Dave Roberts, Clayton Kershaw and the vortex of Dodgers failure

SB NationThe Los Angeles Dodgers set a team record for wins in 2019, which is significant for a franchise that has been around for 136 years. But after losing back-to-back World Series in 2017 and 2018, the Dodgers didn't even win a playoff series this year.

October 10th 2019


Dodgers Dugout: There's a whole list of people to blame

Los Angeles TimesHi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I wish I had the magic words to make everything better. But I don't. Who to blame? I waited as long as I could after the game to write this. Longtime readers know that I try ...

October 10th 2019


Clayton Kershaw's abysmal eighth inning turns into meme as Dodgers lose to Nationals in NLDS

CBSSports.comThe meme-able moment came when Kershaw was spotted on the broadcast sitting all alone in the dugout. The photo instantly took over the internet. Of course, this continues a terrible playoff streak for Kershaw and the Dodgers, who lost the World Series in ...

October 10th 2019


Dodgers manager Dave Roberts defends sending Clayton Kershaw back out: 'It's not about analytics'

USA TODAYEvery managerial decision in the postseason is placed under a microscope. Throw in the lens of analytics, and the second-guessing from the public becomes rampant, especially when those decisions prove unwise. So had it not been for the Washington ...

October 10th 2019


Kendrick's 10th Inning Grand Slam Lifts Nationals Past Dodgers And Into NLCS

ForbesHowie Kendrick's grand slam in the 10th inning of Game 5 of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers provided the winning margin for the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on October 9, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

October 10th 2019


October Ghosts Come Early for Dodgers

The New York TimesLOS ANGELES — You could see the red taillights in the parking lots, out beyond the zigzag pavilion roof at Dodger Stadium, in the bottom of the 10th inning Wednesday night. It was the same scene in 1988, in the first game of the World Series, when the ...

October 10th 2019


Dodgers' NLDS Game 5 lineup changes: Matt Beaty is at 1B, Enrique Hernandez in LF

Los Angeles TimesThe Dodgers' starting lineup for the National League Division Series Game 5 on Wednesday must have been a topic of debate, conflicting opinions and a sleepless night for team decision-makers. While the Washington Nationals' lineup has been pretty much ...

October 10th 2019


Nationals-Dodgers: Washington offense having trouble getting going

Washington PostWashington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers (series tied 2-2). When: Wednesday, 8:37 p.m.. Where: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. TV: TBS | Stream: TBS.com. Starting pitchers: Stephen Strasburg (18-6, 3.32 ERA) vs. Walker Buehler (14-4, 3.26 ERA).

October 10th 2019


Nationals vs. Dodgers score: MLB playoffs live updates, NLDS Game 5 highlights, full coverage

CBSSports.comGame 5 of the National League Division Series is underway with the Los Angeles Dodgers up 3-0 on the Washington Nationals (LAD-WAS GameTracker). After a leadoff ground-rule double from Joc Pederson where the ball somehow went through the ...

October 10th 2019


Dodgers vs. Nationals: Add another year to LA's title drought

New York PostThe saying goes that there's nothing like a Game 7 — well, except for a Game 5 in MLB's divisional playoffs! The Los Angeles Dodgers play host to the Washington Nationals in a decisive Game 5 on Wednesday night (8:37 p.m. ET/5:37 p.m. PT in L.A.) for a ...

October 10th 2019


Dodgers vs. Nationals odds, line: 2019 NLDS Game 5 picks, predictions from proven projection model

CBSSports.comThe Los Angeles Dodgers look for continued postseason success when they take on the Washington Nationals in Game 5 of the National League Division Series. The Dodgers (106-56) are trying to advance to the World Series for the third straight season, ...

October 10th 2019


Nationals-Dodgers NLDS Game 2: It's Strasburg vs. Kershaw

Washington PostBut the Nats are facing that possibility after dreadful showings from their hitters and relievers in a 6-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. Against this Dodgers juggernaut, the winners of the last two National ...

October 4th 2019


Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the Game 1 victory over Nationals

Los Angeles TimesHi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and games that last over three hours aren't so bad when the Dodgers win. Breaking down Game 1. --It was great to see the Dodgers being patient, drawing walks and ...

October 4th 2019


Clayton Kershaw is no longer the Dodgers' ace, but his NLDS role is crucial

Los Angeles TimesOn his way out of the Dodger Stadium clubhouse Thursday night, Clayton Kershaw smiled as he snaked through a cluster of reporters. This time, they weren't waiting for him. Unlike most postseasons past, he was idle for Game 1. Rather, Kershaw spent the ...

October 4th 2019


Nationals vs. Dodgers live stream: 2019 NLDS Game 2 prediction, pick, odds, TV channel, watch MLB playoffs online

CBSSports.comOn Friday night in Los Angeles, the Dodgers will host the Nationals for Game 2 of the National League Division Series (full postseason schedule here). The Dodgers took Game 1 of the best-of-five NLDS at Dodger Stadium on Thursday night as they blanked ...

October 4th 2019


Los Angeles Dodgers Making The Most Of Their Player Payroll

ForbesThe Los Angeles Dodgers ducked under the luxury tax threshold last season to reset the amount of taxes they have to pay to Major League Baseball when they go over it again. This year, they are one of five teams above the $206 million threshold, but will ...

October 4th 2019


Walker Buehler brilliant, Dodgers dominant in Game 1 win over Nationals

USA TODAYLOS ANGELES — It's probably too early to order World Series Championship rings for the Los Angeles Dodgers after their 6-0 victory over the Washington Nationals Thursday in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. But the Dodgers got off to a ...

October 4th 2019


Dodgers' Walker Buehler delivers when called upon

Washington PostLOS ANGELES — At the first moment of true pressure, with the bases loaded around him, Walker Buehler calmly located the release valve. The Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher entered Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Washington ...

October 4th 2019


Dodgers vs. Nationals takeaways: Dodgers ride stellar pitching to Game 1 win; Nationals bullpen remains an issue

CBSSports.comThe Dodgers beat the Nationals, 6-0, in Game 1 of the NLDS in Dodger Stadium Tuesday evening to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series. Here are six things to know about L.A.'s commanding win: ...

October 4th 2019


Brash Walker Buehler sets tone for Dodgers, who begin playoffs with decisive win

Los Angeles TimesThe first baseball Walker Buehler fired at Dodger Stadium on Thursday was to a fan in the first row of the reserve level. He chucked it up there from left field before stepping into the bullpen to warm up for Game 1 of the National League Division Series against ...

October 4th 2019