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So the Dodgers, they get the win tonight? Nine.
A much needed win after they had been in this little mini funk of late, but the Dodgers bats came alive.
We saw awesome National League style baseball today, a lot of singles.
Lot of advancing the runner, shortening that swing.
And the Dodgers really got back to basics and started trusting those instincts they've developed all season long, But welcome into the Dodgers Nation postgame show.
You know how we get things kicked off with a little roll call here and we're gonna break down the game, get into some topics in a little bit, But you know how we get things kicked off.
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But welcome in, guys.
Glad to have you here for the daughter's nation postgame show.
How about you guys? But it's nice to get a win.
Look, the weekend Siri's is behind us.
We saw what we have to work on. Yesterday.
You had your issues.
Dustin May probably should have backed up third base on that, but the Dodgers right back at it.
And it was great to see Walker Bueller go into San Diego, where he owns San Diego.
He owns San Diego and he gets an A gets a win six innings pitch, 11 strikeouts to walks for beauty Tain.
And it was a beautiful thing for Walker building.
And, yeah, Dodger Dodger, Sad, bro.
That's what the show is going to be about.
The topic tonight.
It's about Rosa Mart and do sing soft contact locating that upper eighties fastball.
I just love watching Rose Amar and pitch.
I used to think my everything was watching Rich.
He'll bat and as a pen replace with watching Russell Moore and bat a pit, so it's nice to see him back here.
Doug Crosby high Do my man checking in from East Lansing, Michigan, and they'll be leading 14th.
Shut out! Great games, guy rate.
The 14th shut out for the Dodgers this year.
They got it done from top to bottom.
Sadler came in, Ferguson came in and then, most importantly, Rosa Moron shut it down.
I didn't want to see that e r a.
I want to see it at Triple zero and it stayed at triple zero for our guy roasts Omar. But here we go.
Let me do some rapid fire.
Get your comments and thanks for joining us, guys.
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Shut out! The Dodgers got it done tonight, but ah, but here we go.
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That's a sizzling, blistering hot take for many.
You got Russell Martin for closer.
I can't say that I'm against it.
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Sabra, I love March 1st 1st last second.
All you guys feeling well, Samara.
I mean, he has to show us he's failed, right? He has to fail once for us to rethink it.
And the bottom line is they throw him out there.
Yes, that was a low leverage situation of 90 But here we go.
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All hail Russell Martin.
I love watching him work, Chef.
Many funk was not funny at what it was.
The Dodgers going into tonight.
They were three for their last 27 with runners in scoring position.
So with runners in scoring position, three of the last 27 there were one for the last 20.
And that one was a Dustin May infield single tonight.
The Dodgers six for 11 with runners in scoring position.
You saw there 50 points higher, then they were this time last year with runners in scoring position in two out.
So we have seen marked improvements in that area.
So look, and there's a reason why the Dodgers have not lost more than three straight games twice this season.
Having us this Padres when we limped into the All Star break a little bit, and it happened the Cardinals early in the year when the Dodgers went a day to get things kicked off.
But this team has been more consistent this year, and it's another example I A If you guys saw my preview, I called my shot and basically guaranteed a win.
I didn't see this Dodger team after what happened last night would turn just shaking off the Yankees.
Siri's itjust counts as as a Siri's what the Dodgers are right back bracket and some encouraging things. Not a J.
Yeah, we was two for 19 heading into this game.
He gets a home run to two singles.
You had John Peterson.
He was four for 33 heading into tonight.
He gets a home run, also gets a hit off a lefty.
So there were some encouraging signs tonight.
Two hits for Job Peterson, Max Muncy missing some balls that he earlier in the year would probably smoke but discipline at the plate.
Tonight I had a couple walks of fly out.
He's in 200 last three weeks to 23 strikeouts in his last 60 62 at bats.
So he's missing some pitches, but still fifth in Major League Baseball and walks.
And he walked tonight.
Ah, couple of times.
So Max Muncy and in a J.
Pollock age, A park three hits.
Yet Corey Seager, Corey Seager has quietly been starting to emerge.
Is that Corey Seager? That's an All Star shortstop, the guy that was raking before that hamstring injury against the Angels.
He leads the league in doubles 37 doubles for Corey Seager, and you're just saying Really nice swings by Corey Seager again.
He went one for five tonight, but last seven, hitting 3 33 So he's doing it.
Bellenger If you look at Cody Bellenger while she lets get them or your comments will break things down.
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All we need to keep battling in our bats.
Stop swinging at first pitches.
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Max Muncy has played discipline.
Almost hit one out.
He hit one deep, deep into center.
I thought he was gonna get his get his Jack tonight.
But if you look at Max Muncy four for his last 26 at bats, 13 strikeouts.
So strikeouts for Max Muncy have been an issue of late, But he's still walking and you know that he's gonna get hot once again, hitting two, batting 200 the last three weeks.
So we need to see Max Muncy still slugging, but he's going to start hitting for average again.
Ah, but you're right today.
It was a different approach. You saw it.
What has got this team to where it's at this year is that approach.
If you looked at it, their monthly at this is by the way, the check up Jason McClure.
He did a really good sweet ****yzing the monthly averages for August and how it fares to how they've hit all season long.
They're going to 52 of the month that will go up to after after tonight, but on the year they're heading to 59.
So, really, it spent runners in scoring position and then three runs or less in eight of their last night games.
And today the Dodgers, their offense came alive.
Yes, it was the lowly Padres who we owned the Padres, but it was a much needed win.
It was a much needed win to shake the shake the funk off and get back to their winning ways.
And if you look at it, the Dodgers, um, if you look at the Dodgers in coming into this game they had.
They had eight runs in five innings, that eight runs in five innings.
They had eight runs in five games combined, so it tells you that if they hadn't put it together tonight would have been the lowest offensive stretch under Dave Roberts.
But that's the thing with his team.
I wasn't too worried.
I wasn't too concerned.
I thought it was more of an aberration.
Ah, more of the Dodgers just pressing a little too much against that Yankee team.
They saw that American League.
They know it's an elite club and they press a little bit.
And now they know that.
Hey, they cannot use that same approach.
Like Justin Turner said, You're not gonna hit 300.
Got to grind out every pigeon every about.
And that's exactly what you're saying right there.
