Martinez vs. Kazmir in Game 2, Dodgers Go For Three in a Row

Yasiel Puig
May 14, 2016

The winning ways continued for the Dodgers on Friday night as they defeated the Cardinals 8-4. The Dodgers scored their most runs at home since well….2015. The previous high this year was 7 runs against the Giants in April. Ross Stripling didn’t pitch great, but pitched well enough to beat his old college buddy Michael Wacha. Defense was the Cardinal’s undoing as they committed 4 errors last night en route…

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Stripling Gives Up Lots of Runs, Offense Scores Lots More. Dodgers Win 8-4

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May 13, 2016

The Mets are gone, but things did not necessarily get easier, as the Cheatin’ Cardinals rolled into Chavez Ravine. Tonight’s game brought us Michael Wacha vs Ross Stripling, two former Texas Aggies. Wacha is coming off three consecutive losses, and Stripling, while usually decent, is another reminder that the Dodgers rotation always packs surprises. Here’s how the game went. 1st inning Cardinals Stripling quickly gave up a couple of base…

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Cardinals Fly Into Town For Weekend Series

Cardinals vs. Dodgers
May 13, 2016

Clayton Kershaw pitched the Dodgers back above .500 on Thursday night with another dominating performance. He struck out 13 Mets while tossing his second shutout of the season in the Dodger’s 5-0 win. The Dodgers were able to split the four game series with the Mets. That was his fifth consecutive game with 10 or more strikeouts. A nice crisp clean shutout was just what the Dodgers needed. Kershaw is…

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Clayton Kershaw So Dominant, Vinny Called Him Sandy Koufax. Dodgers Win 5-0

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May 12, 2016

The final game of Gotham City vs the City of the Angels brought with it another great marquee matchup: Clayton Kershaw vs King Kong, Bartolo Colòn. This one was going to be well worth the watch (if you’re one of the 40% of LA residents lucky enough to have access to the Dodgers on tv). Here’s what happened. 1st inning Dodgers Two pitches, two singles. Justin Turner up. Base hit!…

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You’re Killing Me, Doc (with those insane lineups)

Sandlot
May 12, 2016

When Dave Roberts won the job as manager for the Dodgers, there were plenty of reasons I was glad. One of the biggest reasons was I believed Roberts would manage the game just like he played it – with conviction, daring, and a touch of fun. We stand a little more than a month into the season, and I’m starting to doubt some of those assumptions. When Don Mattingly managed…

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Clayton Kershaw And The Fat Man in Series Finale

Clayton Kershaw
May 12, 2016

The nice little reprieve we had for Tuesday night’s 3-2 Dodger win evaporated quickly as the Dodger’s sunk back to mediocrity with a 4-3 loss to the Mets on Wednesday evening. Noah Syndergaard also known as Thor shocked us all with two home runs off of Kenta Maeda. He also destroyed the Dodgers with his arm as well. The Dodgers will have to win tonight to earn a series split. In the…

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Dodgers’ Blue Roller Coaster Takes A Dive. Dodgers Lose 4-3

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May 11, 2016

Game three of LA vs NY promised a great pitching duel between Kenta Maeda and the one they call Thor, Noah Syndergaard. Just put that on the bill, and it’s enough to get us interested. Here’s how the game played out. Nothing much through the first two, but in the top of the 3rd inning Mets Syndergaard took Maeda deep for a solo home run. Dodgers Corey Seager then got…

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Dodgers Hope To Bring The Hammer Down On Noah Syndergaard (Thor) in Game 3

Trayce Thompson
May 11, 2016

The Dodgers got a rare gift last night with Tracye Thompson’s exciting walk-off bomb that lifted the Dodgers to a 3-2 win over the Mets to even the series. Not only did that blast give the Dodgers a rare home win, but it also spared us all the agony of watching Chris Hatcher pitch another inning. He was looming in the bullpen at the time of the Thompson home run….

