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Dodgers News: Don Mattingly Evaluates Jose Peraza’s Debut

The Los Angeles Dodgers took a huge blow when second baseman Howie Kendrick went down with a hamstring strain and was forced to be placed on the 15-day disabled list. While the Dodgers will miss Kendrick's defense and timely hitting at the top of the order, the team has to be able to move on and continue battling down the stretch in order to take home their third straight division title. Manager Don Matting ...

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Trending Up, Trending Down: Jimmy Rollins Does Well, Bullpen Struggles

PAGES: 1 | 2 After sweeping the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Los Angeles Dodgers traveled to Pennsylvania for two three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates. At Citizens Bank Park, the Dodgers were able to take two of three from the Phillies, but were then swept by the Pirates at PNC Park. With a 2-4 week, let's analyze which players had the most success and those that ...

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Dodgers Dilemma: The Good, The Bad And The Fix For The Bullpen

PAGES: 1 | 2 It's not surprising that most of the top teams in the National League also have some of the best bullpens. The Los Angeles Dodgers saw firsthand how tough the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen has been, and the Pirates with their combined 2.78 relief ERA are second-best in the league behind the postseason rival, St. Louis Cardinals (2.26). The New York Mets, San Francisco Giants and Milwaukee Brewers ...

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Dodgers Prospect Update: Post-Deadline Top-25 Rankings

PAGES: 1 | 2 The trade deadline saw a few names from our Los Angeles Dodgers preseason prospect list move on to other organizations. Hector Olivera, who signed after the list was released, was a Top-10 prospect despite being a 30-year-old veteran of the Cuban league. He was the headliner in the deal that brought Alex Wood, among others, to the Dodgers. Zachary Bird, who was ranked #18 coming into the year, ...

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Why Clayton Kershaw’s “Public Enemy” Is Number One

By now, most of us are familiar with Clayton Kershaw’s impressive 2015 campaign. He leads the league in fielding independent pitching, with a FIP and an xFIP that outstrip the average hurler by 44 and 47 percentage points, respectively. He strikes out a top-ranking 34 percent of the batters he faces while walking only five percent of them. After a string of dominating performances in July, Kershaw has joine ...

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Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen’s Struggles Tied To Release Point Issues

Despite missing the first month-and-a-half of the season, Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has put together a strong 2015 campaign. His 1.77 xFIP and 11.75 K/BB rank second among relievers with at least 20 innings, and he has 19 saves out of 20 chances. But there are some disconcerting signs, as well. In just 26.2 innings, Jansen has already allowed five home runs -- the same number that he totaled ...

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Trending Up, Trending Down: Zack Greinke, Clayton Kershaw Continue Rising

PAGES: 1 | 2 Coming off a week where they went 3-4, the Los Angeles Dodgers responded nicely by taking a combined four out of five games against the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Their lone loss was against Sonny Gray, arguably one of the best pitchers in the American League this season. Let's review those who found success in the past week and those that didn't. Trending Down: Joc Pe ...

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Dodgers Reaction: Missing Out On Aces Doesn’t Spell Doom

Coming into the season, Los Angeles Dodger fans were looking forward to watching Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke dominate at the top of the rotation. But, in the back of many fans’ minds, there was another piece to be added, another arm to be had. For some, it was Philadelphia Phillies’ ace and Southern California native Cole Hamels. For others, it was former Dodger draftee and then Detroit Tiger David Pri ...

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Making Sense Of The Dodgers Reported Three-Team Trade

PAGES: 1 | 2 Nerd Alert! Nerd Alert! Nerd Alert! With the Dodgers' divisional lead shrinking by the day, you knew the Dodgers weren't going to stay quiet for long — the question wasn't if the team would add pitching, but which pitching it would be. Many speculated about Cole Hamels and David Price, but, at least for now, the team opted for a stunning three-way deal involving the Marlins and the Braves. Earl ...

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Trending Up, Trending Down: Greinke & Kershaw Shine, Rollins Improving

PAGES: 1 | 2 It was an up-and-down week for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they completed a 10-game road trip by going 5-5 against the Washington Nationals, Atlanta Braves and New York Mets. After taking two of three from the Nationals, the Dodgers suffered a combined four losses to the Braves and Mets. Despite ending the trip on a down note, there were plenty of great pitching performances out of the All-Star ...

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The Dodgers’ Lesson Of “The Best Team Money Can Buy”

PAGES: 1 | 2 | 3 If you haven't already, hop on Amazon.com and order Molly Knight's "The Best Team Money Can Buy." It's a incredible look inside one of the most fascinating two-yearish stretches not just in Dodgers history, but in the history of any franchise across professional sports. Re-live, if you dare, the death throes of the Frank McCourt administration, the arrival of Mark Walter and the Guggenheim ...

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Adrian Gonzalez, Clayton Kershaw Rank In Top Jersey Sales

With the first half of the season in the books, the Los Angeles Dodgers have managed to keep hold of first place in the National League West despite many injuries to key contributors. Included in that are Adrian Gonzalez and Clayton Kershaw. While both players have excelled on the field, they're also among the leaders in jersey sales. Major League Baseball recently announced the list of players whose jersey ...

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Dodgers And Nationals Players Tweet About Lighting Failure

The Los Angeles Dodgers' 10-game road trip out of the All-Star break got off to a dark start Friday at Nationals Park. A bank of lights off the third base line went out in the bottom of the fourth, causing a delay that lasted 82 minutes. Play resumed only to again be delayed after Mike Bolsinger recored the final two outs in the bottom of the fourth. Players were back on the field after a 40-minute delay, o ...

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Trending Up, Trending Down: Dodgers’ First Half Of 2015 Season

PAGES: 1 | 2 | 3 Wrapping up the first half of the season with a 51-39 record, the Los Angeles Dodgers hope to carry that same success into the months that lie ahead. Looking back at the past three and a half months, there have been surprises -- both good and bad, with much optimism as the rest of the season plays out. Let's analyze which players excelled and struggled, and those who are primed to breakout ...

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