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That's the thing to rear back a little bit.
Russell Martin Rear back Coming off that breed mint.
He comes in, though.
Hey, you got to give that lemon.
He was just showing things and he just he he induced that contact and, ah, that's soft contact and he got a K.
But I love that mark.
Gag A Bueller on Fire.
Walker Beaulieu, God Love with Walker Baylor was about tonight. Walker.
Bealer last he walked.
None is last outing, which was great, but he had came in.
He had walked six in the previous two combined.
So tonight he walked Thio, but he was located.
Was hit 18 on that slider.
The cutter was was on in that curveball.
That curve ball tonight was working for him.
So Walker Bueller his last 11.
I mean, he just mowing down Padres. Left to right.
He saw Rick Rick Case.
That's where he's basically striking amount last the last 11 innings at a 60.
6 strikeout rate.
So Walker Baylor, when he sees the Padres, a team that almost strikes out tent if they strike out 10 times per game, leading major baseball, that's like shaking stakes at a hungry lion.
You know, Walker, Bill is gonna bring that butane.
And like you said, he got that fire tonight.
But six innings pitch, 11 strikeouts to walks, 97 pitches.
And he would just He had the command.
He was, He was He was hitting his pitches tonight.
That cutter was landing his fastball always has the life.
And I just knew Walker Bueller where if you look at Walker Bealer last his last four road starts, look at it.
He give up, gave up seven runs, six runs, seven runs, five runs.
You know, Walker, build the competitor.
He is with the tenacity and the fire that he was gonna get it right on the road.
And we need that.
We need Walker Bueller to start start being as effective on the road as he is at home because he has the best stuff.
Clayton, Kershaw, 100 You.
They're gonna get games one and two, most likely.
But if you ask which one of our pitches has the best stuff, look no further.
Walker Bueller and that's gonna play up on the road.
So we need to get him right on the road.
And today was a step in that direction.
But let's get back in the mix here with your comments.
Thanks for joining us here on the Oh, Who do you guys have for player of the game? Would you guys have a player of the game? I'm roll.
Look, I love all these players, but I extra love Walker Beeler.
I just love the fire he brings.
Always been about pictures.
I'm gonna go, Walker.
Baylor tonight really was in control out there.
And also think about Walker Bueller.
Innings to three and four.
The first batter got on and all those innings.
So he was battling like he always does.
And and, uh, yeah, if you look at the first man reach in the 2nd 3rd 4th inning and it did not, it did not stop him from dominating.
He was still out there, and you just know he was salivating at the thought of going against these Padre team against this padre squad.
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Let's not ignore the fact that Star Wars Episode nine looks amazing Job way We do Star Wars all night, baby love Star Wars.
But hey, it does look really good.
That trailer looks fire.
How do you feel about that? Disney Siris on Disney? Plus Hey, maybe after the hour mark, we just stay here and talk some Star Wars.
How about that? How about you guys? What's your favorite Star Wars ever? I'm going with I know everyone says Empire Strikes Back by Love Return of the Jedi Charles Hammell Little slump is over.
What's up, Charles? Mr.
Gonzalez, Russell is a better closer than Kenley.
Now, look, I love me some Russell morning, but come on, he's not saying is a better closure than Kenley.
That's a little bit of a stretch, especially when you see Kenley Jansen start a hit a hit 96 again. Those those.
I'm very encouraged by those two cutters we saw from him on Friday, the Armenians on Sunday, on Saturday where he gets that safe.
So I'm still if you look into his cutter percentage down to 77 this year, 77% on the season, 26 saves and 32 appearances.
So 27 saves in 2033 appearances.
So we'll talk about some Kenley in a minute.
But, ah, we got Jose Fire, Mr ****ytics.
Bobby, 46 Yankees or even better Van Dodgers.
Look, the Yankees, the lady.
What we learned from the Yankees is that the Yankees can.
If you look at the Siris, they just had some bad starts.
100 were you is not gonna give up seven runs 100 re you.
He just had it. He just had a clunker. He had a clunker.
Seven runs, three home runs.
He had given up seven home runs in 77 innings at home the entire year, so seven runs in three home runs the entire year, so that, to me, is an aberration.
His innings air up.
He's getting used to pitching.
He's already had 152 and 2/3 innings, I believe, and they talked about Gideon, some wretch.
He said he feels good, but would you look at 100 you when he's at his best? It's about.
It's about pitching all four quadrants and keeping guests keeping batters on their heels.
And really, they had him at two pitches.
They Adam rely on that changeup a little bit, but here we go.
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I agree, Martin, for closing.
There is a movement.
You guys are starting a movement.
I am pretty sure that we're responsible for Will Smith being up there, so Hey, you never know if you get it up there until he fails.
I don't know if I want to say no, but here we go.
Marty is still at 00 r A first ballot Hall of fame closer.
Charles, get that bus ready.
He'll go in as a closer man.
Maybe even get in first battle.
Like Mariano Rivera.
Irma Hernandez Manny, Are we officially back? I love it.
Are we back? Men is just canceled.
The season after Sunday, right after the Dodgers lost the eggs.
Are we back? This team never left.
This team never left the Dodgers magic numbers down to 10.
Okay, they have a chance to beat the Brook to clinch faster than the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers that clinched on September 10th this September 8th.
This team is not going anywhere, so but But it did sting.
And one of the things, too, Which is really made.
You made you, ah, brought back nightmares of world Siris past but this team.
But let's get back in the into these comments here.
So you guys have to play the game.
Do you got a couple of these masked guys to? Should they rest? Were you what? Your thoughts on that? Should they risk Hun Jin Ryu on each of thoughts on that? Because to me, it's an issue of rest versus rest versus rust.
You wanna rest them too much because he's been in such a groove.
Also, there's a guy who could be the 13 Cy Young winner in Dodger history.
so that's something else to consider.
So to me, I still think that get the strike a balance there.
Yes, the Dodgers have pitching depth.
Yes, Rich Hill and and Ross Stripling are on the way.
They could be built up as if he gets.
If scribbling could be built up a start only back.
So they have the depth to toe have a six man rotation, Really, But it's just something to think about.
Watch out for Houston.
I saw Verlander got thrown out today.
So Tina G Man, Good evening, Dodgers Station.
