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The Force is with the Dodgers on Star Wars Night

It’s one of the most famous lines from the original Star Wars movie – “The Force is strong with this one.” Such was the case on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium on Star Wars Night as the Dodgers had their second walk-off win in as many nights by an identical score of 6-5. Like Monday night’s exciting […]

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Is Yasiel Puig hurt? Dodgers star outfielder 'was hobbling quite a little bit' during Monday's 6-5 win over Mariners

It almost went completely under the radar in last night’s exciting 6-5 Dodgers win over the Seattle Mariners. Almost. But MLB.com’s Dodgers beat writer Ken Gurnick noticed it. In fact, Gurnick tweeted about it: But with Yasiel Puig you never really know if he’s hurt or if he is just trying to work out a […]

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Down on the Farm – Week one recap

The first week of minor league player began on Thursday, April 9th. Although it was an abbreviated week, there were certainly some highlights among the Dodgers four full-season affiliates, mostly with pitching. The rosters were announced earlier in the week and there were not many surprises, although as always, there were a few placements that […]

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The biggest play of Dodgers 6-5 win over Mariners isn’t in the box score

Monday night’s interleague game between the Dodgers and the Mariners at Dodger Stadium was just plan nuts. I mean who would have thought that Brandon McCarthy could spot the Mariners to a 4-0 lead on three home runs only to have the Dodgers come back to within one, and then have McCarthy give up another […]

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Meet Quakes left-hander Michael Johnson and his ‘slurve’

The 2014 Great Lakes Loons produced one of the best bullpen stories that one can imagine. A group of nine relievers pitched 456 innings, gave up 323 hits and 142 walks while striking out 537. Their combined WHIP was just over one per inning at 1.02. Michael Johnson was the only left-hander in the group. […]

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Alex Guerrero – One game does not a third baseman make, but…

When you think about it, the Dodgers haven’t had a good third baseman – I mean a real good third baseman – since 2004 when then Dodgers general manager Paul DePodesta let then 25-year-old free agent and future Hall of Famer Adrián Beltré get away. Oh sure, there have been a few decent third basemen since […]

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An interview with 2003 Cy Young award winner Eric Gagné

It was surreal – almost like an out-of body experience. The date was April 6, 2015 – Opening Day at Dodger Stadium – and it was time for the pregame ceremonial first pitch. Standing on the mound were former Dodger Cy Young Award winners Don Newcombe (1956) and Fernando Valenzuela (1981). But before the pair […]

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Is the Kikè Hernandez era about to begin?

It was like March 7, 2008 all over again. On that day during a meaningless spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at historic Holman Stadium at Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Dodgers third baseman Nomar Garciapara suffered a microfracture on his left hand when he was hit by a pitch by Kyle McClellan. Nomar […]

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How does Tommy Lasorda do it? Even at 87, baseball's greatest ambassador still travels across the country representing the Dodgers

Most Dodger fans in Southern California take him for granted. After all, they get to see him almost every night at Dodger Stadium or at one of the many charity events that he frequently attends. But for those living elsewhere who rarely or never get an opportunity to see him, seeing Tommy Lasorda in person is […]

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The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes fire brigade

I think without a doubt the most outstanding feature of the 2014 Great Lakes Loons season was the bullpen – at least it was for me. A group of nine relievers pitched 456 innings, gave up 323 hits and 142 walks while striking out 537. Their combined WHIP was just over one per inning at […]

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