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Dodgers Defied Historic Odds, Challenges En Route To Clinching 4th Straight NL West Title

Last season the Los Angeles Dodgers won a National League West title and exceeded 90 wins for a third straight season...
Via Dodger Blue
1 hour ago

Dodgers Video: Clubhouse Celebration After Clinching NL West

It was an ending that was fit for Hollywood on Sunday, as the Los Angeles Dodgers fought back to earn a 3-2 victory...
Via Dodger Blue
3 hours ago

Dodgers’ potential postseason roster not easy to predict

Now that the Dodgers have officially clinched the NL West (you can stop wanting to murder me, Chad), it’s time to look at the postseason roster. There are, obviously, the locks, but the final few spots are definitely up for debate. The roster will shrink back to 25 active players for the playoffs. In fact, September is the only time in the baseball season when the active roster...
Via Dodgers Digest
5 hours ago

Dodgers face difficult task trimming roster for playoffs

With their place in the 2016 postseason assured, the Dodgers now have the final six games of the regular season to measure out rest to certain players — and begin final evaluations of who will go on the postseason roster. Somehow, the Dodgers have to trim their 40-man squad — with every single player […]
Via Dodgers Insider
6 hours ago

Los Angeles Dodgers win division in dramatic fashion

Exactly seven days before the last regular season game, the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their fourth straight National League West division title in the most dramatic way possible. Not only was it the Dodgers’ final home game of the regular season, it was also Vin Scully’s final home game ever. It was literally the last chance the Dodgers could celebrate with their fans, and...
Via isportsweb.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

15 greatest calls of Vin Scully's career

Vin Scully’s legendary career is coming to a heartbreaking end. The heartbreak isn’t from the end itself, but from the loss what will not come in the future. For 66 years, Scully’s silky delivery and almanac-like knowledge has been the voice of baseball for generations of the games fans. He has been there for some of the leagues greatest moments from walk-off shots to perfect...
Via Yardbarker
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw Experimented On the Rockies

One of my favorite things about baseball is how Clayton Kershaw has never been able to master a changeup. There’s absolutely no one in baseball who needs a changeup less than Clayton Kershaw, but, drive is drive. He’s been frustrated by his own lack of progress, because as far as he’s concerned, he’ll forever see room for improvement. He still has an ERA. Runs are mistakes...
Via Fangraphs
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miller: Dodgers clinch NL West with 4-3 win over Colorado, a storybook ending for a stellar storyteller

LOS ANGELES – What do you give as a retirement gift to a great storyteller? Easy. A great story. So the Dodgers on Sunday clinched the National League West title on their final swing, on a home run by a man who hadn’t homered in more than two...
Via The OC Register
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Culberson joins pantheon of Dodger heroes

He stood at the plate as Charlie Culberson. Twenty-four seconds later, his helmet flung in the air, his feet barely touching the ground, he returned … as Charlie Culberson.  Never before in Los Angeles Dodger history had a player stood in the batters’ box with no one on base, taken a swing — and won a […]
Via Dodgers Insider
19 hours ago

Statcast of the Day: Seager does it all for LA

At just 22 years old, Corey Seager has emerged as the Dodgers' best player and perhaps one of the best players in the National League. The way Seager has played so far beyond his age in 2016, it shouldn't come as a surprise that he led his team to its biggest win of the season Sunday.
Via Dodgers.com
19 hours ago

Play It Forward Sept. 26-Oct. 2: Dodgers could leave Scully's heart in San Francisco

Ranking top 10 sports events Sept. 26-Oct. 2 you won't want to miss: NO. 1: MLB: DODGERS at SAN FRANCISCODetails/TV: Friday-Sunday, SportsNet LA, Ch. 5:As much as emotions run high during a Dodgers-Giants series, even if the NL West has already been decided, things may get turned up a notch with the last three games of Vin Scully's broadcasting career.
Via LA Daily News
21 hours ago

Dodgers tip cap to Vin Scully after his last call

The baseball gods proved on Sunday that they do exist. In what was Vin Scully’s final game calling Dodgers games before he retires, the Dodgers rallied with a tying home run in the ninth, and then capped it all off with a walk-off home run to win it in the 10th. Charlie Culberson smacked his first home run of the season at the right time as his walk-off shot gave the Dodgers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers clinch National League West

