The National League West has proven the most competitive division in baseball this season, as the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres have fought tirelessly for first place since Opening Day.
Dodger pitcher Walker Buehler has been named the National League Pitcher of the Month for the first time in his career. Buehler, who became the first Dodger pitcher to take home the monthly honor since Hyun-Jin Ryu in May 2019, was 3–0 with a Major League best 1.67 ERA over five starts in July.
Several Los Angeles Dodgers players have been unfiltered in discussing their anger with the Houston Astros cheating to win the 2017 World Series, which has further heightened the intensity in the regular-season meetings since the scandal was uncovered.
The Los Angeles Dodgers promoted multiple players within their Minor League system, including some of their top pitching prospects in Ryan Pepiot and Andre Jackson, who have joined Triple-A Oklahoma City; and Landon Knack, who is now with Double-A Tulsa.
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Article courtesy OddsShark (@OddsShark) The Los Angeles Dodgers (64-43) have not gained any ground on the National League West-leading San Francisco Giants (66-39) over the past week, yet their moves at the MLB trade deadline seemingly put them over the top as the team to beat the rest of the way.
The Los Angeles Dodgers got closer to full health over the past few days with Corey Seager and Mookie Betts both returning from the injured list, and although Clayton Kershaw was making progress in his recovery, soreness remains somewhat of an issue.
The Los Angeles Dodgers made multiple roster moves on Sunday, which included transferring Jimmie Sherfy to the 60-day injured list in order to add Yefry Ramirez to the 40-man roster as part of calling him up from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
The Los Angeles Dodgers were linked to Max Scherzer throughout the week leading up to the MLB trade deadline, but for a couple hours appeared to have fallen short as it was reported the Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres were closing in on a deal.
After stepping away following seven seasons as the on-field reporter for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Alanna Rizzo will be back at Dodger Stadium on Friday night for an MLB Network Showcase broadcast of their series opener against the L.A.
The Los Angeles Dodgers entered the 2021 season with arguably the best rotation in MLB. With the trade deadline closing in, Los Angeles is now exploring blockbuster trades to help stabilize a pitching staff that has been decimated this summer.