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How is that man getting better? Right, John Isles, 661 here.
Russell Martin for Cy Youngs.
You got him in the Cy Young Men just name a street after him.
They must street by Dodger Stadium or do something instead of, ah, instead of the Maple Leaf on the Canadian flag.
It's just be a picture of Russell Martin's face.
I mean, there's never too much we could d'oh.
For a guy who's bawling like he is on the mound, I just feel so confident when when he's on the mound I love it.
They need to put.
I want to see him in a low on a high leverage situation.
Just once with the division leader, the Dodgers have over 20 games.
Yeah, you just want to see it.
But now we gotta hold off those Yankees and hold up the Astros.
We need home field advantage.
Ah, Ray Bar Symon.
If we can back if we can bath the approach of the plate if having good at bats and making better contact and being aggressive will be fine.
We are getting our moxie and mojo back and we're kicking some ours.
When we get to the playoffs, I like that.
I'm gonna put it right.
My veins, You always bring that And I'm with you. The Dodgers.
You saw the adjustments tonight.
The Dodgers clearly went back.
They reviewed tape and there they had a different approach today.
Look, it's tough to It's tough to Ah, it's tough toe to ah Tau Fall Corey Seager for for pitching for swinging out first pitches because he's hitting over 3 38 when he gets contact on the first pitch.
But oh than that you want to see guys, take a step back, take some pitches, worked out, pitch count up and then you look for those pictures you can drive in the zone because the reality with this team, the reality of this team with these with his Dodger team is there are improvements that are undeniable.
There are improvements with this squad.
If you look at it, they lead the league in walks, for example, they lead the league in walks and in rien.
If you look at to, their contact rate is up and they're chase rate is down.
So there's marked improvements and so many of the categories that the Dodgers had issues with in years past.
So their offense, they're capable of handling a league pitching and their cable of getting this.
A league pitching staff that leads Major League Baseball.
The requisite runs toe win baseball games because you look at it.
The daughter's air, 21st in Major League Baseball with fewest strikeouts at 11 05 heading in tonight, 515 walks.
Last year, they had the eighth most strikeouts in Major League baseball, so it's clear at this point they reverted to some bad habits over the weekend.
Seven over the week on Sundays games, they swung first on eight pitches. Seven.
Those that made contact on were out the other one, of course, was that Jock Peterson home run? But here we go. Charles Hammell.
I tell you guys never worry with Not with this team. Charles Hammell.
We're back with the good vibes.
That feels good.
I'm not saying everything is completely fine, but this team they came in.
They came out focused.
Their missing Justin Turner, who's been their hottest hitter since the All Star break.
He's carried Ah, lot of the load offensively, and they backed him up.
The boys in blue said, You take the night off.
Justin Turner. Drake.
A man that that that guy was blindfolded last night.
That was a terrible zone Tonight, Much tighter zone.
A much better zone tonight.
But here you are. Eric Simpson.
Eric Simpson, Blue Crew, My bad blue crew Gotta stay hot.
Can't let them Yanks get on us like that.
They think in with balloons with it with the balloon heads pop. Yeah, exactly.
Let you let their heads get pig, let their heads get big.
Reality is last time the Dodgers face the Yankees in the 1981 world. Siris.
It was Burt Hooton.
So he got that went.
So we beat them last 91 world Siris in their house.
So bring that Bring on.
The Yankees were not afraid.
The pinstripes, the Yankees did show.
They did show, though, that Ah, that they can if the Dodgers of the weekend hit 1 80 against the Yankees.
Their pitching staff, that is.
But this week I just felt like an aberration.
If you look at it. 2017.
The Diamondbacks they had, they had our number in the regular season.
We went on to sweep 88.
The Dodgers had their issues with the New York Mets.
They look what happened to Metz in the NLCS.
So you saw what happened.
You saw what happened in that situation, but, um but yet they got it. You got to give the Yankees the Yankees.
You can't deny the fact that they have some serious serious firepower on offense.
The Dodgers, I mean, the yankeesoffense, they do have firepower, but breaking down this.
Well, actually, let's get back in.
Your comments will break down the game, and you actually, let's break it out a little bit.
So top of the first you saw you saw, um, actually, uh, the Dodgers really kind of the inning to really talk about was that fifth inning, the fifth inning? And by the way, Quantrill had had any array of around two since July.
So he was not. He was.
It was a picture that had been having a lot of success of late.
And the Dodgers had five in a row reached on Quantico.
Mad Baby three singles tonight.
Give Matt based on love.
And when walk, single, walk, single, single.
So nationally style of baseball.
You saw Corey Seager advancing runners.
You saw Cody Bellenger poking the ball into in tow into left field, getting some hits.
So eight runs in five innings for the Dodgers.
Also give Kiki Hernandez ah lot of love.
He extended the dodgerslead of three and 30 After that r b I single he advanced the second, uh, events a second after the ball got through so very encouraging to for Kiki Hernandez to see him hit that slider away.
Because that's where he's vulnerable as a hitter.
Has one of the worst swing and miss rates at that pitch.
But Kiki Hernandez last seven.
He's hitting 3 85 Sochi clarinet is getting great contact.
And then, Mad baby, he put the ball bound.
The ball he brought home Bellenger.
So the Dodger offense, they had it going tonight and it wasn't through slugging.
You had mad baby steal second.
That was a heads up play so very encouraging.
I love the style of baseball from the Dodgers.
How'd you guys feel about let me know in the comments? Um Lorenzo and tone of the Yankee Siri's really discouraged me.
Don't know if I'm over exaggerated.
I'm but I'm seriously concerned.
I think it left all of us.
I think they left all of us with a bad taste in our mouth, considering.
Look, I know if you guys, um, by the way, is a great piece right now, all the peace that Dodgers nation dot com is great.
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But one thing they're released.
So now we all, you know, already kind of newest.
But look, the Brooklyn Dodgers.
They waited 52 years before the Boys of Summer were able to get that win in 55.
The Giants waited 56 years.
So these world Siris it is a cliche, but it is a crapshoot.
And when it comes to go back to your question about the Yankees, to me, it is about that right handed, that right handed slugging and that that right handed power that the Yankees possessed, But the Dodgers they have a their tops in Major League Baseball with a 2 to 70 are against right handed hitters at home this year, and that's almost a full run better than the second best.
