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Triple play is back, with a look at the Dodgers’ struggle and Angels’ wins




LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01:  The Los Angeles Dodgers watch the ninth inning from the top step against the Houston Astros in game seven of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on November 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: The Los Angeles Dodgers watch the ninth inning from the top step against the Houston Astros in game seven of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on November 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The L.A. Dodgers’ World Series defeat last year provided a lot of hope for a comeback this season.

Not to pour salt in the wound, but the Dodgers aren’t doing so well. As reported by ESPN, with Corey Seager out for the season, and Clayton Kershaw with a case of biceps tendinitis, the Dodgers’ future looks a little bleak. And FanGraphs recently projected that the team has a 36.7 percent chance of winning. At the start of the season, that number was closer to 85 percent.

On the flip side, the Anaheim Angels are looking pretty good. Shohei Ohtani is becoming a name, even non-baseball fans recognize. The “Japanese Babe Ruth” has been living up to the hype.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sho putting on a show: Ohtani just lifted one into the third deck during BP about 3-4 rows shy of the Rooftop patio at Coors. <a href="https://t.co/FEptr9KKDi">pic.twitter.com/FEptr9KKDi</a></p>&mdash; Daniel Kramer (@DKramer_) <a href="https://twitter.com/DKramer_/status/994004347947188224?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 9, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

To talk about the two SoCal teams, AirTalk’s Triple play is back with A Martínez and Nick Roman joining Larry Mantle to discuss what’s behind the Angels’ success and the Dodgers’ setbacks this season.

Guests:

A Martinez, host of KPCC’s Take Two; he tweets @amartinezla

Nick Roman, host of KPCC All Things Considered; he tweets @Romanontheradio