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Feelin' Kinda Blue:
The Dodgers showed some surprisingly good offensive output
against the National League’s best pitching staff in the first round of the
playoffs. The team could get even stronger with the return of Andre Ethier.
Ethier, who’s suffering from an ankle sprain, made three pinch-hit appearances in the National League
Division Series. He went 0-for-3 with a walk (that came against Craig Kimbrel
in Game 2).
Skip Schumaker filled in well enough defensively, but didn’t
hit much in the NLDS -- as expected.
With Carl Crawford, Hanley Ramirez, Yasiel Puig, Adrian Gonzalez
and Juan Uribe effectively carrying the offense, Ethier’s addition to that quintet
almost seems unfair -- but the Dodgers are going to need him against a tough
St. Louis Cardinals’ rotation.
All accounts say Ethier is progressing from the injury and could be in the starting lineup on
Friday. The biggest concern is making sure he’s as close to 100 percent as
possible, because Ethier ...
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The Dodgers released their roster for the 2013 NLCS just moments ago, and … uh … I have no idea what they just did.
Suffice to say that my NLCS roster prediction was completely wrong, as they left off two left-handers against a team that can’t hit them.
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The Dodgers head into the 2013 NLCS against the Cardinals looking to be a much better team than they were earlier in the week during the NLDS. While the squad’s NLCS roster should look almost identical to the NLDS roster, there should be a couple tweaks, as the club hopes to get Andre Ethier back healthy and perhaps will add more depth to their battered pen.
Hobbled Hanley Ramirez...
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I did player panic ratings for the Dodgers before the NLDS, so I figured why not do they for the NLCS too?
See, while fans go nuts at players during the regular season, they absolutely lose sanity during the postseason. I understand that, because there’s more at stake, but sane people let it go after they calm down, while insane people let it dictate their perception...
Last night Adam Wainwright delivered one of his finest performances to send the St. Louis Cardinals to the National League Championship Series for the third consecutive season. In the NLCS they will square off with the powerful Los Angeles Dodgers in what should be, at least on paper, one of the finest League Championship Series of the past decade. But who has the advantage? We will...
I hope that everyone has seen this, but if not, I would be remiss in not sharing this with the Crew...
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NO MORE BUNTING! LISTEN TO ME DON MATTINGLY!
This is interview is full humorous honesty... everything from Greinke's fantasy team to jabbing at the early season Dodger woes to Danny DeVito to white-boy dance moves.
The Los Angeles Dodgers included outfielder Andre Ethier on their roster for their opening-round playoff series against the Atlanta Braves. However, Ethier was only available to pinch-hit as he continued to struggle with an ankle injury. Manager Don Mattingly told reporters — including Ken Gurnick of MLB.com — that he’s expecting more out of Ethier in the NLCS, which could...
Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw has been selected the winner of the 2013 Warren Spahn Award.
The award is presented by the Oklahoma City Bricktown Rotary Club and the Jim Thorpe Association to the top left-handed pitcher in the Major Leagues. It's named for Hall-of-Famer Warren Spahn, whose 363 career wins are the most by a left-hander.
Kershaw was named the...
Bunt Ellis -> Walk Hanley -> GIDP Young
— Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) October 12, 2013
Michael Young's -.527 WPA is the 6th lowest ever for a postseason game
— Paul Boyé (@Phrontiersman) October 12, 2013
I’ll update this by tomorrow morning, but for now … that.
National League Championship Series PreviewLos Angeles Dodgers versus St. Louis CardinalsBoth teams handled their business in the division series though the Dodgers had a much easier time against the Atlanta Braves. The Cardinals went the distance against a very formidable Pittsburgh Pirates team. The Dodgers won the regular season series with the Cardinals four games to three. Below...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After two days of waiting, the Los Angeles Dodgers found out they will play St. Louis in the National League championship series.
The Dodgers worked out Wednesday just as the decisive Game 5 between Pittsburgh and St. Louis began. The team went through hitting sets with the game shown on the stadium's video boards, although there was no noticeable reaction...
Game 1 of the NLCS begins Friday. The Cardinals and The Dodgers are set to square off. Yet around the internet today, people seem to be favoring The Dodgers in this series. Maybe it is the way they disposed of The Braves, a very strong team. Maybe it’s the hype around Puig and Ramirez. Maybe it’s the extra rest from playing less games. At best this is an even series. And here...
2013 National League Championship Series
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis (Games 1-2, 6-7 if necessary); Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles (Games 3-5 if necessary)
2013 record vs. Cardinals: 4-3
Last postseason meeting: 2009, Dodgers won 3-0
*- Denotes not on NLCS roster
Game 1: Zack Greinke vs. Joe ...
Game 1 of the ALCS starts at 8:07 p.m. ET. All ALCS games are on FOX.
Check out the full schedules for the ALCS and National League Championship Series below (ET time).
Saturday, Oct. 12, 8:07 p.m., FOX: Detroit/Oakland at Boston
Sunday, Oct. 13, 8:15 p.m., FOX: Detroit/Oakland at Boston
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 4:07 p.m., FOX: Boston at Oakland/Detroit
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 8:07 p...
In case you weren’t aware, the MLB playoffs are currently underway. Sadly, the Angels are not part of the October festivities. Equally as sad, the Dodgers ARE taking part in said festivities.
Battling in the NLCS, the Dodgers have made it to the pinnacle of the National League while the Angels ended the season third in their division, 14 games out of even wild card contention...