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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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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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Dodgers Take on Weak NL West As Dave Roberts Era Begins

The good news for new manager Dave Roberts and the Los Angeles Dodgers is that they still play in the National League West division, yet again Major League Baseball’s weakest of its six divisions. Baseball’s two Central Divisions, both the … Continue reading

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Happy Days Are Here Again!

Note: I have been away from blogging, here and on other blogs, due to the bulk of my time being taken up by a four-month-long major project, that is now behind me. My absence here had nothing to do with … Continue reading

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Baseball Note 6/7/15: The Elusive Stolen Base

The 2015 Dodgers, occupiers of first place in the National League’s West Division, and the darlings of local LA media, have not only the fewest stolen bases of any major league team, but they are the only team to have … Continue reading

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Will Carl Crawford Injury Mean Alex Guerrero in Left Field?

In last night’s Dodgers’ game, left fielder Carl Crawford, the Dodgers’ outfielder who SHOULD have been traded rather than 2015 National League MVP Matt Kemp, suffered an injured oblique, and while updates today have been few and far between, according … Continue reading

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Highlight of Dodgers’ Loss: Scott Baker Not Terrible

Despite allowing home runs to Alexi Amarista and Derek Norris, the LA Dodgers’ newest starter, 33-year-old veteran Scott Baker, was not terrible, and certainly earned more opportunities on a starting staff ravaged by horrible personal decisions and mounting injuries. On … Continue reading

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Dodgers Tee Off on Scumbag Kennedy, But Lose McCarthy

In earlier posts discussing how vastly improved are the 2015 San Diego Padres, I mentioned their outstanding starting staff that features a strong group of talented young hurlers, plus their one Achilles heel, baseball’s number one headhunter, that miserable trojan … Continue reading

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Dodgers Sweep Seattle While Fifth Starter Spot Percolates

After a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners, the Dodgers now prepare for a three game set with the Colorado Rockies, who are off to a great start (7-2) and amazingly, boast the National League’s number one team ERA, at … Continue reading

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