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4-16-15 Zach Bird FP

Down on the Farm – Week 2 Recap

* * * (Updated April 20, 2015 at 11:00 am PT) * * * Great Lakes Loons The Loons had a good week finishing 4-2 with three one run victories, all by a 5-4 score. They lost a sixteen inning game when they ran out of pitchers. First baseman Josmar Cordero was brought in to […]

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4-17-15 Adam Liberatore FP

A lot of good things happened in Sunday’s game

You know what you’re not hearing much these days around Dodger Stadium? You’re not hearing “It’s still early” – and there’s a reason for that. “It’s still early” is something that teams doing poorly say, not teams that are doing well. In other words, it’s an excuse, not an explanation. And make no mistake about it, […]

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4-16-15 Hoenecke FP

Quakes third baseman Paul Hoenecke promoted to Double-A Tulsa

After only eight games with the Dodgers Advanced Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, 24-year-old utility infielder/outfielder Paul Hoenecke has been promoted to the franchises’ Double-A Tulsa Drillers. It is the first promotion of the new season from the Quakes. Hoenecke, who was selected by the Dodgers in the 24th round of the 2012 First Year Player Draft […]

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4-16-15 Bill Haselman 1 FP

It’s all business for new Quakes manager Bill Haselman

When you meet Rancho Cucamonga Quakes new manager Bill Haselman for the first time you will immediately notice two things about him: 1) He is a really nice guy; and 2) He is all business when it comes to managing his team. Haselman, who spent 13 years in the major leagues as a catcher for […]

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4-17-15 Kershaw Ks Tulo FP

Kershaw had a bad night – he only struck out 12

No one is more critical of Clayton Kershaw than Kershaw himself. To anyone else, his 7-3 win over the first place Colorado Rockies on Friday night would be considered a brilliant outing, but to the defending NL MVP and three-time Cy Young award winner, there is room for improvement. He was so bad that he only […]

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4-15-15 Chris Hatcher FP

Chris Hatcher is back after hitting small speed bump After two rough outings hard-throwing right hander hasn't allowed a hit

Dodger fans are a fickle bunch. If a player, especially a relief pitcher, goes through a rough spell, fans are immediately calling for his head – even after only nine games into the new season. While Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was being revered by fans for receiving MLB’s NL Player of the Week honors, many […]

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4-14-15 Tim with Guerrero HR Ball FP

What’s a home run ball among friends?

Steve Mears and Tim Cervenka are friends. Not your typical BFF type friends, but friends nonetheless. Their friendship is based primarily on two things: 1) their insatiable passion for the Dodgers; and 2) their equally insatiable passion for trying to catch home run balls in the Left Field Pavilion. During most home games the 55-year-old Mears […]

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4-9-15 Jose De Leon 2 FP

Quakes place Jose De Leon on DL with groin strain

Dodgers Top-10 pitching prospect Jose De Leon has been placed on the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 7-day disabled list for what is being called a very very minor groin strain. “It’s not that bad,” said De Leon prior to Thursday night’s Home Opener at LoanMart Field. “I’m getting some really good treatment for it and it […]

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4-15-15 Scott Van Slyke Double FP

Scott Van Slyke is ‘The Punisher’ Popular Dodgers bench player understands role with team

With the 2015 season now nine games old for the 6-3 Dodgers, utility outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke has had the fewest number of at-bats of any non-pitcher currently on the team’s 25-man roster. The extremely popular 28-year-old Chesterfield, Missouri native and son of former major leaguer Andy Van Slyke is 2 for 7 (.286) with three […]

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Matt Shelton FP

Meet Tulsa Drillers right-hander Matt Shelton and his new pitch

On Monday evening (April 13) I watched the Tulsa Drillers home game on MiLB.TV. When I tuned in right-hander Matt Shelton was taking the mound for the Drillers. His appearance was interesting, as it turned out, on two counts. First, Shelton has spent most of his minor league career in the Dodgers system as a […]

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