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The Dodgers are 20-10, but the impostor who is wearing
More on Kershaw
Last season, in 27 starts, he gave up 42 runs. This season, in seven starts, he has given up 24. He gave up nine homers last season; he has given up five this season. Don't get me wrong, I'm not about to give up on the guy. But these are some troublesome numbers. Because in the back of my mind, I remember what happened to Tim Lincecum.
The 20 greatest Dodgers
I've been asking readers of this newsletter and readers of our website to vote for the 10 greatest Dodgers of all time. Voting is now closed, and we received more than 14,000 ballots. Because of the overwhelming response, I will be expanding the list to the top 20 vote getters. Starting today, I will count down the top 20, one per weekday, until we get to your No. 1 selection. You can follow the countdown at this link, starting with No. 20:
Who goes there?
When Jansen returns, which could be as soon as the end of this week, the Dodgers will have to decide who to cut among their eight relievers to make room for him. Going by the numbers, you'd have to pick Chris Hatcher, who has been horrible this season. But Hatcher can't be sent to the minors without his permission. Will the Dodgers do the right thing and get rid of their worst reliever, or do the easy thing and send someone like
Down on the farm
The Jimmy Rollins "hit your weight" game
Through Sunday's game, Rollins is hitting .171. He weighs 175 pounds. He better go on a diet.
This week in Dodgers history
May 12, 2004: In one of the most memorable at-bats in Dodgers history, Alex Cora fouls off 14 consecutive pitches and then hits a home run off of the Cubs’ Matt Clement over the right-field fence for a two-run home run. The
May 13, 1947: Fans in Cincinnati taunt Dodgers first baseman
May 14, 1981: Rookie Fernando Valenzuela improves his record to 8-0, getting the victory when Pedro Guerrero hits a lead-off walk-off homer against Montreal pitcher Steve Ratzer in the bottom of the ninth at Dodger Stadium.
May 15, 1998: The Dodgers trade catcher Mike Piazza and third baseman Todd Zeile to the Florida Marlins for Gary Sheffield, Bobby Bonilla, Charles Johnson, Jim Eisenreich and Manuel Barrios.
The Dodgers are 20-10. Since moving to Los Angeles, they have started 20-10 or better seven times. They made the playoffs all seven times, advancing to the World Series four times and winning two of them.