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Dodgers Trade Beat Downs with Colorado

When talking about pissing in the wind, falling down after landing a punch, or making the NL West race a nail-biter, the Dodgers are the stars of that discussion. The Dodgers, after pouring 16 runs on the Colorado Rockies Monday night, could only muster up one run last night (Tuesday) in a 10-1 loss.

LA Dodgers hatsRookie Clayton Kershaw started Tuesday’s game on the mound for the Dodgers looking for his first major league win, but was yanked in the fourth after allowing five runs on 10 hits. Kershaw was called up from Double-A for the start, but couldn’t stand up to the defending NL Champions’ offense. Heading into Monday’s game, the Dodgers had taken two of three in Arizona to join the Diamondbacks at the top of the NL West. They are now a half game back heading into tomorrow’s game at Coors Field.

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It seems the hot potato that is the top spot in the NL West is being passed between Arizona and L.A. Problem is, it looks to be the Diamondbacks that have the most tolerance for heat and therefore are able to hang on to first place. Things are looking up for the Dodgers, however. After climbing down from Rocky Mountain High, they will play host to the Washington Nationals, who are 15 and a half games out of first place in the NL East. This is a timely convenience for the Dodgers to hopefully win that series and gain a game or two on the Diamondbacks. I am assertively and confidently optimistic in the Dodger’s chances of achieving this. I mean, the Nat’s are going to need an October Sky rocket to move up in the standings, and that’s just to catch up to the next worst team in that division—the Braves. The opportunity is approaching; and with a win tomorrow night to wrap up their series with the Rockies, the Dodgers will have started the common goal they should have for the rest of the season: Win every series from here on out.



By Tim Gaffney
Los Angeles Dodgers Correspondent

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