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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 of 35 that 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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Dodgers officially sign Cuban infielder Hector Olivera Club also announces signing of right-hander Pablo Fernandez

The Dodgers have officially announced the signings of Cuban infielder Hector Olivera to a six-year/$62.5 million contract and right-handed pitcher Pablo Fernandez to a minor league deal. To make room for Olivera on the 40-man roster the team designated left-handed pitcher Eury De La Rosa for assignment. “We are excited to be adding two players […]

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ThinkBlueLA’s 2015 MLB Draft Preview Friedman and Zaidi get four picks in top 74 in their first MLB Draft with Dodgers

The 2015 MLB First Year Player Draft is scheduled for June 8-10 at the MLB Network’s Studio 42 in Secaucus, New Jersey. The draft each year is one of the highlights of the season for me. I don’t watch it as a full time activity but check in regularly to see what the Dodgers are […]

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5-16-15 Brandon Beachy FP

Brandon Beachy – The invisible Dodger… for now

With so much time and money spent annually on scouting for the MLB First Year Player Draft each year, you would think that all of the best college and high school players would be discovered and at least be selected in the later rounds. But every now and then an exceptionally talented college or prep […]

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Bolsinger credits Yasmani Grandal for his success

Dodgers right-hander Mike Bolsinger has now made three starts with the team. In those three starts he is 2-0 with an outstanding 1.04 ERA. He has allowed only two runs on 13 hits while walking six and striking out 14 through 17.1 innings of work. In Sunday’s 1-0 win over the Colorado Rockies, Bolsinger all but […]

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