So the Dodgers this year have shown they could handle right handed power, and they still Ah, and, um, it's just a matter of how they can do what they're lefties.
So the rotation, they're also they also they also have their way with, uh, with a Zafar are left handed pitchers.
They gotta 189 e r.
So that is, that shows you that they could handle right handed power.
Aaron Judge heading into the Siri's people are the talk in New York was, Can he pull a home run? And he got hot in that Siri's.
But it also 100 you.
Giving up three home runs to me was alarming as far as what we've seen with him.
Like I said, he wasn't working his pitch mix like we've seen him do all season year all season long and why he's a front runner to win the Cy Young.
So I'm not as worried about the Yankees.
I'm not 100% sold on the Yankees I don't think that look, that bullpen was quality.
Their bullpen lived up to the billing and but their starting pitching I mean, cc Sabathia.
Do you really see C.
Sabathia at his age on his farewell tour, holding the Dodgers to two runs like he did? So, um, and also packs.
And they made packs and look like a like an ace.
And same with er mon.
So I think that, I think, was an aberration. Severina.
When he comes back, will he even be built up? Tanaka hasn't been his best, so I think that in the post season the Dodgers can get after their starters.
I even after this Siri's even after this Siri's Let's not forget the daughters.
So two of Tau one out of the three that they get swept and they won one with Kenley Jansen having ah, positive moment there.
So I still would much rather face the New York Yankees right now, then the Houston Astros.
Ah Hee Like those emojis Ah, but you guys just get your comments and their Cubs win. Okay.
Charles Hammell from 56 to Whittier.
Ray Barsamian CEO will be a key in the middle of the lamp today, especially when it comes to slugging A.
All he does is get those doubles, man.
He goes to second base.
That is the Cory Seekers of the Corey Seager play, and he's starting to play his game.
That's what you love about Corey Seager.
He always No one knows his swing and his style appellant play better than Corey Seager.
He knows where where his strengths are, and he utilizes that, and you just see him at the plate putting great swings on it.
And I'm very encouraged.
I think that he just started to really gain that mo mentum, and we're going to see him peak at the right time.
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Everyone needs to stop focusing on Homer's John Gotti.
Dodgers Do this every year, beat upon nationally.
Teams, then get shut out by the elite teams in American League Dodgers.
Got no heart whatsoever.
John Garden minds will just put one right in my heart hospital.
I think 2017 the average almost five runs a game in that Siri's, but it was runners in scoring position.
It was their ability to, Ah, it was their issues, you know, in the last game, Lost lost that one of 5 to 1.
But I don't think so.
I don't think so.
And guess what? The beauty of this is like Tommy, Lasorda said himself.
You always want to be the team that wins the World Series or the team that will lose the world.
But getting to the World Series In a sport where the best team doesn't always win, you give yourself a ticket to the dance and there's at the end of the day, you give yourself a shot and this team averaging over 5.
8 runs per game.
Post All Star break.
This was a small slump.
And don't forget, do not Do not ignore the importance off getting back of David Freese.
David freezing over 400 in last year's world.
Don't underestimate Alex for Do go the real FRG clamp.
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Those opposed that video of Alex Verdugo taking swings at Camelback Ranch.
So do he is gonna come back.
He's gonna be refreshed.
And this a guy that has one of the lowest K rates and one of the best contact rate.
So I love saying Alex for do go back so this to me is not the same team, but well, you do have to accept you do have to accept if you're the Dodger fans is that this team is going to have to is going to rely on guys that haven't been there.
So there I was gonna be a sense of the unknown.
We've never seen Alice Verdugo in the World Series.
We've never seen Will Smith and the World Siris Cody Bellenger in Two World Siris He had, ah, 63 last year in one and 1 43 in 2017.
You're going to see guys that they're gonna have to step up.
So and then two if you're the Dodgers, all the agonizing over this weekend was really more about the fact they haven't won a World Series.
And that's just the reality of what they're going to deal with until they're raised that commissioners trophy and we're partying down Figueroa popping bottles.
Maria Delgado, Please don't get discouraged is baseball ups and down great point Maria Maria Ah, Maria Delgado.
The ebbs and flows of a season, the ups and downs.
Winning is hard.
It's it's it is baseball. It's baseball.
It's a complicated game, and especially when you haven't have had a team, all they do is win.
All this team knows is success this season, so there's a reason why there outfront the way they are.
There's a reason why they're breaking records like they are, and then they're in the running for best record in major league baseball.
But here, But, um, but that's the reality of the situation.
There's no you can't defend the Dodgers.
Let's get back to your comment.
I get on a roll here.
Kelly Bree, Greensboro, North Carolina What up, Kelly, Ryan Morris.
Save your dis Uh, discouragement is the regular season.
Nothing like playoff intensity.
The scenarios that happen.
We're not playoff scenarios.
That's another great point.
That's another great point, and really, it was a microcosm of the state of Major league baseball.
Most of the runs this weekend were on home runs, but Lamar Lemon air.
Look what happened when we did that today.
Can you know, Prez? We need more games against a L Teams.
Good teams like Boston, The Astros, New York, Cleveland.
Hey, that's the thing.
Look, Boston after the world after the also break, the Dodgers went in there on the road in a hostile environment against a team that was desperately trying to make a playoff push.
And they handled that Boston team after dropping the 1st 1 But the Dodgers? But the Boston team has faded, so no one's gonna give him credit.
You gotta give them credit for that.
And that's just the reality.
Let's hope tonight John pumped up for a dominant rest of the season.
You getting the home run was one thing.
20 by the way, Give show Jock Peterson some love in the comments.
Guys were always a little tough on Jock but smashed out hard.
But mash it up for Jock who ta 27 home runs career high.
So gotta love that for John Peterson.
And also, more importantly, was that single Yan off a lefty Michael.
Finally, our boys have gone back to their roots patients at the plate screaming Go Dodgers from Florence.
I love it screaming Go Dodgers from Florence, Arizona.
We steamrolled any team like today if we focus on small ball.
I love that point.
Let's not forget our identity.
And And when I say that I mean the National League, I mean I mean trying to utilize the strength of this Dodger team.
Yes, you have guys that can hit it out.
