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Dodgers Notes: Minor League Pitcher Joins Giants, Freddie Freeman’s Form, Josh Hader Pursuit

James Paxton and a shaky Dodger bullpen conspired to allow six runs in the fifth inning Friday, and the Dodgers lost to the Cincinnati Reds 9-6. The standings picture hasn’t changed — the Dodgers’ 6.5-game lead in the National League West is larger than any other first-place team’s — but three consecutive losses doesn’t feel great.

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Dodgers Release Drew Pomeranz, Who Signs with Giants

The Los Angeles Dodgers recently waved goodbye to left-hander Drew Pomeranz, who wasted no time finding a new team. Shortly after being released from his minor league contract, Pomeranz was snapped up by the rival San Francisco Giants, and thrust directly onto their MLB roster. After his struggles with injuries in the past two seasons, Pomeranz aims to reignite his career in San Francisco.

Freddie Freeman Anticipates a Hot Streak

Despite a slow start to the season, Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman is confident that a turnaround is just around the corner. Recently, Freeman’s performance has hinted at his return to form, including a grand slam that marked one of his best games this year.

Dodgers’ Interest in Josh Hader Limited

The Dodgers appeared to be in the market for a proven closer and checked in on Josh Hader at one point last winter, but ultimately refrained from making a formal offer. Hader, known for his self-imposed usage restrictions, has continued his career with the Houston Astros under a five-year, $95 million contract.

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  1. I’m concerned that the Dodgers are playing teams with a poor winning percentage. Of course, they are in first place, but what will happen when they face top-notch pitching and teams with a winning percentage?
    Maybe I’m overreacting because of their record in the playoffs.
    I feel slightly better after watching Walker Buhler pitch the other day. He was awesome. For the rest of the pitchers on the IL, it does not look like we’ll have anyone soon… maybe Joe Kelly. Dustin May and Kershaw are two who may return at the end of July or sometime in August. What I don’t like about that is, when they do come back it’s usually a struggle. Look at Walker Walker Buehler. He struggled, so will Dustin May and Kershaw. If they can rid themselves of the rust and find their previous rhythm by September. We will walk away with the World Series.

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