Games at Dodger Stadium and MLB ballparks will look a bit differently next year, as MLB has instituted the new on-field play rules for the 2023 season.
MLB hopes to improve the pace of play and create more game action. First up is the pitch clock. One person who may not be happy is Pedro Baez. Pitchers have 15 seconds to throw a pitch if the bases are empty, 20 seconds with runners on, and hitters only get one timeout per plate appearance.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers just keep trucking along. They’ve now won nine straight games, for the first time this season, and look to go for double digits Wednesday night against the Minnesota Twins.
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The Dodgers pitching staff still has the lowest ERA in the majors at 2.76 and has held opponents to a .213 batting average. But the Dodger offense is currently sixth best in the majors, just one point out of the top five. Having both the offense and pitching ranked that high has definitely aided to winning success.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Tuesday night to keep even with the San Diego Padres for the NL West lead. They will face the Giants one more time before another off day and heading to the Windy City.
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April is coming to a close and along with it the first month of the 2022 season. Right now, the Los Angeles Dodgers are 12-6, and in second place in the NL West, 0.5 games behind the San Francisco Giants.
Overall, the Dodgers have played well. But for as talented and stacked as this team is, they are still leaving some things to be desired. But we will start with the best parts of the team.
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Through the first ten games of the 2022 MLB season, the Dodgers were ranked No. 1 in the first edition of MLB’s power rankings. Ever since losing two out of three games in Colorado during the Opening Series, the Dodgers have reeled off seven consecutive wins.
While it’s still really early, Freddie Freeman has looked like his MVP self, Cody Bellinger appears on his way to finding his 2019 groove, and Gavin Lux at times has looked like the Dodgers hottest hitter. If that all keeps in some sort throughout the season, it will be a very fun year.
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Thursday’s opening game against the Reds was just a small sample size of how dangerous the Dodger lineup can truly be. The Dodgers put up three runs in the first inning off of Cincinnati opener Luis Cessa. The Reds clawed their way back into the game to tie at three until the Dodgers put up a six spot in the bottom of the eighth to grab the 9-3 home opening win.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers have been a major force in the National League for the past decade, and vaunted for their depth at all aspects of the game. But sometimes that depth gets really tested, as evidenced by the likes of Luke Raley and Steven Souza Jr being left to be the pieces on the bench for key at bats in the 2021 postseason.
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Early Thursday morning, the Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly agreed to a six-year, $162M contract with first baseman Freddie Freeman, causing Dodger fans to rejoice and the rest of baseball world groan and/or marvel at the stacked roster the Dodgers have.
Continue reading “The Dodgers Signed Freddie Freeman – Now What?”
Once again Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have met to discuss the current lockout, and once again we are no closer to not knowing when the lockout will end and if the season will start on time.
Continue reading “Should the Dodgers Sign Freddie Freeman, and Should a Trade Follow?”