Top 5 Dodger Moments: Chase Utley and Dodgers Rally To Force NLDS Game 5

Chase Utley
December 31, 2016

The 2016 season was filled with thrilling comebacks, rallies, decimating injuries and incredibly exciting moments. Even though the Dodgers fell short of their ultimate goal of ending this nasty now going on 29-year World Series drought, the season was a memorable one. One of the most memorable moments of the 2016 Dodgers season was the 5-game National league Division playoff series against the Washington Nationals. The series was a back…

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The Dodgers Have a Huge Hole To Fill at Second Base, and It Better Not Be With Kike Hernandez

Howie Kendrick
November 15, 2016

The Dodgers recently dealt veteran second baseman/outfielder Howie Kendrick to the Phillies for former minor league farmhand Darnell Sweeney and part time slugger Darin Ruf. Kendrick was acquired in 2014 for pitching prospect Andrew Heaney. Kendrick spent just two years in Dodger blue. That means the trade of Dee Gordon was not only a disaster, but pointless as well. Despite getting nothing of value in return for Gordon (Chris Hatcher,…

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Top 5 Moments of The 2016 Season: 5- Chase Utley Owns The Mets

Chase Utley
November 5, 2016

Since there is not much to write about during this slow time of the offseason what better reason to countdown the top five moments of the Dodger 2016 season. The Dodgers certainly had one crazy and intense roller coaster ride of a baseball season. Despite them choking in the postseason and not making the World Series, the club still had an exciting and memorable season. Here’s to more great seasons…

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NLCS Game 6 Lineups: Is This it?

Clayton Kershaw
October 22, 2016

We’ve arrived at game 6 of the NLCS between the Dodgers and the Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Cubs have a 3-2 series lead and are one win away from clinching their first World Series birth since 1945. The Dodgers have to win both games tonight and tomorrow night to clinch their first World Series birth since 1988. Tonight the Dodgers will give the ball to Clayton Kershaw…

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NLCS Game 2 Lineups, Game Thread-Kershaw vs. Hendricks

Clayton Kershaw
October 16, 2016

The Dodgers look to rebound after last night’s trainwreck loss in game 1. The Dodgers blew a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning as a tired Joe Blanton allowed five runs off of a grand slam home run to Miguel Montero and a solo home run to Dexter Fowler. The inning included some questionable moves from Dave Roberts. The two intentional walks to Jason Heyward and pinch-hitter Chris…

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NLCS Game 1: Cubs 8 Dodgers 4 Trainwreck

October 15, 2016

What an absolute embarrassment. The Dodgers took game 1 and threw it right down the toilet with poor strategy and one bum reliever’s meatballs in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Dodgers had grabbed the momentum in the top of the eighth inning when Adrian Gonzalez’s two-out bases loaded single scored two runs to tie the game at 3-3. The Dodgers were down 3-1 entering that frame and were…

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NLDS Game 5: Dodgers 4 Nationals 3: Sweet Vindication! Seventh Inning Rally Propels Dodgers Into NLCS

October 13, 2016

I am emotionally spent but I feel so good inside. The Dodgers are advancing to their eleventh NLCS in franchise history thanks to their 4-3 win over the Nationals in game 5 on Thursday night. The boys in blue’s four-run seventh inning rally propelled them to the win. Joc Pederson’s solo home run and Justin Turner’s two-run triple was the catalyst for the incredible rally. Carlos Ruiz’s pinch-hit RBI single…

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NLDS Game 4: It’s All on Kershaw Again

Clayton Kershaw-
October 11, 2016

The definition of the word déjà vu is…. well here, I’ll copy and paste the meaning for you. Literally “already seen”, is the phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced has already been experienced in the past. That’s where we are right now. We’re stuck in déjà vu land with the Dodgers. After losing 8-3 in pathetic fashion to the Nationals in game…

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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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Ladodgerreport Reader Appreciation Day

Vin Scully
October 2, 2016

Today marks the final game of the regular season between the Dodgers and the Giants and also marks the final game of Vin Scully’s brilliant career. We’re witnessing the end of an era and it’s sad. Dodger baseball may never be the same and I think I can speak for everyone when I say that all I want to hear today is the sound of Vin’s beautiful dulcet voice one…

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

September 28, 2016

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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Dodgers Hit One Little Homer, Padres Hit Two Big Ones

September 27, 2016

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

Jose De Leon
September 27, 2016

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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Here Come The Stupid Giants, Magic Number at 9

September 19, 2016

Sometimes life gets in the way of Dodger baseball. This is exactly what happened to me on Sunday afternoon as the Dodgers lost a wild game 10-9 in 12 innings to the Dbacks. I apologize for the lack of recap, rest assured that will be the only time you will see that happen over here at LADR. The loss ultimately stung but felt less frustrating after knowing that the Giants…

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Brock Deals, Joc Smashes, Dodgers Best Dbacks

Joc Pederson
September 18, 2016

The Dodger’s talent shined bright as they defeated the Dbacks 6-2 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the four game series, Rookie Brock Stewart turned in an admirable effort tossing five innings and allowing just two earned runs on five hits and struck out 6 to earn the win. The Dodger offense did their part as they plated six runs on 11 hits. They scored one run in…

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Brock Stewart Replaces Bud Norris For Game 3

Brock Stewart
September 17, 2016

The Dodgers snapped Arizona’s annoying little 4-game winning streak by beating turncoat Zack Greinke and the rest of the Snakes 3-2 to even the series in the second game on Friday evening. The Dodgers were able to make three early runs stand up and staved off a late Dback’s rally to hang on for the win. That dropped their magic number down to 12 to clinch their fourth consecutive NL West…

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