Found October 02, 2013 on
Feelin' Kinda Blue:
With Matt Kemp out for the season and Andre Ethier’s bum
ankle likely limiting him to pinch-hitting duties in the National League
Division Series, the Dodgers are going to need someone to pick up the offensive
slack in the playoffs.
It’s easy to call on Hanley Ramirez, who’s been the best he’s
ever been this season. But even greatness has its limit.
Adrian Gonzalez was once elite, but those days are behind
him. It’d be nice for him to get that
hot for a few weeks, but it’s also something that can’t be counted on.
Yasiel Puig is great, but he struggled in September to the
tune of a .214 batting average. However, as Chad Moriyama rightly points out,
it might not be such a bad thing. And as Mike Petriello pointed out, Puig is
prone to bounce back from slumps.
Those are the Dodgers’ three best hitters in October (not
named Zack Greinke, I suppose), but the key for the Dodgers is Carl Crawford.
Crawford was once a dynamic player, posting...
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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers didn't make a decision Tuesday about Andre Ethier's availability for the playoffs, and they probably won't until Thursday morning, when they must submit their 25-man roster to the National League office.
But it appears likely that Ethier will make the team as a pinch-hitter and perhaps even as a center fielder if his aching left ankle improves...
The Dodgers boast the highest payroll in Major League Baseball, with ten players on their roster raking in more than $10 million a year. But in the midst of the big-spending ball club, overshadowed by star power and dollar signs, is A.J. Ellis.
The Dodgers catcher grinded out ten seasons in minor league ball before finally catching on full-time with Los Angeles in 2012. Bill Plaschke...
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The idea for player panic ratings has been stewing in my head since the last playoff appearance for the Dodgers, because 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...
Who will be cheering for the Los Angeles Dodgers in this year’s MLB Playoffs? Quite a few. Well, probably not as many after reading the headline. While appearing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Dodgers owner Magic Johnson was…Read more →
The Dodgers' success isn't built on offense, which is why the loss of Matt Kemp for the postseason and Andre Ethier from the starting lineup was never viewed as major.
Big, yes. Major, not really.
The Dodgers' strength lies in their pitching, in Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke. So although they displayed some clutch hitting in beating the Atlanta Braves 6-1 Thursday...
The Los Angeles Dodgers ruffled a few feathers when members of the team jumped into the pool in the outfield of Chase Field in Arizona after clinching the NL West.
Members of the Diamondbacks organization called the move “classless,” after the home team specifically asked the Dodgers not to return to the field for their celebration. Earvin “Magic” Johnson, who is minority...
IT'S TIME FOR DODGER BASEBALL! (in just under 10 hrs...)
Today the Dodgers start their five game division series with the Braves at 5:37 PM PDT
And finally, we know who will be on the team...
Game 1 - Kershaw; Game 2 - Greinke; Game 3 - Ryu; Game 4 - Nolasco... repeat as necessary
K. Jansen, B Wilson, P...
Thursday marks the beginning of what should be a great NLDS (National League Divisional Series) match-up between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves. The Braves enter the series with home field advantage after earning the number two seed in the National League.
The Dodgers enter the postseason with arguably the best starting rotation as the Braves enter with one of the more...
Magic Johnson was on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and the subject of the Dodgers' celebration in Arizona came up, as Magic is a partial owner of the Dodgers.
Upon winning the NL West division, the Dodgers celebrated by leaping and splashing around in the Diamondbacks' pool, because Arizona had requested that the Dodgers not celebrate on the field at Chase Field....
ATLANTA (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw struck out 12 during seven dominant innings, Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the bumbling Atlanta Braves 6-1 in Game 1 of the NL division series Thursday night.
The Dodgers jumped out to a 5-0 lead by the fourth against Kris Medlen, taking advantage of some shoddy Atlanta defense even though the Braves were generously...
The Dodgers beat the Braves in Game 1 of the 2013 NLDS, which is awesome, so look at these moving things.
Evan Gattis did this thing.
Brian Wilson is weird.
Matt Kemp has hands. Yes.
The city of Los Angeles is known for any things and putting on a great show on the baseball field has lately been one of them. L.A is home to two of the most popular MLB teams in the league; the Angels and the Dodgers. It’s funny how two of Major League baseballs brightest stars end up in the same city. Mike Trout of the Angels and Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers, have been putting...
Magic Johnson must not want his team to win the World Series. Yeah, I know. Crazy, right? After all the team went through this season with the poor start and all the injuries it would seem that he would want to give anything to keep it going and win the big one.
Wait...maybe that's what he's doing with the promise he made on Leno the other night.
The owner of...
Atlanta fans bust out a serious rendition of The Chop as the Braves play host to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS. Turner Field gets raucous.
The Braves and Dodgers have taken very different routes to the postseason; Atlanta has consistently led the NL East, pulling away from the Nationals in mid-season and never relinquishing their lead. The Dodgers were awful in the first half and were still in last place on July 1st, from which point they went 54-27 and won the NL West at a canter. Lineup consistency has been a real...