If I Were GM….

Yasiel Puig
May 21, 2016

We are approaching Memorial Day which is the quarter mark of the 2016 season. Memorial Day is always a good time to reevaluate your baseball club and start to consider moves to make that would improve your team. So far through the first quarter of the season, the Dodgers have played very poorly. They’ve sucked, and the front office has done nothing to address the issues. Unless you want to count…

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Angels Show Dodgers What A Good Team Looks Like, Dodgers Lose 7-4

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May 19, 2016

The final game of the Freeway Series of LA vs OC (who think they’re LA), saw Ross Stripling take the mound for the Dodgers, trying to earn a split. The only thing that split was the Dodgers’ chances for a win. 1st inning Dodgers Chase Utley got on with a bunt single and eventually got came around to score, courtesy of two wild pitches. Dodgers 1-0 Angels Stripling hands one…

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Freeway Series Finale

Freeway Series
May 19, 2016

Wednesday night’s 8-1 loss to the Angels was a total disaster. Mike Bolsinger pitched ok, but the Dodger’s defense in conjunction with their subpar relief pitching did them in during that fifth inning meltdown. The offense was as useless as ever, scoring just the one run and doing virtually nothing else. Does that sound familiar? It should. The Dodgers are now 13-19 in games not started by Clayton Kershaw. The boys in…

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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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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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Losing Is A Disease, Contagious Like Polio – And The Dodgers Have It

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April 30, 2016

Coming into tonight, the Dodgers had dropped five games in a row, and were on the brink of dropping out of first place in the NL West. Yasiel Puig did not play, which wasn’t a bad move, considering Puig’s horrible at bats over the past few games. Adrian Gonzalez gets the benefit of the doubt, and he will continue playing through his slump, but it’s as glaring as any on…

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Dodgers Drop First Game Of Series, AGAIN

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April 25, 2016

Tonight was the first game of a seven-game homestand at Chavez Ravine, and the first time that Don Mattingly would manage against his former team. Ross Stripling was on the mound for the Dodgers, and Wei-Yin Chen for the Miami Marlins. The word from Vinny was, if Chen gets three or more runs, he’s 41-10. Skipper Dave Roberts sent out an all-righty lineup, and after 19 games, Adrian Gonzalez got…

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Marlins/Dodgers Series Features Old Friends and Familiar Faces

Dodgers/Marlins
April 25, 2016

The Dodgers had to come from behind to defeat the Rockies 12-10 in a wild game on Sunday afternoon. Hundreds of lead changes, blown holds, and a lot of runs gave us a pretty typical Coors Field type game. The bullpen is still pretty bad and Kenley Jansen is still really good. Playing at Coors Field is like playing on the moon. The Dodgers will now return home to play…

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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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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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Ross Stripling Looks For Redemption in Rubber Game Against Dbacks

Ross Stripling
April 14, 2016

Dodger’s rookie right hander Ross Stripling returns to the mound tonight still in search of his first win. He is just one start removed from his near no-hitter last week in San Francisco. Stripling was fantastic mixing fastballs and nasty off-speed offerings to no-hit the Giants for 7.1 innings. Unfortunately pitch count limits, the Dodger bullpen and Dave Roberts ruined his night. This time he gets a chance for redemption in the…

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The Ross Stripling Thing Is Complex

Ross Stripling
April 9, 2016

(via) I started this post off without a title because I didn’t know what to call it, a defense of Dave Roberts seems too reactionary, a criticism of Dave Roberts has been… well documented. It’s hard to separate the fact that it’s still early April with the fact that losing games that way is excruciating, sooo I figured I’d talk about it also. Instinctively, when Dave Roberts took rookie Ross…

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Ross Stripling’s Magical Night Ruined By “Bullpen”

Ross Stripling
April 9, 2016

Notice how I used the term bullpen in parenthesis, because those collection of bums do not assemble a bullpen. The Dodgers suffered another painful loss at the hands of the Giants on Friday evening by a score of 3-2. The front office and Dave Roberts joined forces to not only steal history from rookie Ross Stripling who was pitching a no-hitter through 7.1 innings, but then handed the game to the…

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Ross Stripling Makes MLB Debut For Dodgers in Game 2

Ross Stripling
April 8, 2016

The Dodgers were embarrassed yesterday after nearly setting a major league record for consecutive scoreless innings to start a season. They were just one inning away from tying it before Alex Wood and the bullpen imploded to give up 12 unanswered runs to the Giants in a 12-6 loss. That was the first loss of the season for the Dodgers and they have now lost 9 of their last 11 games played…

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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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