Why Can’t The Dodgers Hit At Home?

Yasmani Grandal
May 2, 2016

The Dodgers finally snapped their six game losing streak on Sunday afternoon with a 1-0 win over the Padres. It was nothing to feel good about, even though the team celebrated in the clubhouse like they had just won the seventh game of the World Series. After all the Dodgers scored just one measly run on three hits and it was driven in by Clayton Kershaw himself. The Dodgers have…

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Losing Is A Disease, Contagious Like Polio – And The Dodgers Have It

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April 30, 2016

Coming into tonight, the Dodgers had dropped five games in a row, and were on the brink of dropping out of first place in the NL West. Yasiel Puig did not play, which wasn’t a bad move, considering Puig’s horrible at bats over the past few games. Adrian Gonzalez gets the benefit of the doubt, and he will continue playing through his slump, but it’s as glaring as any on…

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Mediocre Dodgers Welcome Below Mediocre Padres

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April 29, 2016

The internet is still abuzz over the hilariously shocking news of Dee Gordon’s 80-game suspension for testing positive for PEDs. Just imagine little Dee was juicing all along. The thought creeps into my head and almost makes me laugh out loud. Don’t let the funny news distract you from the terrible baseball the Dodgers have been playing. The club just got swept by former manager Don Mattingly and the Miami Marlins four straight. They’ve…

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Patience is Needed With Howie Kendrick

Howie Kendrick
April 29, 2016

Dodger’s infielder Howie Kendrick is certainly off to a dreadful start. Kendrick is hitting a putrid .135 ( 7 for 52) in 53 plate appearances. After another 0 for 3 night he has a slash line of .135/.151/.286 through his first 15 games this season. After the Dodgers signed Kendrick to a two-year 20 million dollar contract this offseason, it seems like that was a huge mistake, or a gamble….

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Dodgers May Never Score Again

Yasmani Grandal
April 28, 2016

Never. Ever…again. Leave it to the Dodgers to make Don Mattingly look like a genius. The club is playing a special brand of crappy uninspired baseball. Last night’s 2-0 loss to the Marlins set a remarkable precedent for feeble offense. Now the Dodgers must defeat Jose Fernandez on Thursday night to avoid a sweep at the hands of Don Mattingly and the Marlins. Isn’t moneyball grand? You know things are bad when…

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Carl Crawford Returns, Koehler Counters Kershaw in Game 2

Carl Crawford
April 26, 2016

The Dodgers suffered another embarrassing loss in a series opener on Monday night 3-2 to the lowly Mattingly Marlins. This might be more pathetic than losing to the Braves. There is nothing worse than making Don Mattingly happy. I can’t stand these awful all righty lineups that Andrew Friedman is coercing Dave Roberts into putting out with left handers on the mound. He did the same thing when Mattingly was still at…

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Marlins/Dodgers Series Features Old Friends and Familiar Faces

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April 25, 2016

The Dodgers had to come from behind to defeat the Rockies 12-10 in a wild game on Sunday afternoon. Hundreds of lead changes, blown holds, and a lot of runs gave us a pretty typical Coors Field type game. The bullpen is still pretty bad and Kenley Jansen is still really good. Playing at Coors Field is like playing on the moon. The Dodgers will now return home to play…

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Dodgers Win 12-10 Rubber Match With Flying Players And Bouncing Leads

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April 24, 2016

In the final game of the Dodgers’ road trip the Rockies sent Jordan Lyles to the Coors Field mound. He’s a former first round draft pick, but has never beaten the Dodgers (0-3).  The Boys in Blue brought Alex Wood, who seems to be 0 for everybody else. This game had everything! Guys crashing into walls. Guys crashing into the stands. 4-run innings. 5-run innings! In short, it was typical…

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Dodgers Try To Even Series With Rockies, Deal With New Injuries

Yasiel Puig
April 23, 2016

The Dodger bullpen blew another one just hours after Oscar jinxed them with an article praising their recent performances. Of course we all would love to be able to blame Oscar for the problems with the pen if only because it’s really funny. All joking aside it is not Oscar’s fault. The bullpen had been pitching better lately. Oscar details that well in his latest. However the bullpen fully regressed by blowing…

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Dodgers Open First Series at Despised Coors Field

Chase Utley (26)
April 22, 2016

The Dodgers got out of Atlanta with a series win. Another extra inning win gave them their tenth win of the regular season. The Dodgers are now 10-6 this season and are now all alone in first place in the National League West. Not bad at all for a club with over a dozen players on the disabled list by opening day. This is what we were talking about when the word…

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Dodgers Play Final Game at Turner Field On Getaway Day

Clayton Kershaw
April 21, 2016

The Dodgers finally realized late Wednesday evening that they were in fact playing the Atlanta Braves, one of the worst clubs in the major leagues before they rallied for a 5-3 win in extra innings to even up the three game series at one game apiece. They did fail to get a runner on base against former Dodger Jim Johnson, which is a shameful act but they won. Hey a…

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Utley Defense,Gonzalez Offense and Bullpen Grit Lead to Dodgers Win

Adrian Gonzalez
April 20, 2016

In the second of three games against the Atlanta Braves, Ross Stripling took to the mound for the Dodgers, looking to avenge the 8-1 shellacking Atlanta laid upon them in the opening game of the series. Julio Teheran went to the bump for Atlanta, and Chase Utley ensured the game would a doozy. 2nd inning Dodgers Yasmani Grandal stroked a two-out double to center. The Dodgers left him there. 3rd…

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Ross Stripling Looks To Earn First MLB Win, Even Series For Dodgers

Ross Stripling
April 20, 2016

Boy what a pathetic start to the road trip. An 8-1 loss to the Barves, I mean lousy Braves puts the Dodgers at 8-6 now through the first 14 games. That’s not terribly unimpressive, but it’s not great either. I guess with all of the players on the disabled list, it’s probably better than expected. Speaking of unimpressive, I give you Alex Wood. The left hander now has a 1.75 WHIP,…

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Kenta Maeda, Joc Pederson, and Dodgers Cast Shadow Over Giants

Joc Pederson
April 17, 2016

Japanese import Kenta Maeda and center fielder Joc Pederson delivered big for the Dodgers on Sunday evening during their 3-1 victory over the Giants on ESPN Sunday night baseball. Maeda’s solid pitching and Joc’s huge two-run home in the fifth frame were the difference makers for the Dodgers. The victory gave the Dodgers a series win and sole possession of first place in the NL West. The Dodgers actually defeated the…

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Giants/Dodgers Rubber Game Picked up By ESPN

Kenta Maeda
April 17, 2016

Corey Seager hit his first home run on Saturday evening, but in typical Dodger fashion their late inning rally fell one run short. They usually all do. I’ll have to discuss Dave Robert’s Mattingly-esque decision to have Kike Hernandez bunting in the ninth inning with a runner on second base. It killed that rally. Please stop disappointing me Dave. Johnny Cueto completely shut the Dodgers down allowing just three hits and…

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Ross Stripling Looks For Redemption in Rubber Game Against Dbacks

Ross Stripling
April 14, 2016

Dodger’s rookie right hander Ross Stripling returns to the mound tonight still in search of his first win. He is just one start removed from his near no-hitter last week in San Francisco. Stripling was fantastic mixing fastballs and nasty off-speed offerings to no-hit the Giants for 7.1 innings. Unfortunately pitch count limits, the Dodger bullpen and Dave Roberts ruined his night. This time he gets a chance for redemption in the…

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