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Dodgers Notes: All-Star Voting Update, Max Muncy Injury Status, LA Among Juan Soto Suitors?

The Dodgers bounced back in a big way on Saturday, beating the Giants 14-7 in extra innings. They scored seven runs in the 11th to take the game and even up the three-game series. Sunday will be the rubber match between the rivals.

Here are some of the stories you may have missed from Saturday.

Dodgers’ Bullpen Issues Highlighted in Tough Loss

Despite a good effort, the Dodgers’ bullpen faltered again, leading to a crushing walk-off two-run home run by San Francisco’s rookie Brett Wisely. This game ended the Dodgers’ four-game winning streak and several other notable streaks. Manager Dave Roberts expressed disappointment but acknowledged the inevitability in baseball.

Eric Gagné to Throw First Pitch at Dodger Stadium

Dodger Stadium is set to welcome back one of its legends, Eric Gagné. On the anniversary of his record 84th consecutive save, Gagné returns to throw the first pitch. His remarkable journey from a starter to a record-setting closer remains a vibrant chapter in Dodgers history.

Dodgers Poised to Pursue Juan Soto

The Dodgers are reportedly among the frontrunners to sign Juan Soto, a move that could shake up the MLB landscape. As the Yankees aim to retain Soto, the Dodgers’ aggressive pursuit highlights their strategy of not shying away from big signings.

Progress in All-Star Voting for Three Dodgers

The All-Star voting results are in, and three Dodgers players are advancing to the next round, despite one notable elimination. Mookie Betts, Shohei Ohtani, and Teoscar Hernández have all made significant strides, thanks to fan votes.

Ohtani’s Home Run Derby Dilemma

Shohei Ohtani has expressed a desire to participate in this year’s Home Run Derby, but several approvals are still pending, highlighting the fine balance between player ambition and health considerations.

Max Muncy’s Rehabilitation Update

Injury recovery is never easy, and Max Muncy’s journey is no exception. Currently ramping up his rehabilitation efforts, Muncy hopes to return strong for the second half of the season. His progress and setbacks provide a glimpse into the challenging world of sports injuries.

Shohei Ohtani Praises Dodger’s Bat Boy for Quick Save

In a lighter story, Shohei Ohtani recognized the fast reflexes of Dodgers bat boy Javier Herrera, who protected him from a potentially harmful foul ball. Herrera’s action went viral, showcasing the unsung heroes within the sport.

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.

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  1. NO to Ohtani participating in the Home Run Derby at the All Star Game. TOO MANY SWINGS ‘COULD’ CAUSE INJURY TO HIS RT ELBOW! DO NOT RISK IT LA!!
    YES to LA pursuing and SIGNING SOTO to a long time Ohtani like deal. It’s what LA MUST HAVE to solidify their future. DO NOT MISS ON SOTO! He’s the piece that cements a Dodgers Dynasty!
    NO to Mookie Betts playing shortstop. Nice try but after watching Miggy Ro do his thing, you can see how far away Mookie is from being an outstanding SS! 2nd base is his position, especially if they sign SOTO! Sorry, Gavin Lux, but you’ve reached your peak…240-50 hitter, no power, plays only ONE position, and can’t throw with veto and accuracy. Trade bait!
    NO to keeping SLUGS like Cavan Biggio and Kike Hernandez. Time’s up for them-Need to be moved. Chris Taylor is the perfect utility man over Hernandez.
    NO to high expectations for Bobby Miller. He’s simply not ready for Prime Time. Bad mechanics, lack of command of his pitches, too much pressure (mind-body) to excel. HE’S NOT READY, and needs to go down to the Salt & Pepper League (AAA) for more seasoning!
    YES, it’s time to trade Max Muncy, with certain prospects to Rockies for Ryan McMahon, who would be a perfect fit at 3rd!
    YES, the BEST Dodger pitcher with a truly bright future, is Gavin Stone. Landon Knack is a Stone type pitcher, smart and knows how to pitch, but needs to develop more, and get in GREAT shape to go deeper in games. Glasnow is, at times, a head case, and a bit too mercurial, not always steady in mind body and spirit, but when he’s on, he’s very tough. White Sox Garret Crochet is a MUST get! It’s ALL in front of him to be outstanding!
    More to come…

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