Keeping an Eye on National League Cy Young Award Race

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For just about every player on a contending team, the goal of clinching a playoff spot is the highest priority, superseding even the most decorated individual awards. However, the individual honors are important in their own way, as they often dictate the fame a player achieves in their place among the storied greats, plus a heavy bonus on their end-of-year paycheck.

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Max Muncy, Walker Buehler Standing Out as NL Awards Favorites

The Los Angeles Dodgers have seemingly shifted into the next gear in the month of August, and at the right time to do so. So far they are 12-3 this month, and have gained two games on the first place San Francisco Giants in the NL West.

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Dodgers Host Astros in Highly Anticipated Two-Game Series

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Tuesday night will mark the beginning of one of the more anticipated series for the Dodgers and their fans. For the first time since the Astros sign-stealing scandal became public, the Dodgers will host Houston with a full-capacity crowd on hand.

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Walker Buehler Named National League Pitcher of the Month for July

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Walker Buehler of the Los Angeles Dodgers has been voted the National League Pitcher of the Month for July, and Jameson Taillon of the New York Yankees has been named as the American League recipient of the award. The announcements were made Monday afternoon on MLB Network.

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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 Raise Championship Banner in Home-Opening Victory

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The long-awaited return of fans finally happened on Friday at Dodger Stadium, as spectators were in the building to see the Dodgers unveil their World Series Championship banner.

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Walker Buehler Roughed Up in Latest Spring Start, Dodgers Announce Several Roster Moves

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Thank goodness it’s still spring. Starter Walker Buehler was roughed in his latest Cactus League outing. The righty was tagged for nine earned runs in just 4 ⅓ innings, as the Dodgers fell to Brewers, 9-6, despite a late rally.

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Walker Buehler Makes Third Spring Start, Keibert Ruiz Debuts

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With the time to Opening Day dwindling, Walker Buehler made his third start of the spring in the Dodgers’ 9-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians in a seven-inning affair on Friday.

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Walker Buehler Set for First Spring Start; Trevor Bauer and Kenley Jansen Impress

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have seemingly started 2021 Cactus League play where they left off last October, although it is only just the beginning of Spring Training. Dodger pitching has only allowed one run, and quite frankly, the farm system promises an exciting future for fans, as a handful of prospects are already starting to shine.

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Dodgers News and Notes: Walker Buehler Avoids Arbitration, Clayton Kershaw Talks Retirement and More

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It is now official that the Los Angeles Dodgers will open their 2021 Spring Training on February 18th, with pitchers and catchers reporting. Of course, with this still being Pandemic Times, everything is always subject to change.

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