Category Archives: 2017 Postseason

Dodgers have had limited success against Hendricks

Yu Darvish will need to be on this game tonight, as the current Dodger roster has had very little success against his opponent Kyle Hendricks.  If history holds true, this should be a pitching matchup with the game once again decided by the bullpen. Particularly the left hand bats that you would expect to see …

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The Golden Gate bridge of the Dodger bullpen

The Dodger bullpen has rolled an almost perfect eight innings of relief so far in the NLCS.  Almost every failure in the past NLCS during this century can be pointed directly at the Dodger bullpen but in 2017 they have been tasked with with getting twelve outs per game and have responded brilliantly.  The only …

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Justin Turner and the LAD Postseason 3-Run Dong

Justin Turner isn’t just hitting home runs this postseason, he is hitting three-run home runs and is now the first Dodger to ever hit a three-run home run in both the NLDS and NLCS. The only other LAD with multiple three-run home runs in the postseason is Ron Cey who hit one in the 1978 and …

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Turner launches Lackey into infamy

With Wade Davis watching from the bullpen, John Lackey watched Justin Turner launch a game-winning three-run home run to dead center field to give the Dodgers their second victory in two nights. #ThisTeam needed a hero.@redturn2 answered the call. pic.twitter.com/6AY1XnPj8z — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 16, 2017   This night was all about Rich Hill, …

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Verlander cracks top 25 best Games Scores in 21st century postseason

As great as Justin Verlander was yesterday, he barely cracked the top 25 game score in the postseason in the 21st century. Postseason starts since 2000 with a game score of 80 or greater: Player Date Series Gm# Tm Opp Rslt IP H ER BB SO GSc Roger Clemens 2000-10-14 ALCS 4 NYY SEA W …

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And now for something completely different

The Dodgers did something they hadn’t done since 1985, win a game one in the NLCS. The tried and failed in 2008, 2009, 20013, and 2016 but 2017 was a different story, and it was a complete team effort. Date Series Gm# Tm Opp Rslt 1985-10-09 NLCS 1 LAD STL W 4-1 2008-10-09 NLCS 1 …

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Happy Kershaw Day

Once again the Dodgers turn to Clayton Kershaw to start the first game of a postseason series, and once again Dodger fans are optimistic that the best pitcher in baseball in the 21st century can help deliver a victory in game one. Since I’m turning a cold shoulder to the recent postseason past, I’m not …

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Forget past failures of October

I was thinking about something Jon Weisman tweeted yesterday I remember the euphoria after the Dodgers’ NLDS sweeps in 2008 and 2009. It’s sobering to recall what came next. Hoping 2017 is less cruel. — Jon Weisman (@jonweisman) October 11, 2017 and it made me realize the only way to really enjoy this upcoming NLCS …

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NLDS thoughts and stats

If there was an NLDS MVP I would think that Justin Turner would get the vote, though I also think that Austin Barnes was almost as important. Turner also looked very nifty at 3rd this series. Last night the corner infielders were putting on a defensive clinic. For the most part, the Dodgers got on base …

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Updated LAD NLDS Home Run list

With Cody Bellinger and Austin Barnes going deep last night and the NLDS over,  today is as good as any to update the NLDS home run list.  The TBS announcers last night kept calling Austin Barnes and Chris Taylor rookies even though I should have known better and for a minute I thought that Bellinger …

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