Yasmani Grandal is Off To a Hot Start

Yasmani Grandal
April 22, 2016

Dodger catcher Yasmani Grandal is certainly off to a hot start. The 27-year old switch-hitting backstop was hampered with injuries throughout the spring. A forearm injury sidelined him, causing him to start the season on the disabled list. Grandal worked hard and battled back, and was finally able to return to game action on April 12th. Since then he’s been quite effective. Grandal has been tearing the cover off the…

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Dodgers Take Atlanta Series and Bury the Tomahawk

Clayton Kershaw
April 21, 2016

Today’s afternoon game (morning for us in LA) brought Clayton Kershaw and A.J. Ellis up against rookie Atlanta pitcher Matt Wisler. This getaway day also featured a different lineup for Dave Robert’s Dodgers; for the first time in his young career, Joc Pederson batted clean up – on his 24th birthday, no less! Here’s how the rubber match played out… 1st inning Dodgers Joc Pederson skied a soft fly ball…

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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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Dodgers Flatline, Alex Wood Flames Out, L.A. Loses 8-1 in Atlanta

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April 19, 2016

Alex Wood and the Dodgers faced the Atlanta Braves tonight. For the Dodgers, it was their first game of the season east of the Rockies. For Wood, it was his first time to pitch against the team who drafted him. In his first start of the season Wood had a disastrous meltdown after just five innings, but he bounced back and looked much improved against the Diamondbacks last week. Time…

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Alex Wood Comes Home To Battle His Former Club

Alex Wood
April 19, 2016

The Dodgers embark on their first east coast series of the season as they kick off a six game road trip with three games in Atlanta. The headline for this game is left hander Alex Wood coming home to pitch against his former club. This will be the first time Wood has faced his old club since being acquired by the Dodgers last summer. Tonight’s match-up will see the southern…

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Dave Robert’s First Bunting Fiasco Was a Bad Call

Dave Roberts
April 19, 2016

I promised myself I wouldn’t write another anti-bunting article. I’m sorry to report that I’m going to have to break that promise. I’m not breaking that promise to point out how much I hate bunting. My opinions on bunting are well known by now. I’m writing this to point out that first year manager Dave Roberts made a bad call. It’s my job as a writer, and our job as…

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It was Jackie Robinson Day, Dodgers vs Giants – and I was There

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April 18, 2016

Last Friday was Jackie Robinson Day, and I had the pleasure of attending. It was my first game of the young season. Here’s my photo report. The game was a sellout, and there were going to be pregame ceremonies with Rachel Robinson, Jackie’s wife. I arrived early because I didn’t want to miss a second of anything. Dig the Vin Scully t-shirt on this guy. I’ve gotta get me one…

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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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Scully Jinxes Cueto, But Dodgers Come Up Short 4-3

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April 16, 2016

In the second game of their series against the Giants, the Dodgers brought Scott Kazmir to the party, and the Giants brought their $130 million dollar man, Johnny Cueto.  It was a rematch for both pitchers, who dueled last week up in the bay. Neither pitcher did very well in that game, with Kazmir giving up three home runs. Let’s see how this one turned out. 1st inning Giants Joe…

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Scott Kazmir Looks For Revenge Against Giants in Game Two Rematch Versus Johnny Cueto

Scott Kazmir
April 16, 2016

Banana boy Kike Hernandez crushed two home runs, and Charlie Culberson drove in three to help the Dodgers beat the Giants 7-3 in the series opener. Clayton Kershaw outlasted Madison Bumgarner and the Giants committed three errors which led to three unanswered Dodger runs. Now the Dodgers are looking for another series win as they give the ball to Scott Kazmir for this third start as a Dodger. Embed from Getty Images…

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Dodgers Use Potassium Power To Down Bumbling Giants

Kike Hernandez
April 15, 2016

The Dodgers defeated the Giants 7-3 on Friday evening in the series opener on Jackie Robinson night. Jackie would have been quite proud of the boys in blue as they took advantage of several Giant’s miscues in the field. Kike Hernandez and Charlie Culberson drove in all the runs, with Kike slugging two home runs on the evening. This was a sloppy game on both sides as there were four…

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Madison Bumgarner vs. Clayton Kershaw Round Two on Jackie Robinson Night

Clayton Kershaw
April 15, 2016

Tonight is Jackie Robinson night, and what better way to pay tribute to the pioneer then to beat the crap out of the Giants. If everything goes according to plan, that’s what should happen tonight as the Giants come into Dodger Stadium for a three game series. All of Baseball will be honoring the great Jackie by wearing his number 42. There should be a special tribute like there normally…

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Seventh Inning Rally Wakes Up Dodger Bats

Dodgers Win
April 14, 2016

The Dodgers were in a deep slumber with the bats coming into Thursday evening’s series finale against the Dbacks. The Dodgers were 0 for 18 with runners in scoring position at one point, until they exploded for five runs in the bottom of the seventh. Before then runs were hard to come by. Before the game the Dodgers used the “all righty loser lineup” as I like to call it,…

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