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The Scully Ave Podcast

Vince Samperio of Chavez Ravine Fiends and Jeff Snider of Baseball Essential talk about the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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Oct 19, 2018

Game 6 is tomorrow. Episode 117 is tonight. Jeff and Vince answer your spectacular mailbag questions and talk about the NLCS so far.

Thanks for listening, and follow us on Twitter! @ScullyAve @VinceSamperio @snidog

Oct 12, 2018

The Dodgers took care of business in the NLDS, beating the Braves in four games. Tonight, they're in Milwaukee for Game 1 of the NLCS against the Brewers. Jeff and Vince talk about the rosters and preview what seems likely to be a close, exciting series.

Thanks for listening, and follow us on Twitter! @ScullyAve @snidog @VinceSamperio

Oct 5, 2018

Since we last talked, the Dodgers swept the Giants, pounded the Rockies in Game 163, and pounded the Braves in Game 1 of the NLDS. Not a bad week's work. Jeff and Vince are here to talk about the past, present, and glorious future of Dodger baseball. Thanks for all your mailbag questions, and thanks for listening!

Follow us on Twitter! @ScullyAve @VinceSamperio @snidog

Sep 28, 2018

This week hasn't gone as well for the Dodgers as we had hoped, mostly due to the fact that the Rockies refuse to lose. But as we head into the final weekend of the regular season, the Dodgers have a chance to win the division, win the second Wild Card spot, or miss the postseason. Jeff and Vince are here to talk about what should be an exciting (and hopefully not heartbreaking) weekend.

Thanks for listening! Follow us on Twitter! @ScullyAve @VinceSamperio @snidog

Sep 20, 2018

In the past few weeks, the Dodgers have struggled against the Mets and the Reds, two bad teams. But four times they've faced a team they were battling in the division or the Wild Card, and all four times they've come through. The latest example is a three-game sweep of the Rockies to turn a 0.5-game deficit into a 2.5-game lead in the NL West.

Jeff and Vince spent most of this episode answering your questions. A lot of great questions led to a lot of great discussion. We also looked at this date in 1959, a game in which Sandy Koufax was pulled because he couldn't throw a strike.

Thanks for listening! Follow us on Twitter! @ScullyAve @snidog @VinceSamperio

Sep 14, 2018

The Dodgers haven't been in a pennant race this late in the season in a long time. Vince Samperio and Jeff Snider are here to talk about what's going on. We talked about the crowded outfield, shuffling in the starting rotation, the team's offseason plans, and a ton of other things. We also went back in time to this date in 1963, when Phillies catcher Bob Oldis had two of his five career passed balls and the Dodgers beat the Phillies, 5-1.

Oh yeah, and we also discussed Jeff's amazing feat from slow-pitch softball that he had never seen anyone do before.

Thanks for listening! Follow us on Twitter! @ScullyAve @snidog @VinceSamperio

Sep 7, 2018

Since we last talked, the Dodgers took care of business against the Diamondbacks to jump into first place, then failed to take care of business agains the Mets and dropped down to second place. Jeff and Vince look at the upcoming weekend series against the first-place Rockies, along with several other topics.

We also did a Sporcle quiz: Can you name the Dodgers players with the most games started at each position from 1980 to 2012?

Thanks for listening! Follow us on Twitter! @ScullyAve @VinceSamperio @snidog

Aug 31, 2018

The Dodgers won five straight to pull within a game of the Diamondbacks, but they lost to the DBacks last night. Chris Taylor struck out four times and has looked terrible lately. Jeff and Vince discuss the future of Taylor, as well as several other topics. Be sure to send your questions and comments to us on Twitter at @ScullyAve (or @snidog or @VinceSamperio, if you like us as individuals too). We also looked back at a game on this date in 1999, with a starting pitcher who spent parts of four seasons with the Dodgers but neither of us remember.

Thanks for listening!

Aug 24, 2018

Things are not looking great for the Dodgers right now, but Jeff and Vince aren't giving up on them. We answered listener questions about the team, what's going wrong, what could turn around, etc. We also did an "On This Date" from 1997 that included Ismael Valdez's second career stolen base. If that doesn't make you want to listen, I don't know what to tell you.

Thanks for listening! Be sure to follow us on Twitter! @ScullyAve @snidog @VinceSamperio

Aug 9, 2018

On today's episode, Jeff and Vince talked with Dodgers prospect and reigning Texas League Player of the Month Jacob Scavuzzo. We talked about growing up in SoCal and then getting drafted by the Dodgers, the highs and lows of pro baseball, and a ton of other topics.

Fair warning: There are some audio issues. But the content underneath is great, and it's worth your time to take a listen.

Follow us on Twitter! @ScullyAve @snidog @VinceSamperio @jacobscavuzzo

Aug 2, 2018

It's been a couple weeks, and since then, all the Dodgers did was trade for two of the best offensive players available at the trade deadline. Jeff and Vince catch up on all that has happened, plus some talk about rosters, Yasmani Grandal's defense, and other things.

Thanks for listening! Follow us on Twitter! @ScullyAve @snidog @VinceSamperio

Jul 17, 2018

The Orioles are likely to trade Manny Machado in the next day or two, and depending on who you believe, the Dodgers might be the frontrunners to get him. Jeff and Vince talk about that and a bunch of other things in this episode.

We also did a Sporcle quiz: Can you name the Dodger hitters with at least 20 home runs in a season?

Thanks for listening! Follow us on Twitter! @ScullyAve @snidog @VinceSamperio

Jul 13, 2018

Near the end of this episode, word broke that Chase Utley will be holding a press conference this afternoon. Jeff and Vince, assuming that the press conference will be to announce his retirement, spent the last few minutes talking about Utley and his impact on the Dodgers.

Before that, we had a ton of really good mailbag questions, and we addressed issues about second base, the bullpen, potential trade partners, Manny Machado, and other stuff.

Thanks for listening! Follow us on Twitter! @ScullyAve @VinceSamperio @snidog

Jul 5, 2018

In this episode, Jeff and Vince answer all your Los Angeles Dodgers questions, including questions about Walker Buehler, Manny Machado, and Alex Verdugo, among others. We also segued into discussions about the outfield logjam and whether Daniel Hudson is this year's Brandon Morrow. And we did two "On This Date" segments, including finding a game in which Ozzie Smith made two errors.

Thanks for listening! Follow us on Twitter! @ScullyAve @snidog @VinceSamperio

Jun 28, 2018

After a terrible start to his Sporcle quiz career, Vince has now beat Jeff two in a row, including today's quiz: Can you name the foreign-born player with the highest career WAR for each position for each MLB franchise?

Let us know how you did on the quiz!

Oh yeah, and we also talked a lot about the Dodgers, including some great mailbag questions from our listeners (that's you!). Thanks for listening!

Be sure to follow us on Twitter! @ScullyAve @VinceSamperio @snidog

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