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Dodgers Prospects: A Brief Conversation with Infielder Matt Beaty

For fans of the Dodgers who follow the Double-A circuit closely, they’ll know that it’s becoming a common theme for Tulsa to be very well-represented at the annual Texas League All-Star Game. This season is no different, as nine Drillers will participate in this year’s extravaganza on Tuesday, June 27 in Frisco, Texas. Leading the way for Tulsa is 24-year-old infielder Matt...
Via ThinkBluePC
36 minutes ago

Kenley: The king of Dodger closers

By Cary Osborne (This story originally appeared in the fourth edition of the Dodger Insider magazine.) With the count 1–2, Kenley Jansen delivered his signature cutter to Ben Zobrist, who grounded it to third base for the final out of the eighth inning in Game 6 of the 2016 National League Championship Series against the Cubs. It completed an incredible performance for Jansen — nine...
Via Dodgers Insider
2 hours ago

Preview: Dodgers Can Push Winning Streak To Double-Digits, Sweep Rockies

The Los Angeles Dodgers turned an expected marquee National League West showdown into a bit of a laugher, and are...
Via Dodger Blue
10 hours ago

Dodgers Video: Joc Pederson Hits 421-Foot Home Run Against Rockies

The Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday extended their season-best winning streak to nine games and became the first team...
Via Dodger Blue
10 hours ago

Nifty fifty—Kershaw avoids danger in Dodgers’ 50th victory

By Matthew Mesa It took Clayton Kershaw 33 pitches to get through the first inning. He only needed 70 additional pitches to complete six scoreless frames as the Dodgers stayed hot with 4–0 win over Rockies—the team’s ninth consecutive victory. “First innings sometimes, for me, it’s tough to settle in. That’s a really good lineup over there so they’re going to make...
Via Dodgers Insider
11 hours ago

Dodgers eye 10th straight win, sweep of Rox

Rockies left-hander Tyler Anderson believes 22 days off helped his left knee, which gave him trouble through the early part of the season. Dodgers righty Brandon McCarthy has been pitching effectively through right knee tendinitis. They'll match knees and arms Sunday in the finale of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles is riding a season-high nine-game winning streak...
Via Dodgers.com
12 hours ago

Dodgers 4, Rockies 0: 9 straight wins after Kershaw escapes early trouble & dominates

The Dodgers secured the series win against the NL West division rival Rockies tonight with a 4-0 victory, and most importantly they’ve now won nine games in a row and 15 of their last 16. It’s kinda good. Of course, it always helps to have Clayton Kershaw starting when you’re trying to extend a winning …
Via Dodgers Digest
12 hours ago

Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers Shut Out Rockies For 9th Consecutive Victory

Coming off a start in which he allowed a career-worst four home runs, Clayton Kershaw labored through the first inning...
Via Dodger Blue
12 hours ago

Quick Hits: Seager, Rangers, Young, Morse

Corey Seager won’t be in the Dodgers starting lineup for what could be several games due to a mild right hamstring strain, as reported by Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times and other media.  Seager suffered a Grade 1 strain, the lowest level of hamstring injury, and the team is hopeful Seager can avoid a DL stint; Seager said that this current issue isn’t nearly as bad...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
13 hours ago

Ex-Dodgers great Maury Wills retires from broadcasting in ND

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Former Los Angeles Dodgers great Maury Wills has retired again, this time from broadcasting. The 84-year-old Wills is stepping out of the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks’ broadcast booth after providing color commentary for the minor league team for 22 years. Wills was offered the job while he was in Fargo to speak at a local sports banquet. He had cut back on his...
Via MyNorthwest.com
14 hours ago

Seager day to day with hamstring strain

Dodgers All-Star candidate shortstop Corey Seager is day to day after an MRI exam revealed a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring, manager Dave Roberts said before Saturday's matchup with the Rockies at Dodger Stadium.
Via Dodgers.com
17 hours ago

Justin Turner has turned into one of the game’s best hitters

06/24 Rockies at Dodgers, 7:10 p.m. PT: Chase Utley 1BJoc Pederson CFJustin Turner 3BCody Bellinger LFYasmani Grandal CLogan Forsythe 2BYasiel Puig RFKiké Hernández SSClayton Kershaw P By Cary Osborne As long as he keeps swinging the bat the way he has been, Justin Turner is a little more than two weeks away from becoming the first Los Angeles Dodger to enter the All-Star Break...
Via Dodgers Insider
18 hours ago

