2023 Los Angeles Dodgers

Diamondbacks players celebrating their Division Series sweep of the Dodgers
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Diamondbacks Stun Dodgers in NLDS Sweep, Advance to NLCS

Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 2 PHOENIX, Oct. 11 — There was another pool party at Chase Field Wednesday night. It was one of jubilation. The mighty Los Angeles Dodgers, longtime tormentors of the Arizona Diamondbacks, had fallen in yet another early October exit, thanks to a 4–2 victory by the home nine. Third-inning home runs by […]

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Clayton Kershaw Postseason Woes
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Postseason Woes Continue for Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers

Clayton Kershaw is one of the greatest pitchers of all time, but his postseason performances have not been as great as his regular season performances. Most Los Angeles Dodgers fans are excited to see Clayton Kershaw pitch, even in the postseason. But Saturday night’s playoff game saw the legendary hurler’s performance end abruptly. In fact, […]

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Diamondbacks closer Paul Sewald celebrating their Wild Card series win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Diamondbacks face the Dodgers next in the NLDS.
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Diamondbacks: Relievers Continue September Momentum in Wild Card Victory over Brewers, Form Must Continue against Dodgers

Diamondbacks: Relief Pitching Key in Wild Card Victory over Brewers, Form Must Continue against Dodgers For much of the season, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Achilles heel was relief pitching, especially the back end. Even trading for elite closer Paul Sewald on July 31 seemed to merely be a drop in the bucket, for the Diamondbacks had […]

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Tanner Scott entering a game to close it out. His Miami Marlins lead the playoff bullpen/reliever/relief corps rankings.
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Reliever Roundup and Bullpen Bonanza — Playoff Team Rankings

Reliever Roundup and Bullpen Bonanza — Playoff Team Rankings (Current Form) Welcome to the playoffs! Here are the team bullpen/reliever/relief corps rankings for the playoff teams, based on recent form. For this edition, we’ve used stats from September 1 onward. Statistics are for September and October only and, excluding position pitchers, include every player to […]

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Evan Phillips yelling in triumph after closing out a game against the Boston Red Sox.

Evan Phillips: From Castoff to Dodgers Closer

Dodgers Closer Evan Phillips: Another Diamond in the Rough In recent years, the Los Angeles Dodgers have found some castoffs with potential, worked them through their system, and turned them into key players. Two of the most successful examples are Max Muncy and the now-departed Justin Turner. Both made two All-Star teams and were on […]

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Rangers Avoid Sweep against Dodgers

Rangers 8, Dodgers 4 ARLINGTON, Tex. (Jul 23) — The Texas Rangers avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers by beating them 8–4 Sunday afternoon. RBI base hits by Jonah Heim, Marcus Semien, Nathaniel Lowe, and Josh Jung made all the difference in the series finale. This win ends the Rangers’ […]

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Dodgers Rout Rangers in Middle Game

Dodgers 16, Rangers 3 ARLINGTON, Tex. (Jul 22) — The Texas Rangers couldn’t get their offense rolling while the Los Angeles Dodgers had no trouble, leading to a 16–3 rout Saturday afternoon in front of a sellout crowd of 40,738. A home run by Marcus Semien and a two-run triple by Nathaniel Lowe were the only […]

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Rangers Fall to Dodgers in Series Opener

Dodgers 11, Rangers 5 ARLINGTON, Tex. (Jul 21) — The Texas Rangers lost their series opener to the Los Angeles Dodgers, 11–5, on Friday night. Home runs by Nathaniel Lowe and Corey Seager helped the Rangers’ cause, but they weren’t enough to get their seventh straight win. It’s a quick turnaround for the Rangers in […]

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