Dodgers Pummel Padres in Weekend Series Finale

The Los Angeles Dodgers continued to show their dominance of the NL West with an 11-2 win against the Padres on Sunday in San Diego, securing a 2-1 series win and clinching a playoff berth in the National League.

With the victory, the Dodgers took one step closer to yet another NL West division title.

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MLB Announces New Rules for 2023, Latest Dodger Notes

Games at Dodger Stadium and MLB ballparks will look a bit differently next year, as MLB has instituted the new on-field play rules for the 2023 season.

MLB hopes to improve the pace of play and create more game action. First up is the pitch clock. One person who may not be happy is Pedro Baez. Pitchers have 15 seconds to throw a pitch if the bases are empty, 20 seconds with runners on, and hitters only get one timeout per plate appearance.

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Dodgers, Padres Begin Weekend Series

We are now entering the final month of the regular season. With the MLB lockout pushing back the season, the regular season ends a little into October.

Oddly enough, the Dodgers end the season with six straight games against the Rockies.

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Padres Defeat Dodgers to Avoid Weekend Sweep

Trailing the entire game, the Padres scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning on Sunday to defeat the Dodgers 4-2 and avoid a four-game sweep at Dodger Stadium.

After starting the series with a 1-1/2 game division lead over the Padres, the Dodgers find themselves 3-1/2 games up over their Southern California rivals. Even though it was a productive series for Los Angeles, Sunday’s loss was still disappointing because the team was so close to the sweep.

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Dodgers Claim Righty Pitcher Ian Gibaut from Guardians

Nearly two weeks after dropping a series to the Cleveland Guardians, the Dodgers claimed one of their former relievers in righty Ian Gibaut.

Standing at 6-foot-3 and weighing 250 pounds, the 28-year-old Gibaut brings a sizable presence to the mound. The Houston native and former 11th round pick of the Rays in 2015 made his MLB debut with Tampa back in 2019.

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Bellinger, Dodgers Power Past Padres in San Diego

The Dodgers sandwiched a pair of fantastic performances on Friday and Sunday around a lackluster offensive effort on Saturday, giving good reason why many pundits view them as the best team in the majors at this point of the season.

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Production From Muncy, Betts Could Take Dodgers’ Offense to Next Level

Even though the Los Angeles Dodgers are sitting at 10-3 with one of the MLB’s top records, there’s still plenty of room for improvement.

When the team signed former MVP Freddie Freeman not long before the 2022 regular season finally got underway, writers across the baseball blogosphere began talking about how potent the Los Angeles lineup might be. However, there have been a few cold bats — most notably the lumber of Max Muncy and Mookie Betts — that have relegated the club to the fifth-best hitting and the second-best run producing team in the majors.

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Dodgers Head to San Diego for First Series Against Padres

The Los Angeles Dodgers are off to one of the league’s hottest starts. However, this early in the season things are changing daily, as four out of the five best records in the National League are in the West division. The Mets became the first team to win 10 games, while the Dodgers had an off day yesterday.

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Which Team Poses Biggest Threat to Dodgers in NL West?

The Dodgers won eight consecutive National League Western Division crowns from 2013-2020.

That streak was broken last year when the San Francisco Giants won 107 games, and the division along with it. The Dodgers came up one game short from a ninth straight NL West title. However, they’d get their revenge in October beating the Giants in five games in the division series.

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