DEADLINE DAY

Major League Baseballs Non Waiver Trade Deadline Ends At 4PM ET

Will Darvish, Verlander or Gray, fly to Atlanta to join the Dodgers in the coming hours?

Could a reliever weigh heavily on the minds of the front-office?

If so…what type of prospects and or other pieces will be exchanged?

Will they fore-go a bullpen arm and call up Walker Buehler to assist the club?

Will they add another bat to the mix?

Do they even need to do something big that requires top prospects?

I’ve read that…

Darvish may require top prospects

Verlander will cost money/prospects

Gray will require a battle with the Yankees

 

Hang on to your caps today folks…A storm may be brewing!!

 

Twins Game Two

Last night, the Dodgers returned to their ways of pulling a victory from the jaws of defeat.  This is not the team of Don Mattingly.  This is the team of Doc Roberts, the communicator, the motivator.  This is the team of Chris Taylor, Corey Seager, Justin Turner, and Cody Bellinger.  Those top four hitters (amongst others) never say die and keep on hitting late into the ballgame.  This is the team of Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen, who consistently lay everything on the line to win a ballgame.

Kenta Maeda (R) will be starting against Jose Berrios (R) in the second game of the Dodgers series with the Twins.

Marlins Game 2

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Just when we thought the Dodgers winning streak would end with two runners left on base, Puig extended the streak with a big bang.  Will the offense surprise us again today?  Or will Alex Wood continue his own personal winning streak, and lead the Dodgers to victory by keeping the Marlins offense quiet?

Gametime:  4:10 pm PDT / 5:10 MDT / 6:10 CDT / 7:10 EDT

Lineup:

1. Chris Taylor (R) LF
2. Corey Seager (L) SS
3. Justin Turner (R) 3B
4. Cody Bellinger (L) 1B
5. Logan Forsythe (R) 2B
6. Joc Pederson (L) CF
7. Yasmani Grandal (S) C
8. Yasiel Puig (R) RF
9. Alex Wood (R) P

Joc Jack

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Joc Pederson has been hitting some home runs lately.  This really helps the team offense, since adding one more player to the power potentials makes the whole lineup more dangerous.

Since Joc came back from his concussion disabled list time, he has hit 6 home runs in 55 at-bats.  That’s just a Bellinger-esque 9.2 at bats per home run.

Joc Jack is hitting a very healthy .297/.426/.709/1.136 in the month of June.  That’ll play.

Mt. Everest Was Once A Hill

“It’s awesome to see the team doing well,” he [Hill] said. “We’ve gone 10-1. But I look at that and see that one loss and think, ‘That was me’ (laughs). … You don’t want to walk around with such a poopy diaper all the time. Be optimistic. I’ve caught myself a couple times this year.”

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Hill seemed to have lost his focus last time out after allowing his first runner. Until that moment he looked pretty solid.