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Kiké Hernandez – Game Changer

When the Dodgers acquired slugger Manny Ramirez from the Boston Red Sox at the July 31 trade deadline in 2008, they trailed the Arizona Diamondbacks by 2.0 games in the NL West. Over the next two months, two things happened: 1) They soon found themselves 4.5 games back after a horrible season-high eight-game losing streak; 2) They […]

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Dodgers name Kershaw NLDS Game-1 starter Greinke to follow in Game-2 and Anderson in Game-3

What came as a surprise to absolutely no one, the Dodgers officially named defending 2014 NL MVP and Cy Young award-winner Clayton Kershaw to start Game-1 of the National League Division Series on Friday, October 9 at Dodger Stadium, with first pitch scheduled for 6:45 pm PT. Although there was little doubt that Kershaw would get […]

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Did platooning bring out the best in the Dodgers in 2015?

If you are a stat guy, a pure, bottom-line, end-results numbers person, then you are a fan of the Don Mattingly School of Platooning and Double-Switches – whether you chose to acknowledge it or not. How so, you ask? Because if you take a look at the final MLB hitting statistics, you will notice that of the […]

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AGon named finalist for prestigious Hank Aaron Award

Major League Baseball and MLB Advanced Media has named Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez as the team’s finalist for the 2015 Hank Aaron Award. Fans can vote for the winner exclusively online at or through any of the 30 club respective websites. For the sixth straight year, a special panel of Hall of Fame players – […]

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Dodger fans encouraged to purchase postseason parking in advance

With Games 1 and 2 of the 2015 National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium only days away, the Dodgers are encouraging those planning to attend either or both of Friday’s and Saturday’s games to purchase their parking in advance on-line via the Dodgers website to save money and expedite movement through the auto gates. The […]

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Kershaw does what many said couldn’t be done Dodgers lefty becomes first pitcher in 13 years to strike out 300 batters in a season

When Hall of Fame left-hander Randy Johnson and right-hander Curt Schilling struck out 339 and 316 batters respectively during the 2002 season, many thought that they would be the last pitchers to reach the coveted 300-strikeout mark, and with good cause. Since that time the game has changed significantly, most notably in the number of starts that […]

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If you were worried about Corey Seager’s rookie status, relax Rookie phenom is well below 130 at-bat maximum

Flying under the radar of most Dodger fans is the fact that even though a rookie is called up to the major leagues as a September call-up, they can actually lose their rookie status for the following season if the have 130 plate appearances during their call-up. Here’s the actual rule: Determining rookie status: A player […]

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Turner’s power surge couldn’t come at a better time Greinke's arm and Turner's bat earn home field advantage for Dodgers in NLDS

If you were to ask most Dodger fans who has brought the biggest spark to the team this season, chances are the unanimous favorite would be Kiké Hernandez. But if you were to ask them who has come up with some of the most clutch hits this season, the hands down winner would be Justin Turner. […]

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Postseason auditions continue for Dodgers

Although the Dodgers have already clinched the 2015 National League West Division title, their third in three years, they are still involved in another race – the race for home field advantage in the NLDS in which they currently hold a precarious one-half game lead over the New York Mets, a race that has been […]

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Who should be the Dodgers starting shortstop in the postseason?

Over the past month there has been much debate about who Dodgers manager Don Mattingly should use as his starting shortstop in the postseason. Many believe that by virtue of the fact that he’s been there before and has won a World Series Championship, 16-year MLB veteran Jimmy Rollins – who will be 37 years old on November 27 […]

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