Dodgers Kill Narratives, Proceed to 2017 World Series 

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The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after game 3 of baseball’s National League Division Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Phoenix. The Dodgers won 3-1 to advance to the National League Championship Series. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

We’ve all heard the narratives. The Chicago Cubs are 5-0 in elimination games. Clayton Kershaw can’t deliver in the crucial postseason game. But finally, this year is different. The Los Angeles Dodgers, after a 29 year drought, are returning to the World Series, defeating the Chicago Cubs by a score of 11-1.

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Dodgers to Employ Slightly Different Lineup Strategy in Game 2 of NLDS

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One night after the Dodgers‘ offense came to life and produced nine runs against a seemingly battered Diamondbacks squad, the management crew of the Dodgers have made a few changes to the batting order, mainly because of the presence of Arizona’s lefty starter Robbie Ray.

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Will Dodgers Benefit from Keeping Yasiel Puig Higher in Batting Order?

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While there’s been very heavy speculation lately about the effectiveness of the Dodgers‘ most common batting orders, there’s little guarantee that moving around several regular pieces will make a huge difference in the overall potency of the offense. The same can be said about moving up right fielder Yasiel Puig in the lineup—he’s definitely thrived in the lower part of the order, but when given the chance to hit in the middle, hasn’t made much of a notable difference at all.

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Boring Isn’t Always Bad

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It seems silly to describe the 2017 Dodgers as a boring team, I suppose.  But I was watching a sports talk show on TV the other day, and they were interviewing Cody Bellinger. They asked him how such a dominant team could be so boring.

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Red-Hot Dodgers Hope to Distance Themselves from Rockies in Weekend Series

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So, it just might be that these Dodgers are pretty good. After sweeping a four-game series with the Mets, they head into a series with the second place Colorado Rockies riding a seven game winning streak. They’ve won 13 of their last 14 games.

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Dodgers Hope Justin Turner Provides Spark to Sputtering Offense

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To say the Dodgers‘ offense has been lackluster lately would be a bit of an understatement. After scoring 10 runs in Milwaukee last Friday, the Dodgers have only scored five runs in five games since then. Granted, they were facing some of the best pitchers they’ve face so far in Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, but still the offense has left something to be desired.

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Roster Decisions May Start to Come Easier for Dodgers

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All season long, it seems as if many folks, including ourselves, were seemingly trying to stir a bit a controversy each time the management crew of the Dodgers was faced with making a difficult decision regarding the club’s 25-man roster. Yet, in reality, despite all the frequent entries on the disabled list so far, the subsequent roster moves have paid huge dividends. What’s more, if only because of the increasing sample sizes of production, many of the impending personnel decisions may even start to become easier as the season progresses.

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Dodgers Place Justin Turner on Disabled List, Recall Brett Eibner

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday afternoon placed third baseman Justin Turner on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain and recalled outfielder Brett Eibner from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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Injuries Continue to Haunt Dodgers

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It just doesn’t seem that the Dodgers can catch a break. On the same night that saw Adrian Gonzalez return from his first-ever stint on the disabled list, it appears that the Dodgers might lose their All-Star caliber third baseman Justin Turner.

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Dodgers Roster: Making Cases for Cody Bellinger and Chris Taylor

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While many would think the news of Joc Pederson and Logan Forsythe returning from the disabled list would spotlight the majority current headlines in Los Angeles, most fans of the Dodgers appear to be more intrigued by the impending moves that are necessary to create the space on the 25-man roster.

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