How to attack Kershaw? Cubs must be aggressive

How can the Cubs beat Clayton Kershaw? Easier said than done, but to start with, they'll need to be far more aggressive than they were in Game 2 of the NLCS, when they watched entirely too many first pitch strikes fly by.
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Howell takes role as mentor seriously

It doesn't get much better for a Major Leaguer than to still be in uniform in late October, and it doesn't get much worse than to be cut from the roster for the postseason after spending the regular season in the foxhole for each battle. Dodgers reliever J.P. Howell is both as his club resumes the National League Championship Series on Saturday.
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Kenta Maeda ‘A Little Surprised’ By Dave Roberts’ Quick Hook In NLCS Game 5

When the National League Division Series was tied at one game apiece, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts...
Via Dodger Blue
3 hours ago

Dodgers Video: Guillermo From Jimmy Kimmel Live Visits Dodger Stadium

Guillermo from Jimmy Kimmel Live visited Dodger Stadium and spoke with multiple Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago...
Via Dodger Blue
5 hours ago

Cubs’ comeback a model for Dodgers in NLCS

“Well, we’re working the at-bats,” said the manager. “Obviously we’re looking for more results. We did attempt to shake it up a little bit, and obviously didn’t play very well. But, listen, I’ve got a lot of faith in our guys. It’s a difficult moment to be in … you have to fight […]
Via Dodgers Insider
6 hours ago

2016 Dodgers’ fate lies with Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and Kenley Jansen

That was utterly disappointing. The worst part is, it didn’t feel like the Dodgers had a legit look at the game because Jon Lester was on his last night despite all the silly things the Dodgers were doing on the basepaths. The only time I felt really hopefully was when Yasiel Puig made that running catch in right in the fifth. I had visions of the Dodgers scoring a 2-3 runs in...
Via Dodgers Digest
7 hours ago

With Game 6 looming, Kershaw not defined by inaccurate image

Clayton Kershaw is not sweating the small stuff.It is both an odd, yet typical response headed into such a pivotal game as Saturday’s Game 6 of the National League Championship Series is. But it is one that should be at the very least expected from the Dodgers ace lefty, as he has been here before.When asked about potential excitement for himself headed into Saturday’s potentially...
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Kershaw: Hendricks is like the Greg Maddux of this generation

Clayton Kershaw offered high praise when asked about Cubs starter and NLCS Game 6 opponent Kyle Hendricks. Speaking with media, the Los Angeles Dodgers ace compared the 26-year-old soft-thrower to Atlanta Braves legend, Greg Maddux, praising his ability at changing speeds and throwing pitches in the right place. “Well, he obviously had an amazing year,” Kershaw admitted in...
Via The Outside Corner
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Dodgers’ Dancing On The Bases Accomplishes Little Against Jon Lester

While the Los Angeles Dodgers' struggles this season remained a talking point heading into the National League Division...
Via Dodger Blue
16 hours ago

Cubs 8, Dodgers 4: The Dodgers are on the ropes

Vin Scully was in attendance for Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Thursday night and graced Dodger Stadium with his iconic words: “It’s Time For Dodger Baseball!” The Dodgers sadly did not #WinForVin and dropped Game 5 to the Cubs, falling behind 3-2 in the series. Those good feelings brought on by Vin’s voice quickly dissipated after the Cubs plated...
Via Dodgers Digest
19 hours ago

Miller: Dodgers' Joe Blanton on the wrong side of another game-altering home run

LOS ANGELES – So now the Dodgers’ fate falls into the left hand of Clayton Kershaw, and there are certainly worse places to be if you’re playing baseball. In fact, the Dodgers might be in the greatest position of all-time for a club facing...
Via The OC Register
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Final: Dodgers' bullpen fails as Cubs take 3-2 NLCS lead

LOS ANGELES – Aggressive bullpen management has become the mortgage bundles of the postseason. It can make you rich – or leave you destitute. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts pulled his starter, Kenta Maeda, with two outs in the fourth inning...
Via The OC Register
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers facts and figures after four NLCS games

With the National League Championship Series between the Cubs and Dodgers now tied at 2-2, let’s do what we did after it was tied 1-1 and reset the scene … Pitching status The Dodger staff is fairly rested heading into what is essentially a best-of-three series for the NL pennant. Since throwing 51 pitches in National League Division […]
Via Dodgers Insider
1 day ago

