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9-19-14 Kershaw FP

Clayton Kershaw – The difference between goodness and greatness

When Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw walked off the mound on Friday afternoon after the fifth inning he was absolutely furious – not at anyone or anything else but with himself. Even though he had struck out nine and had made 106 pitches, he had lasted only five innings – his second shortest outing of the […]

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9-18-14 Puig New Stance FP

Puig makes adjustment to the adjustment New batting stance is paying huge dividends

It was impossible to miss. From the day that Yasiel Puig made his major league debut on June 3, 2013 he has always stood off the plate – way off the plate. His thought undoubtedly was that doing so would allow him to square up on pitches inside and pull the ball, and it worked well […]

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9-17-14 Frias FP

On the bright side…

The only thing worse than losing to a bad last place team is losing bad to a last place team – and the Dodgers did exactly that on Wednesday afternoon. But rather than dwell on the 16-2 shellacking that the Dodgers took at the hands of the Colorado Rockies in what was arguable the worst game […]

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Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants

Kershaw likely to come up short in strikeout race – So what?

If Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully said it, consider it the gospel truth. “If Clayton Kershaw hadn’t missed those five starts at the beginning of the season, he’d already be a 20-game winner.” You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who disagrees with this, at least anyone who knows and understands the game well. […]

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A missed opportunity

Did you ever say something that you later regretted and wished you could take back? Chances are pretty good that Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong is wishing that very thing right about now. On Thursday afternoon, the day before the first game of a crucial three-game series against the Dodgers at AT&T Park, the 37-year-old Giants […]

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Final six Dodgers games to air locally on KDOC

Time Warner Cable today announced it has secured an agreement to broadcast the final week of Dodger games on KDOC. KDOC is an independent broadcast station that is carried by every cable, satellite and telco provider in Southern California and can also be received over the air with an antenna. The Los Angeles Dodgers are […]

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8-29-14 Carlos Frias FP

Next seven games crucial for Dodgers

Although the Dodgers undoubtedly left San Francisco feeling really good about taking two of three from their archrival Giants this past weekend (as they should), they are still a long way from the finish line. Standing in their way are two teams who have already been eliminated from postseason play; two teams who will finish […]

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9-13-14 Kemp Bubble Throw 1 FP

There was something for everybody in Dodgers 17-0 rout of Giants

If you are into baseball history, like seeing baseball records broken, like baseball rivalries, like a lot of offense, like great pitching, like seeing MLB debuts, like seeing guys get their first MLB hit, like seeing players comeback from lengthy disabled list stints, like seeing sons of former MLB players or just like exciting baseball, then […]

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Bases loaded – A recipe for disaster for the Dodgers

“You know, the Dodgers, when you look at it, are a questionable first-place team. It’s really a shock to realize how poorly they have played with the bases loaded. You expect a heck of a lot more, to be honest, from a first-place team.” This is not a quote from a major league manager or […]

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It’s ‘Wait ’till next year’ for Chattanooga Lookouts Suns sweep Lookouts in three games to win Southern League Championship

Series Re-cap Game 1 – Suns 5 Lookouts 3 Game 2 – Suns 12 Lookouts 3 Game 3 – Suns 6 Lookouts 1 Tonight the Chattanooga Lookouts had a mountain that seemed too high to climb. They arrived in Jacksonville after a 460 mile drive down 2-0 to the Suns in the Southern League championship […]

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