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Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle:
The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes held Andre Ethier Bobblehead Night on Friday, July 12th. My buddy and I made the trip, and the Quakes took down the High Desert Mavericks in an incredibly sloppy 7-5 game. 7 combined errors and 4 HBPs will do that for a minor league game. Hell, the Quakes played just like the Dodgers in committing 5 of those 7 errors, but somehow held on for the win.I didn't end up with the bobblehead when I entered, as the line was ridiculously long, but my buddy made it into the stadium before me and landed one. He dealt it to me for my extra James Loney bobble, a trade I'd make 101 out of 100 times.Happy Birthday Mom!
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With the Major League Baseball season more than half over, it's time to unveil my midseason Top 25 Dodgers' prospect list.
There are some new faces, some young faces (Julio Urias, right) and some players who have broken out. There are also some who have fallen from their preseason rank. There wasn't as much an infusion of talent as there was in last year's midseason...
I recently penned a piece for Yahoo! Sports on Clayton Kershaw. The next day I was alerted by George Cantu on Twitter that the piece had been put up on Facebook. But it wasn't posted in just any old place; it was put up on Clayton's official Facebook page!Wooooooo! I have no idea whether it was Kersh himself or his people after telling him about it, but I don't care....
Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Record: 47-47 (2.5 GB)
Biggest Surprise of First Half: For the Dodgers it would have to be Juan Uribe. Uribe has had a terrible first 2 years in Dodger blue but seems to have found his stroke. His first half slash line looks like this, .271/.344/.415. He seems to be healthy and also seems to be seeing the ball well. He is in the walk year of the contract...
Matt Kemp is injured and on the disabled list yet again, as he’s suffering from irritation in the AC joint of his re-built left shoulder.
Matt Kemp’s lost season took another bad turn on Monday, as the Dodgers center fielder was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder AC joint inflammation. The move is retroactive to Saturday, one day after Kemp irritated the AC...
Last night, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig
attempted to play through the hip injury that caused him to exit Thursday’s contest.
He was able to return to the Dodgers’ starting lineup, but he didn’t make it
past the fourth inning. Puig was removed after four frames, as he told
reporters – including Austin Laymance of MLB.com – that his hip was bothering
The Los Angeles Dodgers expect center fielder Matt Kemp to
return from the disabled list July 21, the first day he’s eligible to,
according to Austin Laymance of MLB.com.
Kemp hasn’t appeared in a game for the Dodgers since July 5
when he irritated the AC joint in his left shoulder. The injury occurred during
a swing in his first at-bat, and he ultimately exited the...
Zack Greinke retired his first 13 batters before finishing with a two-hitter for a win in his fifth straight start and leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Colorado Rockies 1-0 on Saturday.
The Dodgers won for the 14th time in 17 games, despite the absence of rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig, who missed his first game since his promotion on June 3 because of a sore left hip. He...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have been on some kind of roll over the past 20 games with a record of 16-4. The team is looking to get healthy and make a run into the postseason. Manager Don Mattingly answered questions about injuries and the team today before Photo Day at Dodgers Stadium.
“Just a little over a week ago we were talking about having four outfielders and now we only have...
Through the first couple months of the season the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen was a mess. The group as a whole had an ERA of 4.65 which is obviously not helpful when you’re in a good deal of games that are close. It’s hard enough to keep a consistency to a bullpen as it is but when the team’s closer isn’t pitching well for an extended period of time it has a ripple effect...
Cuban right-handed pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez was cleared by the United States government today and is now free to sign with any team in major league baseball, reports Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com.
Since Gonzalez is now free to sign with any team, it appears he already has teams interested. Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune reported today that the Cubs are concerned that the...
This is a quick preview of MLB’s scheduled games for Saturday July 13th, 2013.
Games – 16
AL Games – 7
NL Games – 7
IL Games – 2
American League Games (7):
Minnesota Twins (37-52) @ New York Yankees (50-42) – 1:05 pm
Sam Deduno (4-4, 3.90) will take the mound for Minnesota as the Twins try to take game two from Phil Hughes (4-8, 4.55) and the Yankees. Deduno has pitched...