Category Archives: 2016 Postseason

History isn’t in the Dodgers corner

Since 1941 the Dodgers are 0 – 6 in a seven-game postseason series where they have trailed 3 games to 2.  They are 0 – 2 in the NLCS when trailing 3 games to 2. 1985 – Cardinals closed it out in the sixth game in Los Angeles. The infamous Jack Clark game who slugged three-run home …

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Kenta not Kershaw

will start for the Dodgers in Game 5. A fairly controversial decision given how poorly Kenta Maeda has pitched in his last four starts. He has yet to have a decent postseason game, and Kershaw just won his last game 1 – 0. You can see the reasons for either choice: Kenta – Pros He’s much …

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Three no hit innings

was all we got last night when it came to highlights. Thanks to Dave Young I was able to join the sold-out crowd that came to Dodger Stadium to see the youngest starting postseason pitcher in history and for three innings he gave them what they came for. The fourth spot in the Dodger postseason …

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2002 WS Rookie hero versus 2016 Rookie wonderkid

Game four of the NLCS has a tasty pitching matchup coming up tonight. The 37-year-old John Lackey has now thrown 131 postseason innings but once upon a time he was what Julio Urias is now, but just a little older. Lackey was a rookie in 2002 and only threw 108 innings during the regular season …

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Redemption game

Rich Hill showed why the Dodger front office traded for him, Cory Seager showed why he’s the best rookie in baseball, Yazmani Grandal showed why fans shouldn’t worry about a slump in the postseason, Joe Blanton showed why one pitch won’t define his 2016 season, Yasiel Puig showed why you shouldn’t count him out, and …

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Kershaw gives the people what they want

This was the game that we had all been waiting for. Sure, Kershaw has pitched well since the debacle in Saint Louis, but nothing like what we knew he could do. This was our Kershaw, the one we have seen every fifth day since 2010. The one who has staked his claim as the best …

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Tonight would be a good night for

Corey Seager to get a hit outside of the 1st inning Rich Hill to get fifteen outs and a lead Yaz Grandal to not leave the bases loaded Adrian Gonzalez to continue on the hot streak he started Wednesday Turner to continue to break postseason records Trea Turner to never reach base Daniel Murphy to stop …

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Good time for the FO manuevering to pay off

The Dodger front office has their hands all over this fifth game. Their top trade deadline acquisition will be starting and trying to prove that trading three pitching prospects for a blister on a hill was the right move. All Rich Hill has to do is what he did last Sunday but for more than twelve …

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Murphy drives in four

but Dodgers still manage to eek out a one-run victory to send both teams back to the Nations Capital for the deciding game five on Thursday night. On Monday the Dodgers held Murphy in check and lost handily 8 – 3, on Tuesday Murphy, drove in four of the Nationals five runs and yet the …

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As postseason games go, this game had soul

I’ve been reviewing postseason box scores looking for historical games to write about, and I’ll have to admit if I saw this box score twenty years from now, it would not strike me as a particularly interesting game. That is the problem with box scores of games you never saw, they don’t really tell the …

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