Monday, May 29, 2017

Series Thread (Games 52-55): 5/29-6/1 @ Cardinals

Dodgers fresh off a sweep of the World Champion Cubs after taking two of three from the Cards at home. Lots of odd start times for this four-game series....

Mon, 11:15a: Rich Hill vs Mike Leake
LAD 5, STL 1

Tues, 4p: Kenta Maeda vs Michael Wacha (on ESPN outside of L.A.)
LAD 9, STL 4. First place, baby!

Wed, 5:15p: Alex Wood Hyun-Jin Ryu vs Carlos Martinez (on ESPN outside of L.A.)
STL 2, LAD 1. Still (barely) in first place!

Thurs, 10:45a: Brandon McCarthy vs Adam Wainwright
STL 2, LAD 0. No longer in first place!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Series Thread (Games 49-51): May 26-28 vs. Cubs

Hey, remember the Baseball World Heavyweight Title? My little nerdy pet project had fallen by the wayside for well over a year, until I randomly decided to check on it recently. Shortly after I picked up the thread on Twitter, the Dodgers won the belt ("IT'S NOT A BELT! IT'S A CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE, DAMMIT!" - Vince McMahon). Sadly, they immediately dropped it to the Giants. Forgoing any chicanery I've perpetuated in the past, I decided to stick to the rules in tracking title changes this year, and see what legitimate chance the Dodgers had of retaking the title.

Thankfully, the schedule worked in our favor, and the Cubs managed to wrest the belt from the Giants just before arriving at Dodger Stadium this weekend. So, not only do we have an (*exasperated sigh*) NLCS rematch, but THE GOLD IS ON THE LINE as well.

Ring the bell!

Fri, 7p: Alex Wood vs. Jake Arrieta
LAD 4, CHC 0

Sat, 4p: Brandon McCarthy vs. John Lackey (on FOX!)
LAD 5, CHC 0

Sun, 1p: Clayton Kershaw vs. Jon Lester
LAD 9, CHC 4. Sweeeeeep!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Series Thread (Games 46-48): May 23-25 vs Cardinals

Let's face it, the Cards have been a huge thorn in the Dodgers' side the past few years. I'm not convinced this year's Dodgers squad is championship material, but a good showing against the Redbirds would help build a little optimism that will inevitably be crushed but hey it's a start.

Tues, 7p: Clayton Kershaw vs Lance Lynn (on ESPN)
LAD 2, STL 1 (13). Forsythe GW RBI in his return from the DL.

Wed, 7p: Rich Hill vs Mike Leake
STL 6, LAD 1

Thurs, 7p: Kenta Maeda vs Michael Wacha
LAD 7, STL 3. Ryu: 4-inning save

Grill with Dad

This Friday, folks! From the Dodgers:


Dodger Great Steve Garvey to Provide Fans With Grill Tips & Samples

The Los Angeles Dodgers and King’s Hawaiian will host their first “Grilling With The Garv” event prior to the Dodgers’ series opener with the World Champion Chicago Cubs on Friday, May 26.

The event will be held at the KING’S HAWAIIAN Grill in the left field plaza beginning at 6:15 p.m. It will feature Dodger great Steve Garvey helping to grill up samples of the game’s delicious BBQ specialty item, as well as provide Dodger fans with tips on how to take their summer grill-outs to the next level. Garvey will also be taking photos and signing autographs for fans at the event leading up to the 7:10 p.m. first pitch.

This is the third in a series of events with Garvey and KING’S HAWAIIAN. Garvey has also hosted a “Way We Were” series, where he talks with other baseball legends before a game outside the KING’S HAWAIIAN Grill. Garvey has already talked with Dodger greats Tommy Davis and Ron Cey at two games earlier this season, and will host the next “Way We Were” conversation on Saturday, June 10th against the Cincinnati Reds.

Love for An Old Friend

Broxton takes the mound, and twitter comes alive.

Thankfully, so do the Dodgers bats!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Series Thread (Games 42-45): May 18-21 vs Marlins

Thurs, 7p: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs Edinson Volquez
LAD 7, MIA 2

Fri, 7p: Alex Wood vs Justin Nicolino
LAD 7, MIA 2

Sat, 7p: Julio Urias vs Dan Straily
MIA 10, LAD 6

Sun, 1p: Brandon McCarthy vs TBD Vance Worley
LAD 6, MIA 3

Things were looking to be improving last week, but the Dodgers now come home to a class reunion with Donnie Baseball 's Marlins after a lackluster road trip that saw them eke out a split with Colorado before receiving the usual treatment at AT&T Park. Kershaw isn't scheduled to go this series, so they'll need to find something extra from the supporting cast to get things back on track.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Series Thread (Games 39-41): May 15-17 @ Giants

Mon, 7p: Brandon McCarthy vs Matt Cain
SF 8, LAD 4

Tues, 7p: Rich Hill vs Ty Blach
SF 2, LAD 1

Wed, 12:45p: Clayton Kershaw vs Johnny Cueto
LAD 6, SF 1. All hail Clayton!

