Dodgers Dominate in Tampa Bay (J.P. Howell not so much)

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May 3, 2016

The first game of the all-astroturf roadtrip brought an interleague match against the no bullpenned, dome-stadiumed Rays. It also brought plenty of ex-Jays back to Tampa, Enrique Hernandez as the DH, Joc Pederson getting his first start of the season against a southpaw, and Scott Kazmir on the mound. It was bound to have a story or two to tell – and boy, howdy – it did! 1st inning Rays…

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The Dodgers Need a Long Man, and Clean Up The Bullpen Mess

J.P. Howell
April 11, 2016

This latest series loss to the Giants has greatly exposed the Dodger’s primary weakness. That weakness is middle relief. I am specifically referring to the lack of a long man in the bullpen. The Dodgers lost to the Giants by a score of 9-6 on Sunday afternoon, losing the series 3-1. Scott Kazmir blew a 5-run Dodger lead within the blink of an eye. He lasted only 4 innings allowing…

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The Dodgers Need Another Left handed Reliever

Luis Avilan
March 30, 2016

It’s almost time for the Dodgers to construct the bullpen for opening day. With just a week remaining until the regular season kicks off, the Dodgers have to make the annual roster decisions. With the all of the injuries and focus on the starting rotation, few people have been looking at the bullpen. We all know that the bullpen has been a weakness for the Dodgers for the last several…

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News And Notes: Dodgers Suffer First Spring Loss With Error Festival

Julio Urias
March 8, 2016

The Dodgers suffered their first loss of the exhibition season on Monday afternoon with an 8-5 defeat to the Indians. In that game Alex Wood countered 26-year old right hander Danny Salazar. I didn’t see the game but Wood apparently got rocked like a hurricane. Wood allowed five runs, two earned on four hits with two strikeouts across two frames. I know it’s just the first spring game so I…

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Can The Dodgers Build The Bridge to Kenley Jansen?

Yimi Garcia
February 3, 2016

The dictionary defines a bridge as something that is intended to reconcile or form a connection between two things. The Dodgers are looking to build one of those things inside their own bullpen in 2016. How do the Dodgers build a bridge to closer Kenley Jansen? Dodger’s fans have been asking that question for several years now. So far the construction has not been completed. Maybe the builders are on…

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