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Nov 15, 2018

Mookie Betts, Christian Yelich win AL and NL MVP awards

Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts became the latest player to deny Mike Trout a third American League MVP award, while Milwaukee Brewers outfielder and Thousand Oaks native Christian Yelich captured the National League MVP in a nearly unanimous vote. Betts joins elite company among those who...
Nov 14, 2018

Blake Snell wins Cy Young Award in American League, Jacob deGrom wins it in the National League

Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Blake Snell rode a 21-win season to the American League Cy Young Award and New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom overcame a dearth of run support to win the award in the National League. Both were first-time winners who bested well-decorated veterans. Snell (21-5, 1.89 earned-run...
Nov 7, 2018

Dodgers have to figure out how to replace Farhan Zaidi

In the early days of the 2017 season, a name on the transaction wire piqued the interest of Farhan Zaidi. He remembered Max Muncy from his time as a member of Oakland’s front office, and retained affection for the squat infielder’s plate discipline and simplified swing. When the Athletics released...
Nov 2, 2018

The deal is done. So what's next for Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers?

The video package was forgotten amid the heartache and histrionics at the end of the Dodgers’ season. A round earlier, before getting trounced by the Boston Red Sox in the World Series, Clayton Kershaw sat in a darkened studio at Dodger Stadium and conceded the obvious. The television staging featured...
Oct 28, 2018

Red Sox silence the Dodgers' offense to claim the World Series championship

The bell tolled for the 2018 Dodgers at 8:17 p.m. on Sunday, as Manny Machado made the final, futile swing of the season in Game 5 of the World Series, a 5-1 defeat by the Boston Red Sox that lacked the drama and turmoil of the previous night. The anti-climax still stung. Despite looking feeble...
Oct 27, 2018

The Dodgers bullpen implodes and lets 4-0 lead slip away in 9-6 World Series Game 4 loss to Red Sox

The manager botched the seventh inning. The closer botched the eighth. And in the ninth, with the lead gone and the energy leaking from Dodger Stadium, one of the few useful relievers acquired earlier in the summer by Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman botched the ninth. Call...
Oct 27, 2018

Will Rich Hill start World Series Game 4 for the Dodgers?

At 1:27 a.m. on Saturday, just shy of an hour after the seven-hour, 20-minute marathon of Game 3 ended, the Dodgers made a curious announcement about Game 4 of the World Series. “The Dodgers’ World Series Game 4 starter is now TBD,” the announcement read. The email was sent after manager Dave Roberts...
Oct 27, 2018

Dodgers win a Game 3 marathon over Red Sox, 3-2

The joyous throng gathered around home plate at 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, seven hours and 20 minutes after this monstrosity of a baseball game had begun. Never before had a World Series game lasted this long. Never before had a playoff game lasted this long. Never before had the Dodgers experienced...
Oct 25, 2018

David Freese may start for Dodgers in Game 3, even with right-hander Rick Porcello on mound for Red Sox

Through the first five months of the season, the Dodgers were a middling offense against left-handed pitchers. As a group, they ranked 19th in baseball with a .711 on-base-plus-slugging percentage. That mediocrity prompted the team to acquire David Freese, a veteran corner infielder. In the final...
Oct 24, 2018

Red Sox defeat Dodgers 4-2 in Game 2 of World Series

Bullied for the second game in a row at Fenway Park, the Dodgers will return to Los Angeles on Thursday with their season in jeopardy of ending this weekend at Dodger Stadium. After a 4-2 defeat in Game 2 of the World Series, the Dodgers trail by two games and have little immediate reason for optimism....
Oct 23, 2018

Dodgers cannot recover from mistakes and fall to the Red Sox in Game 1 of the World Series 8-4

For 163 games during the regular season and 11 more in October, the Dodgers could comfort themselves by knowing they possessed more talent than the other club on the field. No team holstered more firepower. No opposing roster stockpiled more depth. No clubhouse boasted a more effective blend of...
Oct 22, 2018

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw ready to make Fenway Park debut

Soon after the Dodgers landed here on Sunday, Clayton Kershaw caught a ride to Fenway Park. He has never pitched here in his 10-year career, and he was operating under a schedule misaligned by his appearance as a reliever in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series. In order to be ready...
Oct 22, 2018

Leaving 'the steal' behind in Boston, Dave Roberts took path that led to Dodgers

Dave Roberts found the note after his flight home to San Diego. In the fall of 2004, Roberts and the rest of the Boston Red Sox had paraded down the banks of the Charles River to christen an improbable championship. Roberts was a role player on the team, but he relished his contributions. He did...
Oct 20, 2018

Dodgers advance to World Series with 5-1 victory over Brewers in Game 7 of NLCS

The 2018 Los Angeles Dodgers have spent nearly seven months tormenting themselves and their fans, operating as if a pennant were their birthright. They tantalized with their talent and tortured with their results. They lost games when they shouldn’t have, but won every game that needed to be won....
Oct 19, 2018

Brewers chase out Hyun-Jin Ryu early to force a NLCS Game 7 against the Dodgers

In the middle of the 8th inning on Friday, as the fans at Miller Park brayed invective at Manny Machado and flapped yellow towels to celebrate an impending 7-2 Brewers victory in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, an act occurred which could cost the Dodgers the pennant: A reliever...

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