Thank you and welcome to the Taj Nation postgame show.
My name is Doug McCain.
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Let's get right into the celebration were popping champagne like we won a championship game.
No, we just want our seven straight division tile.
The Dodgers 18 time NL West champions.
Our boy Clint Pacy Israel FRG Hit it, Randy Hash tag clinch.
I love that The Dodgers get it done in Baltimore tonight.
Celebrate! Hit that like button hit that, Reed. Sweet and share.
But your Los Angeles Dodgers.
We're gonna celebrate this one.
Pop that champagne.
Get that bubbly ready because love is only a couple of times.
I drink champagne when we win the division with a division Siri's When the NLCS, Hopefully this year with a pop champagne.
When we win the World Series, I know it's gonna call Nate in a World Series title, but you guys are lighting up these comments already.
But welcome in to the Dodgers Nation postgame show.
I'm the man of fan Doug McCain, and you know what I do? I read out your takes so you guys get those Dodger takes in there so I could meet. Read him off.
Live in the postgame show is getting right into it.
Rapid fire style.
1st 1 J J and tracks. Let's go.
Yeah, that's what I'm talking about.
What? O'Brien Schmo.
When is the parade? Hey! Little premature for parade.
But hey, I'm all about celebrating.
She got these young guys.
Will Smith, Mad baby.
How about a boy? Gavin Looks flirted with the cycle tonight? Got off the schneid with his first Jack.
These guys have not experienced you experience these moments.
It's a long season.
Ah, big time grind.
Oh, and what's the date? September 10 September 11th.
That's how early the Dodgers have clinched this year in his ex exciting times to be a Dodger fan.
And another great example.
If you look at it one of the earliest clinches ever 17 a half games ahead of the Diamondbacks.
I think they're losing right now in New York.
The old time clinch ragged for the Dodgers.
The boys in Blue.
That team went on to win the World Series.
They won by 13 a half games. 2017.
They won by 11 games.
Last year we played one game, 1 63 so I don't want to hear any of this.
Man is hey, don't celebrate pop Champagne, fellas is a job well done.
The consistency of this pro of this off this franchise to make it to seven straight NL West championship is not a small feet.
They deserve it.
And Baltimore Tonight we did again.
Seven. From Geoffrey Hill.
Wu from Debbie went.
Serg. Let's go Dodgers.
That's what I'm talking about, Mike.
Way to go, J pro.
Let's win it all this year. Absolute.
Let's win it all.
This year is a good time to push this shirt.
My all time favorite Dodgers Nation gear is the enough about 88.
The time is now.
This feels like a different team.
A team that took care of business this early on shows you the focus that it that they have to get it done.
October they one and the drought at 31 years.
And it's very clear by the way they took care of business.
How about Corey Seager? Seven.
Back to back home run game of his career, Corey Seager.
He's been R B I Machine of late and Corey Seager is really getting hot at the right time for this Dodger team.
But loud those comments.
How do you guys feel about your boys in blue winning their seventh straight and L West Championship? Still ahead of the Braves and the N O.
Now a game and 1/2 behind the Astros in Yankees? So we're going to celebrate this today.
Were those eyes gonna be stinging with all that bubbly? No.
God was, by the way, let it stick.
You gotta feel that champagne.
I don't want you guys with the goggles out there any of the poncho gear.
Just let the champagne rain all night long does the N L.
We own this division I've said before, and L West is the Dodgers and the rest because they claim this division 18th division title in franchise history.
Their now 12 42 games above 594 52 on the year year.
Los Angeles Dodgers have been eating all season long and they crown.
They're the NL West champion Geoffrey Hill.
Per we got David Don, I'm not impressed Ocean Side not impressed.
I got you romance with the heart Emojis Yolanda Heart I like it Kept kicking it and Oh, by the way, if I've not mentioned yet, you know how we get down here on the Dodgers Nation postgame show? Throw in where you're watching the Dodgers Nation postgame show.
I like cities the best, but throwing those zip codes and area codes too sometimes, believe it or not, I look it up after just to see what's up.
What about Patty Jeffrey now World Siris Jack 70 to Vegas Great Dodgers win.
Walker looked good.
Definitely good. Walker Bueller.
If you look at him, Hey, he was the last starter to go more than five innings.
It was him back on the 25th of August and Walker Bealer.
That's what he does this year. He's a pitcher.
He's really a picture that knows how to make adjustments.
He's a competitors, and you see it when he has a bad outing.
And it has been a little a little boomer bus with Walker Bealer.
But tonight he showed out my man was on one tonight.
That's why you saw the pregame I'm pretty much guaranteed this win one because you're playing the Baltimore horribles.
And also, I just really trusted walkability.
Look what he did last year in Game 1 63 He was the reason why the Dodgers got that division title and went on to go in to the World Series.
So it'd Game three last year. The World Series tonight.
Seven innings pitched.
Four hits, 11 K's 91 pitches, 66 for strikes and Walker Bueller.
Baylor was raided. Was was ready.
He, Ah, he came in. He dominated.
Bill, If you look at it, he's a guy that the Dodgers need.
