Dodgers 7, Padres 1: Finally Some Offense

Fending off a sweep, the Dodgers finally broke through on offense and were backed up by excellent pitching. In other words, they looked like what everybody wants the Dodgers to look like today, winning by a score of 7-1. Much like last night, the Dodgers had an important outing by a starting pitcher during today’s…


Padres 2, Dodgers 1: Walked Off In Extras, Again

We’ll get to the frustrating parts of tonight’s 2-1 extra innings losses in a minute, but first, the positive. Zack Greinke struggled mightily with his control two starts ago. Afterwards, it was revealed that his elbow was “tender.” His next start, pushed back by a few days, wasn’t easy either, though that time he was…

The game technically didn't last long enough for #weirdbaseball, but this was sufficiently weird

Padres 3, Dodgers 2: Defense Is Important

Before tonight’s game, I talked about PetCo Park being a potential boon to Dan Haren. And, for the most part, it was. But tonight’s game showed the value of defense as the Dodgers fell to the Padres by a score of 3-2 in 12 innings. So many things happened tonight, but we’ll start from the…

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Dodgers need to place more value on low-level prospects

It sucks that the team with the highest payroll in the history of American sports is in this position, but here we are. The Dodgers actually have replacement-level pitchers in their rotation. That’s fine; injuries happen. But General Manager Ned Colletti continues to confound by overpaying for mediocre talent. The Dodgers sent 19-year-old right-handed pitching…