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MVPitcher? How Clayton Kershaw’s Worth Is Underrated

Clayton Kershaw is really, really good. So there, the understatement of the year is out of the way early. On Wednesday, he pushed his record for the summer to 16-3, becoming the first pitcher to reach the 16-win mark on the year. In the process, he lowered his MLB-best earned run average to 1.73 (which […] The post MVPitcher? How Clayton Kershaw’s Worth Is Underrated appeared...
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Clayton Kershaw Continues to Reach New Levels of Greatness

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Dodgers’ prospect Jose De Leon making a name for himself

It isn’t often 24th-round draft picks create much buzz, but Jose De Leon is doing his best to change that by striking out all of the hitters in the minor leagues (almost literally). The Dodgers drafted De Leon in 2013 with the 724th pick. The native Puerto Rican was young for a college pitcher, as he began his pro career with the Arizona Rookie League Dodgers. He finished up with...
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Scott Van Slyke blames 'bad grass'

Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Scott Van Slyke left Wednesday night's 3-1 win over Arizona with what the team called a mild right ankle sprain, and he later blamed the Diamondbacks' grass for the injury. "They've got bad grass here," he said. Van Slyke said the ground gave way beneath his ankle as he planted to throw. Television replays showed that Van Slyke...
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Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

Two weeks ago, I wrote a post titled “Alex Guerrero Is Right Where He Should Be,” intended to refute those who insisted that Guerrero should have been added to the team rather than Darwin Barney in the wake of Hanley Ramirez‘ injury, simply because he had a great Triple-A stat line. When Juan Uribe hurt himself shortly after, the calls only intensified. My case against it,...
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This Baby HATES Hanley Ramirez

I’m not sure what the context behind these photos is or whose baby that is but I’m also pretty sure I don’t really care. The pictures are hilarious and it’s pretty obvious this baby absolutely hates Hanley Ramirez with every fiber of his tiny being. Just look at the pain behind those eyes. [FTW] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Clayton Kershaw dominates Diamondbacks to complete sweep

three-run rally in the third inning was enough for the Dodgers, and Clayton Kershaw made it hold up in a 3-1 victory over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night at Chase Field in Phoenix. Kershaw had his bumps in the road - the Diamondbacks had 11 at-bats with runners in scoring position on Wednesday, and two hits - but only allowed one unearned run in his eight innings, striking out...
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D-backs can't crack Dodgers' Kershaw

PHOENIX -- Clayton Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Wednesday night. Kershaw (16-3) allowed six hits, retiring 12 of the final 13 batters he faced, seven by strikeout, to improve to 13-1 in his last 16 starts. The left-handed ace struck out 10 and...
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Kershaw first to 16 wins, pitches Dodgers past D-backs

  Clayton Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Wednesday night. Kershaw (16-3) allowed six hits, retiring 12 of the final 13 batters he faced, seven by strikeout, to improve to 13-1 in his last 16 starts. The left-handed ace struck out 10 and walked...
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Dodgers 3, D-Backs 1: Clayton Kershaw Wants To Know Where The Pool Is

As you well know by now, the last time Clayton Kershaw visited Chase Field, he lasted only 1.2 innings, having given up seven runs on six hits and two walks. Today he got the ball at Chase Field again, and he pitched the Dodgers to victory against the Diamondbacks, 3-1, surrendering one run (none earned) in eight innings of work. Kershaw “struggled” and didn’t have his best...
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D-backs can't crack Dodgers' Kershaw

PHOENIX -- Clayton Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Wednesday night. Kershaw (16-3) allowed six hits, retiring 12 of the final 13 batters he faced, seven by strikeout, to improve to 13-1 in his last 16 starts. The left-handed ace struck out 10 and...
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Dodgers Injury Update: Scott Van Slyke exits with sprained ankle

Although it looked much worse than it was, the Los Angeles Dodgers are reporting that Scott Van Slyke left tonight's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a mild-ankle sprain and should be back soon.Scott Van Slyke left tonight's game with a mild right ankle sprain. He's listed as day to day.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 28, 2014While the 28-year...
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Van Slyke leaves game with apparent ankle injury

PHOENIX (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Scott Van Slyke left Wednesday night's game against Arizona with an apparent right ankle injury. Van Slyke was hurt in the fourth inning when planted his foot to throw the ball to the infield after Alfredo Marte's base hit. Van Slyke doubled over in pain for a moment, then was able to get to his feet and walk off. Van Slyke was...
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Dodgers @ D’Backs August 27, 2014: Scott Van Slyke’s Best-Case Scenario

You know me, and you know I put very, very little importance on pitcher-vs-batter stats. One pitcher doesn’t face one batter enough to generate any kind of real sample size, and even if you could, that means that it took place over so many years as to render most of the data irrelevant. Dodgers D’Backs 6:40 p.m. PT Phoenix, Ariz. 2B Gordon ...
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Stop it: Julio Urias isn’t making his MLB debut in 2014

Anytime a prospect does well, the fan base wants said prospect in the majors as soon as possible. Patience is definitely not a virtue for most, and the Julio Urias situation is no exception. As the end of the minor-league season is upon us (Sunday), many folks are wondering if Urias is a potential call-up candidate. Most of them are fans on Twitter, but an article by Jim Callis at...
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The Dodgers Aren’t Going To Make Any Moves, Are They?

