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True Blue LA podcast episode 2130: Dissecting the Dodgers road trip

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Trea Turner’s slide, extra-inning wins, and more

Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

This week on the podcast, we look back at the Dodgers winning five of six games on the road trip, which seems improbable given recent injuries.

Mookie Betts has a bone spur in his right hip, Justin Turner missed the better part of six games, and Julio Urías landed on the injured list after getting hit by a pitch on his calf. But the group that was healthy pretty much all performed well, from stars like Max Scherzer and Walker Buehler to rookies like Phil Bickford and Alex Vesia.

The Dodgers even won two extra-innings games.

Plus, lots of trivia about hit by pitches, and trail mix talk. The good stuff.

Thanks to producer Brian Salvatore for his lightning-quick editing prowess.

Dodgers rewind

On a day the Dodgers claimed off waivers a pitcher from UNC Wilmington, we look back at the only player from the school to play for the Dodgers.

That’s Chris Hatcher, who pitched in the bullpen in Los Angeles from 2015-17, and was part of the epic Dee Gordon trade with the Marlins that brought Kiké Hernández, Austin Barnes, Andrew Heaney (flipped for Howie Kendrick), and Hatcher to the Dodgers.

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