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10-10-15 Chase Utley Slide FP

How much does losing Chase Utley hurt the Dodgers?

No Dodger fan will argue that the impact that banished second baseman Chase Utley had in Game-2 of the NLDS was huge. After all, it was his base hit – a soft line drive to right field – that moved the eventual tying run to third base in the form of Kiké Hernandez. It was Utley’s […]

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Lost in NLDS Game-2 fray was a great at-bat by Kiké Hernandez

Game-2 of the 2015 National League Division Series will forever be remembered for one thing and one thing only – the Chase Utley takeout slide that left Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada with a broken left leg and Utley possibly facing disciplinary action from Major League Baseball. But while opinions on Utley’s slide range from it […]

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10-9-15 Kershaw FP

Numbers say Mattingly made wrong call by pulling Kershaw

By now you have undoubtedly heard a number of opinions, comments, debates, discussions and complaints in favor of or opposed to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly pulling Clayton Kershaw with two outs in the top of the seventh inning after his star left-hander had walked the bases loaded. And while there is no denying that the defending NL […]

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10-9-15 AGon RBI Single FP

Familiar tune in Dodgers 3-1 loss to Mets in NLDS opener

As expected, the blame for Friday night’s 3-1 loss to the New York Mets in Game-1 of the National League Division Series reaches far and wide. Among the favorites are Dodgers manager Don Mattingly being brutally criticized for pulling his ace Clayton Kershaw too late (although he would have been equally criticized had he pulled […]

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10-3-15 Justin Turner FP

Turner enters postseason healthy and ‘ready to go’

It’s hard to argue that Dodgers utility-player-turned-everyday-third-baseman Justin Turner hasn’t been a huge part of the Dodgers success since being acquired in February of 2014. Although the extremely popular Long Beach, CA native posted a slash-line of .265/.326/.370/ for a .696 OPS during his four seasons in New York, the Mets declined to tender him a […]

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Vin Scully to miss postseason radio call

Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, who was initially slated to broadcast the first three and last three innings of each Dodgers postseason game on AM 570 LA Sports radio, underwent what was reported as “a recommended medical procedure” on Thursday morning. As a result and on the advice of his doctors, the 87-year-old broadcaster […]

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9-29-15 Kike Hernandez HR SNLA FP

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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9-21-15 AGon HR FP

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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