Tag Archives: Dave Roberts

Taken In by the Whirling Darvish

Despite a re-arranged lineup against lefty Dallas Keuchel, the only actual personnel change manager Dave Roberts has made for tonight’s game is to replace DH Joc Pederson with wounded third baseman Justin Turner, moving Logan Forsythe to third and inserting … Continue reading

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Jeter’s Ego Too Big To Share Spotlight With Conine, Others

When Mark Walter and Guggenheim Baseball Management purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers, they embraced the long and storied history of the franchise, and of Los Angeles. They welcomed the continued presence in various capacities within the organization of team legends … Continue reading

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End of MLB PreSeason and Start of the Real Thing, and Awards

When I was growing up, there were 16 major league baseball teams, eight in each league, with no divisions. The eight in each league played for first place, as that team that finished first was the ONLY team that went … Continue reading

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Dodgers Can’t Solve Philadelphia

So the resurgent LA Dodgers, fresh off taking two of three from Washington and only a game removed from a four-game winning streak, jetted into Philadelphia, with their number one starter, Clayton Kershaw, and their supposed number two, the Whirling … Continue reading

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Dodgers’ Skid Worst Since 1992

And in 1992, the Dodgers lost 99 games. Offensively, defensively and strategically, the LA Dodgers made every mistake in the baseball book last night as they lost their ninth straight game, the team’s longest losing streak since 1992, and the … Continue reading

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The Whirling Darvish and the Sinking Dodgers

Can I say “I told you so?” Leading the Dodgers’ EPIC COLLAPSE is the staggeringly overrated savior that the Dodgers’ acquired virtually seconds before the trade deadline, a trade that will go down in Dodgers’ history as one of the … Continue reading

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If It Ain’t Broke….. Don’t Mess Around

Losers of four in a row and six of their last ten games, it seems that there has been something missing, a spark that pervasively infected the Dodgers that made a dream become a reality, where every game was a … Continue reading

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Suddenly Need Pitching? NOT Jose Quintana

How quickly fortunes change in baseball. It seems like it was just hours ago when the Dodgers were rich in starting pitching, with manager Dave Roberts juggling seven starters by putting healthy pitchers on the ten-day disabled list here and … Continue reading

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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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