J.R. Richard stood 6’8 on the mound and somehow seemed even taller. The fireballing Astros right-hander beat the Dodgers 13 straight times in the late 1970s and 1980, the year he started the All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium. Richard, who passed away on Thursday at age 71, was a legendary Dodgers nemesis.
Getting Max Scherzer and Trea Turner was the biggest in-season trade the current Dodgers front office has pulled off. And both players are sorely needed.
The Dodgers made a big splash in the trade market, reportedly agreeing to a trade for Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer, a three-time Cy Young Award winner.
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has blown three saves in a row, and manager Dave Roberts said he has no plans to change Jansen’s role. But using Jansen Thursday after a 27-pitch Wednesday was out of character this season, and stood out.
With the July 30 MLB trade deadline almost a weekaway, here are six pitchers the Dodgers could potentially add to their depleted starting rotation.
The Triple-A season is being extended by 10 games but without the benefit of an actual postseason series, while Double-A, High-A and Low-A all get playoffs. For shame.
Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer, now on administrative leave while MLB and Pasadena police investigate alleged assault, was never going to start on Sunday for the Dodgers. But MLB and the Dodgers delayed that decision, casting doubt on whether anyone in the industry actually cares about solving its abhorrent treatment of women.
The Dodgers are averaging over 49,000 fans at Dodger Stadium since capacity restrictions were lifted in the start of California. The buzz at the ballpark has been palpable. "The fans are on the edge of their seats, and I am, too," says organist Dieter Ruehle
A look at some terrible Dodgers caps, in painstaking detail.
A look into the Dodgers’ desperate need for position player help, in signing Albert Pujols and trading for Yoshi Tsutsugo after injuries to regulars Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager, AJ Pollock, and Zach McKinstry have depleted the Dodgers bench.
Jamey Wright loved his three stints with the Dodgers as a player, and now is back in uniform again as a pitching coach for Triple-A Oklahoma City, his hometown.
The Dodgers offense is slumping, but more in a relative sense (and with good reason). The pitching has been fantastic, with more great matchups coming this weekend with four games against the Padres at Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers honored Fernando Valenzuela for the 40th anniversary of Fernandomania on Sunday at Dodger Stadium, but they still haven’t retired his number 34 officially. Which is a mistake.
As the Los Angeles Dodgers try to be the first MLB team to repeat as World Series champs in 21 years, a few questions heading into the season in which they are the favorites to win, again.
The Dodgers have shown they’re willing to spend this winter, especially with their $102 million contract for Trevor Bauer, willing to spend whatever it takes to try to repeat as World Series champions.
While the focus of the Dodgers offseason is the pursuit of a third baseman, perhaps Justin Turner or D.J. LeMahieu, they would do well do add at least one other position player to shore up the roster depth.
A celebration of an astonishing Dodgers postseason comeback on the way to their first World Series win in 32 years.