National League Wild Card: Giants @ Pirates

How in the world do you top that? Giants Pirates 5:00 p.m. Pittsburgh, Pa. CF Blanco 3B Harrison 2B Panik SS Mercer C Posey CF McCutchen 3B Sandoval C Martin RF Pence LF Marte 1B Belt 3B Walker SS Crawford 1B Sanchez LF Ishikawa RF Snider P Bumgarner (L) P Volquez (R) “That,” of course,…


American League Wild Card: A’s @ Royals

This has absolutely nothing to do with the Dodgers. It does not matter. There’s one baseball game on tonight. Everyone will be watching it. You will be, too, so here’s a place to talk about it. A’s Royals 5:00 p.m. Kansas City, Mo. CF Crisp SS Escobar LF Fuld RF Aoki 3B Donaldson CF Cain…


The Recent History Of Dodger Post-Clinch Lineups

One thing I’m looking forward today is seeing who the Dodgers bring out for their post-clinch party lineup. It’s a good time to get the regulars some extra rest and get some experience for the younger players. The Dodgers are almost guaranteed to be the second seed at this point, so they’re not really playing…


A Week Of Sitting And Waiting

I know there’s Dodger baseball tonight, and tomorrow, and the next day. But is there, really? Don’t get me wrong: I’m thrilled that the Dodgers have locked the division up early enough that this three-game set against a wretched Colorado team doesn’t have to mean anything. That’s wonderful. That’s outstanding. That’s how you want it…


Report: De Jon Watson To Leave For Diamondbacks

This isn’t wonderful: #Dodgers’ De Jon Watson likely to join #DBacks as assistant to Dave Stewart, sources tell me and @jonmorosi. Stewart close to being named GM — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 24, 2014 Watson, the VP of Player Development, joined the Dodgers in 2007 from Cleveland, and he along with Logan White have largely…


Dodgers Clinch A Postseason Berth

Obviously, the Dodgers are aiming higher, but they are now guaranteed to play after the regular season ends. After the team’s 14-5 victory this afternoon, former (and potentially future) Dodger Russell Martin hit a three run home run off of other former Dodger Jonathan Broxton, which led to a Pittsburgh Pirates victory over the Milwaukee Brewers….