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Dodgers Have Mixed Perceptions Of Cardinals Following Elimination

For a second straight year, the Los Angeles Dodgers' postseason came to an end in Busch Stadium. Whereas last season the Dodgers fell to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the NLCS, they were eliminated this year in Game 4 of the NLDS. The Cardinals twice beat Clayton Kershaw in the series and exposed the Dodgers' greatness weakness -- lack of a trusted bullpen. Matt Kemp gave the Cardinals credit for com ...

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Dodgers News: Kemp Admits Cardinals Were The ‘Better Team’

The Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals are no strangers having met in last year's NLCS and playing each other seven times during the regular season. Tuesday saw the Dodgers' season come to an end following Game 4's 3-2 loss. After the game, Matt Kemp shared his disappointment with the season's outcome while conceding the Cardinals had the Dodgers' number throughout the series via MLB.com's Ken Gurn ...

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Andre Ethier Picked Off Due To Difficulty In Locating Ball

Starting on three days' rest, Clayton Kershaw held the St. Louis Cardinals to one hit through give innings. However, while their ace was locked in, the Los Angeles Dodgers were unable to score against Cardinals starter Shelby Miller. That was until the sixth inning, when Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez combined for back-to-back singles that left runners on the corners with no outs. Matt Kemp grounded into ...

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Dodgers News: Kemp Maintains Kershaw Is Best Pitcher In Baseball

Clayton Kershaw led the Majors with 21 games and held the ERA title for a fourth consecutive year -- a first in MLB history -- but it was all for naught as he was unable to solve the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Division Series. The Los Angeles Dodgers held a 2-0 lead in the seventh inning, only to see Kershaw give up a three-run home run that proved to be the difference in the game. While Ker ...

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Carl Crawford Doesn’t Believe Dodgers ‘Underachieved’

World Series or bust. It was a mantra believed to be true for the Los Angeles Dodgers heading into the 2014 season and it was validated, in fact stated verbatim by Clayton Kershaw in an August interview. The Dodgers fell six wins short of reaching the World Series, 10 of winning a ring and now face plenty of questions in the off-season. While the Dodgers fell short of their goal, Carl Crawford said he doesn ...

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Dodgers News: Brian Wilson Exercises Option For 2015

With the season over following the Los Angeles Dodgers loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, the roster for the 2015 will begin to shape up. The first move came just hours after Game 4 when starting pitcher Josh Beckett announced his plans to retire from baseball. Beckett was unable to pitch down the stretch and in the postseason because of injuries. Most of the core players are already signed to contracts for n ...

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Kershaw Speechless And Frustrated After Elimination Loss

While Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly downplayed the possibility of starting Clayton Kershaw on short rest in Game 4, he sat before the media prior to Game 3 and revealed with conviction the ace of his staff would get another shot at the St. Louis Cardinals. At the time of the announcement, it meant Kershaw would either help the Dodgers stave off elimination and force a winner-takes-all Game 5 at ...

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Dodgers News: Puig Was Playing Through An Ankle Issue

On what wound up being the final game in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 2014 postseason run, Yasiel Puig, the team's electric outfielder and often times a spark plug, was not in the lineup. Puig went 2-for-4 with one RBI and three runs scored in Game 1 of the National League Division Series, plenty of the attention was placed on his minor involvement in the dust-up between Adrian Gonzalez and Yadier Molina. Adam ...

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Dodgers News And Rumors: Puig’s Benching Proves Irrelevant

When it was all said and done, the Los Angeles Dodgers found themselves eliminated from postseason contention by the St. Louis Cardinals for a second straight year. Questionable decisions by manager Don Mattingly, along with crucial mistakes by the players led to a disappointing postseason run for a team that had World Series aspirations. Headlines were made on Tuesday morning when Mattingly surprised many ...

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Josh Beckett To Retire With Dodgers Eliminated From Playoffs

Heading into the 2014 season, the Los Angeles Dodgers knew what to expect from their top three starting pitchers. They signed Dan Haren in the off-season, along with Paul Maholm, and also had Josh Beckett as an option to round out the rotation, though his was recovering from season-ending surgery. Beckett dealt with a hip injury that forced him to the disabled list in July and eventually cut his season shor ...

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