Dodgers News and Notes Ahead of NLDS

Today is the last off day for the Los Angeles Dodgers before they begin what could be five straight games in a row, as they take on the San Diego Padres in the NLDS.

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Walker Buehler Returns to Dodgers’ Starting Rotation, Health Critical to World Series Chances

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With just four games left in the regular season, the Dodgers will finally have their full starting rotation back, just in time for the playoffs.

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A Few Random Thoughts on Walker Buehler, Cody Bellinger

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If you didn’t have a chance on Sunday to scour the internet for the latest news about the Dodgers, there was a story published this weekend by Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com discussing each big league team’s single-most indispensable player that I found especially interesting.

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Walker Buehler Gets Starting Nod vs. Nationals in NLDS Game 1

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While manager Dave Roberts did not reveal the Dodgers‘ complete plan of attack against the Nationals in the upcoming NLDS, he did state that the team will be handing the ball to 25-year-old Walker Buehler in the opener on Thursday.

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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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Clayton Kershaw Won’t Save the Dodgers This Season, and That’s Okay

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We all hoped it wouldn’t happen, but it did, and now the Dodgers are dealing with it. Clayton Kershaw is back on the disabled list with, you guessed it, a back injury. This has become a pattern, as Kershaw has hit the DL each of the past two summers with virtually the same injury. However, this season the Dodgers are more prepared.

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Walker Buehler Set to Make First-Career Coors Field Start

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Amidst a season that has become somewhat of a roller coaster ride for the Dodgers already, rookie Walker Buehler, who may be on the fast-track to becoming his team’s new ace, is set to make his first-career start at Coors Field on Saturday afternoon.

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Dodgers Promote Daniel Hudson, Option Walker Buehler to Quakes

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The Dodgers on Tuesday afternoon selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Daniel Hudson from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned right-handed pitcher Walker Buehler to Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.

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Dodgers Recall Walker Buehler, DFA Wilmer Font

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The Dodgers on Monday afternoon recalled right-handed pitcher Walker Buehler from Triple-A Oklahoma City, as he will make his 2018 debut and his first career Major League start against the Marlins. To create room on the active roster, the club designated right-handed pitcher Wilmer Font for assignment.

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Are the Dodgers Finally Starting to Turn a Corner?

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It may not have necessarily been pretty, but the Dodgers took two of three from the Washington Nationals over the weekend. Los Angeles has now won six of their last seven games, and have achieved a .500 record for the first time this season.

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