You got you got guys and give you those bleacher re Cher's.
But this team is better when they're more of a night more of a dynamic team.
And I'm with the one that don't forget about that style of play seeing Mad baby steal second today.
I would just hide for that.
I love saying that ****.
I still Ah, I still like it.
I'm going to stick with my World Series Prediction.
I made April daughters over Astros in seven, By the way, Ray, I just so you know, I've taken a screenshot of that because I believe in it.
You bring it every every postgame show.
If the daughters were Toby the Astros in seven, the vindication there would be incredible.
I mean, that would bring tears to my eyes, tears to my eyes.
I would love it.
Hopefully, maybe we could have one of our own players proposed or something like that.
But it would be beautiful, man.
It would almost be sweeter if we if they had home field advantage we did in their house.
But no, let's do it in Dodger Stadium.
But I like a good thing in their **** mark.
See, this is where we need to play our good games.
Only one home run from Jock Rest.
The team base runs.
No, exactly exactly noise I like.
That's like the stew.
Lance one Lemon our offense.
It was scary, Ted, for the daughters will never be the Yanks or Astros in the world.
Siris Ted Filler.
I beg to differ.
I think this season is It's not gonna be easy.
It's not gonna be easy, but to say they will never beat the Yanks.
The Astros, in a world Siris.
I think that is a stretch.
I think the Dodgers would farewell and definitely have more than a puncher's 10 chance against both of those teams.
Don't look, let's this.
This Siri's this weekend is going to leave a lasting impression and allowed to Dodger fans just because of how it mirrored last year's World Series.
1 80 batting average, 55 Won the last game a l team, but I think that I think that I think that at some adversity for this Dodger team is good.
Some adversity for this dollar team is good and for them to rebound.
And tonight, look, this is how this daughter team is.
They're going to get on another run.
And tonight the bats came alive.
Pollock was struggling home run, single single, So A. J.
Pollock did his thing tonight.
They need him to get things going.
Also made a nice play defensively, prevented from going past him.
But adversity is good.
I always say adversity causes some men to break and some to break records, and this is could This could very well be a record breaking Dodger team.
So Ah, here we go.
Ah, Ray Barsamian.
I don't think the Yankeesoffense will have the success in the postseason.
I like the Astros to beat them in the ale playoffs.
Look, don't underestimate the pressure on this Yankee team.
The Yankees is a big time drought for them.
There's a big time drought for the Aggies, and and unfortunately, and unfortunately, the Yankees can Ah, the force of the Yankees.
They're gonna They're gonna have a lot of pressure.
But But given the Walker Bueller, Man just dominates the Padres now fordo against the Padres a 0.
Batters anyone 25 against them.
So he owns the Padres.
But here we go, by the way of you guys are watching on Twitter and Paris Go.
I don't think it's coming through.
Today's if you wanna hop over to Facebook or you want to text me, I'll give you my Tech My phone number's three widow 63309 I'll let you guess the last two numbers.
Um ah, but here we go.
Rinse and repeat lemon air.
Jaime Sanchez Dodge is one of the shut out.
That is why they went with Mart over Yemi.
Out is 97 man, I love the pitcher versus Russell Martin.
Um, Jean great show, as always.
What can we expect? Rich Hill back.
So Rich Hill, If you look at Rich Hill he is if you looked at ah, but go Dodgers nation dot com Clips, See, has put out a peace rich Chili threw a 30 pitch bullpen today.
This is from Jorge Castillo.
Is Twitter mixed in 10 to 12 curveballs.
See that 80 to 90? So he's getting back, and I have a big time.
A big believer in Rich Hill To me, dig.
Mallon is a guy that's going to be pivotal and an integral part of this Dodger rotation.
He's experienced those big moments, and I want to see him at age 39.
Put all together for one postseason run and this time off could really bode well, it could really take this.
Take this team and have him fresh for that.
Ah, for that, um, for that postseason run.
But like I said, you guys want to head over to Twitter, head over to ah, head over the Facebook.
You guys, can you, uh, get your questions in there? Or body YouTube? Mart is better picture.
Then catch your hitter.
That stuff, but he's on base has been there. Kathy.
I hope moron doesn't retire.
Herb, You'll Ray Bar.
Simeon we got is Ross Stripling in Hill coming back soon.
So, like I gave you the news on Ross on on Hill.
He's, um, he's supposed to face hitters tonight in Arizona, so he's making his way back.
He's been out since July 25th with that neck and bicep issue, so they're gonna fast track him back.
And, ah, I didn't know.
I don't know how how is out.
It went tonight, but But he's in the mix and then also Julio Arias.
The plan with him is its eyes to make an appearance with the Quakes and throw a couple innings there next week when he's eligible.
So hymns, of course, is not injury.
But that's the status of him.
And that's how they're gonna, how they're gonna keep on TV.
I saw the story of them trying to build him into was starter here, but, ah, back to you guys.
We got Ria Bueller's the second coming of Greg Maddux and will be better.
Um, of course, of course.
You look at him.
Ah, he's got the electric fastball.
He's got the electric fastball.
So I think, um, I think you're right.
I mean, it was far as command goes to me to me, one of my biggest regrets or one of my saddest ah, biggest regrets as faras Dodgers, the fact that traded Pedro Martinez and Pedro Martinez.
To me, he's bigger than Pedro Martinez.
But the just the the torque, the way his shoulder motion goes, the violence of his motion the way he loves he said himself, Missing bats is his thing.
He said in that Verducci Peace and Sports Illustrated and he loves to ms.
But Ms Bats a loves the strike guys out to me.
He kind of reminds me more of a Pedro Martinez or or a guy that's gonna is gonna hit you, hit you with that kind of that kind of heat, mix it up, hit you with the command, um, thing there.
So I think of these Twitter things Back up.
All right, Here we go.
Uh, Daniel Perez with rotations.
Start with Kershaw on the postseason or re you Bueller.
I think I I really think that you're gonna go with Rio It at home.
Were you coming into that Yankee game is e.
85 last two years.
He's been dominant at the ravine, I think. Kershaw.
If if I'm the Dodgers, I would definitely put Kershaw at home.
His records to speaks for itself, going.
And he had been 19 in ho at home going into Sunday's performance.
And And I think I would sit with that because you gotta put him in positions where he can succeed and you're gonna get the most out of them.
