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Diamondbacks 18, Dodgers 7: At Least Butera Pitched

Tonight’s game was terrible. Then it wasn’t. Then it was even worse. Baseball, right? After the emotional roller coaster, the Dodgers fell to the Diamondbacks by a score of 18-7. Things started out well enough for Clayton Kershaw, who began the game by getting A.J. Pollock out on the first pitch, then striking out Chris Owings and Paul…

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Giants 7, Dodgers 4: Please Make The Extra Innings Stop

Despite some late heroics, the Dodgers couldn’t capitalize on another great start by Clayton Kershaw and dropped the series finale against the Giants by a score of 7-4. The loss drops the Dodgers to 20-19 overall and puts them back to 4.5 games behind the Giants. At first, the game continued the Dodgers’ ongoing offensive frustration with…

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Dodgers 8, Nationals 3: Kershaw Still The Best

For most of Clayton Kershaw‘s absence, my feeling has been something along the lines of “well, it stinks not having him, but Zack Greinke and Hyun-jin Ryu and Dan Haren and — yes — Josh Beckett have been so good that it’s hard to complain too much.” And that’s true. Entering the day, the Dodger…

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So Much Good News. Too Much Good News?

This right here, this is good news: The Dodgers will start Hyun-jin Ryu in their domestic regular season opener on Sunday night against the Padres at Petco Park. The southpaw cracked his right big toenail while running the bases on Sunday in Sydney (Saturday night in Los Angeles), but has been cleared by the team medical staff to return to the…