Dodgers Lineups: The Dreaded Batting Order Post

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Daily batting orders always seem to be an extremely popular topic among fans of the Dodgers everywhere. Overall, I would probably say there are more fans who express criticism than those who do not. Despite all the grumbling, the Dodgers, as a team, find themselves atop most of the offensive categories in the National League.

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Dodgers Lineups: The Obligatory Alex Verdugo Post

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Second to Cody Bellinger, outfielder Alex Verdugo has been one of the most popular discussion pieces among fans of the Dodgers everywhere this season.

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Dodgers Lineups: Kiké Hernández Making Case as Primary Second Baseman

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While it’s certainly nice to have a bench player who can cover any spot on the field, it’s tough to keep said player on the pine when he’s performing better than many of the starters.

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Dodgers Name Clayton Kershaw Opening Day Starter

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Halfway through winter, there wasn’t much debate as to which pitchers would make up the quintet of the Dodgers starting rotation, so long as everyone stayed healthy. Furthermore, there wasn’t any doubt at all who would take the hill on Opening Day against the Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium.

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How A.J. Pollock Impacts the Dodgers’ Prospective 2019 Lineups

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Yesterday, the Dodgers finally signed another outfielder. To many fans’ chagrin, however, it was not Bryce Harper, and was instead A.J. Pollock.

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Dodgers to Use Yet Another Lineup Variation Against Nix, Padres

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One day after coming up short against the cellar-dwelling Padres, the Dodgers have decided to employ yet another lineup variation to face 22-year-old righty Jacob Nix in the second game of the series on Saturday night.

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Matchup-Based Lineups Failing to Provide Dodgers with Offensive Charge

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We’ve been talking about it a lot lately, and it seems to gain momentum in the critical games, especially when they’re played in the thin air of Coors Field. Whomever is writing out the lineup card for the Dodgers is sticking to their guns, though, despite the club failing to deliver at times when they need to win the most.

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Dodgers Lineups: Trying to Make Sense of the Daily Batting Orders

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I’m not a big fan of writing about lineup design, particularly when it comes to the Dodgers and the complex tactics they use putting together the daily batting orders. At first glance, the lineups sometimes look carefully thought-out and well constructed, while other times the order looks like it will have absolutely no success at all. Additionally, fans often see a player who is scorching hot at the plate given an unwarranted day off, resulting in frustrating reactions, especially when the team is not winning.

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Analyzing a Few of the Dodgers’ Strongest Lineups of the Season

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On Monday night, the Dodgers scored 10 runs, five days after being beaten by an offensively dominant Oakland team, 16-6. For the first 10-12 games of the season, many asked: “Where oh where is the Dodgers’ offense?”

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