So I would throw Kershaw and at home with that in mind, and then I would put Walker Bueller on the road.
And then Rich Hill.
I really think Rachel, I would love to see him on the road last against the Red Sox instead of hunting for you.
Let him get that hometown start.
But I want to see that now. I want things.
They I want to see things set up that way.
I would have no issues with Kershaw and Ryu in Games one and two and and then you throw Walker Buehler, who tonight is we're gonna see I regardless of postseason.
Baseball is different.
And Walker Bill, you saw Game three last year. He just pitched the gem.
It was a sparkling performance by Walker Bueller and Game Through the World Siris.
He can shut down a lead, Bats.
He's proven that.
So I want to see Rocker Bueller locked in game three.
Um, Ray Barcia, Dodgers turned pet go into Fenway Park.
Um um, by the way, did you see the You see, the Red Sox are in their mind.
You should apologize to the Rick roll to the Red Sox fans. I was hilarious.
Play the game for Bueller.
We got no, Really.
Come on, Dodger Blue from zip code 703 Mark Chung.
The magic number is 10.
Love it Can't wait for October.
I'm with you, Mark at the knee.
The game is J t cut his, um, contact rate by 100.
Anthony, you got me rolling on that one, baby.
I love it s D Dodger Dog.
What? SD Dodger.
He's are the scout guru for Dodgers Nation.
Go read all of his pieces.
Follow him on Twitter.
This guy's a world class Dodger Jersey collection.
He was in the house and he had these seats.
I'm telling you, he was he was basically on the field.
He could. They were sweating on.
This guy was in the first row tonight.
He was at the game.
Go follow S D Dodger on Twitter.
Ah, baseball savant for sure.
Joe Kelly looking back toe form to We will need him come playoff time. Joe Kelly.
He's another guy to last 10 for Joe Kelly.
Nine innings pitched, four hits, two walks, 12 K zero runs.
And if he can replicate the Joe Kelly that we saw last year, Look, guys turning around and bottom line.
Joe Kelly has elite stuff.
Joe Kelly has pitches and and can and can.
Can make pitches that very seldom guys can make.
He can catch you triple digits on the gun.
Do you see that knuckle curve ee Ah, he threw this week this weekend.
Me This guy, he's got the pitch mix really with him.
It just staying locked in mentally and not losing grip.
And also get those first pitch strikes attacking hitters in the zone.
But Joe Kelly is gonna be an asset and all you guys who followed this team through thick and thin from the early days to the struggles in early May.
It's gonna be more rewarding for you.
Trust me, because Joe Kelly, his haters were out in force.
I can remember the days when you guys just blasting Joe Kelly, not all you guys, but we all felt the pain because look, he signed the $25 million deal you expect him to produce, especially when he's Ah ah has 11 scoreless in the post season.
So Jamie Kenley player the game we won because he did not pitch.
You guys always made me laugh.
But a men speak your mind, baby, I love it, um, one we lost in New York because we don't know how to pitch in those batters.
Look, I gave you the numbers on it.
They have pitched well against power writings this year, more of an aberration.
But like Cody, Bellinger said, the familiarity, the familiar, the familiarity, familiarity and he said, familiarity that they developed in that Siri's is going is gonna bode Well, it's it's gonna help this team know what they're up against.
And don't kid yourself.
That is the strength of the New York Yankees.
They don't hit 61 home runs in a month for nothing.
They're setting all kinds of records as far as hitting the long ball, and I don't think they're gonna be able to do that in the post season.
It's a different ballgame, much tighter, and this Dodger pitching staff is going to be ready to face these New York Yankees.
Uh, but it is something to be concerned about is somebody be concerned about, And it will ultimately determine if the Dodgers can beat the Yankees.
Whether or not they can keep the ball in the ballpark enough to get wins against the New York Yankees.
Judge only has 15 home runs.
American League knows how to pitch him. Juan Carlos.
Hey, that's another thing, too. That's another great point.
One look, he had his injuries.
Judge had his injuries, for he was out for quite some time, and his his Ah, his home runs aren't there like they were last year.
But the thing is that the Dodgers are gonna have they're gonna they're gonna have ah more tape on him.
They're gonna have a better approach against him.
They're gonna have when it's a world Siris and you have rest in between you have is a long Siri's.
The Dodgers are going to find a way to neutralize him because that's just how it is for any pitcher.
Look, unless you're Reggie Jackson in 1977 guys, they're gonna the guy or your Dukes or your Duke Snider for the Dodgers back in back in 55 year.
Or, you know, some of these players that have had great success mashing in the world Siris doesn't always happen.
I want Bellenger won m v p so badly.
W slash l winner Loser.
I love Cody Bellinger.
Okay, I love Cooperstown, Cody the M V b.
But a Julia Cody Bell Jer, He's got it.
He has got If you want him to win EVP, he has got to get hot.
And today was a great sign.
Poke that in the left field.
Got that double and he looked.
He looked like he was a little more comfortable at the plate tonight, not just tryingto hit it to the moon and but Billy Cody Bellinger March hit 500 April 4 16 May 3 19 June 2 72 July 2 65 August 2 35.
So you've seen that batting average trend downward for Cody Bellenger, but he is 28 double tonight, 42 home runs.
So if you look at Cody Bellingen tonight, he was two of 23 before he got that double.
But hey, still on pace to break the Dodgers all time home run record.
He should be well above 50 home runs When it's all said and done, and that should have him, that should have him in play.
That should ah put him in a spot where he can win the EVP cause Christian Yelich.
I mean, if by the way to see Christian Yelich, I thought that was layers, but not to see him back in a uniform today.
But you see him troll, that lady who got mad at him for being in the ESPN, the body, eh? Ah magazine.
And he was talking about Roxanne and he said, Relax, Roxanne.
And he's tweeted that and then his walk up song was Roxanne.
So Christian yell, It's That was a hilarious man.
You had me rolling on that one, but hey, it's still in play.
If you look at the pole, he was well out in front and also the Dodgers there wins.
That's gonna be a factor when it comes to postseason awards and postseason honors.
The wind total of the Dodgers are going to a Mass is going to be a factor, especially if they're in that 103 to 106 win range.
I think that although they'll clean up when it comes to the postseason awards, so I'm with you.
