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Dodgers mailbag: Should Austin Barnes start at catcher in the playoffs?

Dodgers mailbag: Should Austin Barnes start at catcher in the playoffs?

The Dodgers are 96-53. That translates to a 104-win pace. The Dodgers did it last week. They won a baseball game. In fact, they won four of them. After a 1-16 skid, that is something worth celebrating.

The team downed San Francisco early in the week, then took two of three from the Nationals over the weekend in Washington. The Nationals did not start their elite pitchers, save for Stephen Strasburg on Sunday, but it was still a nice little exhibition. Perhaps the teams will meet again in October.

And, yes, October is right around the corner. The Dodgers’ magic number to clinch the National League West is four. They will likely celebrate a division title this week in...

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