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Smith homers in fourth straight game, OKC loses 10-7 to El Paso

Dodger prospect hits fifth home run since he was optioned

Great Lakes was able to finish their first half with a win while Rancho Cucamonga took a loss before their All-Star break. OKC and Tulsa also lost while Ogden remains undefeated at 3-0 to start their season.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers tied the game with two runs in the top of the seventh but then the Chihuahuas (Padres) scored three runs and they went on to beat the Dodgers 10-7.

Justin Grimm took the loss, he retired two of...

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Elizabeth Islas

TBLA Monday morning links: June 17, 2019

Good Monday morning!

Dodgers news ...

The Dodgers defeated the Cubs on Sunday Night Baseball, hanging on to win by just a thread. You can read the TBLA game recap here.

The Los Angeles Times writes about how Alex Verdugo made small adjustments to overcome his 22-game slump.

“When I get a little too pull-happy or my shoulder starts flying out, my swing starts breaking down,” the left-handed-hitting Verdugo said. “I get frustrated because you’re like, ‘What happened?’ And you...

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Hyun-Jin Ryu extends incredible pitching streak for Dodgers

Those who follow the stats in MLB know that league ERA leader Hyun-Jin Ryu is having a stellar season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Korean southpaw lowered his ERA to 1.26 with seven innings pitched against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night in which he allowed two runs, neither of which was earned. Even Though he took a no-decision in the outing, he is 9-1 on the season and leads the National League in wins. What’s truly incredible about Ryu this season is how absurd his control has...

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Dodgers hang on to beat Cubs 3-2

Jansen and Martin were able to come up big in the late innings

LOS ANGELES — — One night later, Kenley Jansen returned to the mound to with a one-run lead. But before you knew it, the Cubs put the first two hitters on base with a single and a walk.

Kyle Schwarber then grounded out to first to put the runners on second and third.

Apparently with the contact play on, Victor Caratina hit a slow dribbler toward the mound, Almora Jr. ran home and Jansen made the clean throw to Martin who...

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June 16, 2019: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Jose Quintana

Game 72 of 162

Dodgers lineup

Today’s Dodger lineup vs. Cubs :
Hernández CF
Turner 3B
Freese 1B
Bellinger RF
Taylor SS
Muncy 2B
Martin C
Garlick LF
Ryu P#Dodgers | @Biofreeze pic.twitter.com/qe162EFQmu

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 16, 2019 Cubs lineup

Here is tonight's #Cubs starting lineup.

Game preview: https://t.co/zF6SS0lw0q pic.twitter.com/OOpPXqpQAk

— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 16, 2019 Game Info

When and where: 4:05 p.m. PDT, Dodger Stadium

TV: ESPN

Radio: AM 570 LA...

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Bellinger, Muncy and Verdugo producing against LHP

Three Dodger LHB have .935+ OPS against LHP in 2019

LOS ANGELES —— A lot was made of the Dodgers uses platoons last September and while Joc Pederson generally does not start against left-handed pitchers, the rest of the lineup tends to not be specifically set depending on which arm the opposing starting pitcher uses.

Part of this due to injuries, particularly A.J. Pollock and now Corey Seager’s setbacks, but the other part is the success that Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy and Alex Verdugo...

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Yu Darvish feels vindicated after beating Dodgers

Yu Darvish had some trouble pitching at Dodger Stadium in his brief tenure with the team back in 2017, and the right-hander feels like he was finally able to atone for that with a strong performance on Saturday night. Darvish allowed just two hits and one earned run in seven innings while leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 win over the Dodgers. After the game, he spoke about how important it was for him to pitch well in L.A.: Darvish started Game 7 of the 2017 World Series against the Houston...

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Elizabeth Islas

Shane Peterson goes 4-for-5 to take OKC to victory

The Dodgers minor league affiliate Saturday recap

Five Dodgers minor-league affiliates played on Saturday night, going 3-2 on the night.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The OKC Dodgers opened up a four-game series with the EL Paso Chihuahuas (Padres) and took game one with a 11-3 win.

Brock Stewart pitched 5 2?3 innings and struck out three batters. He gave up three runs from eight hits and a walk, including two home runs. J.T. Chargois came in to pitch a scoreless eighth inning to preserve the...

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Elizabeth Islas

TBLA Sunday morning links: June 16, 2019

Happy Father’s Day!

RHP Dodgers news ...

The Dodgers lost to the Cubs last night in a pitchers’ duel. You can read the TBLA game recap here.

As always, the Dodgers bullpen remains the No. 1 concern. Los Angeles Times’ Andy McCullough has a column on the situation.

A drumbeat of unease follows Dodgers relievers wherever they tread. Most games, the noise burbles in the background, obscured by the team’s propulsive offense and smothering starting pitching. On some nights, it sounds...

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Yu Darvish impresses against his former team, Dodgers lose in 9th

LA loses a heart-breaker

LOS ANGELES — Saturday night’s highly-anticipated pitching duel did not disappoint. Both Walker Buehler and Yu Darvish threw seven innings, and put their team in a good position to win. The Cubs only had three hits on the night, but one of them proved to be the difference-maker, as a two-run homer from Anthony Rizzo in the ninth gave his team the 2-1 win.

The ninth inning got off to a shaky start, as Kenley Jansen hit Kris Bryant with the first pitch of the...

