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Another ‘Just when you think you’ve seen everything’ baseball moment

During Thursday night’s exciting Cal League game between the Dodgers Advanced Single-A affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and the High Desert Mavericks (Mariners), something occurred that falls under the category of “Just when you think you’ve seen everything.” Trailing 10-5 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and a runner on second base, rehabbing […]

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Yasiel Puig – A Star is (Re)Born

As he so often does, Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully said it best about Friday night’s crucial game against the Giants in San Francisco – “It’s not a do-or-die game, but it’s a big one.” Entering the game the Dodgers were a game and a half behind the NL West-leading Giants with 59 games […]

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Will Kershaw be the next 300-game winner?

By every indication we may well have already seen the last 300-game winner in baseball history when Randy Johnson retired from the game on January 5, 2010 with 303 career wins. It took The Big Unit, as Johnson was affectionately called, 22 major league seasons to achieve one of baseball’s most coveted pitching milestones – […]

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Is this the Dodgers defining moment of 2014?

It’s hard to comprehend that over the course of a 162-game / 52-series season that one single three-game series can determine the fate of a major league baseball team, but this is exactly the feeling that many Dodger fans have about this weekend’s series between the Dodgers and Giants at AT&T Park. At stake is first place […]

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Is there more to Alex Guerrero’s assignment at Rancho than just to rehab?

Although we will never really know for sure, there is every reason to believe that had Dodgers infield prospect Alex Guerrero not had his ear bitten off by banished former MLB catcher Miguel Olivo, he would have been called up to the Dodgers – ahead of Erisbel Arruebarrena, ahead of Carlos Triunfel, ahead of Jamie Romak and ahead of Miguel […]

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AGon returning to form at just the right time

To say that Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez had a down year through the first half of the 2014 season is being kind. And even though most major leaguers would gladly take his first-half triple-slash numbers of .250/.312/.429, these numbers are well below AGon’s career triple-slash of .291/.364/.497. Be even as the rest of the Dodgers […]

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Even Mattingly’s biggest fans had a tough time with Dodgers 12-7 loss to Pirates

It’s no secret that there are a lot of Dodger fans who do not like the way that Dodgers manager Don Mattingly runs his team, and after Tuesday night’s embarrassing 12-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park there are undoubtedly a few more. The trouble began when starting pitcher Josh Beckett, who was fresh […]

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Quakes finally snap brutal losing streak

After their remarkable record-setting nine-game winning streak, the Dodgers Advanced Single-A affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes went on an excruciatingly painful 10-game losing streak which, mercifully, came to an end on Monday night with a dominating 10-4 win over the Bakersfield Blaze (Reds) at historic Sam Lynn Field in Bakersfield. Much like the Dodgers themselves, the […]

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What Would Sandy Koufax Have Done? An Opposing Viewpoint to Kershaw's Retaliation Pitch

On Monday the Dodger sites and blogs were alive with perspectives on the Dodgers-Cardinals game on Sunday. Actually it was as if the perspectives were all written with the same pen or keyboard. The commentaries were not about Matt Kemp or Andre Ethier’s RBI singles, Clayton Kershaw alertly stealing a base or AJ Ellis picking […]

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Do Dodgers have the next Mike Piazza Down on the Farm?

Most Dodger fans will remember Carlos Santana – some more than others. They will recall that the switch hitting catcher was most likely the best catching prospect the Dodgers had since Mike Piazza. Even more so they will recall Santana was traded to the Cleveland Indians for third baseman Casey Blake just before the trade […]

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