He was hit 90 on that fastball, commanding that cutter and slider and what he has the command on that fastball.
He's a different picture.
He's a different picture because it allows him to throw that cutter.
Allow him to throw that slider, and when he's on, he's locating.
He's challenging guys.
Dodgers could probably beat this Orioles team tonight, but that was definitely a promising start for Walker Bill because if you look at Walker Bueller, the last last star for Walker Bueller, it was it was not a great start.
Last are for him.
He is 12 is now 13 and three, but last start five inning, five innings pitched against that Rocky squad.
Five innings pitched, eight hits, six earned runs.
So not a very good outing in his last time.
But that's what this Ah, this one the Bill dog does.
That's what Walker Baylor does.
He makes those requisite adjustments, and the next time you given opportunity, he's going to start throwing flames again.
All right, keep up the small ball from Steve Graves.
We got hard pat.
Now the real work begins.
I agree with you 100% Pat.
And by the way, welcome.
Patty's always rocking with us here on the Dodgers Nation postgame show.
And the real work does begin the work as faras solidifying this rotation seeing of Rich Hill is gonna come back and command that four starter roll.
We've got to get re you right.
We got to get clean.
Kershaw, Right? Look, Clayton Kershaw.
He's another guy.
We have to get right.
And really those big three stars from Re You, Kershaw and Bueller.
If you look at these guys, that is, that those of the Bell count.
That is why this Dodger team has clinched so early is because of those three starters.
The Dodgers are now 54 in 24.
What either re you curse or Bueller start and that's 112 win pays their 39 28 when they don't.
So we got to get everyone all the all the main aces.
Rain role and tonight, Walker.
He was doing it. But here we go back to the comments.
Russell, Let's go get this rotation.
I'm saying the same thing. You get the rotation.
Some of the rest they need because they got to get fresh for the postseason 100 were you is a big concern.
There's no way to sugarcoat it.
Were you to get back to being the dominant look, there was a time when it was not even gonna be a race between shares or into Graham as faras him blocking up the Dodgers Cy Young Award when the Dodgers 13th Cy Young Award winner.
Now he's trailing, and unfortunately, the narrative with 100 you is that he's really fallen apart and his last couple starts, they do need to find a way to get 100 re you back 20 and, uh, really four straight bad starts for hunting for you.
He gave up 2121 runs, five home runs and his last four starts before that.
Before that, he had given up four home runs and 100 his previous 17 starts.
So before his last forced clunker, starting with that Yankee outing.
Five home runs and that's a 19 innings.
He had given up four home runs and his previous 115 innings.
So 100 were you? He? Ah, he's another concern.
But I do think that rest is gonna be the recipe 400 we own.
We understand that that Ah, that 100 were you? It's the innings is the innings are adding up with 100.
Will you? It's definitely a factor.
161 and 2/3 innings this season the most.
He's pensions 2013 and the four seasons before.
This year he had a pitch only 213 and 2/3 and he's combined.
So you gotta hear that shoulder injury at the groin injury.
But I have faith that 100 gets it right because yes, he's fatigue.
But he was still pitching his best.
Baseball had 145 e r a.
And 100 and 21 strikeouts to 17 walks before that August 11th outing.
But back to the comments, guys.
But, hey, we're here to celebrate seven straight titles in the N O S for the Dodgers.
Loving and pop the champagne.
We'll see some champagne.
Emojis How were you guys celebrate? Let me know in the comments How you guys celebrating the Dodgers seven straight NL West title? Back to the comments.
Here we go, Dan Api.
One game at a time, buddy.
One game at a time.
I like that mentality.
David, don't get ah get okay.
Woo Number seven has never looked better.
This is Winning is a habit is a lifestyle for this team.
Look, yes, we can we we can't win a World Series today.
And yes, we still have a lot of work to be done to get that commissioners trophy in October.
But you've got to celebrate the small victories.
Maybe this will boost the team.
Look no, but make no secret about this team has banned in a funk of late.
If you look at the Dodgers there, 12 in 11 in their last 23 playing just above 500 baseball and the Braves have erased a 10 game deficit on the Dodgers.
So, yes, they've wrap things up, but there's a lot to play for.
You gotta lock down that home food advance in the NL because the Braves are dangerous.
And then also, we got to get home field advantage against the Yankees or the Astros. Five.
Rar be eyes for Corey Seager Look, Corey Seager.
Like I said, he's been an R B I machine he's had since in the last 30 games.
Corey Seager, now 20.
Ah, Corey Seager, now in his last in his last Um, now 20.
That's 27 R B I's in the last 30 games for Corey Seager.
Second best in that stretch is Cody Bellinger with 17.
So he's been putting it together, getting hot at the right time.
And, uh, here we go back to you guys. Though.
Cisco everyone made an impact.
Yeah, baby, go. Dodgers from Gloria. Louise.
Hey, what up p y que es always rocking with us. Punch the ticket.
We have our eyes on something bigger.
I agree with you guys.
I'm not saying that this isn't ah that it's not all about the World Series, because it is.
It is all about that Commissioners trophy in October and we're gonna get into all that.
We have plenty of time leading up to that.
