Would You Like Fries With That?

I thought it might be time to play a little Ketchup… ‘er catch up! I’ve said it before and I will say it again:  Make no mistake about it, Julio Urias is the real deal.  The Dodgers will continue to use him sparingly at OKC and likely call him up in early May – they are neither confirm nor deny that, but I am pretty sure that’s what will happen….

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A Giant Ending…

It was an ugly game, with 5 total errors by the teams, the Cubs were ahead 2-0, but the Dodgers battled back and tied the game.  The Cubs starting pitching was stellar – their relief pitching was good.  The Dodger’s starting pitching was good, but the relief pitching was stellar… until a former Giant took the mound and allowed a runner to get to third base.  The Dodger’s $84 million…

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April 10, 2017 LA Dodger Game Talk

Tonight’s Lineup Providing there is actually a game…  I turned down free Box Seats Tickets 3 rows from the field tonight (1B side) from a friend because Chicago in April is the coldest and rainiest place on earth.  It’s as cold as SF Bay in December.  Bone Chilling.  I think it will be a rainout! Pos Dodgers Pos Cubs 2B Forsythe LF Schwarber (L) SS Seager (L) 3B Bryant 3B…

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DON’T GET ALL HAPPY… JUST YET!

Before I get into the game, it’s good to hear that Pedro Guerrero is improving. The Dodgers struggled against lefthanders the first two games of the season and I have never heard such wailing and gnashing of teeth.  I told you yo be patient, that this is baseball with peaks and valleys and two games meant nothing.  It’s a two-way street.  The Dodgers broke out against a lefthander yesterday, and…

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KERSHAW IS HUMAN? WHO KNEW?

It is somewhat stunning to see Clayton Kershaw serve up three long balls in a month, let alone one game!  Like I said yesterday – peaks and valleys!  Yesterday we were on pace to win 97 games.  Today we are on pace for .500.  The Rockies are a juggernaut… running away with the division.  Alas, all is lost!  Now back to reality.  It was pretty amazing that it took Clayton…

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Minor League Report – April 7

I started this on Friday, and was not able to make it through the Rancho Cucumonga Quakes Game 2, so I am a little tardy with this one.  Friday was just not a good day for Dodger baseball. The ML team still cannot hit lefties, and the 4 minor league teams also went down to defeat. Except Rancho (RC) came up big in Game 2 of their DH. AAA –…

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Five games into the season and the Dodgers are 3-2. There’s really not much to go on, but we have seen some good things, some bad things and some ugly things. In baseball, it is all about Peaks and Valleys.  Peaks and Valleys – write that down! The Good 2.25 – That’s the Dodger’s team ERA.  They are among the best in baseball. The starters ERA is 2.93 and the…

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April 7, 2017 DodgerGameTalk

Wow!  Dave Roberts is shaking things up.  Sitting Gonzo and Seager and putting Puig at Cleanup.  Well, he knows Puig better than I do, here goes: Pos Dodgers Pos Rockies 2B Forsythe CF Blackmon (L) LF Gutierrez 2B LeMahieu 3B Turner RF Gonzalez (L) RF Puig 3B Arenado 1B Van Slyke SS Story C Grandal (S) 1B Reynolds SS Hernandez LF Cardullo CF Pederson (L) C Garneau P Ryu P…

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