The 22-16 Dodgers take on the 14-24 Giants at AT&T. Giants took 2 of 3 from the Dodgers at the beginning of the month but the Giants headed to the NL West basement while the Dodgers surged....

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Series Thread (Games 35-38): May 11-14 @ Rockies

Always relevant.

Thurs, 5:30p: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs Tyler Anderson
COL 10, LAD 7

Fri, 5:30p: Clayton Kershaw vs Tyler Chatwood
LAD 6, COL 2

Sat, 5p: Alex Wood vs TBD Tyler Anderson
LAD 4, COL 0

Sun, 12n: Julio Urias vs Antonio Senzatela
COL 9, LAD 6

Dodgers are on a bit of a hot streak right now, but at the expense of bad teams (Phillies, Giants, Padres, Pirates). The Rockies are a good team — top of the NL West, in fact. Let's find out what bends and what breaks in (ugh) Coors Field.

Photoshop via

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Andrew Toles Is Out for the Season

Fan favorite and scintillating interviewee Andrew Toles has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season. Which totally sucks...even though it means Cody Bellinger is guaranteed a well-earned major-league spot for longer, it also puts pressure on Adrian Gonzalez to speed up his rehab. Remember, this front office is all about working the DL and having options, but Toles' injury just cranks the difficulty up to 11.
photo by Mark J. Terrill/AP

Monday, May 08, 2017

Series Thread (Games 32-34): May 8-10 vs Pirates

Read about the journey of the Pirates' Gift Ngoepe here.

Mon, 7p: Alex Wood vs Trevor Williams
LAD 12, PIT 1. Chris Taylor 1st-inning GS.

Tues, 7p: Julio Urias vs Ivan Nova
LAD 4, PIT 3 (10). Austin Barnes (!) GW RBI-double scores pinch runner Ross Stripling (!!) from first (!!!).

Wed, 7p: Kenta Maeda vs vs Chad Kuhl
LAD 5, PIT 2. Maeda 8.1 IP, 2R. Sweep!

Friday, May 05, 2017

Series Thread (Games 30-32): May 5-7 @ Padres

"I'm looking forward to Saturday's matchup!"

Fri, 7p: Kenta Maeda vs Jhoulys Chacin
LAD 8, SD 2

Sat, 5:30p: Clayton Kershaw vs Clayton Richard
LAD 10, SD 2

Sun, 1:30p: Brandon McCarthy vs Trevor Cahill
Game postponed — rescheduled for Sept 2, 12:30p. So...sweep!?

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Star Wars Night T-Shirt Compendium

Year Nine (2017).

May the Fourth be with you! Here for your convenience are all the Dodgers' Star Wars Night T-shirts in one place.

Year One (2009).

Year Two (2010).

Year Three (2011).

Year Four (2012).

Year Five (2013).

Year Six (2014).

Year Seven (2015).

Year Eight (2016).

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Series Thread (Games 27-29): May 1-3 vs Giants

Mon, 7p: Clayton Kershaw vs Johnny Cueto
SF 4, LAD 3. Kershaw's first home loss in his last 12 starts.

Tues, 7p: Alex Wood vs Matt Moore
LAD 13, SF 5

Wed, 7p: Julio Urias vs Jeff Samardzija
SF 4, LAD 1 (11)

May the 2nd Be With You

From Your Pals - Orel, Delino and Da' Hoff

Monday, May 01, 2017

Hear Dad Speak

This is tonight, folks! From the Dodgers:


Q & A Series Continues for Fans Prior to Dodgers-Giants Series Opener

The Los Angeles Dodgers and King’s Hawaiian will continue its “Way We Were” series on Monday, May 1 as one half of the great Dodger infield—Steve Garvey and Ron Cey—will be the featured guests.

The event will take place prior to the opening game of the series with the San Francisco Giants, featuring KING’S HAWAIIAN spokesperson and Dodger legend Steve Garvey hosting a Q & A session with another Dodger great—former third baseman Ron Cey—between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the KINGS HAWAIIAN Grill located in the left field plaza. [...]

Garvey will continue to host special events at the KING’S HAWAIIAN Grill throughout the season. In addition to the “Way We Were” series, events such as “Grilling with the Garv” and the “Legends Baseball Clinic” will provide fans the opportunity to interact with one of the franchise’s most celebrated players. After Monday, the next event is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 26 at 5:30 p.m. prior to the Dodgers-Cubs game.