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Feelin' Kinda Blue:
Los Angeles Dodgers' shortstop prospect Darnell Sweeney hit for the cycle on Tuesday night against the Inland Empire 66ers.
Sweeney, 21, hit a home run in his first at-bat, a triple in his second, a single in his third and a double in his fourth. He's done this all in just six innings of work.
Quakes' play-by-play man Mike Lindskog said Sweeney could have easily had a triple, but manager Carlos Subero held Sweeney up at second base.
Sweeney was the leadoff hitter for Rancho Cucamonga for the first month-plus of the season. He was moved to the No. 3 spot on Friday night and has taken off a bit:
8-for-20 (.400) with a double, two triples, a home run, three walks and two stolen bases.
I was surprised to see him hitting third on Friday night, but so far, so good.
Sweeney naturally draws comparisons to Dee Gordon, and not because they're both black. They have similar statures and skill sets.
Sweeney doesn't have the ceiling Gordon had, but he co...
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Not only is Matt Kemp one of the best, most dynamic players in Major League Baseball, but it turns out he’s a pretty amazing human being, too.
During Sunday’s contest between the bitter California rival Dodgers and Giants, Los Angeles third base coach Tim Wallach noticed a young disabled Dodgers fan along the third base line among the sea of San Francisco supporters at AT&...
LOS ANGELES The Dodgers are Los Angeles longest-tenured professional sports franchise because of an ambitious 22-year-old woman who wanted to make her political mark in the City of Angels.
I didnt have a platform to run on, so after I talked with some politicians and business people, I decided that Id make the Dodgers my platform, said Rosalind Wyman, the youngest city council...
Matt Kemp became an Internet sensation after an impromptu gesture he made toward a cancer-stricken Dodgers fan attending a game at San Francisco's AT&T Park.
The Dodgers' Gold Glove center fielder was informed of the disabled fan's plight by third base coach Tim Wallach during a 4-3 loss to the Giants on Sunday. After the game, Kemp went to the other side of the...
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp did a wonderful thing for a dying boy in San Francisco on Monday.
On Monday, Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach informed Kemp that there was a young man in attendance at AT&T Park that is a huge Dodgers fan.
He also happens to list Kemp as his favorite player.
The horrible thing is that he is dying and that he cannot speak.
From a fantasy perspective I--like many guys out there--have always been a fan of Matt Kemp (sorry man, I'm an Astros and Rangers fan). However, after watching this clip of what he did during last weekend's Dodgers/Giants series Matt Kemp will forever be one of my favorite players.
In case you didn't feel like watching the video, it appears as if someone has told...
An autograph wasn't enough.
To boost the spirits of a sick fan during last week's Giants series in San Francisco, Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp rewarded the fan with not only an autographed baseball, but Kemp's game jersey and shoes.
See the heartwarming video below:
Adrian Gonzalez exited Wednesday’s game against the Arizona
Diamondbacks with a neck strain while slipping on a foul ball, Steve Dilbeck of
the LA Times reports,
#Dodgers confirm Adrian Gonzalez left game in fifth after aggravating strained neck. Currently on the ever popular day-to-day list.
— Steve Dilbeck (@stevedilbeck) May 9, 2013
While Adrian Gonzalez...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed utility man Jerry Hairston Jr. on the 15-day disabled list with a strain to his left groin. The move is retroactive to May 6th. Taking his spot on the parent roster is utility man Elian Herrera who was recalled from their Triple-A Albuquerque minor league affiliate. There is no time-table set for Hairston’s return.
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Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke is scheduled to make his first injury rehab start Friday night for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga at Lake Elsinore.
The team announced the news Thursday. Greinke had surgery last month to repair a broken left collarbone after he was hurt in a bench-clearing brawl with Carlos Quentin and the San Diego Padres.
The right-hander was expected to miss eight weeks...
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Since I can barely keep up — meaning not in the least bit — with the current trendsetters in American pop music, I must admit that I have never heard of Tiffany Hwang, nor am I familiar with her nine-member, all-girl super-group, Girls’ Generation. While Girls’ Generation initially made its mark on the global pop charts from its home base of South Korea, Hwang was born and...
Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp decided to make a Bay Area fans night following a game against San Francisco Giants, giving the kid an autograph then going the extra mile by [...]
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp goes beyond the call of duty with a Dodgers fan battling some tough times. Kemp jogs over to the front row fan and initially signs a baseball, Kemp then practically strips down giving the fan every piece of memorabilia possible. Great show of class on the part of Kemp.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers entered the season with lofty expectations thanks to a high-priced and star-laden roster. The injury-plagued club, however, is last in the NL West and on the verge of its longest losing streak in nearly five years.
Los Angeles will try to avoid that dubious achievement when it faces another cellar dweller, the more frugal Miami Marlins, in Friday night'...
Paul Goldschmidt hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the ninth inning off closer Brandon League and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Dodgers 5-3 on Tuesday night, sending last-place Los Angeles to its sixth straight loss.
League (0-2) walked Gerardo Parra to open the ninth and struck out Didi Gregorius. Goldschmidt fouled off five full-count pitches before driving his seventh home...