Jacob has been a lifelong Dodger fan, stemming from a childhood dream to play for the big-league team. While not covering his favorite team, he works as a relief manager at Big 5 Sporting Goods as well as reporting and writing for the Valley Sports Telegram, covering scholastic and collegiate games throughout the San Fernando Valley.
The case for Kershaw to win NL pitcher of the month
After an incredible start to the 2023 season, Clayton Kershaw looks to be a favorite to win the National League Pitcher of the Month for April.
A look at the Dodgers DH options with J.D. Martinez out
The Dodgers now face another deficit, as J.D. Martinez has been placed on the injured list, forcing them to look for other options at DH, plus more on Jake Reed’s bizarre journey, Manny Mota, and the iconic Bellflower mural.
Notes: Will Smith’s return, Julio Urias’ struggles, paternity list
Will Smith is projected to return to the Dodgers lineup during the weekend series against the St. Louis Cardinals, plus more on Julio Urias’ recent struggles and the growing Dodgers paternity list.
Notes: Busch, Smith, Rojas, Gonsolin
Michael Busch has been relishing the moment of being a part of the Dodgers for his first major league stint, plus updates on the status of Will Smith’s concussion and Miguel Rojas’ upcoming rehab assignment.
Notes: Gonsolin likely starts Wednesday, Smith still out
After suffering a left ankle injury in Spring Training, Tony Gonsolin has been penciled in to make his 2023 debut Wednesday against a budding Pittsburgh Pirates team, plus more on the Dodgers’ increase in home run production and an update on Will Smith’s concussion.
Notes: James Outman, Max Muncy, Will Smith
James Outman has ascended into one of the top rookies in all of Major League Baseball after his two-homer day Saturday against the Cubs, plus more on Max Muncy tying Pete Alonso for the Major League lead in home runs and an update on Will Smith’s concussion.
Dodgers notes: Jason Heyward, Noah Syndergaard, James Outman
After spending the past seven seasons as a Chicago Cub, Jason Heyward returned to Wrigley Field for the first time as a Los Angeles Dodger, plus more on Noah Syndergaard facing his old Mets teammates and James Outman’s breakout month of April.
Mookie Betts, Dodgers shortstop?
Mookie Betts is set to make his first-ever MLB start at shortstop after returning from the paternity list, plus more on Cody Bellinger’s return to Dodger Stadium and the Dodgers recent struggles with their bullpen.
Notes: Clayton Kershaw, Freddie Freeman, J.D. Martinez
Clayton Kershaw doubles down on his performance from Wednesday’s win over the Giants, plus more on Freddie Freeman feeling acclimated with the Dodgers and J.D. Martinez’s mentality at the plate.
Notes: Mookie Betts, Max Muncy
Mookie Betts shares his thoughts on where he feels his most comfortable within the Dodgers’ lineup, plus more on Max Muncy’s defense and his career game against the Giants.