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Dodgers 5, Giants 0: Clayton Kershaw Two-Hits The Giants

It’s nice to actually watch the Dodgers beat the Giants, isn’t it? The Dodgers started the season 3-7 against their northern rivals, but behind the arms of Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw, they’ve won the first two games of the series. Opposing Kershaw was Ryan Vogelsong, and his start began like what Dodger fans have come…

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The Chaos Of The Dodger Outfield

Carl Crawford returned from the disabled list on July 10th, just over two weeks ago. Crawford’s return brought the outfield back up to five players, with no real candidate to play center. I looked at the math of the offense prior to his return, and we’ve had all sorts of fun talking about the outfield shuffle…

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The Dodgers And Giants, Together At Last

Three games in July can’t “make or break” a season. They can change a season’s direction — for example, if you’re on the fence about buying or selling before the deadline and you go out and get destroyed — but by themselves, three games can’t be more important than the combined impact of 159 others….

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So This Is What Relievers Cost

The Dodgers could use a reliever. I know! I can’t believe it either. It’s certainly not something we’ve talked about like a dozen times recently, right? We’ve talked about who should go — hi, Chris Perez! And also Paul Maholm! And maybe, but less likely, Jamey Wright! — and whether it’ll be Paco Rodriguez or…

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Pirates 6, Dodgers 1: Brutal Road Trip Is Brutal

By the second inning of tonight’s game, I was all but certain that we’d never see Dan Haren in Dodger blue again. His recent struggles have been well-documented, but this was something else. In the first four pitches, Haren allowed hits to Gregory Polanco and Travis Snider, then let Andrew McCutchen rip a liner that…