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Delgado Powers Mets to Game 1 Win

October 4, 2006

The New York Mets are the National League favorite in this season’s playoffs, and they looked very sharp in their NLDS opener at home, against the LA Dodgers. Before the game, the Mets found out that Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez would not be able to make his start due to a calf injury, forcing them […]

All A-Loney

September 28, 2006

James Loney was as good as it gets today We’ll start by discussing the first-class slugfest before diving into the details, specifically James Loney’s career day.  A whopping 30 runs were scored by the Dodgers and Rockies, and the teams combined for 33 hits, making Coors Field look like the big-time hitters’ park it’s famous […]

Nothing Tastes Better than Walkoff Salami

September 24, 2006

  …especially in baseball! It was a relatively quiet game at Chavez Ravine, but one that could have major implications on the LA Dodgers’ quest to earn a playoff spot.  The Dodgers needed a win to keep up with the San Diego Padres in the NL West race, and the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL […]

Beat LA? No Problem There!

August 23, 2006

  Josh Barfield and the Padres are all smiles when LA comes to town Since the end of July, there has been no team in baseball better than the LA Dodgers.  After a major run-scoring slump in mid-July, the Dodgers stormed back at the plate, and the pitching got better as the Dodgers’ hot streak […]

A Classic Battle of the Aces

August 13, 2006

ESPN could not have picked a better game for Sunday Night Baseball this week, when the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers squared off.  The game between the division-leading Dodgers and the bottom-feeding Giants was showcased by the starting pitchers — Jason Schmidt and Greg Maddux.  Before the game even started, it was almost […]

Braves Bolster Bullpen With Swap

July 28, 2006

Making their first deals of the Trade Deadline crunch period, the Dodgers and Braves swapped utility men, with the Braves also adding righty reliever Danys Baez.  Los Angeles acquiredWilson Betemit Betemit fills one of the Dodgers’ major holes at third-base, and he brings a potent bat to the recently quiet LA lineup. Expect .280 with 10HR and 35RBI from Betemit for […]