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Dodgers Key Starters Stepping Up But Toles Injury A Shock

With Kenta Maeda righting his ship with three straight solid performances including last night when he pitched into the ninth inning for the first time his major league career, with Julio Urias more impressive with each outing, with Alex Wood … Continue reading

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It’s Raining Cody Bellinger RBIs in Los Angeles

Note: Today’s Dodgers-Padres game has been rained out Following his late-April call-up to the Dodgers, Cody Bellinger began his major league career by going one-for-ten, with only an infield single over his first three major league games. Batting .100 and … Continue reading

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Three Hours and Counting to the Kentucky Derby

With little more than three hours to the 143rd Run for the Roses, the Churchill Downs track could be sloppy and track bettors have produced a new favorite. Morning line favorite Classic Empire has dropped down with bettors, and at … Continue reading

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Kentucky Derby Post Positions and Morning Line Favorites

Today’s Kentucky Derby post position draw saw early favorites Classic Empire and Always Dreaming draw middle and inside spots respectively, and betting lines now have Classic Empire, number 14, the slight favorite at 4-1 over number five Always Dreaming at … Continue reading

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History of the Julep, Mint or Otherwise, Part Two

See Part One: “The Kentucky Derby Sine Quo Non: The Mint Julep” with the BEST Mint Julep recipe! The Mint Julep today may be the official drink of Churchill Downs and of the Kentucky Derby, but the Julep itself has … Continue reading

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Hill to Rehab Keeps McCarthy in Rotation; Bellinger Hot

After a 48-pitch simulated game, Rich Hill is now off to one or two rehabilitation starts, rather than re-joining the Dodgers’ starting rotation. The Dodgers still have that six-man rotation, with Brandon McCarthy getting yesterday’s start, with Hyun-Jin Ryu going … Continue reading

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The Kentucky Derby Sine Quo Non: The Mint Julep, Part One

Today, the focus is on creating the perfect Mint Julep. Installment two will discuss the history of the drink. Briefly, though, the Mint Julep has been considered the official drink of Churchill Downs and of the Kentucky Derby since 1938, … Continue reading

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Is Brandon McCarthy Out In Dodgers Now Six-Man Rotation?

With a brilliant first start from new number two starter Julio Urias, with continued solid work from Alex Wood, and with the return of the $48 Million man Rich Hill set for Monday night, the Dodgers begin tonight’s three game … Continue reading

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Nine Days to the 143rd Kentucky Derby

With nine days left until the May 6th running of the 143rd Kentucky Derby, the 20 likely starters, and their trainers and owners, are awaiting May 3’s assignment of post positions, and maybe just as importantly, up to date weather … Continue reading

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