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June 15, 2019: Walker Buehler vs. Yu Darvish

Game 71

Tonight’s Dodger lineup vs. Cubs :
Pederson LF
Verdugo CF
Turner 3B
Bellinger RF
Muncy 2B
Beaty 1B
Hernández SS
Barnes C
Buehler P#Dodgers | @Biofreeze pic.twitter.com/WJDuIH3F4J

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 15, 2019

Here is tonight's #Cubs starting lineup.

Game preview: https://t.co/36HEWBwtMm pic.twitter.com/wHjVkfYPCZ

— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 15, 2019 Game info:

First pitch: 6:10 p.m. PT

TV & Radio: SportsNet LA, KTLA, MLB Network (out of market), AM 570, KTNQ...

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Yu Darvish returns to Dodger Stadium

His first start in LA since Game 7 of the 2017 World Series

LOS ANGELES — Saturday is just another baseball game at Chavez Ravine. The Dodgers and Cubs will square off for the third game of a four game series.

It’s a Saturday in June, months away from the regular season ending and the playoffs getting underway. It’s just another game. Well, another game for everyone, except one player.

It’s not another game for Yu Darvish. For the 32-year-old, this will be one of the most important,...

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Gray pitches strong seven innings in Quakes win

Quakes and Loons both get walk-off wins in the 10th inning

All four full-season affiliates won on Friday. Both the Quakes and Loons had to rally to win in walk-off fashion in extra-innings. Also, the Pioneer League started play on Friday and Ogden opened their season with a big shutout win.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers beat the 5-4 the Isotopes (Rockies) at Albuquerque. Tony Gonsolin pitched four innings and struck out three. He gave up two runs and five hits. Justin Grimm pitched...

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TBLA Saturday morning links: June 15, 2018

Hope everyone has a great Saturday!

Dodgers news...

Cody Bellinger is no longer the best hitter on the team. That title now belongs to Rich Hill.

RICH HILL RAKES. pic.twitter.com/DRuyQnEBjs

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 15, 2019

Matt Beaty with his first career home run ball. He said he’s going to mail it to his dad.

No better feeling than getting your first career homer. pic.twitter.com/SHLTQsGL87

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 15, 2019

Happy 93rd birthday to...

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Rich Hill does it all as Dodgers win 5-3

D Mountain did it on the mound & at the plate

LOS ANGELES — On Thursday night, the Dodgers scored all their runs via the home run in their victory over the Cubs. Though all their runs didn’t come from the long ball on Friday night, home runs are what put them over the edge and helped them pick up the 5-3 victory.

After an Anthony Rizzo two-run shot in the first, the Dodgers found themselves down multiple runs in the first inning for the second consecutive night. LA was able to come...

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Clayton Kershaw defends Yu Darvish ahead of return to Dodger Stadium

Yu Darvish will likely get booed when he makes his return to Los Angeles this weekend, but one ex-teammate does not think he deserves harsh treatment. Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw spoke Friday on Darvish ahead of the Chicago Cubs righty’s first start at Dodger Stadium since giving up five runs in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series to sink the Dodgers’ championship hopes. “People forget fast that we’re not in that position without him,” said Kershaw, per Bill Plunkett of the Orange...

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Elizabeth Islas

June 14, 2019: Rich Hill vs. Kyle Hendricks

Game 70 of 162

Dodgers lineup

Tonight’s Dodger lineup vs. Cubs :
Pederson LF
Verdugo CF
Turner 3B
Bellinger RF
Muncy 2B
Taylor SS
Beaty 1B
Martin C
Hill P#Dodgers | @Biofreeze pic.twitter.com/lT1ycloRLO

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 14, 2019 Cubs lineup

Here is tonight's #Cubs starting lineup.

Game preview: https://t.co/MvUjwn84eS pic.twitter.com/AFqSPXBNYj

— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 14, 2019 Game info

When and where: 7:10 p.m. PDT, Dodger Stadium

TV: SportsNet LA

Radio: AM 570...

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Chris Taylor will be primary shortstop moving forward

Kiké will also see time at SS

LOS ANGELES — For the next month or so, manager Dave Roberts will have to get creative with how he utilizes his shortstop position. Earlier in the week, Corey Seager injured his hamstring, placing him on the injured list. Though there’s no timetable for his return, it’s going to be some time before we see him back on the field.

With Seager due to miss time, the Dodgers will turn to two players to fill the void at shortstop. As we’ve seen in the past,...

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David Freese's impressive play is proving age is just a number

David Freese is best known for one small stretch of baseball — the 2011 World Series — in which his .348/.464/.696 slash in 28 plate appearances helped lead the Cardinals to a title and earn him World Series MVP honors. However, as great as Freese was during the Cardinals’ triumph over the Rangers seven years ago, he’s not a one-hit wonder. Freese has been a solid major leaguer since his career began in 2009, evidenced by his .276/.351/.422 line (115 wRC+) with 110 home runs and...

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88% of Dodgers fans approve of Dave Roberts

SB Nation FanPulse week 12 results

Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Dodgers fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

An overwhelming majority of respondents are pleased with the job skipper Dave Roberts is doing, but the results saw a seven percentage point decline from last week.

The FanPulse poll was sent out after the Monday night loss to the Angels, when the Dodgers bullpen lost the game behind a...

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