Dodgers take out Nats

Cubs will be a tough task.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have showed true grit in finally eliminating the Washington Nationals from the NLDS with a 4-3 win and moving on to face the hottest team in baseball, the Chicago Cubs.

Last night, Dodgers faithful got a surprise when Clayton Kershaw came into the game just after midnight to relieve Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning.

dodgers-4“At the at the end of the day, if we don’t win that game, we’re going home, anyway, so what does it matter?” Kershaw said. “I just wanted to be available, and it ended up to the point where I could help out tonight.”

Kershaw went to Manager Dave Roberts in the seventh and offered his services.

“I’m like, ‘Wait a minute. Am I dreaming right now?’ I couldn’t believe it,” Jansen said later, just socks on his feet and ski goggles on his head, leaning against a wall in a clubhouse hallway. “I’m like, ‘Is Kersh warming up? Is he really out there?'”

Game one of the NLCS kicks off tomorrow in Chicago at Wrigley Field.  The first home game for the Dodgers will be on Tuesday October 18th.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS!

 

Hill Gets the Win

Dodgers look to sweep the Giants

Rich Hill threw 81 pitches before he was pulled, beating out the Giants Johnny Cueto in a 1-0 pitchers duel.  The win extends the Dodgers to a three game lead in the NL West.

“Everything felt solid. Mentally, I felt great, body feels good,” Hill said.dodgers 3 “Something that I’ve emphasized throughout the entire season in Oakland and carried over here into L.A. is just stay within the moment, a pitch-to-pitch approach and really just making sure you execute each pitch.”

Hill came to the Dodgers in a last minute trade with the Oakland A’s but had been shelved due to a blister.

The Dodgers have the opportunity to sweep the Giants tonight before beginning a three game series with the Chicago Cubs who beat the San Diego Padres 6-3 yesterday.

Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Los Angeles Dodgers today and this weekend!

 

Segar gives Dodgers a boost enroute to a sweep of the Braves

Home stand VS Rockies kicks off today

The Los Angeles Dodgers (31-27,2nd NL West) put on a show for their fans much to the dismay of the visiting Atlanta Braves.  The Dodgers completed their third sweep of the season after beating the Braves 4-2, 4-0 and last nights 12-6 beat down in which every starter had a hit and Corey Seager blasted two home runs.

“Corey’s doing what Corey’s doing, but there were a lot of productive at-bats and you see Trayce [Thompson] on base three times,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “Some big hits throughout. It was good to see us open up a little bit.”

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The Dodgers open a three game stand against the visiting Colorado Rockies kicking off tonight at 9:10 in Dodger Stadium.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your LA Dodgers!

Dodgers drop final game against Giants

The LA Dodgers have had their hands full with the San Francisco Giants and mustered only one victory, 3-2 Saturday night, in their four outings.  The Dodgers were happy with the beginning of last nights game, getting off five runs in the first inning alone.  You could say that the Dodgers are happy to leave after dropping game four 9-6.

“You score five runs in the first inning, you expect to win the game,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.

There is no time to dwell as the Dodgers host the Arizona Diamondbacks  in their season home opener in which Kenta Maeda will get his first Major League.  Maeda is coming off six scoreless innings against the San Diego Padres.

Following the D-Backs series, the Dodgers will get another shot at the Giants when they come visiting for a three game series.

Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so get yours today and help cheer on your Los Angeles Dodgers

 

Dodgers look to four-peat as NL West Champions

The Los Angeles Dodgers have had a strange way of managing their club over the past two seasons.  In 2014, they would take the NL West Championship but then turn around and change General Managers.  Then in 2015, after winning their third straight division title, (and for the first time in franchise history)  the franchise turns around and fires Manager Don Mattingly (who had a 446-353 record with the Dodgers) who signed on with the Miami Marlins.  Now the Dodgers are hoping that they have not messed with the chemistry that the team had.

“I don’t really want to get into details of conversations other than they were good, open, honest . . . as we kept talking, it just became evident this was best for both parties,” Mattingly told reporters via a conference call.

The team lost players and added players and the projected 2016 lineup looks to be:

1. Howie Kendrick, 2B
2. Yasiel Puig, RF
3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
4. Justin Turner, 3B
5. Andre Ethier, LF
6. Corey Seager, SS
7. Yasmani Grandal, C
8. Joc Pederson, CF
BENCH: Enrique Hernandez, 2B/OF
BENCH: Chase Utley, 2B
BENCH: Carl Crawford, OF

2016 projected rotation

1. Clayton Kershaw, LHP
2. Scott Kazmir, LHP
3. Brett Anderson, LHP
4. Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP
5. Kenta Maeda, RHP
ALT: Alex Wood, LHP

2016 projected bullpen

1. Kenley Jansen, RHP
2. Chris Hatcher, RHP
3. Yimi Garcia, RHP
4. J.P. Howell, LHP
5. Joe Blanton, RHP

There are still a few Spring Training games to be played including the Indians, the Giants and the Mariners.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get out and support your LA Dodgers!

 

 

Dodgers drop another to St. Louis

This series has been a tough on on the boys in Blue.  Although they managed to sneak a 0-2 game two, the rest of the series was hard to swallow.  13 runs to six over the span of the series, the Dodgers could never get their bats working.

“Not real sure to say one thing or the other,” Manager Don Mattingly said when asked about his teams lack of  scoring. “We’ve got to consistently just continue to have good at-bats and get guys back in there.”

The Dodgers begin a three game home stand against the Arizona Diamondbacks beginning tonight at 9 as Rubby de la Rosa takes on Arizona’s Mike Bolsinger.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets still remain so get yours today!

 

Dodgers still sitting in 2nd place in NL West

After cutting their game against the Colorado Rockies ( and winning 6-1) short due to rain, the LA Dodgers continued their road swing and took out the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 Monday afternoon.

Center fielder Scott Van Slyke hit two home runs and drove in four after going 0-3 with two strikeouts against the Rockies in Sunday’s rain shortened game.

“He’s been good for us all year,” Manager Don Mattingly said. “He’s a baseball player, and I think that’s what we like about Scott.”

Game two of the four game stand in Cincinnati begins tonight at 6.  Plenty of great seats and cheap tickets are still to be had.  Be sure to get yours now and get out to support your Los Angeles Dodgers

2013 looks to be an expensive year for The Blue Crew

The Los Angeles Dodgers will open the 2013 MLB Season as the most expensive team in the league.  Whether that will reflect on the team itself is still to be played out but fans should know that a huge chunk of their $230 million payroll is dedicated to players no longer on the roster (think Manny Ramirez and Andruw Jones).

New team co-owner Ervin “Magic” Johnson is relishing the role that normally belongs to the NY Yankees.

“I don’t want them to worry about expectations. It’s not about the payroll,” Johnson said recently. “Look, every team wants to win the World Series coming in. That’s what it’s about. And we should want to win it and if we don’t we should say, ‘Hey, it wasn’t the season we wanted.’ It’s really that simple.”

Magic is thinking playoffs all the way and finally getting back to the Fall Classic last played by a Dodgers team in 1988.

“Yeah, if we get to the playoffs it’s been a successful season,” Johnson said. “But I want to go all the way. That’s just me. Sometimes you have to take baby steps to get there. Sometimes you have to make the playoffs, understand what that’s about. Yeah, we can have a successful season without winning it all. But I want to win it all.”

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