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NLCS Preview: Why Dodgers/Cubs will be classic

Is this 2016? Because the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers are once again squaring off in the National League Championship Series.These two teams reached this stage in two very different ways. The Dodgers steamrolled the Arizona Diamondbacks, ultimately sweeping the NLDS 3-0. The Cubs, on the other hand, just barely squeaked by the high-powered Washington Nationals in a five...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: National League Championship Series

The tables have turned in the upcoming edition of the National League Championship Series. In a rematch of last year’s NLCS pairing, the parallels are stunningly consistent. A year ago, the Cubs stood supreme as baseball’s best team, and held the home front down for the series. Now it is the Dodgers who are the beneficiaries of pole position in the NL, and are preparing to take on...
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Three Up, Three Down: Divisional Series brings both luck and heartbreak

Welcome to this week's edition of Three Up, Three Down — your weekly catch-up of the three best highlights (and lowlights) from around the league. We're here for all of the cheers and the jeers, because it's baseball. You can't have a winner without someone losing along the way.Up: The Dodgers are just fine, after allRemember when everybody (mostly Dodgers fans, themselves) was in...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Roberts won’t divulge Dodgers’ NLCS rotation beyond Game 1

Dave Roberts is playing things pretty close to the vest when it comes to his rotation for the NLCS.Roberts met with the media on Wednesday as his Los Angeles Dodgers await the winner of the Nationals-Cubs series. Roberts shared that Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 of the NLCS as expected, but he didn’t allow anything beyond that. Kershaw pitched in Game 1 of the NLDS against Arizona...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Winners and losers of Dodgers’ NLDS victory over Diamondbacks

The Los Angeles Dodgers punched their NLCS tickets on Monday night with a 3-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, completing a 3-0 sweep against their NL West rivals. Naturally, a sweep will provide many standout performances from the winning team, and more than enough poor performances from the losing one. Still, a select group stood out in this series.Justin Turner, Los Angeles...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Bellinger flips over railing, makes great catch

Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger made one of the best catches of the MLB Playoffs so far on Monday night.It happened in the fifth inning of the game, when pitcher Yu Darvish finally began to labor a bit. He had just given up a home run to Daniel Descalso, cutting the Dodgers’ lead to 2-1, and was facing Jeff Mathis with two outs.Darvish got Mathis to pop one up into foul territory...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenta Maeda moving to bullpen for Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers are moving starting pitcher Kenta Maeda to the bullpen.Maeda started and pitched three innings in the Dodgers’ 5-4 win over the Phillies Thursday. After the game, the Dodgers made it official that Maeda will move to the bullpen. Maeda has been solid this season. He is 12-6 with a 4.21 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. But he has been pushed down in the rotation ever since...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Yu Darvish throw one of the filthiest sliders you’ll ever see

Part of what makes Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish so great is his arsenal of pitches. He has so many different offspeed pitches, and if he’s commanding them and mixing them in with his fastball — it’s game over. Opposing teams shouldn’t even bother showing up.Darvish struggled in his first few starts after being traded to Los Angeles, which is understandable, given the switch from the...
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September 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Rangers thank Darvish with ad in Japanese newspaper

Right before the July 31 trade deadline, the Texas Rangers traded starting pitcher Yu Darvish to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Darvish responded with a classy gesture, taking out an ad in the Dallas Morning News to thank his former team and its fans.The Rangers reciprocated by taking out an ad in Yomiuri Shimbun, a Japanese newspaper, in which they thanked Darvish in his native language...
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August 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish responds to critics in farewell ad

Former Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish penned a heartfelt farewell message to the team and their fans, but one part of it has some scratching their heads.Darvish, who was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this week, took out a full-page ad in The Dallas Morning News on Thursday.“Thank you very much for the past 5.5 years,” Darvish wrote. “Coming from Japan, I could not have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 03, 2017  |  Discuss

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