I really wanted to win very badly.
Wanted to be the first ah, position player EVP since Kurt Gibson Back in 88.
Uh, Lemon Air Bellenger Homer is rare as a unicorn.
Ah, John Aisles Looking back at reuse.
Rough outing this past Friday against the Yes, I think of the phrase.
Even the best of the best are bound to have bad days.
Look, John Niles, you said it best.
You're gonna have a little regression to the mean 164 e.
B In the conversation with guys like Bob Gibson.
They guys with a ray over one.
They had to move the mound down for the guy.
So he was. He was.
We were spoiled.
Really, When it comes when it came to 100.
We use success this year and and there look, he 100. Use a competitor.
He's not going to say he's not going to say that.
Ah, that, um that it's about about him being tired.
But look, his e r a o s e r is that too? You know, we should we should d f 100 and no 100 re you is going to be important.
He's an essential part of the Dodgers world.
They need Hunter you And it was a couple bad starts against a couple elite teams and the Braves in the Yankee.
I wouldn't call the, I guess if you're talking about National League teams, I guess you gotta call the Braves elite.
But there's only three elite teams as the Dodgers, Yankees and and Red Sox.
But like I said, I like you.
I think you were right on the money with that John Isles.
I think you're definitely right on the money with that, but here we go.
One team I still don't want to face in the n.
L N L playoffs is the Brewers.
Because of that bullpen, that's something to that Brewer bullpen video haters had his issues this year, and I think he's got, like, six bloat blown saves, and I don't think that Ah, So I saw the Cubs beat the I saw that.
If you look at that, if you look at the Nationals, the Nationals are playing basically 66 like 667 like 6 71% baseball.
The last, The last couple of months.
So and the daughters have had their issues with Corbin, so I really, really be much more concerned with them.
I don't I don't think we're gonna have a rematch with the Brewers in the in the postseason, but like I said, they're I mean, they're they're bullpen is definitely dangerous.
But the Brewers, they're they're right in the they're they're battling for that.
That n l Central. There's six games.
They're almost seven games out.
So they would have to get in that wild card mix and the Cubs are ahead of them the by quite a bit.
So look, the Brewers.
Same same record or close to the same record as the Diamondbacks.
I'm not too worried about them Offense.
Just suck from lemon air.
Um, Magic number 10 from Jamie Sanchez.
Let Ri you miss one start.
Ah, yeah, Uh, yeah, we're talking about that. Let him Mrs Start.
I don't feel phantom.
I l him or but he's a guy.
That's more they had last couple last couple of years combined or before, before last year.
So he's He's been on such a great run the last couple of years since he's come back from that shoulder injury.
He had a groin injury last year, but if you look at him, he's a guy that that it's really a luxury for this Dodger team to be in the position where they're at now, where they can afford to get guys rest.
But at the same token, really, To me, there's no House money games, especially if you're trying to fight off the If you're trying to fight off the Yankees and Astros, but whatever it takes to get him pitching his best baseball come October, I am all for all sacrifice.
Some regular season games.
I'll even sacrifice world Siris home field advantage if it if it gets us the hunter you that has dominated his way through this season, so it's very important and it's a lot of things, you know, the most innings pitch since, like 2014.
So So that's just Ah, that's just how it stands right now, but, um well, here we go back to you guys.
But would you would you rather your guys have Mrs Start, um, or something longer and that we'll see what they do.
We'll see what they dio with Hon Gin for you, but it's just really an innings thing.
And also, he's an easy freezing, a free agent year.
He's in a free agent year with the Dodgers, so you don't want him to have it endure any serious injury, because that would totally sabotage what he could fetch on the open market.
But if you look at 2013 pitcher 192 winnings and 20 1452 innings and then last two years 1 26 and 2017 then came up then, eh? Any ah, 82 last year with playoff so 82 a third plus plus playoffs and then playoffs, you're looking at almost almost 16.
Little over 16 innings pitched so little just over that, so Here we go, Lemon earring over Cy Young and EVP Only there's anyone lemon air that would that would debate you with that.
I think we would all take that World Series ring versus any personal individual accolades.
But, hey, why not just clean sweep? Why not just win it all and just have the most storybook season? There is 12 walk offs in the entire year for 14th.
Shut out tonight.
Jeremy Ross Walker is the new part owner of the Padres.
I love that Jimmy Ross Walker is, You know, he's a smart guy.
He's a smart guy.
Mean over four g.
P at Vanderbilt.
This is a guy I could see investing in and owning an MLB team one of these days.
Also, if don't forget, the Padres didn't draft him.
They drafted another Walker, and he's always held them against him at the 23rd pick.
That's why he went to Vanderbilt.
So there's always that.
So you know, he likes to give it to the team that did not draft him, but, hey, he was destined for Dodger Blue.
That heritage of pictures.
He was destined to be a Dodger.
Flames or great gas.
Be a love that name.
Great Gatsby beating up all week.
We need some or challenging games.
Hey, the Dodgers have fare well against elite competition this year, like 15 and 12 against elite clubs this year.
So the daughters have done well.
It's just Look, we I'm I'm a victim, too.
I'll be a prisoner of the moment, too.
I was very unhappy after Sunday.
I went to Friday's game and I saw us get clobbered, so I'm a prisoner of the moment as well.
But this team has shown that they can't compete with the best team in the league.
And ah, here we go.
We got Mark Exactly.
Biggest impact consistence consistently.
Will Smith look Will Smith coming into tonight.
He was hitting 1 25 in his last seven, but he had that nice single and Will Smith, still hitting over 300 since he's been back.
So love what I'm seeing from Will Smith.
I'm a little concerned with Roberts in the postseason.
Seems like he substituted too much in the playoffs.
Play the best for the entire game.
Yes, it was nice to give him a chance to play.
But nice doesn't win games.
That's a great question.
That's a great question.
Ah, great point, but you just have to trust you.
Just have to trust this organization.
Dave Roberts has done more than enough toe earn earn the trust of Dodger fans since Dave Roberts was hired by this.
Ah, by this Dodger regime, 23 postseason wins that six more then the team had in the last 27 years combined.
So the Dodgers went on such a bad drought, and he guys buy into Dave Roberts style.
