Even Mattingly’s biggest fans had a tough time with Dodgers 12-7 loss to Pirates

It’s no secret that there are a lot of Dodger fans who do not like the way that Dodgers manager Don Mattingly runs his team, and after Tuesday night’s embarrassing 12-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park there are undoubtedly a few more. The trouble began when starting pitcher Josh Beckett, who was fresh […]

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Quakes finally snap brutal losing streak

After their remarkable record-setting nine-game winning streak, the Dodgers Advanced Single-A affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes went on an excruciatingly painful 10-game losing streak which, mercifully, came to an end on Monday night with a dominating 10-4 win over the Bakersfield Blaze (Reds) at historic Sam Lynn Field in Bakersfield. Much like the Dodgers themselves, the […]

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What Would Sandy Koufax Have Done? An Opposing Viewpoint to Kershaw's Retaliation Pitch

On Monday the Dodger sites and blogs were alive with perspectives on the Dodgers-Cardinals game on Sunday. Actually it was as if the perspectives were all written with the same pen or keyboard. The commentaries were not about Matt Kemp or Andre Ethier’s RBI singles, Clayton Kershaw alertly stealing a base or AJ Ellis picking […]

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Do Dodgers have the next Mike Piazza Down on the Farm?

Most Dodger fans will remember Carlos Santana – some more than others. They will recall that the switch hitting catcher was most likely the best catching prospect the Dodgers had since Mike Piazza. Even more so they will recall Santana was traded to the Cleveland Indians for third baseman Casey Blake just before the trade […]

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Don Drysdale is smiling down on Clayton Kershaw

It’s hard to argue that when St Louis Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly drilled Hanley Ramirez in the ribs with a 95 MPH two-seam fastball in Game-1 of the NLCS, it changed the series dramatically. In fact, it was the defining moment of the series as Ramirez was unable to continue because of a broken rib. And […]

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Could the Dodgers finally have a long-term solution at third base?

It’s no secret to anyone that after this season the Dodgers will have a long-term void to fill at third base. Granted, they will still have Juan Uribe on the books through the 2015 season (to the tune of $6.5 million), but in all likelihood, the (then) 36-year-old will be utilized more as a utility […]

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Kershaw’s next potential milestone coming into view

Between July 11 and September 18, 1924, 33-year-old Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Dazzy Vance set a franchise record when he won 15 consecutive games in a single season en route to his remarkable 28-6 season, for which he received the first-ever National League MVP Award. Vance would go on to have an outstanding career that would […]

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Haren’s future as a Dodger could hinge on tonight’s game

*  *  *  Updated: July 19, 2014  *  *  * There is no kind way to put it, Dan Haren is the Dodgers’ weakest link – the fans know it, the Dodgers know it and even Dan Haren knows it. “The results were terrible,” said Haren after losing to the San Diego Padres in his […]

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Was All-Star experience a microcosm of what’s to come for Yasiel Puig in second half?

Dodgers co-aces Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke pitched exactly as Dodger fans expected them to in the 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN on Tuesday evening – both retiring the three batters they faced in order with Kershaw striking out one and Greinke two. Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon not only showed […]

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Mike Matheny has company on the Hot Seat

It was bad enough that Cardinals manager Mike Matheny snubbed the best pitcher in the National league (and all of baseball) from starting the 2014 All-Star Game and instead let his guy start, but now it is being widely reported that his guy “threw” the game – literally and figuratively. Those who watched Tuesday night’s Summer […]

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