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Dodgers: Will Smith’s New Position, Foreign Substance Issue Hits LA, Bauer Fires Back, and More!

All of the news from your favorite Los Angeles baseball team this week.



The Dodgers had a really weird week where they scored a bunch of runs on some days and fell short on other days. The players and coaches were also asked about the foreign substance issue plaguing MLB right now, so we’ve got you covered. Let’s dive into some of the news from around the league this week! 

The Dodgers gave Will Smith a shot at a new position this week in a blowout win. With Los Angeles up a ton, they plugged Smith over at third base to get some reps. It went about exactly how you would expect.

Dodgers: Will Smith Played Third Base and It Went About How You Would Expect

Former Dodger Enrique Hernandez shared an amazing story about Chase Utley this week, and it’s a great reminder why we all love and adore him. 

Dodgers: Kiké Hernandez Recalls Time Chase Utley Got Hit By Pitch for Yasiel Puig

The Dodgers came out swinging in a few games this week, including putting up 11 runs on the Cardinals in the first inning on Wednesday. As it turns out, that’s a new record for the historic franchise. 

Dodgers Set New LA Record for Runs Scored in a Single Inning

The foreign substance issue around MLB is hitting a little close to home. According to a new report, Los Angeles is by far the league leader in spin rate increases from the previous season. That could be due to a number of reasons, but it certainly brings a little discomfort for fans. 

Dodgers: Bombshell Report Suggests LA Pitchers are Leaders in Foreign Substance Use

This isn’t important, but you should just watch it. Because we very rarely get to see Clayton Kershaw acting like a goofball on a ballfield. 

Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw Hits Austin Barnes in the Face and it is Hilarious

And finally, Trevor Bauer took a shot back at Mauricio Dubon this week. The Giants utilityman mocked him in a homerun celebration off of Clayton Kershaw, and Bauer wanted to remind him how you’re supposed to celebrate. 

Dodgers: Trevor Bauer Fires Back After Mauricio Dubon Mocks Him

Check back in with us every week for the latest news on your favorite Los Angeles baseball team! Trades, roster moves, injuries, game updates–we’ve got it all! 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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