But by but the third time in the World Series, you know that he's learned from his mistakes.
I don't think that he's gonna have such a short leash on guys that we've seen in the past.
I think if guys have it going and looks like they can get another inning, the thing with the Dodgers and Freeman they do not like when guys see our pitcher third with their third and fourth at bat and they try to avoid that.
But sometimes look, there's no ****ytic for intangibles and there's no ****ytic for your gut instincts, and I think that look we saw from Alex Cora.
Alex Corps did a lot of that last year with the way he moved guys around, so I think it's a push and pull.
I think that that Dave Roberts does definitely deserves another shot to see what we can do in this in this postseason run.
But look, Doc has had so much success with this team, it's tough to complain with the results.
He's not the perfect manager.
I'm not saying he is, but this is his first go round.
This is his first gig, and you know he's gonna learn along the way.
One thing you can't teach is the passion that Dave Roberts has, and it's Ah, I think, has a residual effect on this Dodger team.
I think it trickles down and these guys by, and that's why you saw you haven't seen very many slumps this year.
That's why this team avoided their third, Um, losing three in a row for the third straight time today and by getting off the schneid.
But Chris, can you give a shout out to Kathy Tip? I turned to her.
Ah, die hard fan of the game in Tampa and Miami Definitely shout out Cathy Tripp gotta love your Dodge.
I'm glad you're up, says Michael.
Four top there in the Cy Young were you Kershaw, Bueller.
And think if you look at F War, I think you know the Graham in Ah, shares are missing.
Timer are still in that mix, but, hey, I dig it, I dig it. I'm with that.
I can roll with that, um, cut in three.
They could have. They could each have a piece of it.
Ah, Shawn Shepherd.
Keep playing, baby regularly.
Look mad babies.
One thing I love about Matt Baby is 404 with runners in scoring position this year.
So Mad Baby has been clutch defensively defensively.
He probably could improve a little bit, but Matt Bai is a guy who he's almost lost in the shuffle of these great rookies because he doesn't feel like a road.
He comes in there, he's mature.
He produces and I love the his approach.
Night three singles for mad baby.
Um, no jerko for Shawn Shepherd Can, uh ah.
But you guys Tina, Gina, I love they score.
View the small ball with a couple of home runs and enters intersperse.
Yeah, that's a great mix.
That's what you want to see from this Dodger club is more of a balance, but the Dodgers, their record speaks it mean they're like 70 78 29 top of my head when they hit a home run.
So and their 13 and 17 with 13 and 18 are 13 and 18 when they don't.
So if you look at that way, they're a team that definitely benefits from the modern style of Major league baseball.
But But, ah, they're also a team there now 62 17 when they score first.
So whatever it takes to get that first run in and tonight we saw to sell some Ah, Saul different style.
That's the most important thing.
But we go back to you guys.
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Okay, It was on display today on that one.
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Frg Got a little big game.
Hey, we have talked about we can talk about Russell Mart enough.
I mean, he might be the answer.
That might be the ultimate ace off the Dodgers sleeve come playoff time and just fun to see him pitch.
I wanted just re abrir back in 89 inducing soft contact.
Got those soft Got those high socks.
What can't Rosa Martin do? That's what I want to see, man.
He This guy is a renaissance man.
Love me some Russell Martin.
Um, we got lemonade.
We just got into that Joe Joe Kelly.
We need to keep it up and then have him just crescendoing into a peek once we get there.
Because I'm telling you.
Look, I was down on Joe Kelly, but I didn't forget you never give up on guys that are top five and velocity top five and spin rate that Haven't I Love boat? Yes, I love you.
Like after the innings when he spits out the gunman he hit says when it catch that, you know? I mean, so Joe Kelly is a guy that he's a big part of this team.
And we've shown that if you don't, if you don't throw guys, you know, sell guys up the river, You know, if you don't, you know, throw guys off the deep end that and you stick with them that it is the ebbs and flows off a season.
And Joe Kelly, he's just building confidence and he's really shaken up those early season.
Whoa! So level we're seeing is just fun to see him pitch out there.
He's Chapman on steroids.
We got ah, Mark Chung.
We're now seeing players slapped the ball to the beat the ****, or even trying to bunt Ah, to the to the unguarded third base. It's coming.
Why would they not look Mark Chung? That's really the age old question.
The Dodgers implement the shift and the upper third of Major League Baseball and its work for the Dodgers.
And and that's the thing.
What? I forgot who I was listening to you talk about.
This is a former player was talking about Why don't they just do that? Well, because if you just try to slap into right field every time you're not getting those power numbers and power numbers equal tau power contracts in big bags.
So that's another thing to you're not gonna be Ah, you're not gonna you know, if you have it, singles off the ship.
What's your contract gonna be? Guys want to slug because that's what gets them paid.
So that's another conundrum that they face in those situations.
Steven Mayer said housing.
How did you I'm a man. Stephen Morrison.
Always here for the party.
Why doesn't he? Like second and third? I feel like his homers or solo because he leads off.
Yeah, they still haven't really settled on a on that, but Joker is gonna be fine.
Astros in twin Steve.
Yeah, you know, I mean, I didn't see.
I mean, I watched I see the highlights of the twins.
I tried to Ah, poor pay close attention to them.
It's No one is gonna respect the twins until they prove that they can beat the Astros.
They can beat the Yankees in the playoffs.
And that's just the reality.
Because of how great that assets have been last couple years And what the Yankees are showing us this year, f Why can't we hit 96 a few times on Saturday? Steve Myerson, Look.
Hey, you can't put a an ****ytic on and on.
Adrenaline and I have had my issues sometimes with the way Kenley Jansen handles blown saves, he dips out, my man does the you know, he just disappears.
It just poof like a magician.
he's out of there.
But I like the fact he's owning up to the booze and he's saying, Hey, if you guys Bumi, I'm gonna make you love me So Kenley Jansen embracing that? He knows that Dodger fans.
We're not gonna tolerate anything but greatness from Kenley Jansen because we know deep down it's inside of him, just like that 96 mile per hour fastball.
That was a very curious to see what the next star is because it won't be against the Yankees.
It won't be a Sunday night baseball game.
They're playing a lot of NL West teams, so we're going to see can he candy channel that adrenaline and that velocity that we saw, But a couple more here, guys.
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