Tag Archives: NL West

The Best Pitcher in the Game?

Not quite one-third of the way through the 2017 major league baseball season, the LA Dodgers clearly have had the most dominant pitching in the National League. The Dodgers lead the NL in lowest ERA, 3.23, a full third of … Continue reading

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Injuries Hit Angels Even Harder Than Dodgers

Sure, the Dodgers have had injuries, principally to their starting staff, though to the middle and bottom of the group, not to the top, and in left field, where the team has unusual depth. But imagine if the team had … 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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Dodgers Face Rockies and Season Debut of Jon Gray

Fresh off a more difficult than should have been series in Atlanta where the Dodgers struggled mightily to win two of three against one of baseball’s three worst teams, the Dodgers and their erratic pitching staff now face three games … Continue reading

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The Giants are Not the Padres

Subtitle: “The Difference a Day and 500 Miles Make” While questionable Dodgers’ starters and eve more undependable relief pitchers were each a big part of the team’s near record-breaking streak of 30 scoreless innings to start the 2016 season, the … Continue reading

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Dodgers, Kershaw Sail, Greinke, D’Backs FAIL!

While the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw had a lot about which to be very, very happy, it was an embarrassing opening day for others in the National League West. The Dodgers and Kershaw took on the San Diego Padres in … Continue reading

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Reality Check – The Dodgers Are Not As Good As Last Year

As the 2015 major league baseball season is about to begin, the Dodgers face competition in a National League West division that again includes the World Champion San Francisco Giants, and that this season may overall be slightly improved. But … Continue reading

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Dodgers’ and Angels’ Rotations Face Similar Issues

With the start of the 2015 season looming in a week-and-a half, both the Dodgers and Angels are struggling to to put together five-man starting rotations that can hopefully get each team off to a decent start. Each team has … Continue reading

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