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Dodgers Win Series vs Atlanta – Can the Dodgers Bring Out the Brooms?

Right this Dodgers team is running on all cylinders.  They are a complete team right now, and have been for the last 12 games.  Starting pitching,  Hitting.  Power.  Clutch hitting,  Bullpen pitching.

On Friday, Gavin Stone goes 6.0 IP allows 1 run.  Andy Pages has a 4 hit game, including a clutch game winner in the 11th.  That was the Dodgers first XTRA inning game win of the season.  But they do not get to the 11th inning without Shohei Ohtani breaking through his mini slump WRISP with a run tying single.

That was followed by an 11 run, 16 hit game against Bryce Elder and the Braves bullpen.  Elder has been very tough against the Dodgers in his previous 2 starts.  On Saturday, the Dodgers knocked Elder out after 3.1 IP with 7 runs, 7 hits, 4 BB, and 3 HRs.

Tyler Glasnow goes 7.0 IP again, and two relievers shut down the might Braves bats. After tonight’s game, Glasnow now leads MLB in wins (6 – tied with Phillies Ranger Suarez), IP (50), and Ks (63).  He now has 5 quality starts.

The Dodgers have beaten Atlanta the last two games with Mookie going 1-9 with a BB.

Shohei passes Dave Roberts for most HRs for Japanese Born Dodger.  He now has 8 on the season.


Max Muncy had three home runs off three separate pitchers, including LHRP nemesis Tyler Matzek.  Max now has 8 home runs tying him with Shohei with the team lead.  Teoscar Hernández is one back with 7.  This was Max’s first three HR game.


Max #1



Max #2



Max #3


Andy Pages has a 10 game hitting streak.  Over that time he is batting .419/.413/.698/1.111.  He has 3 doubles, 3 HRs, and 9 RBI.  He has a 13.04 K rate over the ten games.  But he has 0 walks.

Over the last 12 games, the Dodgers are 10-2.  Over that time:

  • Runs scored – 78 (6.5 runs per game)
  • Runs against – 24 (2.0 per game)
  • 41-126 WRISP – .325
  • Home Runs – 16
  • Of the twelve games, 11 had starting pitching, with 1 bullpen game. Of the 11 games with starting pitching:
  • 4.2 IP – 1 game
  • 5.0 IP – 2 games
  • 6.0 IP – 2 games
  • 7.0 IP – 2 games
  • 8.0 IP – 2 games


  • Of the 11 games, starting pitchers gave up the following number of runs:
  • 4 runs – 1 game
  • 2 runs – 2 games
  • 1 runs – 5 games
  • 0 runs – 3 games

The relievers over the 12 games allowed 11 runs (8 earned) over 43.1 IP.  That includes 9.0 IP in a bullpen game.  That is a 1.66 ERA.

That is about as dominating a 12 game run as I can remember.

The Dodgers now lead the Padres by 4.5 games, San Francisco by 6.5 games, and Arizona by 7.5 games.  Luis Arreaz went 4-6 leading off for San Diego in his first game.

Philadelphia has the best record in the NL (MLB), with Atlanta #2, and the Dodgers #3.

On Sunday, things could get a little tricky.  Dodgers will send James Paxton against LHSP Max Fried.

Blake Treinen will be activated by LAD for Sunday’s game.






OKC Baseball Club 5 – Salt Lake City Bees (LAA) 4 – 11 innings

OKC had a walk off win, but it did take 11 innings.  Miguel Vargas was the free runner and scored the winning run on two ground balls.  The second one he beat the throw home.

The Bees scored the first run after Jordyn Adams walked, moved to second on a ground out, and then scored from second on a sac fly to RF.  OKC tied it up in the 4th on Miguel Vargas’ 7th HR.

In the 5th, OKC scored two more on three singles and a fielders choice force out to take a 3-1 lead.

Hyun-il Choi pitched the best game of his professional career.  He completed 6.0 innings without allowing a hit.  He did walk 4 batters and struck out 3.


Matt Gage and Ricky Vanasco continued the no hitter through 8.  John Rooney relieved Vanasco in the 9th, and Jason Martin opened the inning with a single to break the no-no.  Rooney allowed a walk and single.  With two outs, Chris Owings made a fielding error to allow 1 run to score.  A ground out scored the tying run.

Both teams scored a run in the 10th.  SLC scored theirs on a WP.  OKC scored on a Chris Owings single.  Owings was trying to reach 2nd to get in scoring position with no outs, but he was thrown out.

Jesse Hahn came in to pitch the 11th, and stranded the free runner.  In the bottom of the 11th, Vargas beat the throw home for the walk off.

  • Drew Avans – 2-5, 1 RBI
  • Chris Owings – 2-4, 1 run, 1 RBI
  • Miguel Vargas – 1-5, 2 runs, 2 RBI, HR (7)


Box Score


Springfield Cardinals 6 – Tulsa Drillers 5

Yon Castro could not follow up on his last outing, and the Cardinals jumped on him for three runs in the first inning.  Tulsa scored four in the second to take a brief lead.  Three straight walks to open the inning.  A fielders choice ground ball got the first run home.  After the out at 3rd, the Drillers had runners on 1st and 2nd with one out.  Chris Alleyne then followed with a 3-run HR.

