Dodgers News and Notes: Padres Series, Injury Updates, More

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For most teams in baseball, sitting where the Los Angeles Dodgers are right now would be a thing of beauty and excitement. For most fans of the Dodgers, coming off their first series loss of the year, and to the San Diego Padres no less, it’s anything but fun.

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Dodgers Face Mariners for Two Games Before Round 2 with Padres

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Well, that was a fun weekend series, wasn’t it? The first three games of the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres NL West showdown brought a little bit of everything – great pitching, extra innings, benches clearing, and everything in between.

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5 Things We Learned from Dodgers’ Initial Series with Padres

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With all the hype that surrounded this weekend’s Dodgers vs. Padres series, one would have thought it was smack-dab in the middle of the 2021 National League playoffs. Indeed, the first game of the extravaganza truly lived up to all the publicity with 12 innings of excitement, but by the time the smoke settled on the entire series, the Dodgers came out on top, although San Diego showed why they might be eventual playoff contenders with a late comeback in the finale.

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Dodgers to Watch – Kenley Jansen and Zach McKinstry

After the first 10 games of the 2021 season, the Los Angeles Dodgers are sitting pretty at 8-2, the best record in all of Major League Baseball.

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Dodgers Raise Championship Banner in Home-Opening Victory

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The long-awaited return of fans finally happened on Friday at Dodger Stadium, as spectators were in the building to see the Dodgers unveil their World Series Championship banner.

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Dodgers Head to Oakland for Three-Game Series, Other News and Notes

Well, that was a strange series, wasn’t it? Coors is always an adventure, and mostly you just hope to survive it without any disasters or injuries.

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4 Things We Learned from Dodgers’ Opening Series Against Rockies

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No doubt, Colorado must be one of the most unideal venues to open a season for a visiting club, particularly from the sense that anything possible can happen at any given point in time, often being reflected in a game’s outcome.

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Dodgers Lose Season Opener in Wild and Crazy Game at Coors Field

Games at Coors Field never fail to disappoint in providing some sort of weirdness or treachery, and the first game of the season certainly didn’t let fans down in that department.

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Kershaw Makes First Spring Start, Fans Allowed at Dodger Stadium for Regular Season

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In his 2021 Cactus League debut, Clayton Kershaw made his first start since the 2020 World Series, as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Kansas City Royals by a score of 7-5 on Friday afternoon in Surprsie, AZ. No. 22 pitched two innings, allowing two hits and striking out two batters on 22 pitches—seemingly, the true definition of “deuces wild.”

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Learning from Past Mistakes, Dodgers Are Poised to Win World Series

The Los Angeles Dodgers are going to the World Series.

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