Category Archives: 2018 Dodgers

Dan Hudson took the hard road

In a quiet move on April 2nd, the Dodgers signed free agent pitcher Daniel Hudson after  Hudson had been released by Tampa on March 28th.  You might have wondered why the Dodgers would take on a pitcher that a pitching-poor team like Tampa could not find a spot for on their major league roster. You could …

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Dodger alarm clock fails to go off

On Dodger Alarm Clock giveaway day, the Dodger offense played little heed to the numerous alarms going off throughout the stadium and instead stayed in their “somnambulant” sleep. SOMEONE AROUSE THE SOMNAMBULANT OFFENSE!!! — David Young the Elder (@DavidYoungTBLA) April 25, 2018 The Dodgers are treating the Marlins pitchers as though they are facing Randy …

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Ryu and Padres lead Dodgers back to respectability

The Dodgers started the week 5 – 9 and in last place in the NL West. They ended it 10 – 10 winning five of six games, and Hyun-Jin Ryu was a big reason why. Ryu got the Dodger week started on the right foot by winning Tuesday night. That was a win that even …

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Is Alex Verdugo breaking down the door?

It is no secret that Joc Pederson is struggling with the Dodgers. The part-time outfielder is getting plenty of playing time subbing in for Matt Kemp not long after the national anthem is finished playing but he isn’t doing much to combat the argument that he might be better off playing every day in AAA to …

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Brock or Walker?

With Max Muncy joining the team on Tuesday night, and Adam Liberatore on Wednesday Night, which other Dodger minor leaguers are at the cusp of getting a call? Rich Hill has hit the 10 Day disabled list so the Dodgers have a need for a starting pitcher for at least one game sometime next week.  …

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Max Muncy continues a Dodger tradition of sterling Dodger 24 hour debuts

Last night Max Muncy made his first start for the Dodgers and did about as well as you could do blasting a home run in his second at-bat and making a highlight reel play at 3rd base when he crossed over foul territory and fired a rocket to nail the runner at 1st base. The …

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Dodger catchers crushing home runs up and down the system

Starting on Saturday, the Dodger catching prospects and now the Dodger catcher have been on a home run tear mashing seven home runs in just five games. It all started innocently enough when Connor Wong hit a home run on Friday the 13th.  Connor is the starting catcher for the Rancho Cucamonga in A+ ball. …

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Logan and Kiké are not answering their questions in the affirmative

The biggest question the Dodgers had to answer this season when the season started was how much the injury to Justin Turner was going to affect the team. The answer on April 16th. Quite a bit. The two players on the hot seat because of the Turner injury are Logan Forsythe and Kiké Hernandez and …

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Hyun-Jin Ryu game score of 77 was fifth best in his LAD history

Baseball fans forget that when Hyun-Jin Ryu is healthy he is one of the top left handers in the National league, and last night he reminded us of that by twirling one of the best games of his career. Using game score as the criteria, his game score of 77 was the fifth best in his …

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Whew!!!!!!!!!!!

Dodger fans leaned in with each pitch that Kenley Jansen threw yesterday and as the cutter velocity and break increased they let out a collective sigh. For one game, Kenley Jansen looked close enough to vintage Jansen that they could breathe again, and have hope that the 2018 season was about to turn around.  The …

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