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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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Dodgers Tested in SD? With a Catcher Pitching? Hardly

The Dodgers looked not just like World Series winners yesterday in their opener against the Padres, but like a team that could go 162-0, but consider the competition. The rebuilding Padres, with a roster that includes three inexperienced Rule-5 must-keep-on-the-roster … Continue reading

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2017 and the Dodgers’ Race to the World Series

While there may or may not be a super team playing in Chicago that can steamroll through the National League, local pundits say no matter, the Dodgers will reach the 2017 World Series. Maybe they can do it, but as … Continue reading

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Dodgers’ Biggest Question Mark is Now Again the Bullpen

With second base now a settled issue with new regular Logan Forsyth in tow, plus the returning Chase Utley as his back-up, It takes little expertise to realize that once again it is now the bullpen that is the Dodgers’ … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Dodgers’, Angels’ Giveaways, and Moore

Now that some of the dust has settled from the end of the non-waiver trade deadline period, one can look back at the some of the mysterious deals made, especially those made by the Dodgers and Angels, and a couple … Continue reading

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Dodgers .500 Record Still Good Enough in NL West

I’ve written repeatedly that the National League West is the worst division in baseball, and nothing that has happened within the division so far this young season has worked to dispel that truism. As the Dodgers, in first place in … Continue reading

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Phenom’s Misplay Makes Up for Dodgers’ Bullpen Woes

Just as I predicted, on Saturday Kenta Maeda pitched another great game and somehow Dodgers’ relievers snuck in five outs between and after three hits and a run to hand a lead over to Kenley Jansen, and the team won … Continue reading

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Last Night’s Dodgers’ Win Actually a MONUMENTAL Loss

The box score may read LA Dodgers 3, Arizona Diamondbacks 1, but the losers of that game were not the now and forever insidious and moribund Diamondbacks, who should have been locking up title to last place in the NL … Continue reading

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Seriously Joe Blanton? SERIOUSLY?

Over the last several seasons, the LA Dodgers have employed some of baseball’s greatest pitchers, and some of its worst. At one extreme, they’ve had as their ace Clayton Kershaw and other front line starters such as Zack Greinke, Josh … Continue reading

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