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Dodgers NLDS execution was a sweeping success

Postgame thoughts and reactions after the Dodgers finished off their three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks on Monday night at Chase Field in Phoenix.

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NLDS Game 1: Dodgers 9, Diamondbacks 5

Justin Turner drove in five runs and Yasiel Puig drove in two to pace a Dodgers offensive outburst in Game 1 of the NLDS, overcoming four solo home runs allowed by Clayton Kershaw in a 9-5 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday night at Dodger Stadium.

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NLDS Game 2: Dodgers 8, Diamondbacks 5

The Dodgers rallied in the middle innings, with Logan Forsythe, Austin Barnes, and Yasiel Puig doing most of the damage to beat the Diamondbacks in Game 2 of the National League Division Series in Saturday night at Dodger Stadium. LA owns a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series.

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NLDS Game 3: Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 1

The Dodgers finished off a sweep of the Diamondbacks in the NLDS, winning Game 3 behind dominant pitching and home runs by Cody Bellinger and Austin Barnes on Monday night at Chase Field in Phoenix.

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Baez, Farmer, Stripling make Dodgers NLDS roster

The Dodgers announced their 25-man active roster for the National League Division Series against the Diamondbacks.

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2017 NLDS: Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks

Information on the 2017 National League Division Series, with the Dodgers facing the wild card-winning Diamondbacks.

Beasts of burden

The Dodgers won 104 games for their second-most wins in history, but will consider 2017 a disappointing season unless they win 11 more games in the postseason to win their first World Series in 29 years.

Dodgers postseason review: 1 win short

A summary of the Dodgers’ postseason, plus all the statistics and game reports from the NLDS, the NLCS and World Series.

Podcast episode 1728: Bring on the NLCS

Looking back at the Dodgers' NLDS sweep of the Diamondbacks and looking ahead at the NLCS rematch of the Cubs

Dodgers stifle Diamondbacks to complete NLDS sweep

The Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks on Monday to complete a three-game sweep on the National League Division Series.

Barnes behind the plate in Game 3

Starting lineups for Game 3 of the NLDS include Austin Barnes starting at catcher for the Dodgers.

Yu Darvish seeing his adjustments pay off

After making several changes to his delivery, Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish finished his regular season strong with three solid starts. He hopes for some carry over in his NLDS Game 3 start on Monday night against the Diamondbacks.

Bellinger working through slump at the plate

Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger is slumping through the first two games of the NLDS, with manager Dave Roberts saying Bellinger is overaggressive at the plate.

Podcast episode 1727: Recapping the first 2 NLDS games

Checking in on the first two games of the Dodgers-Diamondbacks NLDS on this week’s edition of the podcast.

NLDS notes: Maeda in relief, Avilan working his way back

Off day notes between Games 2 and 3 of the NLDS, including news on Kenta Maeda, Luis Avilan for the Dodgers and Patrick Corbin of the Diamondbacks.

RISPy business for Dodgers

A look at starting lineups for Game 2 of the NLDS, and how the Dodgers have done with runners in scoring position in 2017 and recently.

Dodgers overcome Diamondbacks’ solo effort to take Game 1

Justin Turner and Yasiel Puig paced the Dodgers offense on Friday night, beating the Diamondbacks in Game 1 of their NLDS at Dodger Stadium.

Ray to start Game 2 for D-backs

Robbie Ray will start Game 2 of the NLDS for the Diamondbacks on Saturday against the Dodgers, three days after pitching in relief in the NL wild card game.

Forsythe starts Game 1 at 2B

Logan Forsythe starts at second base for the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Diamondbacks. Here are lineups fro Dodger Stadium.

Complete NLDS start times

Here are the start times for the National League Division Series between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks.

Dodgers need Clayton Kershaw to be the best

Clayton Kershaw needs to be Clayton Kershaw this postseason for the Dodgers to achieve their ultimate goal of winning the World Series. He starts Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday night against the Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium.

Podcast episode 1726: NLDS preview

We preview the Dodgers-Diamondbacks NLDS this week on the True Blue LA podcast.

Reflective Ethier ‘locked in’ for another playoff run

Andre Ethier has played 12 years with the Dodgers and is in the final year of his contract. He reflected on his time with the team as well as closing in on a franchise record for most playoff games played.

Don Newcombe & Maury Wills to throw ceremonial first pitches

Information on parking, national anthem, ceremonial first pitches, and pregame festivities at Dodger Stadium for the first two games of the National League Division Series.

Alex Wood to start NLDS Game 4 for the Dodgers

The Dodgers will start Alex Wood in a potential Game 4 of the National League Division Series against the Diamondbacks, manager Dave Roberts announced on Thursday.

Taijuan Walker will start NLDS Game 1 for D-backs

The Arizona Diamondbacks will turn to Taijuan Walker to start Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers on Friday night at Dodger Stadium.

Things to watch for in the NLDS

The Dodgers bullpen was especially bad against the Diamondbacks in 2017, and Arizona out-homered the Dodgers 32-18 in their 19 games. Things to watch in the NLDS.

NLDS snapshot: Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks

A broad overview of the Dodgers and Diamondbacks heading into their National League Division Series, which begins Friday night with Game 1 at Dodger Stadium.

Dodgers will play Diamondbacks in NLDS

The Dodgers finally know their opponent for the National League Division Series. The Arizona Diamondbacks will head to Los Angeles for the NLDS after winning the NL Wild Card Game. Here is the schedule for the series, which begins Friday night at Dodger Stadium.

As Game 1 goes, so go the Dodgers

In the Dodgers’ last 15 postseason series, dating back to 1988, how the club fared in Game 1 determined their outcome in the series.

Locastro ‘holds a lot of value’ as potential pinch runner

Tim Locastro might make the National League Division Series roster almost exclusively as a pinch runner, which would be fairly unique in Dodgers history.

Dodgers NLDS roster decisions down to final few spots

A look at the final NLDS roster decisions to be made be the Dodgers, and the candidates for the final few spots in either the bullpen or the bench.

Hill will start Game 2, Darvish Game 3 of NLDS

The Dodgers on Tuesday made official their starting rotation for the National League Division Series. After Clayton Kershaw starts in Game 1 on Friday, the Dodgers will follow with Rich Hill in Game 2 and Yu Darvish on the road in Game 3.

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2017 NLDS logo at Dodger Stadium

The grounds crew at Dodger Stadium prepares for the National League Division Series, by painting the grass with the NLDs logo. Video here.

The NLDS umpire crew

Here is the MLB umpire crew for the Dodgers’ National League Division Series.

TBS television assignments for Dodgers’ NLDS

TBS has unveiled its plan for television coverage of the National League playoffs, including Brian Anderson, Dennis Eckersley, and Joe Simpson calling the Dodgers’ NLDS games.

Dodgers don’t plan on using Kershaw on short rest this year

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said on Sunday that Clayton Kershaw won’t start on short rest in the NLDS, like he has in the last four years. A look back at those decisions.

NLDS opens with a pair of prime time games at Dodger Stadium

Start times were announced for Games 1-2 of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium.