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Wood still unbeaten as he faces former team

By Rowan Kavner More than halfway through the season, the Dodgers have two legitimate Cy Young Award candidates. One of them is on the mound Friday. Alex Wood looks to get the Dodgers back to their winning ways, taking his 11–0 record into the start following the Dodgers’ first loss since July 2. The Dodgers haven’t lost consecutive games since June 4–6, and they haven’t...
Via Dodgers Insider
2 hours ago

Braves @ Dodgers July 21, 2017: Alex Wood to start a new streak

The Dodgers had their 11-game winning streak last night behind a strong performance by Mike Foltynewicz and some timely offense by the Braves. Braves Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles CF Inciarte LF Taylor 2B Camargo SS Seager 1B Freeman 3B Turner LF Kemp 1B Bellinger C Flowers 2B Forsythe RF Markakis CF Hernandez 3B Rodriguez …
Via Dodgers Digest
2 hours ago

A-Gon, Ethier building up in pregame work

Dodgers sluggers Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier, sidelined by herniated disks in their backs, inched closer on Friday to returning to game action.
Via Dodgers.com
2 hours ago

Quakes’ Ivan Vieitez Suspended 50 Games For Positive PED Test

Los Angeles Dodgers Minor League pitcher Ivan Vieitez was suspended 50 games for testing positive for Ritalinic Acid...
Via Dodger Blue
5 hours ago

Yadier Alvarez, Dennis Santana And Mitchell White Promoted To Double-A Tulsa

Los Angeles Dodgers pitching prospects Yadier Alvarez, Dennis Santana and Mitchell White were promoted to Double-A...
Via Dodger Blue
6 hours ago

Dodgers Roster: Applauding Several of the Year’s Most Surprising Contributors

Well, I suppose it had to happen at some point — the Los Angeles Dodgers actually lost a game. It seems like it has been forever since that has happened. In fact, it had been — 11 games, an All-Star break and one off-day ago. One would believe they’ll start on a new winning streak soon enough. To anyone but die-hard Dodger fans this powerhouse team must be due to the contributions...
Via ThinkBluePC
7 hours ago

Kershaw’s Challenge, The Dream Center Hosting Annual Back To School Bash On July 22

Clayton Kershaw is among the several Los Angeles Dodgers who are active in the community, and on Saturday, July 22...
Via Dodger Blue
7 hours ago

Turns out, Brandon McCarthy is the guy we thought he was

Brandon McCarthy has never been viewed as a big strikeout guy. Despite having good stuff, he hasn’t really been a guy who’s going to be mistaken for Max Scherzer in terms of strikeouts. But when the Yankees acquired him from the Diamondbacks in 2014, they allowed him to start throwing his cut fastball again, which …
Via Dodgers Digest
9 hours ago

Jansen lifting Dodgers this season

Kenley Jansen has never met Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman, the top closers in Major League Baseball history, with a combined 1,253 saves in 37 seasons.
Via Dodgers.com
10 hours ago

After root canal, Grandal catches, hits homer

Yasmani Grandal didn't go home for the day after having a root canal. Instead, he homered and caught nine innings for the Dodgers in a 6-3 loss to the Braves on Thursday night, which snapped the team's 11-game win streak.
Via Dodgers.com
20 hours ago

Root canal doesn’t stop Grandal, who homers and nearly sparks late rally

by Rowan Kavner Yasmani Grandal spent his Thursday morning getting a root canal and his Thursday night hitting a home run and a double, the latter nearly sparking another late-inning comeback before the Dodger magic ran out. More history will have to wait as the Dodgers, looking for their first 12-game winning streak since 1976 and the Major League’s first 12-game winning streak...
Via Dodgers Insider
21 hours ago

Braves 6, Dodgers 3: 11-game winning streak ends, baseball back to normal

The Dodgers were going for their first 12-game winning streak since 1976, but that was brought to an end tonight by the Braves in a 6-3 loss. Brandon McCarthy struggled from the get-go and the bats couldn’t make up the ground this time, as the Dodgers fall to a disastrous 31-5 in their last 36 …
Via Dodgers Digest
22 hours ago

Dodgers Activate Grant Dayton, Say Goodbye to Sergio Romo

The Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday afternoon reinstated left-handed pitcher Grant Dayton from the 10-day disabled list and designated right-handed pitcher Sergio Romo for assignment. Dayton, who missed 11 games due to neck stiffness, last pitched on Monday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga, tossing one scoreless inning with one strikeout. In two rehab appearances with the Quakes and...
Via ThinkBluePC
1 day ago

Dodgers reportedly ‘in the mix’ for top left-handed relievers

The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly quite interested in grabbing a top left-handed reliever to pair with Kenley Jansen at the back of their bullpen.Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that the Dodgers are “in the mix” for Baltimore Orioles reliever Zach Britton and Detroit Tigers reliever Justin Wilson. Both relievers will be quite costly, though Britton...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Research & Development Data Engineer

Position: Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Research & Development Data Engineer Location: Los Angeles Description: The Los Angeles Dodgers are seeking a Data Engineer for the team’s Baseball Research and Development (R&D) group. We are looking to find someone who thrives in a big data environment. As the scope and quantity of data in baseball continue to rapidly increase,...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: relief pitcher wanted

As the All-Star break comes to an end, all 30 MLB teams have resumed play this weekend.  With the trade deadline just weeks away, teams must make some pretty hefty decisions on whether they are buying or selling some key players in the coming days.  The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to add some depth to their bullpen, particularly in a relief pitcher.  With pitcher Hyun-Jin...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Bellinger hit for the cycle last night, so let’s watch all four hits

Cody Bellinger has had a hell of a rookie season for the Dodgers, and if not for Aaron Judge, he’d probably be getting a lot more press. (Unfortunately for Bellinger, Judge casts a gigantic shadow, both literally and metaphorically.) As it is, Bellinger has had to settle for merely minor adulation, but there’s no denying his impact on the Dodgers; he’s already been worth 2...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter: Zach Britton 'close to being capable of closing again'

Baltimore Orioles reliever Zach Britton has appeared in four games since returning from injury. According to manager Buck Showalter, the time is nearing where Britton can return to his closing job. Each of Britton’s four outings back have been one inning long. In those four innings, he’s allowed two earned runs on five hits in one walk. It is worth noting that both of the runs...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers have inquired about Zach Britton

One of baseball’s best closers may be available at the trade deadline, and it may allow the rich to get even richer.According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, multiple teams have asked the Baltimore Orioles about reliever Zach Britton, with the Los Angeles Dodgers among them. It’s not clear how motivated the Orioles are to move Britton. At 42-46, they aren’t going anywhere and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Possible Zach Britton trade gives Kenley Jansen goose bumps

Zach Britton was baseball’s best closer in 2016. Kenley Jansen has arguably been the MLB’s top ninth inning guy in 2017. It’s possible that the two could join forces soon.Jon Heyman of FanRag sports detailed that the Los Angeles Dodgers and Baltimore Orioles have been in talks about a trade that would bring Britton to Los Angeles. That’s a possibility that has Jansen quite...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Manfred’s “very concerned” over Dodger blackouts, but won’t tell club to renegotiate

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in their fourth straight season of having local broadcasts only visible on Charter Communications (formerly Time Warner Cable), and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn’t thrilled about that, but he’s also not planning to intervene. Dodger fans who subscribe to other cable and satellite providers, including DirecTV and AT&T U-Verse, remain unable to...
Via Awful Announcing
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dodgers’ Unheralded Supporting Cast

From a team perspective, one of the big stories of the first half has been the utter dominance of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Sure, most prognosticators thought they would be good, but this good? Their sheer dominance over the last couple months has been nothing short of historic, 1939 Yankees type stuff. The identity of their lead dogs hasn’t been all that surprising. There’s Clayton...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto has perfect quote about facing Clayton Kershaw

The amount of fear that Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw instills in opposing hitters continues to know no bounds.Before Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game in Miami, Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto was asked by Marlins great Mike Lowell about the lost art of choking up on the bat. Votto’s response was a classic: And that’s a five-time All-Star and former NL MVP speaking...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pair of Home Run Derby tickets go for more than $6,500

While Tuesday’s All-Star Game is having trouble selling tickets, seats for Monday’s Home Run Derby are going for a pretty penny on the secondary market.ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported that a pair of seats behind home plate went for over $6,500 on StubHub. With two Miami Marlins (Giancarlo Stanton, Justin Bour) and phenoms like Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger, it’s no surprise...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

A hot streak for the Los Angeles Dodgers

It’s no secret that the Los Angeles Dodgers are one of the most powerful teams in MLB history.  Although they lost the National League Championship last postseason to the Chicago Cubs, the Dodgers entered the season ready to fight back. As we just passed the half way point of the season, the Dodgers are on fire.  Not only are they ranked first in the National League West, but...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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