But, hey, all of you guys have been rocking with us all season long.
It's nice in tow.
Lock up that NL West and it starts today.
So well deserved.
We got Hollywood.
Be happy, congratulate each other, but don't celebrate like it's 1999.
Hey, man, I celebrate the small victories and trust me, Yes, I'll get the champagne tonight, But when we win the World Series, it's gonna be a different sustained celebration.
You just got a rocket out.
A man who doesn't liketo party it up.
I'll pop bottles after ah, after a win against the against the against the Padres.
You know I love anytime the doctor's gonna win, but big picture.
It is important for these teams, these younger guys, to experience this these younger guys understand that This is what the culture of the Los Angeles Dodgers is in 2019 is about winning these and out West championships.
And look, it's not gonna be the same without Puig there and the wild horse skin crazy.
But, hey, you got to celebrate.
This is a grinds along season, just the first plateau from Ted Filler Dodgers doing congratulations from Boise, Idaho.
I deal my man Dodgers doing Russell.
I'm a little worried about the American League teams.
Hey, I'm a lot of worried about the American League teams.
You saw the statement that the Yankees made a Dodger Stadium.
I was at that game.
Bronx Bombers lived up to the hype in that Siri's.
They hit nine home runs against the Dodgers, two home runs, and that was in the friendly confines of Dodger Stadium.
So and then also, don't you know you got the Astros two? They're a team, but I want to plug a piece at Dodgers nation dot com.
Head over to Dodgers nation dot com and check out Marshall Garvey's look back at the Dodgers division clinching games in the past decade.
What is your? I want you guys tell me the comments.
What was your favorite Dodgers division clinching moment for me? I'm going with cold Person.
I'm going with Charlie there because of the Vin Scully angle.
It's tough to beat that I loved. I loved.
I love jumping in the pool.
I also loved the, um, I also love.
We clinch against the Giants with Kershaw.
I mean, that was just such a dream season with Kershaw 21 3 and then 11 strikeouts.
Toe punch out the Giants.
I love that one.
That probably my 2nd 1 but I'm going with Cole Person.
How do you guys feel? What was your favorite? J.
Carter loved the show.
Doug watching from Coral Spirit Springs, Florida Thanks for rocking with us out there in Florida.
She's always in the mix Here, Susie.
Let's see the celebration.
Celebrated right here.
Pop some bottles, but yeah, Dodgers are a joke.
A cool story, bro.
Uh, Maria with the hearts.
Angela, go Dodgers Joy Lynn.
Bright guys, You deserve to celebrate, Vincent.
Dodgers mark area on sweet victory.
Bueller and Seeger, who you guys got for your players of the game.
I'm going with Corey Seager today.
Seventh multi home run to home run game of his career and Corey Seager.
Like I said, he's heating up.
He is heating up with the right time.
Corey Seager is hit heating up in the right time.
If you look at Corey Seager, he's starting to put it together, starting hit balls hard and, um Post.
Ah Post All Star Corey seriously hitting about 2 44 but leads the team in R B I's with 36 r b I's and then eight home runs in that stretch.
Congratulate Blue Thunder.
Now get it off from ever it.
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Secure the division check. Exactly.
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Who do you think the Dodgers are gonna have in the bullpen for the postseason? Great question.
I think that first of all, if you seen Ken to Maya, he got that four Any save Ah couple days ago.
He just a different picture when he comes out of the bullpen, there's much more life on that fastball.
He's touching 94 on that fastball, works that slider and change.
I love canned tomato because he gives the versatility off.
That struck with those strikeout pitch is also gives you some potential extended relief and also a righty specialist.
Come in with that slider, you know, and get right.
He's out. I love cancel my ADA.
I love what I've seen out of Tony Gosling.
It's to me the postseason like we've seen in recent years.
It's about Miss bat stuff.
That's what really plays in the postseason.
Son has that in spades, and he's got that Splinter ranks high, and he just got a lot of great stuff.
I like Tony Johnson.
I think Rich Hill.
I see him as the four start if we're going to go that route.
And also, of course, Julio Urias comes back, he's balling Casey Sadler did not have his best showing.
You is supposed to be a ground ball pitcher and you know a lot of ah, a lot of ah, like three a lot of like pop outs today, but Casey salads.
They had any deals.
Look at his numbers wanting one inning pitched, Ah, three hits to war and run, one strikeout.
Caleb Ferguson look good.
He look good as a lefty coming in there.
And then, of course, you got Kenley Jansen.
Joe Kelly is a lock.
Then we'll see what happens with Ross Stripling.
Ross Stripling is a guy that comes back.
He looked good in his last outing.
Ross Stripling look really good in his last outing.
So and then the question Dustin May.
May doesn't one doesn't impress and you know he's had a rough go ve got hit in the head pretty hard.
She's like a sideboard with the way he hit his head and he was still wanting to pitch.
But Dusty Maze gotta prove that he can stand.
But to me, I think is a wild card that I would like to see because off that 98 mile per hour splitter and to me, really, he discuss it.
He has to get that that command down on his fastball, but I think that I don't want to see Dylan Floro anywhere near near the playoff roster.
