A look at stories, news, and notes from around the internet involving the Los Angeles Dodgers and their opponents. Outside sources include the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, The Athletic, MLB dot com, ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, Yahoo, FanGraphs, Baseball Prospectus, Baseball America, and many more.
Notes: Kahnle’s return, DeLuca’s, Dodgers’ offense
Former Dodger Tommy Kahnle makes his season debut in his return to Dodger Stadium, plus more on Jonny DeLuca and how the Dodgers’ offense continuing to find ways to win.
Notes: Michael Grove, Noah Syndergaard, Maddux Bruns
Off day news and notes include Michael Grove starting Saturday for the Dodgers, how LA has stayed afloat despite injuries and roster turnover, Noah Syndergaard struggling badly, and a profile of 2021 first-round pick Maddux Bruns.
Notes: Alex Vesia, Daniel Hudson, Minor League standouts
After roughly a month spent in AAA Oklahoma City, Alex Vesia makes his return to the Dodgers bullpen following the demotion of Gavin Stone, plus more on Daniel Hudson’s impending rehab assignment and who has been the top performers at each level within the Dodgers’ farm system.
Kershaw disagreed with Dodgers honoring Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Clayton Kershaw disagreed with the Dodgers plans to honor the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence on LBGTQ+ Pride Night, which accelerated the announcement of an already-planned Christian Faith and Family Day.
Notes: Stone, Grove, Muncy, Outman
The Dodgers have some immediate decisions, one is pending the MRI on Max Muncy’s left hamstring, and the other is whether Gavin Stone will remain in the rotation or get sent down to Triple-A.
Notes: Kershaw, offense, Rays matchup
Dave Roberts comments on how stressful the series against Tampa Bay has been for the Dodgers, plus more on Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers offense.
Notes: Trade deadline, Jason Heyward, Clayton Kershaw
Pitching is likely a target for the Dodgers at the trade deadline, plus stories on Jason Heyward and Clayton Kershaw.
Notes: Breakouts & disappointments, Stephen Nelson, Mookie Betts
The Dodgers have seen a lot of consistency within their team, but who has exceeded expectations and who has fallen short? Plus more on Stephen Nelson breaking barriers, and Mookie Betts on his season.
Max Muncy, catchers, and Dodgers batters taking pitches
After Max Muncy was ejected and said after the game that Cardinals catchers were "bullying" umpires, a look at how Dodgers hitters have fared at the plate, plus reaction after the fact from both Muncy and St. Louis catchers.
Notes: Bobby Miller, Will Smith, J.D. Martinez
Bobby Miller dazzled in his Major League debut, and had the chance to reflect on how he managed to stay in control, plus more on Will Smith responding to Marcell Ozuna’s follow through swing Monday night as well as J.D. Martinez’s comments on the Dodgers’ success.
Notes: Freddie Freeman, Trayce Thompson, Julio Urías
A look at Freddie Freeman’s second return to Atlanta, Trayce Thompson’s slump and tenuous spot on a Dodgers roster spot, plus an upcoming bullpen session for Julio Urías, and more.
Gavin Stone & Bobby Miller time for the Dodgers
Gavin Stone and Bobby Miller, the Dodgers top two pitching prospects, will start the first two games against the Braves.
Notes: Mookie Betts reacts to blown strike-three call
After a disappointing conclusion to a late game rally, Mookie Betts shares his thoughts on a blown strike-three call that led to a Dodgers defeat, plus more on Clayton Kershaw’s appearance on Mookie Betts’ podcast and the Dodgers’ pride night controversy.
Notes: Julio Urías, Justin Turner, Bradley Zimmer
Julio Urías leads the majors in home runs allowed with several mistakes. Plus Justin Turner talks about his free agency and surprisingly not returning to the Dodgers. Plus a few other old friend alerts.
Freeman reflects on 300 career home runs
Freddie Freeman recounts how it felt to reach the 300 home run milestone and how his teammates reacted to the moment, plus more on Gavin Stone potentially filling in for an injured starting rotation and Julio Urias’ comments on his recent struggles.
Dustin May to receive PRP injection, per report
More postgame news on what’s next for Dustin May, who suffered a flexor pronator strain of his right elbow on Wednesday and will miss four to six weeks. Plus Dodgers notes on Mookie Betts finding joy at shortstop, James Outman breaking out of his slump, and Justin Bruihl not heading to Triple-A after all.
