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Kyle Garlick FP

Hard work, personal sacrifice paying off for Kyle Garlick 28th-round draft pick moving quickly through Dodgers farm system

Kyle Garlick has had to make some difficult decisions in his young life, certainly more than most young men his age should have had to make. The 23-year-old outfielder from Chino Hills, California – a short 45-minute drive from Dodger Stadium – began his college baseball career at the University of Oregon, graduating in the spring of 2014. In his […]

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Paul Goldschmidt FP

Don’t let the one guy who can beat you do so

It’s one of the most poetic (and prophetic) quotes that Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully has ever uttered, and it’s one that you just never forget. “They pitched to the one guy who could beat them, and he does.” Even though Vinny was referring to former Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp the last time he said it […]

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6-29-90 Fernando NH FP

‘If you have a sombrero, throw it to the sky!’

Twenty-five years ago tonight, Dodgers great Fernando Valenzuela threw a no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. Former Dodger Pedro Guerrero grounded into game-ending 1-4-3 double play to complete the no-hitter. Ironically, had Fernando not deflected Guerrero’s ground ball, it probably would have been a base hit up the middle. But instead, the slight deflection […]

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Mike Marshall FP

After 41 years, mission accomplished

It began during the 1974 baseball season. I was a 20-year-old kid and attended maybe 15 or 20 Dodger games that year – the same year that Steve Garvey was a write-in candidate for the All-Star Game. Garvey would not only be named MVP of that All-Star Game but would go on to become the National […]

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6-27-15 Yimi Garcia FP

Yimi Garcia may have saved his spot in Dodgers bullpen Hard-throwing right-hander has been near perfect after month-long struggle

Remember back to the beginning of the season when Dodgers right-hander Yimi Garcia was good – I mean really really good? When he would enter late in the game and Dodger fans felt as confident as they did when Kenley Jansen would enter a game? In fact, many Dodger fans and media types were wondering why […]

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6-26-15 Mattingly - Baez - Jon SooHoo FP

Baez return a godsend for Dodgers bullpen

* UPDATE When third baseman-turned-pitcher Pedro Baez was placed on the disabled list on May 13 for a right pectoral strain, the Dodgers were leading the NL West Division by a full 5.0 games over the second place San Diego Padres – yes, the Padres. Baez would become the first of several Dodger relievers to […]

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6-25-15 Guerrero-Ellis OF Assist FP

Defense and bullpen help Dodgers escape Chicago with series split Dodgers bullpen holds Cubs scoreless in final 2 games

When the Dodgers arrived in Chicago as the sun was coming up on Monday morning, they knew they were in for a battle with the 37-30 Cubs. They also knew that their record against .500+ teams was not very good so far this season. As such, the absolutely knew that there would be zero margin for error […]

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6-24-15 Blown Call FP

MLB umpires not ‘getting it right’ with video review Increasing number of blown calls not being 'overturned' is causing MLB managers to see red

Much to the pleasure of baseball fans, managers, coaches and the players themselves, Major League Baseball finally… finally adopted the use of video review (aka: instant replay) into the game, thus becoming the last major professional sport to do so. The move was applauded by nearly everyone who, for decades, had been clamoring to “just […]

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6-16-15 Brandon League 02 FP

Dodger fans might want to re-think their position on Brandon League

When the Dodgers more or less stole former closer Brandon League from the Seattle Mariners at the trade deadline in 2012, it appeared to be among the best acquisitions made by then Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti. League promptly posted a 2-1 record with a excellent 2.30 ERA while striking out 14 and walking 7 […]

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Quakes Trinkwon and Bellinger shine in All-Star Game Rancho Cucamonga second baseman named MVP as Cal League tops Carolina League 9-2

Last week Rancho Cucamonga Quakes second baseman Brandon Trinkwon said that he was honored to be selected to represent the Dodgers Advanced Single-A affiliate in the upcoming 2015 California League – Carolina League All-Star Game, especially since the event was being hosted at his team’s home ballpark. “It’s an honor, it’s fun,” Trinkwon said. “It’s […]

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