Dodgers Injury Notes: Seager, Hatcher, Urías, Ethier & More

If there’s one secondary detail that’s currently being overshadowed by the scorching hot play of the Dodgers right now, it’s the fact that there are still several serious injuries to players which don’t appear to be improving anytime soon. In most cases, the tremendous organizational depth of the club covers just about any type of potential ailment, yet in the case of one...
Via ThinkBluePC
22 hours ago

Is Cody Bellinger the root of Dodgers clubhouse strife? My column:

Cody Bellinger is the rookie sensation of the Dodgers and is currently of MVP of arguably the best team in baseball. He’s shown versatility and athleticism while clubbing 22 homers in 55 games for a slash line of .272/.342/.665/1.007. There is nothing that could derail his magical run … or so we thought. Like most …
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago

Dodgers phenom Cody Bellinger doesn’t know who Jerry Seinfeld is, baffles SVP

Cody Bellinger is putting together an absolutely ridiculous rookie season for the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers, with a National League-leading 22 homers and a .271/.344/.665 slash line in 227 plate appearances. On Friday night, the 21-year-old appeared on SportsCenter with SVP, and Scott Van Pelt brought up a Twitter conversation he had over the last few days with Dodgers pitcher...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 6, Rockies 1: Everybody gets Wood as Puig shows out with massive dong

The Dodgers entered the key showdown with the Rockies tonight as winners of their last seven games and 13 of their last 14. Alex Wood and the bullpen made sure that run of success continued after they turned in excellent performances in the 6-1 win. —— The offense got things started early with back-to-back one …
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago

Julio Urias of Los Angeles Dodgers needs season-ending surgery

Urias' recovery time is expected to be between 12-14 months.                

FANTASY PLAYS: Is Cody Bellinger the best player in fantasy?

Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig caught pimping home run at home plate, Mets angry about it (VIDEO)

Dodgers slugger Yasiel Puig was up to his old tricks again, this time it happened in Wednesday’s game against the Mets. It was Puig’s 12th home run of the year, which is already more than he hit last season, and he took his sweet time admiring it. That didn’t go over well with the Mets players. Wilmer Flores appeared to say something to him as he rounded first base, and Travis...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets upset with Yasiel Puig over slow home run trot

Yasiel Puig has done it again. The Cuban slugger is at the center of another controversy over his celebration methods.Puig clubbed a 3-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning against the New York Mets on Wednesday night and really admired his shot. As he rounded first, Wilmer Flores said something to him. Puig then slowed up and shouted back at Flores. Puig ended up taking...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Roberts calls out Dodgers fans over weak All-Star voting

The MLB All-Star Game may be meaningless to a lot of people, but Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is disappointed with the number of votes some of his players have received.In particular, Roberts can’t understand how Corey Seager is not the leading vote-getter at shortstop for the National League. After Seager belted three home runs in the Dodgers’ 12-0 win over the New...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw Has Developed a Home-Run Problem

Clayton Kershaw got the win against the Mets last night. From one perspective, he was fantastic. He faced 25 batters, and struck 10 of them out, issuing but one single walk. He threw more than two-thirds of his pitches for strikes, and he pitched himself into the seventh inning. The problem was that, of the 14 batters who hit the ball fair, four of them went deep. Kershaw was charged...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Puig: I was forced to stop having fun, don't feel the same

When Yasiel Puig first came into the majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers, he looked like one of baseball’s next superstars. Four years later, the outfielder is hitting just barely over .240 after an underwhelming 2016 season.You can blame baseball’s unwritten rules for that.As part of an ESPN feature highlighting the difficulties Latin American players have adjusting to life...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Cody Bellinger homers again, continuing quietly incredible rookie season

It turns out Aaron Judge is not the only massive rookie outfielder with huge power who’s taking his league by storm while playing for one of baseball’s marquee franchises.Dodgers 21-year-old Cody Bellinger homered Saturday afternoon against the Reds, for his 19th long-ball of the season and his seventh in his last seven games. His 19 home runs (tied for the NL lead) in only...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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