to break furniture but the Dodgers were able to make their record 1-0 in the post Kershaw era. I told everyone to squint their eyes and imagine Bud…

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Kershaw Leads The Charge For Dodgers in The Lion’s Den

Dodgers vs. Giants
June 10, 2016

The Dodgers will open up an important three game series against the Giants in the lion’s den of At&t Park on Friday evening. The Dodgers still are unable to hit at all, scoring just 5 runs in the previous three game series against the Rockies. The Dodgers now rank 27th out of the 30 MLB clubs in batting. It’s becoming painfully clear that most of the position player roster sucks….

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Get Thirsty Dodgers! Norris Vs. Kershaw in Game 2

Clayton Kershaw
June 4, 2016

The Dodgers slugged four home runs on Friday evening that included three from Corey Seager to defeat the Braves 4-2. The Braves are the worst club in the National league of course, but still a win is a win. Beggars can’t be choosers. This is a good time to fatten up on the soft underbelly of the National League. Now if only the Cardinals would help us out by beating the Giants……..

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Julio Urias Returns, Dodgers Hope For Series Split

Julio Urias vs. Mets
June 2, 2016

The Dodgers played percentage baseball in game three of their four game series against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday evening and unsurprisingly forfeited the contest which resulted in a predictable 2-1 loss to the northsiders. The Dodgers decided to rest their two biggest offensive threats because a lefty was on the mound (Adrian Gonzalez, and Chase Utley) and scored just one run on four hits. The lone run came on a lead-off…

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Weary Dodgers Return Home

Reds vs. Dodgers
May 23, 2016

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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