No news or inside info or analysis here, just a thought: The Dodgers aren’t going to do anything before the Aug. 31 playoff eligibility deadline, are they? It’s not because of lack of effort on Ned Colletti’s part, I’m sure. Depending on the day-to-day standings, the Dodgers have been something like 29th in line for AL players and 14th in line on NL players, and with the...
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Video replays help Dodgers to big inning in 9-5 victory at Arizona

Donnie Baseball? More like Donnie Replay. Utilizing baseball's expanded replay system, Manager Don Mattingly successfully overturned unfavorable calls on consecutive plays Tuesday night, playing a significant role in a six-run fourth-inning that vaulted the Dodgers to a 9-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Winners in four of their last five games, the Dodgers...
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Dodgers 9, Dbacks 5: Much-needed offense showed up

It’s always great when Matt Kemp hits a home run, and he did so in the first inning of the Dodgers’ 9-5 win on Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks. The game was never really in doubt, as the dodgers used a 6-run fourth inning to blow the game open. Five Dodgers had two or more hits, including Kemp’s 2-for-4 and Justin Turner‘s 2-for-4 and 2 RBIs. The offense needed to...
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Los Angeles Dodgers: Turn down for what?

Los Angeles is the city of stars. From Kobe Bryant to Clayton Kershaw, Hollywood Blvd. to a night at the Griffith Observatory, stars can be seen on a nightly basis in LA. However, a lesser known utility infielder may be the MVP of the Los Angeles Dodgers so far this season. Nobody made a huge deal when the Dodgers signed Justin Turner, who still has arbitration years left and cannot...
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Dodgers @ D’Backs August 26, 2014: Two Games On, Two Days Off

A day off yesterday. Two games in Arizona, then a day off on Thursday before starting a series in San Diego, just a short flight away, and no games scheduled on three of the four September Thursdays. Dodgers D’Backs 6:40 p.m. PT Phoenix, Ariz. 2B Gordon CF Inciarte CF Puig 2B Hill 1B Gonzalez RF Peralta RF Kemp...
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How Clayton Kershaw compares to the greatest pitchers in history

Unless you don't know what baseball is or what its stats mean, you're aware that Clayton Kershaw is having an incredible season. That shouldn't be news to baseball fans, either; should Kershaw maintain his league-leading ERA, it would be the fourth year in a row he's claimed that title, and unless something changes radically this should be the third time in four years...
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Corey Seager headlines Dodgers’ prospects headed to Arizona Fall League

Arizona Fall League rosters were announced on Tuesday, and the Dodgers are sending some notable prospects, headlined by top prospect Corey Seager. Seager will return for his second AFL stint. He went last season, and, to put it lightly, had a rough time: .181/.253/.306. He was clearly fatigued, yet some were concerned about his late-season performance at Rancho Cucamonga and his...
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Tracking Yasiel Puig’s Power Outage

Yasiel Puig is a candidate to win the National League’s MVP award. His chances have fallen lately, due to a recent slump and a recent hot streak (and, you know, narrative) by Giancarlo Stanton. Clayton Kershaw is in the mix, too. It’s too early to know who will win the award, but what we do know is that Puig is very, very good. Among LA Dodgers with at least 900 plate appearances...
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Los Angeles Dodgers: The Legend of Joc Pederson

On Saturday, Los Angeles Dodgers top prospect Joc Pederson accomplished something that hadn’t been done in 80 years in the Pacific Coast League. Pederson stole his 30th base of the season for the Albuquerque Isotopes, making him the first PCL player since 1934 to steal 30 bases and hit 30 home runs. Most Dodger fans are quite aware of the potential of Pederson. If the Dodgers...
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The Massive Dodgers / Red Sox Trade, Two Years Later

Two years ago, the Dodgers and Red Sox made the biggest trade you’ll ever see. Time to update the old scoreboard! Setting aside the dollars for a minute, here’s how the Nick Punto trade stands at the moment, 24 months on. The charts below contain only production given directly to the Dodgers and Red Sox since the day of the trade, and since some of the players have since moved...
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