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Episode 211: Dodgers Pitching Staff Hanging on by a Thread



With Clayton Kershaw now hitting the injured list, the Dodgers are down to three healthy starters. With 70+ games left in the season, that’s a problem. We dive into the deepened rotation woes while realizing our divine cosmic powers as a podcast.

Last Thursday, we praised Kershaw’s health in 2021, calling it one of the surprises of the season so far. One week later, he hit the IL with a forearm issue. With the help of Dave Roberts, we determine the severity of Clayton’s injury.

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Next, with another starter out of the rotation, the Dodgers are left with no choice other than to listen to us again… Dave Roberts begrudgingly revealed that David Price will be eased into the starting rotation. With that, the bullpen loses a versatile arm. And with guys like Edwin Uceta, Mitch White, and Alex Vesia proving they can’t be relied on at the big league level, it may be time to really start digging into the trade market.

Prognosticating on some trades, Clint and Brook each present one hypothetical trade package that the team could make within the next few weeks.

Finally, we play with the new Chancer app and make some predictions for the upcoming final series of the first half against the D-backs at Dodger Stadium.

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Join your Blue Heaven hosts, Clint Pasillas and Brook Smith, as they talk about this week in Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball. We share the opinions of our 800,000+ fans from Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook to gain insight on what the fans are thinking and do our best to represent all perspectives in the Dodgers Community. Look out for special interviews with other bloggers, celebrities, players, and more, along with giveaways for the best fans on earth!

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Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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  1. Roberts may be downplaying the Kershaw injury to prevent potential trading partners assuming they are desperate and will pay anything for good arms.

  2. I will say it again. They NEED to trade for SCHERZER or WHEELER if they want another shot at making it to the World Series.

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