Springfield scored the tying run off Castro.  Two one-out walks and a two-out single tied the game.

Springfield took the lead on an unearned run in the 5th.  Jack Dreyer gave up his first run of the season, but it was a result.

Both teams failed to score until the bottom of the 9th.  Three consecutive singles from Yeiner Fernandez, Diego Cartaya, and Taylor Young tied the score, and left runners on 1st and 2nd with nobody out.  Two strikeouts and a lineout turned the Drillers away without a run.

Logan Boyer pitched a scoreless 9th and then came back out in the 10th.  A one out single got the run home.

Dalton Rushing started at 2nd to start the 10th.  Brendon Davis reached on a fielding error.  Griffin Lockwood-Powell hit into a DP, and Yeiner Fernandez flew out to end the game, stranding Rushing at 3rd.


  • Taylor Young – 3-3, 1 BB, 1 run, 1 RBI, double (5)
  • Chris Alleyne – 1-4, 1 run, 3 RBI, HR (2)


Box Score



Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Milwaukee) 6 – Great Lakes Loons 3

The Loons were shutout on 3 hits over 8.0 innings.  They were down 6-0 going into the 9th.  They did score 3 in the 9th.  Sam Mongelli drew a one out walk, and Jake Vogel hit a 2-run HR.  Alex Freeland drew a walk and moved to 2nd on defensive indifference.  He scored on a Noah Miller single for the third run.

Jacob Meador started for the Loons. A single, walk single brought one run in.  After two outs, 2 more singles brought home two more.

In the third, Meador gave up a single and a 2-run HR.  Brandon Neeck came in to relieve Meador.  A walk, single, and force out put runners on 1st and 3rd.  A balk brought home the third run of the inning, and 6th of the night.

Three Loons relievers shut down the Timber Rattlers on one hit over the final four innings.

  • Noah Miller – 2-4, 1 BB, 1 RBI
  • Jake Vogel – 2-4, 1 run, 2 RBI, HR (3)


Box Score



Rancho Cucamonga Quakes vs Modesto Nuts postponed due to inclement weather.  The teams will play 2 on Sunday.




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No worries. ACL has a lot of high-end talent. Looking forward to it feeding into the low minors later in the season.


It’s a stretch (pun!) but there is a world where the Dodgers staff could have:
Choi, Sasaki, Ohtani, Yamamoto, Glasgow and a guy named Miller.

the Dodgers partnership department would be in seventh heaven

Singing the Blue

I hear the Dodgers are huge in Scotland.


Going there in a month. Edinburgh and Fort William.

Duke Not Snider

Nobody from Latin America?
Bring back Paxton and Canada is covered.

Singing the Blue

This is not good. Doc says they hope he won’t have to go beyond the 15 days. Whenever he makes statements like that we don’t see the player for a few months.

Feyereisen finally had a good outing last night. Maybe Treinen will be the Treinen of old.

I’d still like to see Andrew go out right now and get a high end reliever. I realize it would cost a lot in prospects and I realize that bullpen guys are very hit and miss, especially from one year to the next, but I think we need to act on this now instead of waiting for the deadline when everything becomes more expensive.


Remember those who worried about the Ohtani signing?

between his on field performance, and the off the field partnerships, it seems to be going just fine

Last edited 12 days ago by Bluto
Duke Not Snider

Ohtani now leads majors in BA and is tied for lead in HRs. Also leads in doubles and hits.
Second in runs scored, just one behind Mookie and Bobby Witt.
To be fair, the Dodgers have played a couple more games than most teams, so the guys have an advantage in counting stats.
Remember Shohei’s early struggles with RISP? If that is in the past, he really could contend for the Triple Crown.
Not surprising that the Dodgers are leading the majors in offense, while the ERA rates 6th.
Way too early fanboy predictions:
MVP–Mookie 1st, Shohei 2nd
ROY–Pages (edging Busch)


Braves be broomed.

Last edited 12 days ago by Bumsrap

Now this looks like the team we signed up for.


Just an aside, but I have a proposal for the playoffs.

Make it 8 teams in each league. 3 Division winners and 5 Wild Cards.

Division winner with the best record plays the 5th WC.
Division winner with the 2nd best record plays the 4 WC.
Division winner with the 3rd best record plays the 3 WC.
WC #1 plays WC #2.

All best of three with games at home of the Division winner and 1st WC.

No long layoffs for teams, more teams in contention, MLB makes money.

Division series get reseeded. According to best regular season record and is a best of 7.

Last edited 11 days ago by OhioDodger

Interesting idea. MLB and many fans would love it. Best teams wouldn’t.


You know, when they eventually expand to 32 teams and four 4 team divisions, they will not cut back the playoffs to just 4 teams. They will at least keep two WC’s. Which will continue the problem of the long lay off for the top two teams.
I am of the opinion that, I want to keep playing. We won the division, now lets play. This is not football where you need a week to recover.


8 team playoff. Keeps more teams in the hunt. Also makes the trade deadline a hell of a lot more interesting. Less sellers, more buyers.

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