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5-23-15 Mike Bolsinger FP

Bolsinger nearly perfect in Dodgers 2-0 win over Padres Soft-tossing right-hander faces minimum number of batters in one-hit performance

On July 7, 2008, Dodgers right-hander Hiroki Kuroda missed a perfect game when he gave up an eighth-inning double to Atlanta Braves first baseman Mark Teixeira. To that point, Kuroda’s performance was better than even the perfect game thrown by Sandy Koufax on September 9, 1965. How is that possibly, you ask? Because up to and […]

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Chris Anderson FP

Drillers Chris Anderson stifles Northwest Arkansas Naturals

Right-hander Chris Anderson was selected by the Dodgers in the first round of the 2013 First Year Player Draft. The Dodgers were interested in Anderson for his size, athletic ability and the fact he grew up in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. Growing up in Minnesota meant he did not play baseball year around and therefore had less mileage […]

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Two things we didn’t know about Kikè Hernandez

During Friday night’s game against the San Diego Padres, we learned two new things about Dodgers super-sub Kikè Hernandez – 1) According to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, Kikè is actually the Dodgers emergency back-up catcher, not utility outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke; and 2) He has some serious mojo – banana mojo to be exact. Heading into […]

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4-30-15 Jose De Leon 1 FP

Jose De Leon makes his AA debut

Dodgers Top-10 pitching prospect Jose De Leon made his AA debut with the Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League on Friday evening. He had been promoted to the Drillers after going 4-1 in seven starts with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League while posting a 1.67 ERA and WHIP of 0.90. In 37.2 innings he […]

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5-22-15 Turner Scores FP

The Southern California drought is over – the other one Dodgers ties dubious 35 scoreless-innings streak but don't break it.

In 1962 the Dodgers set a record for the longest scoreless innings streak at 35 which eventually cost the (then) four-year-old Los Angeles franchise the National League pennant. The scoreless innings streak (and related losing streak) allowed the hated San Francisco Giants to catch the Dodgers in the standings, thus forcing a three-game playoff which the Giants […]

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Dodgers leave more than their hearts in San Francisco Team to begin much needed homestand tonight at Dodger Stadium

If the Dodgers never see AT&T Park in San Francisco again it will be too soon. Fortunately, they do not have to return there again until the final week if the regular season September 28 – October 1. Unfortunately, that four-game series could very well determine their fate in the NL West this season. Thus far, […]

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Mattingly gets a fourth opportunity to get it right Righty versus lefty match-ups aren't working for the Dodgers skipper

There’s an age-old golden rule when it comes to managing or coaching baseball: “Always put your players in a position to succeed.” Apparently Dodgers manager Don Mattingly missed that day during Managing 101 class. Mattingly is blessed to have two of the best starting pitchers in the game today – reigning NL MVP and three-time NL Cy […]

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Grant Holmes on cruise control Former first-rounder ties career high with 9 strikeouts as Loons top Dragons 7-1

Grant Holmes was the Dodgers first round draft selection in the 2014 First Year Player Draft. Some were surprised that he was still available when the Dodgers claimed him with the 22nd overall selection in the draft. MLB Prospect Watch had ranked Holmes as the eleventh overall prospect heading into the draft. His fastball and […]

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Vin Scully calls foul ball on Giants grounds crew

For the 30 percent of Dodgers fans who were able to watch Tuesday night’s Dodgers-Giants game at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Time Warner Cable (or those who have creatively found away around local blackouts on MLB.TV), you undoubtedly heard Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully repeatedly talk about the excessively watered down infield […]

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Dodgers plan to put Olivera on fast track to big leagues

On Tuesday afternoon the Dodgers officially announced the signing of 30-year-old Cuban infielder Hector Olivera to a six-year / $62.5 million contract – a deal that had been in the works since spring training but had been on hold while Olivera was awaiting a visa to work in the United States. Later that evening, both […]

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