Amid Four Game Sweep of Diamondbacks, Dodgers Make Flurry of Pitching Moves

What a difference a day/team/series makes. After barely pulling out one win in four against the Philadelphia Phillies, the Los Angeles Dodgers have gone on to sweep a four game series from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Thoughts on the Dodgers Past Week and a Look Ahead at the Diamondbacks Series

Well that was a week of baseball worth forgetting about.

The Los Angeles Dodgers finished their week at 2-5, and nearly were swept in a four game series by the Philadelphia Phillies. They had already lost two of three to the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Dodgers were thoroughly owned by teams from the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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Dodgers Bullpen: A Closer Look at Yency Almonte

In the latest move on the Los Angeles pitching carousel, the Dodgers on Thursday afternoon selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Yency Almonte after optioning Ryan Pepiot back to triple-A Oklahoma City.

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Dodgers End Road Trip at 4-2; Head Home For Eight Games in Seven Days

The Los Angeles Dodgers completed their six game road trip Wednesday, compiling a 4-2 record along the way. Normally that would be a good winning percentage on the road; the Dodgers dropped two of three to the Pittsburgh Pirates, when they should have won two of the three.

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Dodgers News and Notes: Roster Trimmed to 26, Tommy Kahnle’s Dodger Debut and More

The Los Angeles Dodgers are starting the month of May statistically tied for first place with the San Diego Padres, and only 0.5 games ahead of the San Francisco Giants. If they would like to put a little breathing room between themselves and these two teams, this month would be a good time to do it.

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Dodgers News and Notes – Bellinger Player of the Week, Dodgers Pitching Dominance and More

Through the Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training and into the start of the season, fans wondered about Cody Bellinger and if he would ever regain his 2019 NL MVP status.

Bellinger looked lost at the plate in Spring Training, striking out a lot and barely getting the bat on the ball. He was tinkering much with his swing, trying to find his form. He quipped that he was just getting his “punchies” (his word for strikeouts) out of the way in Spring Training.

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Kahnle, Ferguson Nearing Potential Returns to Los Angeles Bullpen

While it’s too early in the season to point out any glaring team weaknesses, one area of the Los Angeles squad that may soon be receiving a boost is the bullpen.

Seven games is hardly an accurate measuring stick, but the Dodgers relief crew is currently sitting in first place in the majors with a combined 0.73 WHIP, a significantly more accurate stat than ERA when evaluating the performance of relief pitchers.

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Dodgers News and Notes – Roster Decisions, New Trade Deadline and More

The Los Angeles Dodgers have not have a very good showing in Spring Training as a whole, although that won’t necessarily translate into a bad start to the season.

Some individuals have had an impressive Spring Training, however, and have worked their way onto the Opening Day roster.

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A Look at the Dodger Bullpen and the Closer Role

The Los Angeles Dodgers are one week away from opening up the 2022 season in Denver against the Colorado Rockies. Before camp breaks, however, there are still a few unanswered questions.

The number of players still in camp as of Thursday afternoon was 41. The season will open with a 28-man roster so teams will have a little help in the pitching department because of the truncated spring training schedule.

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Can Tommy Kahnle Help the Dodgers’ Bullpen in 2022?

With the venue to the MLB lockout talks shifting to Florida on Monday, there’s still not much light at the end of the tunnel as far as a collective bargaining agreement goes. As it stands, the MLB on Friday cancelled spring training games between February 26 and March 4.

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