I don't really trust him. Jaime Garcia.
You understand Jimmy Garcia's tied the Dodgers all time record for home runs, given up out of the bullpen with 15.
So the Dodgers, that is really what this final 17 games about.
It's about to get about about solidifying that bullpen, solidifying that rotation, seeing we get Alex for do go back healthy.
And if Alistair to go can't get back.
Who plays in there? Does Matt Baby get a playoff? Not so lost a toe toe break down as far as the playoff rosters go.
But tonight Dodgers 10th NL West title since 2004.
And that's his great me.
Growing up in Los Angeles 2004 felt like the best year of my life because that was Lima time year, and that was totally a foreign feeling just to get a playoff win.
So we've been spoiled with all these great success, but it has to culminate in a World Series title, and I think it definitely will.
I love with this team's doing.
Look, yes, it was a slump, but it wasn't like the 2017 slump when we dropped 16 of 17.
This team can still peak at the right time.
Justin Turner is getting it together.
17 home runs since the All Star break for Justin Turner.
And but back to you guys.
Here we go. Rock out some of these comments.
Rapid fire style.
How you feeling about your Los Angeles Dodgers? Seven straight Hollywood.
I want a World Series trophy.
Alex celebrate today.
Only gotta win it this year.
I'm gonna have one for the boys in Blue.
I love it Pop bottles with your drink of choice.
David Celebrating from Chicago High five.
Champagne's What of David Maria, Melissa.
Time to celebrate.
Seven years in a low and rope all.
Is that a consecutive consecutive record? I think the Yankees have a consecutive record straight.
It's 14 I believe.
I believe it's 14.
I think that you might want to double check. Almost positive.
Ron, South Carolina, The house Go blue.
Um, Travis, pop the bubbles.
The bubblies gabbed Evans Fields. Cody.
Brian Hanna feels better to clinch here in San Francisco, knowing the Giants are gonna rebuild for a long time.
Hey, they got far hand.
We'll see what he can do.
But what about my man, Brian? He's always rocking with us.
Cody Bellinger, You guys bring Cody Bellinger.
How do you guys feel about this? M V P Race is something that keeps me up at night, and I'm starting to feel like it could be slipping away from Cody Bellenger.
He needs to finish strong.
If you look at Cody Bellenger, I want to see him really just catch fire this last couple weeks.
I want to see him be that first Dodger position player to win M v P since Kirk Gibson in 1988.
So a lot of good omens, if that's the case.
But if you look at that EVP race Cody Bellenger, if you look at his averages each month 500 March 4 16 and April 3 19 inmate to 72 in June 2 65 in July and to 35 in August.
So, to me, yell it mean if you look at him to yell it, she's hitting 4 76 in high leverage plate appearances.
But Cody Bellinger has that advantage in war, so I know that they're gonna be looking at that.
And also don't underestimate the defensive run saves.
Cody Bellenger knocks him out of the water in that standpoint.
So I also want to see Cody Bellinger making a run at that Dodger home run record held by Shawn Green with 49.
I want to see him get the 50.
He's falling slightly below below that below that pace.
But I want to see Cody Bellinger get 50 and win that M v p.
Next up, clinch home field advantage from Michael are Crawford.
Look, I've said it before.
If you look at the world.
Siris versus Division Siri's The World Series has the biggest bomb for home field advantage.
Teams have won 59 teams like 59 24 59 24 in game.
The home team is fifth, The home team is 59 24 Game one of the world Siris.
They've won in 60% of the time.
So the world Siris being at Dodger Stadium.
Being at the at the friendly confines of the Chavez Ravine.
To me is absolutely paramount, because what I just told you, the Dodgers, they need to get to stay at home because you saw the look 100 before that slide in a 1000.
Ray at home there, 56 20 at home on the year compared to 38 32 on the road.
So I'm with you. Home field advantage.
A lot to play for.
Enjoy the night Dodgers enjoyed in Baltimore.
By the way, my favorite thing about Camden Yards is I know I called the Baltimore Horribles, but I love how it's built on Babe Ruths, Babe Ruth's George Herman Ruth Dad's old bar.
So also the same person who's doing the renovations of Dodger Stadium is the person who did Camden Yards the best in the business.
So I love Ken Yards is a special part.
Azusa from Ricardo.
Jamie from Phoenix. George.
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They hate us because they ain't us. Ray.
Anaheim. Okay, I love it.
Danny Cortez from Coleman.
We got past that, Dina.
If you do not know that is the home of Dodgers Nation, so represent from the 6 to 6 David from Chicago.
Let's go Dodgers.
I love it, Tan Smith.
Tomorrow, doctors begin to focus on the next step tonight.
Celebrate Columbus, Columbia, Missouri, from Dallas.
Anthem Go Dodgers from Syracuse, New York Ray Rodriguez.
They hate us because they ain't as juice from the 3 to 3.
South Gate John May on an enemy territory.
Maybe on the way back from Ah, maybe on the way back on the plane ride home from New York that could make a quick stop at Phoenix and celebrate in our pool.
Because that's what they'll always remember.
That is our stadium.
