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Not even Brandon League was able to mess up the win for the Los Angeles Dodgers who have all the sudden won four in a row for the first time since last year’s six game streak from September 26th to October 1st. The latest was a 6-5 win at the expense of a struggling San Francisco Giants team Tuesday night as Matt Kemp made his return from the disabled list.
A back and forth game from the start came right down to the last three outs that weren’t easy to get. With Kenley Jansen unavailable to close the game since he was used each of the last three days, Don Mattingly turned to once closer Brandon League.
The results were as good as when he was in the closer role as he didn’t get an out in the three batters he faced. With the Dodgers up 6-3 heading into the ninth, League allowed three straight hits that scored two runs and left a runner for Paco Rodriguez to try and cleanup.
Rodriguez was more than up to the challenge getting the last three outs only allowing a single in the process. T...
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The Yasiel Puig experience has been quite a ride for the Dodgers and their fans, and Mike Petriello already said part of what I wanted to say about the ups and downs of his debut thus far (primarily ups). However, I did want to focus on the part of the equation that focuses on his recent trend of striking out on soft stuff away.
To be clear, any criticism of him at this point is...
Yasiel Puig homers in the Dodgers 3-1 win over the Giants Monday night.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. At least that is how author Charles Dickens summed up 18th century England in “A Tale of Two Cities.” Today, that saying might apply to sports fans.
The NBA and NHL just concluded a very thrilling postseason and sports junkies now have to get their thrills...
We are nearing the mid-way point of the 2013 MLB season with the All-Star break looming in the near future. Many highly touted rookies have enjoyed early success at the major league level thus far into their young careers.
First and foremost is Yasiel Puig, the man is an absolute beast and has been destroying major league pitching since his promotion. Puig was called up after the...
LOS ANGELES Matt Kemps rehabilitation stint at the minor-league level hasnt exactly been impressive, but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly insists the team isnt concerned with his numbers.
Despite poor results in his first two games Kemp is 1 for 8 with five strikeouts for the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes they dont want him to push his return from a strained right hamstring.
The Los Angeles Dodgers find themselves in the basement of the ultra-competitive National League West. Still, Los Angeles is determined to upgrade its roster, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN, specifically at starting pitcher and third base.
Dodgers determined to up-grade 3B and pitching over next five weeks
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) June 25, 2013
When it comes...
The Dodgers need pitching depth and appear to be getting it, while also stealing a pitcher from their rival Giants, Padres and Rockies. That's hitting two birds, with one stone.
According to Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles, the Dodgers are "deep into talks" to acquire Miami Marlins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco.
Acquiring Nolasco would give the Dodgers a pitching...
Young Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has gone from being a well known Cuban outfielder, to signing with the Dodgers on seven-year, $42 million deal, to being called up, to future all-star. All of that, in one year? That's what people are talking about.
Yasiel Puig has been the talk of MLB with his outstanding defense, power hitting and his ability to drive runs in during key...
Chris Anderson, the Los Angeles Dodgers first-round selection (18th overall) of the 2013 MLB First-Year Draft, made his debut today with the Class-A Great Lakes Loons.
The right-hander Anderson pitched two full innings on 27 pitches (20 strikes), and allowed only one hit off the bat of Arizona Diamonbacks prospect, Ronnie Freeman.
Oh, I forgot to mention something. Anderson struck...
Here’s a quick update on some rumors from Dodgertown.
Jayson Stark says the Dodgers are not actively dangling right fielder Andre Ethier. Don’t buy it. The Dodgers are shopping him and he stands as the most probable player to get traded in my opinion. I see him going to Boston for two reasons. The Red Sox owe us a favor after last summer, with Boston having the monetary resources...
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Yasiel Puig see ball hit ball far. The Dodgers’ 22-year-old stud hit his seventh homer Monday night in just his 20th MLB game. He’s doing just about everything right. Minus a gaffe in Monday’s game in right field, he’s making highlight plays defensively and offensively. MLB Network’s Heidi Watney tweeted Monday night that Puig is the first player in...
The Dodgers are zeroing in on Ricky Nolasco, according to multiple sources. However a deal isn’t close at this time, tweets Jim Bowden of ESPN and MLB Network Radio. The Marlins are still feeling out all of their options with as many as six teams in the hunt.
This morning Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle said the Dodgers are “on blitzkrieg” to acquire Nolasco...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Matt Kemp made a marvelous catch for the final out in his first game back from the disabled list to preserve the Los Angeles Dodgers' 6-5 victory over the slumping San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. Mark Ellis and Hanley Ramirez each hit a two-run homer for the Dodgers, and rookie Stephen Fife pitched effectively into the seventh inning. Los Angeles...
Welcome to the fourth Profcast episode!Last night, our host Bryan Curley chatted with Profcast veterans Paul Beck (twitter) and Adam Nodiff (twitter).In this episode, the Professors cover a bevy of players — old and new — as they talk about the resurgence of previously struggling Hanley Ramirez, Yovani Gallardo, and Giancarlo Stanton while also covering newcomers Mike Zunino...
Yasiel Puig is going to be a pain for a long, long time. A long time. An incredibly long time. He’s really good. He hits baseballs very hard. He’s also fast. Also he’s 22 years old, and will be a blue terror until 2018. This must be how other teams feel about Tim Lincecum or Brian Wilson or Buster Posey, when it’s just not fair that they get to have this player every day...
For the Giants, the recent script remained the same in Los Angeles. With another injury, and another low scoring loss, and Giants are officially at .500. The culprit this game was the new Cuban wonder, Yasiel Puig, who recorded three hits including an opposite field home run in the first and the crucial RBI single in the bottom of the 8th leading the Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over...