Could Kike Become The Most Punch-less Dodger Ever?

Kike Hernandez
December 23, 2016

Far be it from me to bring up something negative during the cheery holiday season, with Christmas just a week away and all. I still have to get this down on record before spring training camp breaks in February. With all of the “talks” and keep in mind that’s all they are at this point, of the Dodgers acquiring second baseman Brian Dozier from the Twins, I have to wonder…

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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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Let’s Make a New Plan, Stan!

November 11, 2016

You don’t need to be coy, Roy… When Guggenheim Partners took over the Dodgers on April 30, 2012, Stan Kasten took over as team President and at the end of August, 2012 the Dodgers completed the largest trade in franchise history, acquiring Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett in a nine-player trade in which they took on more than a quarter of a billion dollars in salary. Magic Johnson…

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It’s Time For Revenge! Dodgers Look To Eliminate Giants in Final Series

Dodgers-Giants
September 30, 2016

The Dodgers finally awoke from their post clinch malaise to beat the Padres 9-4 in the series finale on Thursday evening to avoid what would have been an embarrassing sweep. Julio Urias was hooked after just 3 innings but the offense came through with nine runs battering opposing starter Christian Friedrich. The bullpen took things the rest of the way as has been the customary script this season. Now the Dodgers…

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Get Ready For Jose De Leon

September 4, 2016

The event that everyone has been clamoring for is finally here. Top prospect Jose De Leon will be making his Dodger debut this afternoon. The 24-year old phenom’s contract was selected today and he will be taking the mound against the Padres in the series finale and rubber game of this three game series. The Dodgers were able to even the series on Saturday night thanks to a solid start…

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Percentage Baseball Mismatch: Brock Stewart vs. Jon Lester

August 28, 2016

Percentage baseball again! Wonderful! Everyone enjoy! The Dodgers badly needed a win after they were almost no-hit by Matt Moore and the Giants and then blew a 4-3 lead in the top of the ninth to the Cubs, eventually losing in extras by a 6-4 score. The lead was down to one game in the NL West and the natives were getting restless. So the Dodgers gave the ball to…

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What it All Boils Down to…

Dodgers Flag
August 8, 2016

Like it or not, I’m back (at least for a day)!  For the record, I may or may not re-start LA Dodger Talk.com.  Also, for the record, I have absolutely no problem with anyone disagreeing with me.  Just back it up.  I was going to explain this to you, but Dodgerpatch already said it best: Mark gets impatient with repetitive foolishness, as do I. You don’t hesitate to repeat endlessly…

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The Price is Right For Dodgers, Rob Segedin

Rob Segedin
August 7, 2016

The price was all right for the Dodgers in an exciting 8-5 victory over the Red Sox at Dodger Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Brandon McCarthy was effectively wild walking 5 and hitting a batter but only allowing two earned runs on 3 hits over 3.2 innings pitched. McCarthy looked shaky the entire game and was removed in the fourth inning. New Dodger Jesse Chavez tossed 1.1 scoreless innings and picked…

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Dodgers Finish Series With Snakes as Trade Deadline Looms

Bud Norris
July 31, 2016

The Dodgers dropped the middle game of their three game series with the Dbacks on Saturday night by a 4-2 score. The bats went cold against rookie Braden Shipley and Scott Kazmir allowed several runs early in the game. The loss dropped them back to 2 games behind the Giants after they won their game against the Nationals in San Francisco. Today the Dodgers will finish the home stand and the…

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Maeda vs. Davies in Rubber Game, Kershaw News Looms

Clayton Kershaw-
June 30, 2016

The Dodgers punted away another game on Wednesday with a 7-0 loss to the Brewers in the second game of the series at Miller Park. Brock Stewart wasn’t as bad as you would think, but still got pummeled for five runs on eight hits over 5 frames. However he did whiff 7 and other than that one bad inning where he allowed those 5 runs, (giving up a home run to Ryan…

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Brock Stewart Lives His Dream, Meanwhile Clayton Kershaw Flies Back To Los Angeles

June 29, 2016

Tuesday evening was a tough night for us Dodger fans. Our worst nightmares were revealed when the announcement of Clayton Kershaw’s back examination on Wednesday broke during the Dodger’s 6-5 win over the Brewers. We’ll all be holding our collective breaths as Clayton undergoes testing in Los Angeles. The Dodgers simply can’t afford to lose Kershaw for any amount of time. While the rotation and our hearts were crumbling, the Dodgers were…

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It’s Up To Scott Kazmir To Prevent The Dodgers From Being Swept……LOL!

Scott Kazmir
June 27, 2016

Clayton Kershaw is human. Sunday night certainly wasn’t his usual dominating performance. The ace left hander was handed just his second loss of the season in the Dodger’s pathetic 4-3 defeat. Kershaw can’t win every game and he’s going to have outings where he give sup a few runs. Maybe he had his strict pregame rituals interupted? He thought about it…. A video posted by SportsCenter (@sportscenter) on Jun 26, 2016 at…

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Too Hot To Run. Dodgers Stay Hot With Walk Off Win 2-1

June 19, 2016

It was 99 degrees at first pitch. The Dodgers and Brewers were both decked out in powder blue accented unis, and Kenta Maeda on the bump. 1st inning Brewers They say the hotter weather  makes it easier for home run balls to travel. Perhaps so, as Maeda gave up a first inning home run. 1-0 No additional scoring through the first three innings, but both sides put up some nice…

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On Smart Sabermetrics and Stupid Lineups

June 16, 2016

The machinations behind the Dodgers daily line ups absolutely baffle me. Let’s use yesterday’s game against the Diamondbacks as an example. On one hand, the Dodgers made a smart move by dropping Adrian Gonzalez down to fifth in the batting order. I’ve called for that for the past few weeks. We all know Agone has been one of the premier clean up men in his career, but let’s keep it…

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Kershaw and The B-Squad (Probably) Go For Series Win Over Snakes

June 15, 2016

I say this because you and I know full well that Dave Roberts is going to play the entire B-squad during the rubber game against the Snakes on getaway day. Will Venable, Scott Van Slyke, A.J. Ellis, and the execrable Kike Hernandez will all probably be in the lineup. That makes no sense after most of the regulars had a great game on Tuesday. Is Roberts going to be the fire…

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Dodgers Go For Sweep in Tampa

Trayce Thomspon and A.J. Ellis
May 4, 2016

So the Dodger bats magically came to life in Tuesday night’s 10-5 win over Tampa Bay. The series opener saw the Dodgers blast three home runs, highlighted by Trayce Thompson’s gigantic bomb. Thompson was the offensive star of the night driving in four of the ten runs. Yasiel Puig and Joc Pederson each added a dinger for good measure, and the Dodgers survived another J.P. Howell atrocity to take the…

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