Dodgers Enter Lion’s Den, Alex Wood vs. Jake Peavy in Game 1

Kenta Maeda (Denis Poroy Getty Images)
April 7, 2016

The Dodgers are on fire. They are locked in on both sides of the ball. New manager Dave Roberts has this club running like a finely tuned locomotive. It’s a far cry from bump on the log Don Mattingly. The Dodgers just demolished the Padres by a combined score of 25-0. They set a new franchise record by shutting out the Padres in three consecutive games to start the season,…

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Oh, Maeda! Zenshow! Dodgers Sweep The Padres!

Kenta Maeda
April 6, 2016

Kenta Maeda, the Dodgers’ new Japanese import took the mound at Petco Park in his MLB debut tonight, trying to notch his first win and nail down the sweep over the San Diego Padres. Maeda wore number 18, which is the same number of his  ex-Hiroshima Carp teammate and ex-Dodger, Hiroki Kuroda. Those silly Padres once again tried to change their mojo with a uniform change, wearing their third different…

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Dodgers Go For Sweep, Kenta Maeda Debuts

Kenta Maeda
April 6, 2016

The 2016 season has gone better than anyone could have expected for the Dodgers. The club has won their first two games by a combined score of 18-0 over the Padres. The pitching staff has yet to allow a run in their first two starts. As a matter of fact it’s the first time ever I believe that the Dodgers have gotten back-to-back 6 IP or more no runs allowed…

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Scott Kazmir Joins Kershaw In Punching Out San Diego

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April 5, 2016

Just 24 hours after the Dodgers pummeled the San Diego Padres with the biggest Opening Day trouncing in history, Scott Kazmir stepped to the mound in Petco Park, and made his own mark as the second half of the one, two lefty punch at the top of the Dodgers’ rotation. The Padres broke out their funky oldies, 1970’s brown and gold uniforms, perhaps in an attempt to change their mojo….

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Dodgers Give The Ball to Scott Kazmir to Keep The Good Times Rolling

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April 5, 2016

The Dodgers win the World Series! The Dodgers win the World Series! In an opening day that has been improbable, the impossible has happened! Ok, ok, I am joking, but opening day is such an important day that it’s not that far from the truth. People make way too much of opening day results then they should. Remember it’s only one game, and while it’s always nice to win on…

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Dodgers Clobber Padres, Win Everything

Opening Day
April 4, 2016

Welp everybody the Dodgers have done it. They’ve defeated the Padres on opening day and won the World Series. Thanks to the benefit of their perfect record and 1.000 winning percentage. Of course I joke. There is a lot more work to be done here. It’s always nice to win the first game though. The Dodgers did that and then some with an epic 15-0 victory on opening day. The…

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Dodgers Open Regular Season in San Diego

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April 4, 2016

The 2016 Dodgers season officially kicks off later today with a strange mid late afternoon start against the Padres at Petco Park. The Dodgers start the season on the road this year. They’ll play a three game series at San Diego Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before heading into the lion’s den to play a four game series against the Giants starting Thursday and going through the weekend. We learned what…

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Ten Predictions For Opening Day

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April 4, 2016

As far as big days go, my birthday is pretty special. New Years Eve is exciting, and Christmas is pretty great. But nothing touches that feeling I get when Opening Day finally rolls around. The start of another summer full of ups – and some downs – with my life’s team, the Dodgers, is indescribable. Some kids stay up all night, listening for the sounds of Santa’s reindeer on the…

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Dodgers Announce 25-man Opening Day Roster

Clayton Kershaw
April 3, 2016

The Dodgers have announced their 25-man opening roster for the 2016 season. The will have eight players on the disabled list to begin the season. As I predicted Charlie Culberson makes the roster. Louis Coleman does as well. The Dodgers are going with just one left hander in the bullpen. Tracye Thompson makes the roster as well. He should get some playing time with the injury to Andre Ethier. No…

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Dodgers Swept by Angels, Look Terrible

Freeway Series
April 2, 2016

These games don’t count. That’s what we gotta keep telling ourselves after the Dodgers lost the finale of the Freeway series to the Angels by an 8-1 score. The Dodgers were easily swept and looked pathetic.  Alex Wood got bombed, and the club only scored one run again. It’s almost as if we never left 2015. You know I want to give Alex Wood a chance, and trust me I…

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Surprise! Dodgers Announce Ross Stripling as The Fifth Starter

Ross Stripling
April 2, 2016

Surprise! The Dodgers shocked everyone by announcing that they will be giving the fifth starter spot to rookie right hander Ross Stripling. This is not an april fool’s joke either. With Mike Bolsinger on the shelf battling an oblique injury and Brett Anderson more useless than ever, the Dodgers were expected to probably give the fifth starter job to right hander Carlos Frias, or Zach Lee. I guess the Dodgers didn’t have…

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LADodgerReport is Coming to a Podcast Near You!

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April 2, 2016

Here’s some exciting news for all of you out there who follow and read LADodgerReport: We’ll soon be podcasting over the ZCast app and bringing our Dodgers news, opinions and analysis live and direct to your phones, laptops, computers and pads. ZCast is the newest and easiest method of podcasting to come along, and even if you consider yourself to be “technologically challenged”, it will be as effortless for you…

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Did the Dodgers Poison Their Relationship with Kenley Jansen?

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April 1, 2016

When the ninth inning rolls around in a tight game, and the Dodgers need someone to come in, save the game, and nail down the win, who does the Dodger Nation want to see take the mound? Fans from every corner of Chavez Ravine will surely shout, “Kenley Jansen!”, in unison. Unfortunately, this may be the last year that Jansen will be that ninth inning hero in blue, as Thursday…

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Notes on the First Game of the Freeway Series

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April 1, 2016

Here are a few notes and thoughts from Game One of the Freeway Series between your Los Angeles Dodgers and the Southern California, Orange County, Off the 57 Freeway, Angels of Anaheim. What a joy it was to hear Vin Scully broadcasting the game. I spent quite some time trying to find the proper phrasing for what it felt like to once again hear that golden voice from our favorite…

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Dodgers Return Home, Offense Does Not

Corey Seager
March 31, 2016

The Dodgers returned home to play a low scoring affair in the opening game of the Freeway series against the Angels. It was a return of 2015 baseball as the Dodger offense took the night off and the bullpen blew a late tie. It wasn’t a blown save, but a blown tie in the top of the eighth. Right hander Chris Hatcher was the blower, taking us back to the…

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Roster Decisions Loom For Dodgers

Joc Pederson
March 31, 2016

The 2016 regular season opens on Monday for the Dodgers in San Diego. The Dodgers have to set their roster by Sunday and they have some tough roster decisions looming. The club has just three exhibition games remaining against the Angels before the real games start. The Dodgers have had a lousy spring training. Well it hasn’t been that bad. Most of the guys are starting to get healthy. The…

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