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Dodgers Postgame Reaction

Highlights, news, and analysis of Los Angeles Dodgers games, including interviews with the players, coaches, and manager Don Mattingly after each contest.

Heaney upped the Dodgers chances for a Game 4 win

Andrew Heaney pitched three innings of relief in Game 3, standing out on a rather disappointing playoff night for the Dodgers, and helped set up the pitching staff for potential success in Game 4.

Dodgers bullpen was the key to winning NLDS Game 1

The Dodgers have a revolving cast of characters to pitch high-leverage innings in relief. In Game 1 of the NLDS, Evan Phillips, Alex Vesia, Brusdar Graterol, and Chris Martin held the Padres scoreless over the final four innings to secure the win.

Austin Barnes continues to deliver, whenever called upon

Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes plays roughly a third of the time, but is having his best season since 2017. The team raves about his preparation, and especially lately, about the results at the plate.

Highlights from the Dodgers NL West clinching celebration

The Dodgers won the National League West for the ninth time in the last 10 years. Here’s how they celebrated.

Leading Off: James Outman’s amazing Dodgers debut

Dodgers outfielder James Outman homered, doubled, singled, and drove in three runs in his incredible major league debut at Coors Field. Plus, the Dodgers’ first trade deadline move was made on Saturday, acquiring reliever Chris Martin from the Cubs.

Clayton Kershaw as efficient as ever in latest gem

Clayton Kershaw was perfect through seven innings and allowed only one hit in eight scoreless innings. It was one of the best and most efficient starts of his incredible career.

Walker Buehler to have MRI on right elbow on Saturday

Dodgers right-hander Walker Buehler will have testing done on his right elbow Saturday to determine the source of discomfort that caused him to leave Friday’s start early.

Vin Scully to Clayton Kershaw: ‘Congratulations, Mr. K’

Reaction to Clayton Kershaw setting the Dodgers strikeout record, including a video from Vin Scully, some numbers behind Kershaw’s 2,700 career strikeouts, and more.

Getting top from the bottom

The Dodgers got home runs from their seventh, eighth, and ninth-place hitters on Wednesday, including a home run by Cody Bellinger, who also doubled.

The first MLB umpire announcement for replay reviews

The Dodgers and Angels made history on Monday night at Dodger Stadium, with the help of the umpiring crew and a microphone.

Dodgers records set in NLCS Game 5

A look at the many records set by Chris Taylor, Albert Pujols, and the Dodgers in Game 5 of the NLCS.

Joe Kelly’s season ends with right biceps strain

Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly will miss the remainder of the postseason after suffering a right biceps strain in Game 5 of the NLCS.

3 takeaways from Game 4 loss

The Dodgers now trail the Atlanta Braves 3-1 in the NLCS. They’ll need to win 3 straight games to advance to the World Series.

Mookie Betts’ full talents are on display this postseason

Mookie Betts is healthy and back to being a dynamic player at the top of the Dodgers lineup, excelling at both the plate and on the bases this postseason.

Cody Bellinger’s HR ‘just flipped everything’ in the NLCS

The Dodgers appeared lifeless and were five outs away from a 3-0 series deficit in the NLCS, but Cody Bellinger’s three-run home run fueled a stunning comeback win over the Braves. Inside the ups and downs of the fateful eighth inning.

3 takeaways from Game 3

The Dodgers looked dead in the water. They battled and fought back, shocking the Atlanta Braves to win Game 3 of the NLCS.

3 takeaways from Game 2 loss

The Dodgers cost themselves a number of ways on Sunday night, as they fell to the Atlanta Braves in Game 2 of the NLCS.

3 takeaways from Game 1 loss

The Dodgers’ pitching kept them in the game. Unfortunately, their offense couldn’t do enough to get them the win in Game 1 of the NLCS versus the Braves.

Dodgers pitching plan worked, even though they lost Game 1

Needing to give starter Max Scherzer extra rest, the Dodgers opted for a bullpen game in Game 1 of the NLCS, and even though they lost the game, run prevention wasn’t the issue. It followed a Dodgers pattern, seen especially in the second half of the season.

Cody Bellinger, postseason hero

Cody Bellinger had a season he’d like to forget in 2021. But yet, in the biggest moment of the season, he delivered the game-winning hit in Game 5 of the NLDS versus the Giants.

Mookie Betts was in the middle of everything in the NLDS

Mookie Betts had four hits in Game 5 of the National League Division Series to help eliminate the Giants, but the Dodgers leadoff man and right fielder was in the middle of everything during the entire NLDS, a part of some of the most impactful plays of the series.

3 takeaways from the Game 5 win

The Dodgers pulled out the victory in the game of the year, as they defeated the Giants in Game 5 to advance to the NLCS.

Max Scherzer knows how to have fun

Max Scherzer was celebrating and having the time of his life after he secured the save in the Dodgers’ Game 5 victory over the Giants.

3 takeaways from the Game 4 win

The Dodgers offense was scorching hot and Walker Buehler shoved as LA evened the series at two games.

3 takeaways from the Game 3 loss

The Dodgers were held scoreless for the second time through three games

Pujols sets a pair of Dodgers postseason records

Albert Pujols had two hits in Game 3 of the NLDS. At 41 years old, he set a pair of Dodgers postseason franchise records.

3 takeaways from the Game 2 win

The Dodgers evened the series at one game a piece. Here are three takeaways from their victory.

3 takeaways from the Game 1 loss

It was a forgetful series opener, as the Dodgers fell to the Giants, 4-0. Here are three takeaways from the game.

Lux leaves game after crashing into CF wall

Dodgers outfielder Gavin Lux suffered a neck stinger after crashing into the wall and had to leave Wednesday night’s game in the sixth inning.

Pollock’s rapid return was a group effort

AJ Pollock was expected to possibly miss the remainder of the season after a Grade 2 hamstring strain. But an individualized rehab plan and a group effort from the Dodgers trainers and coaches helped Pollock return sooner than expected.

Pujols comes through in the clutch again

Albert Pujols delivered a pinch-hit single in the 10th inning to beat the Rockies on Tuesday night, another example of the future Hall of Famer thriving in a limited role with the Dodgers.

Clayton Kershaw is ‘thankful’ to be back

The Dodgers got Clayton Kershaw back on the mound and in the rotation Monday. Kershaw didn’t know if the day would come this season and he is not taking it for granted.


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