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Scott Kazmir’s Start Has Repercussions Beyond This Year

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May 11, 2016

Scott Kazmir‘s Dodger career has gotten off to a putrid start, there’s no getting around that. We’ve seen him pitch 7 starts, and after a near perfect start, this has happened: scott kazmir’s FIP this season 5.56 scott kazmir’s FIP in 2010 the season preceding his exit from baseball: 5.56 — a-dri-an (@marrnotmaher) May 11, 2016 He’s been below replacement level thus far and has been the nightmare situation for…

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Yes Virginia, There is a Big Dodger in the Sky! Dodgers Walk-off Winners 3-2!

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May 10, 2016

Tonight’s Baseball Tale from Chavez Ravine is of the unlikely bum, Alex Wood, vs the monster from NY, Jacob deGrom. Here’s how it played out. 1st inning Puig vs. Mets Dodgers Back to back doubles by Chase Utley and Corey Seager brought in the first Dodgers run of the night. A sac fly by Adrian Gonzalez brought in Corey Seager.  2-0 2nd inning  Dodgers 2-0 Mets Base hits and an…

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Conversation With The Enemy – Gotham Edition

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May 10, 2016

The Dodgers open a four game series against the Mets on Monday evening at Dodger Stadium. The NLDS rematch kicks off a nine game home stand for the Dodgers. The two clubs have not met since last October’s chippy 5-game playoff series. The Dodgers came up on the short end, but not before there was no shortage of drama and exciting moments. Unfortunately the Dodgers were eliminated and the Mets…

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Dodgers Lost at the Plate and Lost on the Mound. Just Plain Lost 4-2

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May 9, 2016

Tonight the Dodgers cracked the seal on a four-game series against the New York Mets. This was the first time the Mets and the Dodgers played since last season’s contentious and controversial NLCS. Whether the bad blood from the championship series would carry over into this season was anyone’s guess. If there were any vendettas toward Chase Utley, they would have to wait until later, because manager Dave Roberts sat…

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Dave Roberts is Making a Big Mistake Sitting Joc Pederson Tonight

TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 8: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after striking out swinging in the third inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 8, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Joc Pederson
May 9, 2016

The Los Angeles Dodgers are opening an important four-game series against the New York Mets tonight. It’s the first time the two clubs will face each other since the Mets defeated Don Mattingly‘s Dodgers in last year’s NLCS. They may be new-manager Dave Roberts‘ Dodgers now, but his first lineup against the Mets is taking a page out of Mattingly’s playbook. Roberts is starting almost all right handers against LH…

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Dodgers Open Home Stand With NLDS Rematch Versus Mets

Mets Vs. Dodgers
May 9, 2016

The Dodgers have returned home after an ok road trip, but finished the trip strong with a series win over the Blue Jays in the final game on Mother’s Day. The Dodgers played five games on artificial turf and came away clean as a whistle. They won three out of the five games, didn’t embarrass themselves as much as we thought they would, and even Carl Crawford survived and didn’t end up…

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Screw Your Turf! Dodgers Win One For Mom

Blame Canada
May 8, 2016

The Dodgers wrapped up their series north of the Canadian border and also wrapped up their all turf trip in grand style with a 4-2 win over Toronto. Today is mother’s day and what better gift to give Mom than a neat little Dodger victory all shiny and glimmering. Try it on Mom, it fits you perfectly. The Dodgers and Blue Jays were all wearing pink to raise awareness for…

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Our Cy Young Award Winner Better Than Theirs – Dodgers Win 6-2

TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 7: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a pitch in the second inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 7, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Clayton Kershaw
May 7, 2016

The second game of the series between the Dodgers and Blue Jays featured a battle between two Cy Young Award winners, Clayton Kershaw and knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. No further hype necessary. 2nd inning Joc Pederson went BOOM! Knuckleball, shmuckleball! Pederson blasted a solo home run that flew 434 feet to center field. Note to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts: Do not sit the hot home run bats, skipper! Jays Scored one…

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