Dodgers vs. Nationals: A Few More Relevant Series Notes

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In case you haven’t been following the series closely—for whatever reason—a doubleheader is on the docket for Saturday, as the first game is scheduled for a 11:05 a.m. Los Angeles time first pitch while the second game is slated for a 5.05 p.m. start.

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Burst of Offense Rekindles Sense of Hope

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The Dodgers waited all season for their captain to return, and it cannot be understated how much this lineup missed his presence. While they didn’t win the first two games of the series, they exploded for seven runs in Thursday’s game, five of the runs driven in by none other than Justin Turner.

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Will Clayton Kershaw’s Eventual Return Make a Difference?

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With each passing day, the Dodgers are inching ever so closer to being the worst team in the National League. With a 16-26 record, the 2018 version of the club is now tied for the worst start in franchise history. The Dodgers have also dipped to a point where they’re percentage points behind the Padres for the worst record in the West.

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Reinforcements Arrive, But Dodgers Are Still Stumbling

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Allow me to start off by saying that Justin Turner has only been back for one game, and fans should be under no impression that the Dodgers will turn things around right away. However,  Turner’s first game back brought little to no hope to a team stuck in a losing streak.

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Dodgers Activate Justin Turner, Logan Forsythe

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The Dodgers on Tuesday afternoon reinstated infielders Justin Turner and Logan Forsythe from the 10-day disabled list and optioned infielder/catcher Kyle Farmer and outfielder Tim Locastro back to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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Contemplating the Oklahoma City Dodgers’ Keys to Success

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Despite a recent series struggle against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the Oklahoma City Dodgers have been the gem of the PCL this season as they still control the American Northern division and lead the entire league with a 24-12 record.

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Have the Dodgers Hit Rock-Bottom?

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It’s almost quite comical, really. The Dodgers are very, very bad. I’m almost convinced that if they tried to be this bad, they couldn’t be. This season has been the complete antithesis of last season. All you can do is laugh, mainly to stop yourself from crying or throwing things or whatever your coping mechanism might be.

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Dodgers Remain Optimistic During Dreadful Losing Spell

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After losing to the Reds in the third game of the four-game set, the Dodgers have now dropped six of their last seven games and are in danger of being swept by a club that had the worst record in the bigs not even a week ago.

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Dodgers Promote Venditte to Majors, Option Stewart to Oklahoma City

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The Dodgers on Saturday afternoon selected the contract of ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte from Triple-A Oklahoma City while optioning right-handed pitcher Brock Stewart back to OKC.

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What’s Wrong with the Dodgers?

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Several weeks ago, the Dodgers lost two out of three games at home against the cellar-dwellers of the NL East, the Miami Marlins. At that particular point in time, there was still a sense that the club was on an upswing, with many pundits making the claim that “it’s impossible to win every single game, even against the worst clubs in the majors.”

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