Well-Rested Dodgers Begin Preparing for Cubs in NLCS Rematch

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The baseball postseason sure is a funny thing. While the long layoff time between series could be an issue for the Dodgers in the end, I’m glad that they’ve avoided any of the drama that has been going on then the other divisional series so far.

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4 Concerns Dodgers Should Have Against Diamondbacks in 2017 NLDS

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After using almost every available resource in their arsenal on Wednesday evening against the Rockies, the Diamondbacks came out on top in a nailbiter which may have been one of the most thrilling Wild Card matchups in recent history. Having exhausted its two most valuable starting pitching weapons, though, Arizona hopes to maintain its offensive momentum upon heading to Los Angeles to face the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday evening.

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Several Reasons to Stay Optimistic as Postseason Approaches

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It’s been a rather depressing end of summer for Dodgers fans, as the Boys in Blue couldn’t quite get much going through the end of August and the month of September. But today the Northern Hemisphere turns to autumn, and the Dodgers will be celebrating Clinchmas, and hopefully those losing days will fall behind them.

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Better Playoff Roster Option: Kenta Maeda or Hyun-Jin Ryu?

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Among the minds of many fans of the Dodgers, there seems to be the speculation that there are quite a few auditions currently being held for spots on the prospective NLDS roster. Yet, outside of perhaps one or two last minute decisions, the roster is probably close to being solidified—at least in the eyes of the management crew. One of the final contemplations, however, will be trying to figure out how to put the finishing touches on the bullpen, which could very well boil down to the inclusion of either Kenta Maeda or Hyun-Jin Ryu.

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Why the 2017 Playoffs Will Be Different for the Los Angeles Dodgers

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Let me start off by saying that this postseason will not be a repeat of last October for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers are far stronger than they were in 2016, and that is as clear as it’s ever been. They’re 89-35 — far and away the best record in baseball. Dodger fans know better than anyone that 2016 ended in defeat. Clayton Kershaw had made almost every start on short rest. The Los Angeles offense, as good as it was, could not keep up with the stellar offense of the Chicago Cubs — the offense that went on to win the 2016 World Series.

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Don’t Let Me Down

“It’s in my head, darling I hope
That you’ll be here, when I need you the most
So don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me down
D-Don’t let me down”

~The Chainsmokers

 

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Los Angeles Dodgers lose to the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Saturday, October 1, 2016 at AT&T Park. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2016

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Dodgers Will Open 2016 Playoffs on Road Against Nationals

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After finishing up the final series of the regular season on the road in San Francisco this weekend, the Dodgers will have four full days to strategize and prepare before opening the 2016 postseason on Friday, October 7 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

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