NLDS-Game Four-Los Angeles Dodgers against the St.Louis Cardinals

The Dodgers best not trade Matt Kemp

It’s probably safe to say that if the Dodgers never hear the name Matt again it will be too soon – Matt Kemp notwithstanding. During each of the four NLDS games against the St.Louis Cardinals, one third of their lineup was named Matt and each of the three played a huge role in derailing the Dodgers bid for […]

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Great Lakes Loons – The bullpen the Dodgers wish they had

As we perhaps feared with the Dodgers going into the NLDS, there was concern that the bullpen might not be up to the job. It must have been a bit of a nightmare for manager Don Mattingly and pitching coach Rick Honeycutt to even consider going to the pen. However, it appears Mattingly does play […]

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Does Miguel Rojas make that play?

We all know that hindsight is 20/20 and that second-guessing only adds more frustration to an already frustrating situation. But one has to ask oneself if Miguel Rojas had been brought into game-4 of the NLDS as a defensive replacement for Hanley Ramirez in the top of the seventh inning knowing that heart of the Cardinals […]

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Matt Adams home run was not the biggest play of Game-4 Ethier pickoff at third base turned potential Game-4 win into playoff-ending loss

A day, a week, a month or even a century from now it will forever be Matt Adams’s devastating three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning off of Clayton Kershaw that will be remembered as the turning point of Game-4 of the 2014 NLDS in which the Dodgers were eliminated from the […]

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Hold your head high, Clayton

Anyone who has ever spent any time around Clayton Kershaw knows that he is undoubtedly overwhelmed with guilt and sorrow right now. They know that as silly as it sounds he takes full responsibility for bringing the Dodgers run for the 2014 World Series to a halt. They know that he is such a protectionist that he […]

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Mattingly’s pitching match-ups might cost Dodgers NLDS

Pitching match-ups. It’s a tactic that no one really ever heard of until the advent of pitching specialists such as a swing man, a set-up man and the ever-popular closer role. The tactic involves bringing in a guy specifically to pitch to a guy’s weakness, such as bringing in a left-hander to face a left-handed […]

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Dodgers can learn a lesson from the Roy – O’s Way

As a lifelong Dodger fan I don’t really care who wins the World Series if the Dodgers do not because baseball’s World Championship is won, not awarded. To win it all a whole lot of things have to fall in place, some of which go beyond the actual game itself yet are the most important […]

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The secret to pitching to Matt Carpenter is quit feeding him cookies

There is simply no way to deny it – Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter has the Dodgers’ number in the postseason. So how, then, do you pitch to him? The answer may not be as complicated as you think. No, I’m not suggesting pitching around the 6′ 3″, 215-pound right-hand throwing / left-hand hitting Galveston, Texas […]

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Thank you Matt Kemp!

It’s safe to say that Friday night’s gut-wrenching loss to the NL Central champion St. Louis Cardinals was… well… gut-wrenching for Dodger fans. Not only did the Dodgers have the proverbial ‘best pitcher on the planet’ going for them, but the Dodgers smoking hot bats staked Clayton Kershaw to a 6-1 lead. But then the […]

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A.J. Ellis – the bright side to Friday’s brutally loss

There have undoubtedly been hundreds of different adjectives already used to describe the Dodgers brutally 10-9 loss to the Cardinals in Game-1 of the National League Division Series on Friday evening, so let’s just leave it at that – it was a brutally loss. But buried in that loss was something that has to make Dodger fans feel […]

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