You saw the turnout, the Dodgers rep, hard when we faced off against them a couple weeks ago.
Wells champions from Mark Chum Go blue Ah, seven straight Violette Lucky number.
Just saying I love that I'm going to save that 17 can be a lucky number and also three is the perfect number.
I think we're onto something.
Three is the perfect number seven is the lucky number.
Triangles, You know, all that good stuff.
The golden ratio.
I think you're right.
Third straight World Series appearance.
Seven straight title.
It's looking like it just feels like this has to be the year this team caps it off.
Congrats of the boys in blue from Rebecca.
We got Alex or a primo.
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California Hell yet Dodgers hell yet John Mike Munoz.
Third Time's the Charm, baby, and the 909 San Bernadino Go Dodgers.
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Walker Bueller is our ace.
That's from Dragon are I've been saying that for quite some time.
The Dodgers, they Walker, Bo Dodger Bueller, that Walker Bueller is the ace and, ah, law that has to do with the fact that there's no there's no debate whether or not he has the best stuff.
As far as that fastball velocity, the way he had tax hitters, the way he can incorporate that slider and cutter when he's on, he's unhittable and I'm with you.
That's why I want to see him in Game three, Game four, because you throw him in tough environments.
Tonight was a good sign. You get that.
You get that that road when we know is he always much better at home? But Walker Bueller, if you look to him and he has, he's had some issues.
Nine starts since the All Star break.
Nine starts before tonight since the All Star break, five plus runs in four of them.
So he's had his issues of Les as well.
His art as pronounced as 100 reuse but a 75 to air a other five starts.
So the thing about him is like Joe Davis said early in the broadcast, boom or bust with Bueller, and I want to see more boom than bus in the postseason because he we're gonna go as far as the arms are gonna take us the arms of Walker view of the arms of Clayton Kershaw and Hunting for You.
If you look too, it's about the starters.
And how many innings pitch we've we've been given.
And we've been spoiled by this staff That has really carried this team on their back.
For the vast majority of this season before the All Star break, starters were averaging 5.
8 innings pitch per start.
Now that's down to 5.
3 innings per start.
Last 23 games starters of 48 90 are a averaging 4.
7 innings pitched for start.
Yes, you got some bullpen games in there, but a law that has to do with guys not going the distance.
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Gavin Looks Gavin lugs If you look at Gavin lugs Gavin lugs? Yes.
He went two for two sins.
Going to for 21 of 18.
So tonight, eh? The Orioles came at a right time also.
Congrats to Gavin lugs Congrats to Gavin Logs forgetting minor league player of the year.
There's been two other Dodgers to get minor league player of the year.
Can you name them? I'll wait a couple minutes.
The comments give you a couple of seconds to Google it. If you just want to.
It's all good, but I'll just tell you right now.
Gavin looks He was the baseball.
America's 2019 minor league player of the year at 21 is the third Dodger to win the world since its inception in 1981 joining Mike Marshall.
He wanted the first year back in 1981 and then also Paul Canary Go Palkin.
Eriko, back in 1997 did not love that Paul can Eriko trade, but that's a different show.
We got Louise Jackson will pop those bottles.
Pam. I'm lethargic.
Knee a Dodger game.
The Mitch would have Mitch from the 98357 The last the Dodger game I saw was at the L. A Coliseum.
That's when the Dodgers beat the White Sox in the world.
I believe that was the 59 World Series, right, where the Dodgers beat.
Ah, the White Sox in the World Series.
But that's what I'm talking about.
Jake Carter. Thanks, Doug A.
Carter missed the game, but I watched the postgame show to catch up.
Hey, that's what we do here.
Gets you all the latest form your boys in Blue Dodgers.
Seven straight title for your boys in blue.
But we got rude. Congratulations.
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I'm not a big fancy.
I'm rocking a I'm not rocking an NL West.
I want to walk in NLCS championship chair I'm with I am in complete agreement with you World Series championship shirts or buzz Because I'd rather walk the Dodgers Nation shirts if you look there.
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Or should I say Dodgertown? You should say Dodgertown.
We got Gap Blue legs.
Rich Hill will help the rotation for the playoffs.
I think that's one of the big things that that's one of the big developments.
Rich is to get Rich Hill back.
When he comes back, go to six e r.
In the postseason and he's gonna be fresh.
He's gonna be fresh.
And there's some guys saying, Hey, do you throw him in that bullpen? But no, I think Rich Hill.
I think he's a guy that I trust on the Mount in big spots.
He's gone deep into games.
The warrant for a couple of calls here and there won't get into those Rich Hill has shown up in the playoffs, and I want to see him if he if he stays healthy, so if he stays healthy, you know, the contingency plan was to wait for Rich Hill to come back, and now that he's back now, he's gonna be back.
He threw a bullpen session.
He threw a simulated game last Monday, so I think he's gonna be back Thursday.
So I'm really excited to be Rich Hill on Thursday and I'm with you. I think he's.
He brings a swagger.
Um, he brings a swagger.
He brings the character to the team that a lot like David Freeze, a veteran guy with veteran leadership.
