Series Preview: Dodgers Set to Begin 2019 NLDS Against Nationals

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The Los Angeles Dodgers‘ hopeful 2019 World Championship run begins tonight.

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Should Dodgers Be Concerned About Prospective Playoff Rotation?

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Normally when the pitching staff of the Dodgers gives up four runs over nine full innings, there’s no reason for concern, as the team’s potent offense is strong enough to cruise past such a deficit.

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Much Ado About Kenley

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The Dodgers have always been the front runners when it come to using analytics to better their baseball team. Using the shift and platooning are just a few of the ways the teams has tried to use statistics to their advantage.

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Dodgers May Consider Using ‘Opener’ in Playoffs Rather than Traditional Starter

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A few hours before the first pitch of Tuesday’s game against the Rays, skipper Dave Roberts suggested to reporters that the Dodgers are toying with the idea of using an “opener” in the 2019 playoffs when the need arises for a fourth starter in the rotation.

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Contemplating the Final 5 Days of the Regular Season

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It’s a testament to how compelling this NL playoff chase has been that there are five days remaining in the regular season and only one team has guaranteed themselves a playoff berth.

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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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