How Lack of Run Support Indirectly Affects Dodgers’ Starting Pitching

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A slumping offense can affect the performance of a team in more ways than one, especially from a psychological angle. On Thursday, we saw the Dodgers push one run across the plate in the opener against the Brewers, spoiling a complete-game effort from starter Trevor Bauer. It wasn’t Bauer’s most brilliant endeavor with regards to strikeouts or runs surrendered, but he gave his club exactly what it needed in terms of bullpen conservation.

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Dodgers Look to Secure Series Split Against Mariners

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After their first losing streak of the season, the Dodgers hope to salvage a series split on the road against the Seattle Mariners. The Dodgers dropped the first game of the brief two-game series Monday night by a score of 4-3. The loss was their second straight defeat.

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A Few Preliminary Thoughts About the 2021 Bullpen

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While the Dodgers have made it no secret that the bullpen is an area they’d like to address this winter, they still haven’t made any significant upgrades in terms of a true difference maker.

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What Can Dodgers Expect from Julio Urías in 2020?

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It’s a little hard to believe, but when looking at the Dodgers‘ prospective 2020 starting rotation compared to last year’s version, there are indeed quite a few glaring differences.

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Julio Urías Reinstated

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Lefty pitcher Julio Urias returned to the Dodgers‘ active roster on Tuesday afternoon, eight days after he was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery at a Los Angeles shopping center.

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How Will Dodgers Handle Julio Urias at Beginning of 2019 Season?

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There’s been quite a bit of speculation about the way the Dodgers might handle lefty Julio Urias to begin the 2019 season. I wrote a story about three weeks ago exploring two possible scenarios, but those viewpoints have seemingly changed since the news broke about fellow southpaw Tony Cingrani opening the year on the injured list.

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Kershaw, Buehler Expected to Be Ready for Opening Day

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According to multiple reports coming from spring camp on Sunday afternoon, the Dodgers expect two of their most valuable pitchers—Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler—to be ready for the beginning of the season.

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2 Ideas How Dodgers Might Use Julio Urias in 2019

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Rightfully so, there’s been a lot of chatter surrounding Julio Urias in the early days of 2019 spring camp. The Dodgers had their first look at the 22-year-old lefty during Cactus League play on Wednesday against Oakland. Besides his flawless stat line, there was plenty of complimentary applause for him, especially by his skipper Dave Roberts.

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Dodgers Injury Notes: McCarthy, Kazmir, Gutierrez, Hatcher & More

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Fans of the Dodgers breathed a sigh of relief earlier this week as Corey Seager‘s injury was not quite as bad as it could have been, allowing the shortstop to avoid the disabled list. Seager returned to the lineup Thursday night in Anaheim and went 0-for-4. He was replaced in the sixth inning by Enrique Hernandez to give him a rest. It was a week ago when Seager first felt tightness in his hamstring after a swing, and he exited that game after two innings. He spent this week testing his hamstring on and off the field, and was said to be available off the bench, although he was never used. Before the injury, he was sporting a .329/.433/.605 slash line with six doubles and five home runs in June alone.

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Dodgers Roster: The Time Could Be Now for Joe Broussard

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When the Dodgers are faced with the task of replacing lefty pitcher Julio Urias on the 40-man roster sometime in the very near future, the club will have many worthy candidates from which to select, but considering the big league squad’s immediate needs and the players who appear to be most ready, reliever Joe Broussard could be the obvious choice.

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