Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers

NL West

Clayton Kershaw fell to 17-4 on Monday night in Philadelphia, allowing four runs on four hits over six innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: Kershaw also struck out six and walked just two. He gave up the first grand slam of his career in this one, and it came in his last inning of work. For the season the former Cy Young winner has a 2.26 ERA. He will once again be the first pitcher of draft boards next March.

Category: Game Recaps

Justin Turner went 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base as the Dodgers lost to the Nationals 7-1 on Sunday Night Baseball.

Fantasy Impact: Turner is having an incredibly underrated year for Los Angeles. He's batting .323 with a .951 OPS, 20 home runs, 69 RBIs, and seven stolen bases. His counting stats are lower than they should be due to some missed time with injuries.

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Hyun-Jin Ryu received a no-decision on Sunday night, throwing 4 2/3 shutout innings while allowing three hits, two walks, and striking out five.

Fantasy Impact: Through the middle of September Ryu now has a respectable 3.46 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and 114 strikeouts in 122 1/3 innings. He's certainly on the streaming radar in his next start versus the San Francisco Giants on Saturday.

Category: Game Recaps

Kenley Jansen worked a scoreless ninth on Saturday to earn his 38th save of 2017 as Los Angeles defeated Washington 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: The best relief pitcher in baseball now owns a 1.27 ERA through the middle of September. He will likely be the first closer to come off draft boards next March.

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Rich Hill allowed just one run on one hit over five innings of work on Saturday in Washington, improving to 10-8 with the victory. Hill also struck out seven and walked two.

Fantasy Impact: The lone hit Hill allowed was a solo shot to Anthony Rendon. He was otherwise brilliant. For the year Hill now owns a 3.60 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, and 147 strikeouts through 122 2/3 innings pitched.

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Corey Seager went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts on Saturday as the Dodgers defeated the Nationals 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: Seager blasted a three-run homer just the other night, but that was just his second since July 29th. He also hasn't had a multi-hit game since August 25th. The 23-year-old was dealing with a nagging elbow issue for a while, and he's back playing, but perhaps he's still feeling some of the pain. It's worth monitoring but fantasy owners have no choice but to keep rolling him out at this point.

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Cody Bellinger launched his 38th homer of 2017 on Saturday afternoon versus the Nationals, which was part of a 2-for-3 performance where the rookie also singled and walked.

Fantasy Impact: Bellinger is now tied for the National League rookie homer record with Frank Robinson and Wally Berger. He's having a hot September, currently slashing .309/.406/.673 for the month.

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Yu Darvish allowed just three hits over seven shutout innings on Wednesday night in San Francisco, striking out five and walking none en route to the win.

Fantasy Impact: Darvish had been hit hard lately. Entering Wednesday night he had allowed 16 runs and 27 hits over his previous 18 2/3 innings. Hopefully for fantasy owners this dominant start is a sign of things to come.

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Kenta Maeda allowed four runs on four hits over three innings of work on Monday night versus the Giants. Maeda also struck out four and walked none.

Fantasy Impact: Incredibly, the Dodgers wound up losing their 11th in a row. Maeda now has a 4.21 ERA on the year and could be used by fantasy streamers chasing counting stats.

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Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Monday against the Diamondbacks. (Source: Bill Shaikin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Looks like a routine day off for Grandal. Austin Barnes will play C and bat fifth in his place.

Chris Taylor had a good day at the plate on Tuesday going 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs as the Dodgers fell to the Diamondbacks 7-6.

Fantasy Impact: The home run was Taylor's 18th of the season. He continues to produce for his fantasy owners especially when the Dodgers play on the road where he has a .355 average. Taylor and the Dodgers play another six games on their current road trip.

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The Dodger placed Alex Wood on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday with a sprained sternoclavicular joint in his left shoulder. The team recalled Brock Stewart from Triple-A. (Source: Andy McCullough on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wood went on the disabled list in late May with the same injury, but missed less than two weeks. Wood described the discomfort as milder than his original injury, and is targeting a start against the Padres in the first week of September for his return.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-5 with a homer and a double in Monday's win over the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: Puig raised his OPS back over .800 with the performance. He now has 22 homers and 12 stolen bases over 386 plate appearances this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Joc Pederson demoted?

Sat, Aug 19th 12:56pm EDT
By Matthew Davis


Joc Pederson's locker was cleared out Saturday morning at Comerica Park. This is a bit of a surprise, however, the addition of Curtis Granderson makes it an easier decision. (Source: Andy McCullough on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Joc is having a down year by all means, posting a .215 AVG while only tallying 11 HR, 33 RBI and 43 runs scored. You can feel free to cut Pederson in mixed leagues.

Adrian Gonzalez hasn't played for the Dodgers since June 11th because of a herniated disc is 2-for-5 with two RBIs in his first two games of his rehab assignment. (Source: usatoday.com)

Fantasy Impact: It'll be nice to see Gonzalez back in the Dodgers lineup, but don't expect much production from him. The Dodgers will more than likely ease him back into things so he doesn't reinjure himself again.

Category: Injury Updates

Logan Forsythe was 2-for-3 on the night with two RBIs, one run and one walk on the night against the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Forsythe has flat lined this year because of his injury problems. Hopefully this is a sign that he's getting his balance back. As of right now, Forsythe isn't worth an add but watch him closely to see if he starts to pick up his production.

Category: Game Recaps

Brock Stewart received a no-decision on Wednesday night in Atlanta, allowing two runs over four innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: Stewart allowed six baserunners and struck out just one. This was only his second start of the year after making his first six appearances of 2017 out of the bullpen. Unless the 25-year-old begins to show an uptick in strikeout percentage he won't be worth streaming in fantasy baseball. Stewart has just 13 K's through 20 2/3 innings.

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Brandon McCarthy has been scratched from Tuesday's start and will be placed on the disabled list due to a blister injury. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: McCarthy continues to deal with issues related to blisters, and the team is hoping time off helps resolve the problem. McCarthy has been solid this season, posting an ERA and WHIP of 3.84 and 1.23. The Dodgers are eyeing rotation upgrades, including Yu Darvish, so the rotation is certainly in flux.

Category: Injury Updates

Grant Dayton is on track to rejoin the Dodgers' bullpen this weekend. He's been sidelined with a neck injury since the end of June. (Source: Bill Plunkett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's been a tough season overall for Dayton despite his decent ratios (3.63 ERA, 1.12 WHIP). He entered the season as a fantasy-relevant non-closer, but his rough start caused his ownership to plummet. It's probably best to see what role he fills upon return and how he looks, but he could be an option for those in need in holds leagues.

Category: Injury Updates

Austin Barnes slammed two home runs against the Padres on Friday night, going 2-for-5 with seven RBIs to account for most of the team's offense in a 10-4 blowout.

Fantasy Impact: Barnes is now batting a sterling .284/.398/.537 in 113 plate appearances with four home runs. He has also showcased a tremendous approach at the plate with nearly as many walks (18) as strikeouts (21). He's still not useful in most standard fantasy formats, but he merits more attention than any other backup catcher.

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