Dodgers Nation: Blue Heaven Podcast

Dodgers Nation: Blue Heaven Podcast

Join your Blue Heaven Podcast hosts, Clint Pasillas and Brook Smith, as they talk about this week in Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball. We use our 850,000 fans from Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook to gain insight on what the fans are thinking and do our best to represent all perspectives in the Dodgers Community. Look out for special interviews with other bloggers, celebrities, players and more, along with giveaways for the best fans on earth!

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August 3, 2021 75 min
The Houston Astros are coming to Los Angeles and all hell is about to break loose at Dodger Stadium. With fans in the stands for the first time since the news broke that the Astros cheated during the 2017 World Series, we wonder how many fights might break out at the ballpark. Beyond the frivolous topics of fans and booing and fighting, the Dodgers have a lot to prove in this series. Namely, can they beat good teams? LA's seaso...
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The rumors, the rumblings, the sources have it! According to reports, the Dodgers swoop in under the Padres and swing a trade for three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and All-Star shortstop Trea Turner. The deal sends four LA prospects to Washington, including Keibert Ruiz and Josiah Gray. We break down and react to the deal and share our thoughts on the outbound talent that includes a friend of the show. Beyond Max and Tr...
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It's the week of the MLB trade deadline and rumors are starting to heat up for the Dodgers. We take a dive into every name big and small that has been linked to LA and give our takes on whether or not they could actually happen. Much of the focus has been on improving the starting rotation, but when you look around this team, there might be a whole lot more help needed. Case in point, the bench depth options are so bad, the tea...
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The series against the Giants has not gone well for the Dodgers. Losing 2 of the first 3 games, seemingly everything that can go is going wrong. The biggest examples being that Mookie Betts has sat out the series with an untimely injury, and Kenley Jansen blew his biggest save of the season. That latter problem lead to the LA closer getting booed off the field and once again sparking debate about whether or not that's cool or n...
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The Dodgers just miss out on sweeping the Rockies in Colorado. That lone loss, however, exposed a few recurring concerns with this 2021 version of the team. Defensive issues lead the way, but there are some bullpen issues and Cody Bellinger issues mixed in there. Joined by our friend Doug McKain, we dive into the biggest questions on our minds heading into a huge series with the division leading Giants.? In greater Dodgers news, th...
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The unofficial first half of the season has come and gone and, all things considered, things turned out fairly OK for the Dodgers. Again, all things considered... They lost several key players for long stretches of time and worked around some underperformance to still pull it together and have the second best record in baseball. But first, we talk about our new Dodgers Nation fan app that we really, really hope you enjoy! Plus, the...
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With Clayton Kershaw now hitting the injured list, the Dodgers are down to three healthy starters. With 70+ games left in the season, that's a problem. We dive into the deepened rotation woes while realizing our divine cosmic powers as a podcast. Last Thursday, we praised Kershaw's health in 2021, calling it one of the surprises of the season so far. One week later, he hit the IL with a forearm issue. With the help of D...
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A weird weekend in DC caught up to the Dodgers on Monday. After winning 9 straight, the boys in blue finally lose a game to the lowly Marlins by a final of 5-4. While it's easy to point to the bad lineup Dave Roberts rolled out on Monday, or the rough bullpen choices, or the less-than-great defense the team has been playing of late, there's only one true answer as to why they lost. The Bob Nightengale curse. Friend of the s...
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Dodgers play-by-play man Tim Neverett joins us in studio to talk about the team and his new book about the 2020 championship season for Los Angeles. First, we look back at a much needed series win against the Chicago Cubs that featured former Dodger and friend of the show Joc Pederson returning to LA for the first time, and a vintage performance from Clayton Kershaw. Coming off a sweep and being no hit, taking three in a row was cl...
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The Dodgers were flat out embarrassed by the Padres in San Diego and we've got to talk about it. The boys in blue were beat in every facet of the game this week. It was clear that one team wanted to win this series... And it wasn't the Dodgers.  We talk about the perceived lack of intensity from the LA side of the rivalry and welcome ESPN's Buster Olney to chat about where the Dodgers are at coming off that sweep and ex...
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The Dodgers sweep the Diamondbacks and we all learn a thing or two about some potential weak points on the pitching staff. With Tony Gonsolin's shoulder issues resurfacing and the bullpen lacking anyone that can eat innings in blowout wins consistently, it's time to reexamine the bullpen and maybe finally look at moving David Price into the rotation. Or maybe it's time to start combing the trade market in earnest. We di...
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The wins keep coming in at a steady pace for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they find themselves a game behind the Giants for best record in the National League. And the wins keep coming despite another wave of injuries to key players. We talk the latest on Dodger injuries and Clint doubles down on his prediction on when Corey Seager will return to the lineup. Plus we introduce a new segment where we highlight one player that may be st...
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The Dodgers pull off a sweep of the Pirates in rainy Pittsburgh -- a mop, if you will -- and move closer to first place in the NL West. We talk about Justin Turner's good series and mini hot streak, angry Kenley's All-Star chances and more. Plus, with a 4-2 record on the road trip, we wonder if the boys in blue are reversing their early-season woes on the road. Next, we bring back a favorite segment of ours, our poor man...
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The Dodgers struggle on the road again. This time the bats were mostly quiet and the pitching pitched the worst it's pitched in a while. We dive in to what's going wrong with the boys, exploring Clayton Kershaw's rough stretch and considering Mookie Betts moving out of the leadoff spot. Plus, should the team look at adding an arm or two at the deadline? Next, the biggest topic dominating baseball headlines, foreign subs...
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As we pass the two month mark into the 2021 season, things are trending well for the Dodgers after a rocky stretch. Bodies are getting healthy and returning to the lineup, most important of which is 2019 MVP Cody Bellinger who is already proving to be a difference maker. With the Dodgers getting healthy, does this team still have a chance to be the best in baseball? SportsNet LA Analyst Jerry Hairston thinks so. The boys dive in to...
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The Dodgers and their fan base stormed Houston and the Polly Pocket field known as Minute Maid Park and exercised some demons from the 2017 World Series. And, most importantly, Clayton Kershaw exercised some MMP demons of his own against the cheaters in Houston. We discuss the series split and the letdown game 2 loss from Trevor Bauer. Next, we look ahead to the series against the Giants -- the second series in as many weeks -- and...
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The Dodgers swept the hated Giants and made it look pretty convincing along the way. We dive into some takeaways from the series including Max Muncy's love for Oracle Park and Gavin Lux's big come-up. Plus, Trevor Bauer introduced himself to the rivalry and set the stage for a weekend that proved the Dodgers have the best rotation in baseball -- even down one starter. Next, the team is striding and is getting healthy at the...
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So, things got real good real quick for the Dodgers at home, and we'll get into that in a second, but first we dive into all the no-nos in baseball. No hitter number 6 happened on Wednesday night, a day after no hitter number 5. Are all the no hitters good for baseball? We turn to 3-time Cy Young award winner Clayton Kershaw for his thoughts. Back to the Dodgers, the ship was very much righted for the boys in blue as soon as th...
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Albert Pujols is a Los Angeles Dodger. Wild times are upon us at Chavez Ravine. Along with Pujols, Andrew Friedman brought in Utility man Yoshi Tsutsugo from Tampa Bay (of course) as the Dodgers look to rebuild a weak bench core that -- beyond Matt Beaty -- has largely been ineffective through the first 40ish games of the season. The guys react to the moves and dive into the good and the bad that come with Albert and Yoshi-san. Whi...
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