Dodgers thriving since Will Smith returned
Will Smith has had a red-hot start to his season, and has played like the team’s MVP so far since his return from the injured list, plus more on Noah Syndergaard’s finger and upcoming plans for a gondola that is able to transport fans from Union Station.
Notes: Freddie Freeman, Walker Buehler, minor league parks
Freddie Freeman talks milestones and consistency. Walker Buehler recalls a battle with Buster Posey from 2021. More reaction from the Dodgers sweeping the Padres, plus highlights from the Dodgers minor league ballparks.
Notes: an LA sweep, Clayton Kershaw, high-leverage relief
Mookie Betts and the Dodgers swept the Padres to widen the gap in the NL West. Plus more on Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers bullpen, and more.
Notes: Julio Urías, Miguel Vargas, international FA class
A look at how Julio Urías’ stuff has been better than his results so far this season, plus what the Dodgers pitcher might make in free agency. Also, how Miguel Vargas unlocked his power, and a look at LA’s recent international free agent class.
Notes: Will Smith, Victor González, Kenley Jansen
A feature on Dodgers catcher Will Smith, how Victor González pitched his way back into the Dodgers bullpen, the rise of bench coach Danny Lehmann, and celebrating old friend Kenley Jansen.
Trayce Thompson on his hitless skid
Outfielder Trayce Thompson is in the worst slump of his career, with no hits in his last 28 at-bats, one of the longest Dodgers hitless streaks of the 2000s.
Notes: Betts, ghosts, Syndergaard, Lux, CBA details
Some Dodgers notes on what’s next for Noah Syndergaard after the cut on his right index finger, plus Mookie Betts and the supposed haunted hotel in Milwaukee, Gavin Lux on the long rehab process, and MLB collective bargaining agreement details.
Noah Syndergaard looking for answers
Noah Syndergaard got skipped in the Dodgers rotation for a reset after a slow start. He’s willing to try anything, including hypnosis, to regain his old form. Also, Mookie Betts has a new interview show and Dalton Rushing is shooting up prospect lists.
Dodgers notes: Jason Heyward, South Korea, Dodger Stadium
Catching up on Dodgers news from the weekend.
Notes: Clayton Kershaw, Petco Park scoreboard, Kyle Hurt
A choice by the Petco Park scoreboard operator to taunt Clayton Kershaw, and the Dodgers pitcher’s response.
Notes: Padres rivalry, James Outman, Joe Davis
A closer look at the Dodgers-Padres rivalry, some notable feats of James Outman, a little more clarity on Joe Davis’ schedule for SportsNet LA, plus minor league pitcher Ronan Kopp.
Notes: Stephen Nelson, Uganda baseball academy, Pride Night
An interview with Dodgers broadcaster Stephen Nelson, information on the upcoming Pride Night at Dodger Stadium, a baseball academy in Uganda, plus an interview with the scout who signed Tony Gonsolin and James Outman.
Notes: Homestand sweep, Max Muncy, Gavin Stone, Padres series
After back-to-back three game sweeps of the Cardinals and Phillies, the first place Dodgers are set to enter their most anticipated matchup of the season, as they head down to San Diego for an NLDS rematch with the Padres.
Notes: Trea, Graterol, Frasso, Vivas
More on the Dodgers not offering Trea Turner a contract in free agency, Brusdar Graterol’s strong April, plus Nick Frasso and Jorbit Vivas thriving in Double-A Tulsa.
Notes: James Outman, Clayton Kershaw, Nick Frasso
The case for James Outman as a Rookie of the Year candidate, an ode to Clayton Kershaw from a Giants fan, a look at pitching prospect Nick Frasso on the rise, and more.
Notes: Gavin Stone, Clayton Kershaw, gondola project
The Dodgers won’t yet confirm that Gavin Stone will make his major league debut on Wednesday but a hint to why it will happen was dropped Sunday. Also an appreciation of Clayton Kershaw’s excellent April, and a deep dive into the proposed gondola project at Dodger Stadium.
.@kikehndez learning how to hula dance in Hawaii is everything we never knew we wanted. #JapanAllStarSeries pic.twitter.com/IRU36dwXOe— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) November 5, 2018
EXHALE. pic.twitter.com/de5G5qfUBR— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 21, 2018