He's been through those battles before, and I'm curious to see if he comes back hot. That curveball.
Just the arm angles that he uses.
He's one of my favorite guys to watch pitch.
Ray Rodriguez raided that raid S so I guess you're celebrating the Raider Nation last night.
The Broncos up there heard the crowd on TV was not very, very nice to Antonio Brown.
Cheers for Michael Belton.
We got Ghat World Series.
Game seven is tomorrow versus Houston.
Who starts for the Dodgers? I think it depends on the Siri's.
It depends on the ebbs and flows of that Siri's.
It depends how things have lined up.
It depends who they went with.
in Games one and two.
I think if they go with Ryu and Kershaw in Games one and two, the way that could line up is you could see.
I think, that I think that if everything's healthy with fatigue being a factor, you've got to go with the guy with the best stuff.
You got to go with the guy that has the least amount of mileage on his arm.
Walker, Bealer All day, every day.
You saw it in Game three of the World Series last year.
You saw it didn't game 1 63 last year, too.
So he's a guy that he takes his game to a new level on the big stage.
So I definitely definitely rock with my man Walker Bueller.
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You got the blue tank.
Um, raise repping all of it.
Seems your Trojan fan to than a nice You like the new quarterback, the freshmen next dogs.
They clinch early because they're in the worst lay in all of baseball.
Just being honest, they still they still have to dominate.
Ah, they dominated the team.
They were ahead of him and they won by a wide margin.
And look, you had guy looked Arizona the dime back from one of the hottest teams in baseball in the second half.
The Rockies For a while, we're neck and neck.
And then you saw the Padres that was there. And then the Giants.
Where you Why did the Giants not sell out Madison? Bumgarner Will Smith? Because they were gonna try to make one last run for boot. Bruce Boki.
So the Dodgers, the NL West, their dominance over it speaks for itself.
Okay, you got He had a lot of guys playing baseball with a sense of urgency in the second half.
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Here we got Charles Hammell.
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Thing left to do is clinch home field.
I'm not sure if this team even cares about it.
I think those fans may care more than the team does really great point Charles, and it's tough for us to know how much this team prioritizes getting home field advantage.
But, hey, I don't want to hear.
I don't hear the tomahawk chop in Atlanta and I don't want to go toe Washington.
I mean, I don't want to go to Houston and I don't want to go to New York.
So yes, the Dodgers, they played the Yankees 11 times in the world, Siris.
The three times they were able to beat the Yankees and overcome the Bronx Bombers.
They start off on the road.
So But the numbers I gave you earlier suggests that having home field advantage gives your gives The daughter is the best chance to win.
And until it tells me that this team is leaving no stone unturned, if the Dodgers get home field advantage, it tells me that he s We've lost two straight world Siris.
But we are doing everything in our power to make sure that doesn't happen again.
And I think them getting home field advantage is not only a message to their club house, but a message to the fan bases as hey, yes, we want to win as bad as you guys.
D'oh! And getting home field advantage where we have over 50 56 wins on the season to me tells me that So? So here we go.
We got hard to grow from.
John Gonzalez, Jim.
Completely non emotional.
The Dodgers clinch the division World Siris, or don't bother me.
He's like, I love the expectations world, Siris or don't bother me.
Okay, well, guess what.
We'll make it the world Siris without winning a division title without getting a without getting the playoffs.
So I understand.
I understand your frustration.
Ah, Ryan on one a half games bag.
Do you think we can still get home field? Hey, if you look at, if you look at it, the Dodgers got three Maur against.
It's gonna be tough.
It's gonna be tough.
The Dodgers schedule is tougher than the Yankees schedule, but But if it's close, you know, the doctor's gonna make a run at it.
Could come down to the final game of the season and and they got a road trip.
They still gotta face the razor, the razor, and they're the razor.
Still playing competitive baseball.
They come to the Chavez Ravine, they go to the Mets and the pets are hanging on for their playoff lives.
So they're gonna be playing sense it with a sense of urgency all weekend.
Then they host the Rockies, then they go to San Diego.
Then they go to San Francisco.
So the Dodgers have feasted on the N L West this year.
So if they can really stack up tons of wins against their division rivals, having already won this division, you know, if it's closed, the Giants are gonna wanna play spoiler.
They were sending our Bruce Bochy at the end, so it's gonna be tough.
Took the Yankees.
The Yankees schedule down the stretch.
If you look at them, they got the Yankees down the stretch.
They're going against the Blue Jays.
That's their Blue Jays trash hosting the Halos.
That's a that's a lot.
Oh, that's a dub that they're probably to throw out that one.
So they play to Siri's with the Blue Jays.
Ah, home in a way. Then they go to Texas.
Then they go to Tampa Bay.
So if you look at that schedule, it lines up nicely for the Yankees to finish strong.
And that's why that's Life, said everyone was talking about the division.
I told you early on there are no House money games for this Dodger team because of that home field advantage, if you look at the Astros schedule to close things out, but yeah, the daughters need to get on the street, the Dodgers need to get on the street to get right.
They need to get 100 re you rested.
He needs, Ah, a star or two where he looks like the dominant 100.
