The All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium is finally here, and Clayton Kershaw is the National League’s starting pitcher. It is well deserved — if you’re a baseball fan, you can’t help but think what a great moment this will be, especially since it is long overdue. Kershaw will oppose American League starter Shane McClanahan.Continue reading “Clayton Kershaw Prepares for All-Star Start, First Half Notes”
Happy Home Run Derby Day, everyone!
Although the All-Star festivities are in Dodgers Stadium this year, there will be no Los Angeles Dodgers represented in the Home Run Derby. That’s ok because the Dodgers really haven’t been a home run hitting team this season. Mookie Betts leads all Dodgers with 20 homers at the break, followed by Will Smith and Trea Turner who each have 14.Continue reading “Dodgers News and Notes Ahead of the All-Star Game”
One of the first things we typically do as fans during the All-Star break is take a step back and reflect on how our favorite team performed during the first half of the season.
It’s usually a relatively straightforward task, as we can say the team is overachieving, underachieving or somewhere right on track. However, with the 2022 Los Angeles Dodgers, there have been so many ups and downs it’s hard to even gauge their performance.
The All-Star Game has been scheduled to come to Chavez Ravine for a very long time. It was originally supposed to be held in 2020, but due to the pandemic, it was pushed back to 2022. For a period of time, it looked like it was cursed as the lockout loomed large before this season.Continue reading “Which NL Pitcher Should Start the 2022 All-Star Game?”
In 2021, Julio Urias was a 20-game-winner and was the National League leader in wins. While he may not win 20 games this year, his overall numbers have improved. In 16 starts this season, Urias has posted a 2.57 ERA.
In Monday’s start against the Colorado Rockies, Urias pitched six innings only allowing one run and one walk while striking out seven. The left-hander since last year’s All-Star Break has the second-best ERA in the National League at 2.32.Continue reading “Should Julio Urias Make 2022 NL All-Star Squad?”
Heading into the 2022 season, the Los Angeles offense was touted as being one of the potential best in recent Dodgers history, with names like Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, Trea Turner, Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy leading a cast of All-Star sluggers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are finally back home after a rollercoaster 5-3 road trip. The Blue Crew swept a four-game series against the Nationals, then lost the first three games of a four-game series against the Marlins before salving Thursday’s game.Continue reading “Dodgers Face Diamondbacks in Final Series Before All-Star Break”
Back in the day—long before the Home Run Derby, the Futures Game, and tons of commercialization—the All-Star Game seemingly had a different type of meaning. It really wasn’t about the money, but more of a sense of comradery alongside opportunities for players to represent their respective teams. Such games were played when there was a huge amount of team loyalty among their participants, unless, of course, a player was jettisoned away by means of an unwanted trade to a rival squad.
Deservedly so, this afternoon Dodgers infielder Max Muncy was named to the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which will take place on Tuesday, July 9 at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Muncy is replacing Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon of the Washington Nationals and will join teammates Cody Bellinger, Walker Buehler, Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu at the 90th annual All-Star festivities.
Joc Pederson of the Dodgers has accepted an invitation to compete in the 2019 T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday, July 8. The 2019 Derby will be held at Progressive Field in Cleveland and will be broadcast live by ESPN and MLB.com beginning at 8:00 PM Eastern and 5:00 PM Pacific times.