Kenta Maeda is absolutely the right call for Game 5

This would have been a much tougher decision if the Dodgers had won last night, but Kenta Maeda should absolutely get the ball in Game 5 tonight for the Dodgers. With the series tied 2-2, the Dodgers need to win two of the next three games to advance to the World Series … but you already knew that. The way things are set up right now, Maeda starting tonight should be a no-brainer...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago

Gonzalez on pic of controversial call: ‘Somehow this is an out’

Adrian Gonzalez feels his Los Angeles Dodgers were cheated out of much more than just a run Wednesday night, and he took to Twitter after the game to express his frustrations. Gonzalez was trying to score on a two-out single in the second inning of Game 4 of the NLCS, but he was called out at home plate. Replays appeared to show that he beat the tag, but the call was upheld by Major...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Adrian Gonzalez complains about controversial play on Twitter

The Cubs jumped out to a 5-0 lead en route to victory in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, but Adrian Gonzalez believes that he scored the first run of the game. In what was a controversial ruling, Gonzalez was thrown out at home in the bottom of the second inning after Andrew Toles came through with a single to right. Gonzalez was ruled out, but the play was challenged...
Via The Sports Daily
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The Cubs saved their season by solving their biggest problem

Baseball is a fickle game.No matter how good you are, no matter how poor you are, you will have hot streaks and cold streaks. The ceilings and floors might differ, but in this game, no one is truly consistent.The Chicago Cubs are an excellent team — the best team in baseball, perhaps — but they had run into one of those cold streaks.Antony Rizzo, the team’s MVP candidate, couldn’t...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Anthony Rizzo borrows teammate’s bat, breaks out of slump

Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell were virtually invisible in the MLB playoffs entering Wednesday night’s game against the Dodgers, but that changed in a big way. Both players homered in the game, which was basically a must-win with the possibility of facing Clayton Kershaw in Game 5. Rizzo was in a 2-for-26 slump heading into the game, but he may have found what was previously...
Via The Sports Daily
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The Dodgers made history by owning the Cubs in Game 3

The Los Angeles Dodgers entered the NLCS as clear underdogs, but through three games they have completely outplayed the Chicago Cubs.The Dodgers won Game 3 on Tuesday night, 6-0, to take a 2-1 lead in the series.In Tuesday's win, L.A. also made a bit of history: For the first time in franchise history, the Dodgers threw consecutive postseason shutouts.Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Dodgers' Urias to become youngest starter in MLB playoffs

LOS ANGELES (AP) Julio Urias finally is getting to start for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the postseason. The 20-year-old rookie from Mexico came on in relief in a decisive Game 5 of the NL Division Series, helping the Dodgers beat Washington to advance. Now, he'll take the mound Wednesday in Game 4 of the Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, the youngest starting pitcher...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Gonzalez refused to stay at Donald Trump’s hotel

Adrian Gonzalez refused to stay at a hotel bearing Donald Trump’s name earlier this season during a trip to Chicago. The LA Daily News shared the story on Sunday of Gonzalez not staying with the rest of the Dodgers at the Trump International Hotel and Tower during a trip to Chicago to play the Cubs in May. “I didn’t stay there,” Adrian Gonzalez confirmed. “I had my reasons...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs respond to Dodgers saying they are stealing signs

The Chicago Cubs say they have not been stealing signs from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS, and they have two simple reasons for that. For starters, they don’t know how. And, perhaps more importantly, they have hardly had anyone on base. Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal said this week that he knows for a fact Ben Zobrist was relaying signs to Addison Russell when the Cubs...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers to start rookie Julio Urias in NLCS Game 4

LOS ANGELES (AP) Julio Urias is scheduled to start for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs. Manager Dave Roberts said Monday the 20-year-old rookie from Mexico will open Wednesday, followed by Kenta Maeda in Game 5 on Thursday ''as it stands now.'' Urias pitched two scoreless innings of relief in the Dodgers' win over Washington...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers catcher admits the Cubs are stealing signs

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal didn't have to worry too much in Game 2 of the NLCS, with Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen dominating the Chicago Cubs and allowing only one runner to reach second base, but he might in Game 3.That's because Grandal says the Cubs are stealing the Dodgers signs, and he knows it.After Game 2, Grandal was asked about it and used the eighth...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Adrian Gonzalez refused to stay with Dodgers at Trump Hotel in Chicago

When the Dodgers faced the Cubs in Chicago for a regular-season series back in May, the team stayed at the Trump International Hotel and Tower -- except for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.The Dodgers' slugger made accommodations to stay elsewhere during that trip, presumably because the hotel is owned by Donald Trump, according to JP Hoornstra of the Long Beach Press-Telegram.“I...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

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