Archive for July, 2016

Dodgers reactivate Hernandez, option Barnes to OKC

The Dodgers have reactivated super utility infielder / outfielder Kiké Hernandez from the 15-day disabled list and optioned utility catcher / infielder Austin Barnes to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Hernandez appeared in six minor league rehab games – two with the AZL Rookie League Dodgers, two with the Advanced Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and two with the […]

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Baseball without Vin Scully will be one of life’s most difficult realities Hall of Famer's pending retirement bringing back countless memories for generations of Dodgers fans

I’m 55 years old, and I think my childhood is finally coming to an end. In fact, I think a lot of us are about to realize that we are all going to have to come to the realization that we will need to grow up. Vin Scully’s well deserved retirement will do that to […]

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The turning point

Dodger fans are a fickle bunch. They’re jubilant when their beloved team wins, upset when they do not and downright nasty when they lose a game that they should have won. Dodger fans also need a crutch. They need that one thing during the course of a grueling 162-game season that screams out at them saying […]

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Anderson pleased with first rehab start

Dodgers left hander Brett Anderson made his first professional start in more than eight months on Thursday evening with the Dodgers Advance Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes at LoanMart Field, after having undergone back surgery on March 3, 2016 for a bulging disk in his lower back. And while the 28-year-old Midland, Texas native said that he was […]

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Roberts hopes to ‘Plug Brett Anderson into the rotation’

By now most Dodger fans are aware that left-hander Brett Anderson will be making his first rehab start tonight since undergoing back surgery on March 3, 2016 for a bulging disk in his lower back. Anderson is schedule to pitch three innings for the Dodgers Advanced Single-A affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes at LoanMart Field. But […]

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Edwin Rios & Joey Curletta – The new ‘Bash Brothers’ Quakes duo entertaining fans almost nightly - but probably not much longer

If you are among those Dodger fans who have little or no interest whatsoever in the franchise’s minor league system you’ve probably never heard the names Edwin Rios or Joey Curletta before. But if you are among those who even remotely follow the Dodgers farm teams, you’ve undoubtedly heard these two names before – especially recently. “They’re the […]

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Kiké creating a bit of a dilemma for Dodgers brass

As if the looming August 1 non-waiver trade deadline isn’t enough to cause some sleepless nights for Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and general manager Farhan Zaidi, super utility Kiké Hernandez is adding another layer to their insomnia. In his second consecutive rehab game with the team’s Advanced Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, the 24-year-old San […]

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Kiké Hernandez pleased with first Quakes rehab game

Dodgers super utility Kiké Hernandez made his first rehab appearance with Rancho Cucamonga Quakes at LoanMart Field on Monday night after spending nearly a month on the disabled list for left rib cage inflammation. The popular 24-year-old San Juan, Puerto Rico native was placed on the disabled list on June 28 and had been recovering at extended spring training in Glendale, Arizona, and […]

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Wild Card, Schmild Card – Dodgers shooting for Division title

When the Dodgers left the friendly confines of Chavez Ravine for the All-Star break back on July 10, they were trailing the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants by 6.5 games. The general consensus around the stadium and the greater Los Angeles area was that it was time to stop thinking about winning the division for a fourth […]

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Andrew Toles – The missing element

As baseball fans – we’re talking true, hardcore, dyed-in-the-wool, loyal, die-hard, unwavering baseball fans – it is frustrating beyond all belief when we see something that is so blatantly wrong with our beloved team, yet even when those directly responsible are questioned about it, they rarely (if ever) do anything to rectify it or even acknowledge that it […]

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