News and Notes Ahead of NLDS Game 3

After splitting the first two games of the NLDS in San Francisco, the Los Angeles Dodgers now are set to play the first of two games at home against the Giants. And if they have it their way, they will win them both, not have to go back to San Francisco, and move on the NLCS.

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A Closer Look at the Dodgers vs. Giants NLDS

For the first time in history, these two historic rivals will meet in the postseason, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. They will meet in a best out of five affair in the National League Division Series.

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Three Dodgers That Need to Step Up During the Playoffs

We have come to the final home stand, and last six games of the Los Angeles Dodgers 2021 regular season. And while not impossible to overtake the division lead, it seems as though the Dodgers will head into the playoffs as the first NL Wild Card seed.

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3 Takeaways from Dodgers’ Victory over Padres in NLDS Opener

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With the way the first half of the NLDS opener against the Padres played out on Tuesday evening, fans of the Dodgers had much cause for concern, especially considering how their starting pitcher, righty Walker Buehler, was sporadically struggling with his command. In all, Buehler lasted just four full innings on a whopping 95 pitches, and by the time Dustin May took over in relief, Los Angeles found itself trailing by a 1-0 margin.

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On Fan Psychology, Management, Relief Pitching and Slumps

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Nearly a full day after contemplation, so many thoughts and insights still exist over the Dodgers‘ loss to the Nationals that there’s plenty of varied perception, at least on my own end.

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Preview: Dodgers, Nationals Meet in Decisive Game 5

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From a Dodgers perspective, not many people envisioned the 2019 NLDS lasting the full five games. Fans were certainly hoping Los Angeles would wrap up the series in Washington with a bit of leeway, rather than force a Game 5 where absolutely anything can happen.

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More Thoughts Ahead of Wednesday’s Game 5 Decider

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The 2019 Dodgers, the team that broke the all-time franchise record for most wins during a regular season, find themselves in a do-or-die situation as they prepare for the Game 5 NLDS decider against the Nationals on Wednesday.

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Nationals Handle Dodgers in Game 4, Force Game 5 in Los Angeles

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To say that Washington came through in a mandatory, must-win Game 4 would be an understatement.

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Preview: Rich Hill, Max Scherzer Square Off in NLDS Game 4

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One day after the Dodgers used a late-inning, nine-run explosion to defeat the Nationals in Game 3, they find themselves in a position to clinch the series in Game 4 on Monday.

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Preview: Hyun-Jin Ryu, Dodgers Face Anibal Sanchez in NLDS Game 3

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As the 2019 NLDS shifted gears to the nation’s capital, the biggest question mark was which pitcher the Nationals would start against the Dodgers in Game 3.

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