Were you there was flirting with an all time great e r A title at the end of it.
So, by the way, the A's are just taking the Astros to the woods.
It's 20 to 3 right now, but if you look at the Astros, they close out.
They they're hosting the A's in a Siri's.
Then they go to Kansas City, host the Rangers, host the Halos, go to Seattle and then on the road against the Angels.
Verdugo is not coming back.
Is that a Is that Is that a take or did you? I'm doing this show right now.
I'm doing the show live, so all of that is that's breaking news.
I hope that's not breaking news, because that would be a crippling development for this Dodger team if Alex Verdugo does not come back, you saw him went out hitting to 97 hitting well above 300 most of his time defensively has used the score.
His range in the outfield is great.
Also best contact rate in the zone for the Dodgers.
So he's a major part of the Dodgers potential success in the postseason.
I saw that there is no timetable when we're going to see Alex for Do go has been out for over a month.
But yes, he's had some setbacks in his recovery.
That oblique and that is why the Dodgers brought up Edwin Rios.
But I haven't heard anything that suggest that he's gonna be out for the remainder of this season, but he has been.
I know he's been shut down for completely for any baseball activities for the last couple days and then Edwin Rios is up.
But hey, Matt Bt he's a guy Matt, Bt's clutch.
He's got that compact swing.
I like seeing that Bt in there in his abs.
If you look at Mad Bt maybe since since post All Star break mad Bt he's slashing 2 89 3 62 5 79 with a 9 41 p. S.
Since the All Star break, only one who has only position players with with with a higher o p.
S is gonna be Justin Turner and Will Smith since the All Star break.
And then also yeah, Cody Bellinger is hitting 9 21 as his O.
P s last 30 for Mad Bt you're looking at.
He didn't mean to 62 so last 30 starting to dip a little bit, but he'll heal.
He'll play well in his absence, but here we go will not go far in October with Kenley as a closer.
That's from John Gonzales.
Look Kenley as a closer watching Kenley on the mountain clutch situations in high 11 situations.
That's not for the faint of heart.
I hope you do not like your fingernails because you will not have very many of them after that.
But look, it's not can leave for closer.
Who knows by the time if he's not going to lock down closed to me, there's to me. At this point.
We've seen enough. We've seen a career high and IRA.
We've seen the dipping his velocity, which is the dip in his command and his pension for giving up home runs and blowing safe.
So Kenley Jansen has had a rough go of it since the All Star break.
I don't think that he's gonna be the closer moving forward as far as a day and night in and night out basis.
Yes, they'll give it to him and he can earn his clothes.
He can earn his appearances.
If Kelly goes out there, he's shown that he gets hot.
Then, yes, you throw him out there.
But there's no way, in my opinion, that if he's continuously blowing saves in the postseason that that they'll keep throwing out there in those spots.
And he's also mentioned that that he's willing to take a different role, thinks throw him out there in the in the eighth inning that he can still be a contributing factor, but they're gonna have to get out from Kenley Jansen.
Whether you like it or not, he's gonna have to do a contribute.
And like you said, he gets himself into trouble walking guys, allowing that first batter, Ron so think about candy, and he just looked hittable.
He just hittable and like what we've never seen in his career.
But he did have that 21 pitch save against the Yankees, which really could have been a, which really could have been another blown say.
But if you look too, he's adjusting to not completely rely on that cutter.
In his career, 93% had spent his cover.
His cutter use has range from 84% to 93% is down to 76%.
So if you look at it to over the past two months, that cutters down to 65%.
So you're looking at a different version of Kenley Jansen, so we don't know what to make of it.
And if you look at it to the pitch value on Jansen's cutter, according to pinch Info has dropped from 20.
4 toe minus 0.2.
So the pitch of the cutter, which was his bread butter, doesn't do what it did.
And that's why I was getting into trouble and I'm with you.
You got to rely on guys like Pedro Baez and Joe Kelly to me.
That's the answer.
That's the answer you bring in.
You bring in Pedro Baez, Julio Urias.
If if it lines up and you want to get him for an inning instead of extended relief, maybe throw amount for the last two innings.
So Kenley Jansen, I'm telling you, this organization is too smart and is so relying on ****ytics that they know what the ****ytics are showing them.
When it comes that Kenley Jansen he's having a career worst season so it would be would be a slap in the face to Dodger fans.
It would be a slap in the face of Dodger fans to throw him out there and have him.
Nolly embarrassed the fans but embarrass himself.
There's no way that he can go out there, give up home runs like he did tomorrow when Gonzalez give up Holmes.
I did a Jackie Bradley Jr.
I mean last year.
If you look at him, he had last.
We saw the warning signs of Kenley Jansen, but let's try to get the most. Have them.
Let's see if we can get some production out of Kenley Jansen because the Dodgers are going to need to get something from anyways. Mark.
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Jansen's trouble is confidence from Randall efforts.
There is a mental aspect to Kenley Jansen.
He said it himself when he goes out there and he just pitches and he doesn't focus on the results that he's in a much better position to get out when he goes out there, the first guy gets on your salt in Philly this year.
