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Los Angeles Dodgers news and notes, plus starting lineups, pregame and postgame happenings, including interviews with players, coaches, and managers.

Week 10: Bobby Miller, Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez

The Dodgers went 3-3 against the Nationals and Yankees. During the week, Bobby Miller, Mookie Betts, and J.D. Martinez stood out.

Jonny DeLuca is the latest Dodgers rookie to get the call

The Dodgers will call up outfielder Jonny DeLuca from Triple-A on Sunday, the seventh rookie to play for the team in 2023.

Trayce Thompson headed for IL with strained oblique

Dodgers outfielder strained his oblique on a check swing, and is likely headed for the injured list. A look at the options in Triple-A who might be called up.

Urías moves one step closer to return with bullpen session

Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías throws a bullpen session at Dodger Stadium on June 3, 2023, working his way back from a left hamstring strain.

Experiencing the Fred McGriff gauntlet

Or "The Curse of Two is born?" The first field report of 2023 covers games in Atlanta and Tampa Bay. True Blue LA’s Michael Elizondo reports from his recent adventures to Atlanta and Tampa Bay.

Breaking down Yankees starter Gerrit Cole

With the Dodgers hosting the Yankees, a closer look at New York right-hander Gerrit Cole, who starts on Saturday afternoon at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

Dodgers vs. Yankees news and notes

A look at some news and notes regarding the Dodgers and Yankees heading into their three-game weekend series at Dodger Stadium.

Breaking down Yankees slugger Aaron Judge

With the Dodgers hosting the Yankees at Dodger Stadium, a closer look at New York outfielder Aaron Judge, the reigning MVP and current American League leader in home runs.

Cinderella Man revisited

Dodgers outfielder Trayce Thompson broke an 0-for-39 slump in the best way possible. In in-person account about his phoenix-like resurrection in Tampa.

Dodgers in May: Freeman, Martinez carry a struggling pitching staff

The Dodgers offense was at full strength and on fire in May, averaging over six runs per game, led by Freddie Freeman and J.D. Martinez. That was enough to overcome a bad pitching staff, but isn’t a recipe for success over a long season.

Noah Syndergaard experiment isn’t working for the Dodgers

Dodgers pitcher Noah Syndergaard has a 6.54 ERA in 11 starts, one of the worst pitchers in baseball, and his future in the rotation is very much in question after his latest bad start with Los Angeles.

The 2023 All-Star ballot is here

A look at the 2023 MLB All-Star Game voting procedure, and Dodgers on the ballot to start the midsummer classic in Seattle.

Dodgers season in thirds: The first 54 games

A look at how the Dodgers fared during the first third of the 2023 season, and how it compares with their first 54 games over the last decade-plus.

Week 9: Splitting the Braves/Rays gauntlet

The Dodgers last week split six road games against two of the best teams in baseball, winning two of three against the Braves and dropping to of three to the Rays.

Julio Urías still has hamstring soreness, will need more time on IL

Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urías is still experiencing soreness in his injured left hamstring, and won’t be ready once his 15 days on the injured list are up. It further thins the team’s razor-thin pitching depth.

Dodgers offense keeping them afloat during rough patch

While Dodgers pitchers went through a week and a half of hell, the team didn’t completely crumble thanks to an offense that has been humming at full strength.

Dodgers rotation is full of question marks as depth gets tested

How well-equipped are the Dodgers to navigate through all of these injuries to their starting staff?

Fun on Twitter with the Dodgers announcers

Or "I share a very silly personal dream with you all." True Blue LA’s Michael Elizondo often straddles that line between a professional fan and a serious writer. Occasionally, he has to embrace the consequences of his actions.

Dodgers playing time during the 13-game stretch

The Dodgers finish up a stretch of 13 straight game days in a row on Wednesday night in Atlanta. Here is how the playing time has been doled out during that stretch.

Breaking down Braves starter Spencer Strider

With the Dodgers battling the Braves, a closer look at Atlanta right-hander Spencer Strider, who starts on Tuesday night at Truist Park in Atlanta.

An argument for Mookie Betts as SS, plus more rookie outfielders

The Dodgers should make Mookie Betts the everyday shortstop and call up rookies like Michael Busch, Jonny DeLuca, or Andy Pages to improve the punchless parts of the outfield.

Week 8: Pitching staff in scramble mode

Injuries to Dustin May and Julio Urías were part of a trying week for Dodgers pitching, with short starts by starters and a revolving door of arms trying to cover innings for an overworked staff.

The Dodgers continuing blind spot about the LGBTQ+ community

By cowering to outside criticism in disinviting The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to their Pride Night, the Dodgers have managed to look feckless, incompetent, and cowardly in a single move.

The Dodgers flew to St. Louis last night, and boy are their arms tired

A look at the Dodgers heavy bullpen usage over the last week, heading into a four-game weekend series against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

Breaking down Twins starter Sonny Gray

With the Dodgers finishing off a series against the Twins, a closer look at Minnesota right-hander Sonny Gray, who starts on Wednesday afternoon at Dodger Stadium.

Clayton Kershaw says he’ll start Sunday in St. Louis

Clayton Kershaw said he talked with the Dodgers about his bereavement plans after the death of his mother, and that he’ll be back to start Sunday against the Cardinals in St. Louis. Dylan Covey joined the team from Triple-A but has not yet been activated.

Walker Buehler eyeing September return from Tommy John surgery

Walker Buehler threw off a mound at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, nine months after his Tommy John surgery, and said his goal is to start in the majors for the Dodgers by September, which would be just over a year after the procedure.

On average, Dodger Stadium tickets are the most expensive in baseball

Breaking down the price averages in baseball while pointing out the All-Access Pass being peddled for the upcoming Yankees/Dodgers series.

Is James Outman due for a regression after his hot start?

A look at James Outman’s rookie season to date, and trying to figure out if a recent slump in May is a sign of a further slide to come.

Week 7: Creating some distance

The Dodgers swept the Padres to complete a 5-1 week, and strengthened their hold on first place in the National League West.

Syndergaard starts Monday, Kershaw Tuesday for Dodgers

Noah Syndergaard’s blister has progressed and he’ll make his Monday start for the Dodgers. Clayton Kershaw’s mother died on Saturday, but he will make his Tuesday start.

Notes: J.D. Martinez, Jimmy Nelson, Daniel Hudson

How the Dodgers might manage J.D. Martinez now that he’s back from the injured list, plus updates on injured pitchers Jimmy Nelson and Daniel Hudson.


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