Nationals Pummel Dodgers in Weekend Series Finale

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Right when it looked like the Dodgers were in a position to add another series sweep to their 2019 portfolio, the Nationals showed up ready to play in the finale on Sunday, ultimately dominating the Dodgers in all aspects of play.

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With Smith Behind the Plate, Dodgers Head into DC for Showdown with Nationals

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On Thursday, the Dodgers did something that needed to be done, but most fans didn’t think would actually happen – they optioned catcher Austin Barnes to Oklahoma City and recalled rookie Will Smith.  We’ve chronicled many times how Barnes has been very good behind the dish, but terrible at the plate. His slash line of .196/.288/.328/.616 is just abysmal, and hopefully the time in Triple-A will allow him to work on getting his swing back to where he’s not just an assumed out when his turn comes up to bat.

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Stellar Starting Pitching Headlines Home Series vs. Nationals

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Armed with the best record in the National League, the Dodgers will host the Washington Nationals for a four-game weekend set beginning on Thursday at Dodger Stadium.

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Dodgers Acquire Ryan Madson from Nationals

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The front office crew of the Dodgers said they were going to make a move for a bullpen arm at the waiver trade deadline, and they made good on that promise today.

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Dodgers vs. Nationals: A Few More Relevant Series Notes

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In case you haven’t been following the series closely—for whatever reason—a doubleheader is on the docket for Saturday, as the first game is scheduled for a 11:05 a.m. Los Angeles time first pitch while the second game is slated for a 5.05 p.m. start.

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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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Nationals vs. Dodgers Series Preview, Plus Other News and Notes

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The Dodgers are looking good, finally. They scored 37 runs in their four-game winning streak, sweeping the San Diego Padres in the process. They are now 8-9 on the season, matching their record at this point last season.

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Ohtani Intrigue a Welcome Reminder of Dodgers’ Biggest Rivalries

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One pleasantly unexpected development in Los Angeles Dodgers world last week was the high and hard shade thrown by Our Guys towards the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani.

You know, Shohei Ohtani—the rookie pitcher who can’t hold the Tijuana Toros to under six runs in four innings. The guy who was supposed to be the new Babe Ruth.

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A Quick Glance at the National League Cy Young Picture

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With a little over a week’s worth of games remaining on the regular season schedule, the race for the National League Cy Young Award appears to be completely up for grabs, as this year’s BBWAA voting is sure to spark plenty of controversy among followers of the game everywhere.

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Breaking Down the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Call: A National(s) Bias? 

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If you’ve been a longtime reader of this blog, you may remember last year when I did an article on the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball broadcasting crew, and whether they were truly impartial to both teams. There was about a five minute gap between the Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals in that game. However, last night’s viewing of the game between the Dodgers and the Washington Nationals seemed to me to have a distinct D.C. slant, so I decided to go back and see if this was true, or if I was just being a biased fan.

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