You saw it against the Cubs when Rizzo hit that Jack.
When guys get on, he just hasn't won guys steal.
I like a 70% rate on him.
So he gets guys on their basically getting close to being on with runners in scoring position.
So he gets himself in tough spots and he hadn't yet, and there was a stretch there in June where he was pitching much better, you know, from June 1st Thio.
Until that you know he was here.
He did nice job in June 4 and one with 133 e. R. A.
And, um, but No, no, I'm just saying for Joe Kelly.
So for Joe Kelly, to me, he's proven it.
He apparently has a lower body injury that he's dealing with right now.
So trusty we're gonna tell way.
Got to spend a whole show breaking down the bullpen and break it down.
What we're gonna do, Eric.
Berta, I'm with you.
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Despite Bueller's struggles, at times, he's definitely the go to guy.
Stuff is electric.
Yes, you could have said I could have said it any better myself.
His stuff is absolutely electric, and that's what plays upmost in.
And tonight you saw his.
He was getting nine swinging nine swings and misses with that fastball.
The previous high this year was 13.
He did that in his 16 strikeout game against Colorado, so that that tells you that that's pure electricity.
Pure butane from Walker Bueller.
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Good look on your star Thursday.
We can't wait to see it back.
We want you to ball out in the postseason.
Don't think we can beat the Astros or Braves.
I think we'll handle the Braves.
The Braves do not have the depth to deal with the Dodgers, but the Astros that'll be a tough Siri's.
But you just need things to go right.
You need the daughters that catch their groove again, and you need them to peak at the right time Because, look, I'm not afraid of Zack. Greinke.
Look, Hey, do you guys know the stat? If it wasn't for the Dodgers, are the 2 58 home runs now? If it wasn't for that that dreaded D H.
The Dodgers would have the most home runs in history.
So if you look at the if you look at the home runs for the Dodgers, it's absolutely incredible what they've been able to accomplish this year.
with the long ball, and you saw their record when they when they when they hit home runs.
If you saw the top five teams in major baseball record wise are the top five home run hitting team, so most home runs in a season.
Dodgers now to fund the Astros in 2000 to 49.
This Dodger team, this Dodger team now with with two way, see her head back to hit two home runs tonight and then Luck's got his first Jack.
So So you love that 2 58 So 258 home runs, according to stats angst, If he If you eliminate the Twins their advantage of having the designated hitter in their lineup, the 2019 Dodgers have belted more home runs than any team in baseball history.
So this team can hit home runs with the best of them, and that is the formula for success in the postseason and in winning baseball games.
We got, um, we need to have beady on the roster in the postseason.
I like that, too, is a contact guy.
He's a guy that they can get.
Clutch hits Matt Bt he's his His fair share of walk offs of clutch hits.
Doug, I want a shirt like that.
We This is a sure that you've got to get because, look, we're gonna win it this year, so probably the last addition.
So I would I would keep this because this is the one I like to rock is That's the mentality we got.
Um, Charles, Home field is obviously the best scenario, but I'm not sure this team is prioritizing.
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Dodgers rocks Cheryl Dodgers yet? Hey, who do you want to play? Who would you want to face in the first round? Do you think the Nationals can make Who do you think the Dodgers biggest threat is? Think it's the Braves.
He's potentially the Cubs, the nationals.
I still think I still think the Dodgers will, for the most part, cruise in the NL.
But the Braves, they're getting hot, and they're just playing really hot baseball right now.
They keep that up.
You look at the look at the Braves, man.
The Braves 0.17.
The Braves had, you know, they just bawled out, but the Dodgers 18 with 18th and Al West title.
Um, what was that about? But yeah, I don't want to say is this is really turning to the golden age of Dodger baseball, too, if you look at it Dodgers making one of that third straight third straight world.
Seriously, obviously, the Braves 17 and two with with their in their last ah, last 19 games.
So the Dodgers, they gotta find out the Braves.
But here we go one second here.
And also don't forget Max Muncy there waiting it.
Munsey back for Do go back.
This team is gonna put together best lineup right now.
The Nationals air tough from Nathan, agree from Eric Barton.
That's a thing, too.
In a short Siri's, they really have the benefit of having that elites starting pitching.
But But that is the question.
The question is can the Dodgers look? There's a lot of mileage on Clayton Kershaw.
A lot of mileage on Baltimore Orioles are a classy organization.
Ah, we got that to be.
They have to be cool like Walker.
Let's keep the runs up from Nathan Aguilar.
Look, there was a stretch.
You saw that stretch where the Dodgers, the Dodgers really were just strolling to get the to get runs in, and now they're started.
Now they're starting to show that office that Dodgers since the All Star break, averaging 5.
8, um, runs per game.
And they're allowing about three about about 3.4.
So that's the that.
That that's gonna get you a lot of wins.
That's gonna get you the seventh straight division title.
Ah, how do you guys feel about the catching situation? If you guys heard this rumor about Will Smith and Austin, Barnes and and and the pitching staff having having their issues not pitching their best with Will Smith, I think I think that yes, the walks are.
If you look at the walks with Will Smith and 100 re you versus Clayton Kershaw really raw