The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the National League West Division Championship on Sunday with their 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Charlie Culberson’s walk-off home run. Despite having set a record for placing players on the disabled list in a single season and having a rookie manager in Dave Roberts, Los Angeles grabbed the […] The post Los Angeles Dodgers clinch National...
Via Today's Knuckleball
23 hours ago

Puig, Dodgers grieve over José Fernández

A number of Dodgers had personal connections with José Fernández, such as Austin Barnes, Chris Hatcher and Kiké Hernández, who all played in the Marlins organization with the All-Star right-hander. But perhaps no one in Los Angeles was closer to the Miami All-Star, who died overnight in a boating accident, than Yasiel Puig. “I’m very […]
Via Dodgers Insider
1 day ago

Kershaw deals, Dodgers roll to verge of title

The Dodgers trimmed their magic number to one to clinch a fourth consecutive division title (pending the outcome of San Francisco at San Diego) by crushing the Rockies on Saturday night, 14-1, with Clayton Kershaw firing seven scoreless innings and Josh Reddick blasting a grand slam.
Via Dodgers.com
1 day ago

Dodgers scratch Rich Hill from next start due to blister

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers have scratched Rich Hill from his scheduled start Sunday in the series finale against Colorado because of a blister that forced him to miss a month earlier in the season. The blister also caused Hill to leave a perfect game after seven innings on Sept. 11. Brandon McCarthy will return from a month-long stint on the disabled list with right hip stiffness...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Costner delivers emotional speech to Vin Scully during final LA series (VIDEO)

Dodgers broadcasting legend Vin Scully was honored before the first game of the Rockies-Dodgers series on Friday night — his final series in Los Angeles — and many celebrities were in attendance. Kevin Costner was one of those celebs at Chavez Ravine for the Dodgers’ 7-4 win, and he gave a speech to pay tribute to Scully (which USA Today’s For The Win transcribed). “We...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers honored Vin Scully tonight, and he wrote a letter to fans

This is really cool, and there’s a chance it’s going to get a bit dusty. The Dodgers are honoring Vin Scully before the game tonight, the first of his final series of calling games at Dodger Stadium. He walked on to a massive ovation: Vin Scully walking onto the field to a standing ovation that lasted more than two minutes. pic.twitter.com/QaWbb25Q8I — Jesse Dougherty...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig wants to play winter ball in Dominican Republic

Yasiel Puig is aiming to prove that he can still be a valuable asset on a major league roster, and he is hoping to better his game by playing winter ball during the offseason. As J.P. Hoornstra of the Orange County Register noted on Thursday, Puig wants to play in the Dominican Republic this winter. The 25-year-old has not played winter ball since 2012, when he appeared in 20 Puerto...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A statistical trip thru Vin Scully’s extraordinary career

In 1950, the Brooklyn Dodgers finished 2 games out of first place in the National League, behind a .400-OBP, 7-WAR season from Jackie Robinson, three players cracking 30 Home Runs (Roy Campanella, Gil Hodges, and Duke Snider), and plenty of pitching from workhorses Don Newcombe and Preacher Roe. Looking on from the broadcast booth was a 22-year-old who had been hired by Red Barber...
Via Yardbarker
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Notes: Brett Anderson, Scott Kazmir to audition for postseason roster spots

LOS ANGELES – Game 4 of a potential National League Division Series between the Dodgers and Washington Nationals would be played on Oct. 11. But the auditions to start that game are beginning this week. Left-handers Brett Anderson and Scott Kazmir...
Via The OC Register
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Is Madison Bumgarner a bully?

Once again Madison Bumgarner has found a reason to flip his lid as his recent dustup with Yasiel Puig started up due to Puig's "looking" at Bumgarner. Does Bumgarner benefit from a double standard, or does the Giants pitcher just have a tendency to be a jerk who gets into skirmishes all the time? Bonta Hill and Eddie Maisonet explore the possibilities of MadBum being a bully.
Via Yardbarker Video
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Puig signs 'Don't look at me' shirt, sends it to Bumgarner

It started with a simple play at first base. Now the Yasiel Puig-Madison Bumgarner fight has turned into a gift-giving situation. In about 24 hours, a bench-clearing brawl started by Puig and Bumgarner has resulted in a walk-off win for Puig and the Los Angeles Dodgers, a set of t-shirts being made, and Puig sending Bumgarner one of those shirts in an attempt to make a joke out...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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