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Feelin' Kinda Blue:
From the department of "The Obvious," Dodgers' ace Clayton Kershaw was named the National League Pitcher of the Month for July.
The lefty went 4-1 with a 1.34 ERA and a .161 batting average against. He threw 47 innings in his six starts and tossed a shutout in Colorado at the beginning of the month. He beat out Marlins phenom Jose Fernandez, Pirates' reclamation project Francisco Liriano and former National League Rookie of the Year runner-up Wade Miley for the honor this month.
Surprisingly, this was only the second time in his career he's taken home the award. The other was two years ago (July 2011) when he went 4-1 with a 2.02 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings (five starts).
Kershaw is having a season for the ages. He leads the majors in the following categories:
He does what all pitchers long to do -- minimize baserunners, thus minimizing run-scoring opportunities. Oh, and he's ...
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Well, that was fun while it lasted.
Before falling to the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Tuesday night the Los Angeles Dodgers managed to compile 15 consecutive road victories, which is the longest road win streak by a National League team since the Cincinnati Reds also won 15 straight in 1957.
NL July player of the month Clayton Kershaw drops to 10-7 on the year (photo credit: Scott...
Clayton Kershaw shows some cat like reflexes to nab Allen Craig's line drive comebacker and then throw to first to complete the very quick double play.
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There is plenty of love to go around for the Dodgers right now. Although Yasiel Puig receives a good chunk of the love thrown LA’s direction, he doesn’t hoard it all for himself. He shares it with his pals. This beautiful moment was caught on tape during the Dodgers tilt with the St. Louis Cardinals tonight at Busch Stadium after Puig almost lapped A-Gon on the base paths....
ST. LOUIS -- When Skip Schumaker left Busch Stadium last October, he figured his time with the Cardinals was up.
"And that was OK," Schumaker said from the visiting team's clubhouse Monday afternoon. "I understood the direction they were going. There were never any hard feelings. As much as I loved it here, I understood. Your time runs out eventually."
Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez missed his third straight start with a shoulder injury but the team remained confident he wouldn't need to go on the 15-day disabled list.
Manager Don Mattingly said Ramirez was moving around better Wednesday and might attempt to hit a ball off a tee. He said Ramirez ''obviously'' would not require a DL stay and hedged at his...
Somehow this ended up as a double play.
If you asked a Los Angeles Dodger fan to describe Yasiel Puig, they might use words like “savior” and “hero”. If you asked fans of other teams in the National League West, they might use far less positive adjectives. No matter who you ask, however, there is one word that can’t be avoided: talented. His unprecedented talent has skyrocketed him to uncharted territory, including...
ST. LOUIS -- If you don't recognize the Dodgers who show up at Busch Stadium this week, it's understandable.
They hardly resemble the team that lost two of three to the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium in late May. Those Dodgers were mired in last place and their manager, Don Mattingly, was dealing with questions about his job security.
Yasiel Puig still was in the minors,...
Ted Lilly was designated for assignment.
The Dodgers released pitcher Ted Lilly, who had been designated for assignment on July 25, one day after coming off the disabled list.
He’ll now be giving up homers on the free-agent list.
Yes, that was $33 million for about 1.9 WAR.
Stephen Fife made his return, as he was activated from the DL. Scott Van Slyke continues his Blake...
Funny stuff: Hanley Ramirez moans about a pitch he had no right ******** about. He adjusted his cup while discussing the pitch, eventually dropping his bat between the legs of Dioner Navarro...who promptly picked up said bat and snapped it before handing it to the bat boy. Mission accomplished. [BWO FTW] Your browser does not support iframes. **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our...
Yasiel Puig continues to make headlines.
Rudy Project, Italian designers and engineers of sunglasses and helmets, has partnered with Puig to wear its technologically advanced eyewear for the rest of the 2013 season.
Puig is Rudy Project's first premier MLB athlete endorser as the brand enters into the baseball market.
The 22-year-old Cuban phenom has rocketed into stardom...
With their franchise-record road winning streak in the past, the Los Angeles Dodgers are poised to continue their current surge.
The NL West leaders look to bounce back from their first road defeat in a month Wednesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Clayton Kershaw allowed two runs in the fifth inning and lasted six, but St. Louis (66-46) broke things open with three in...
ST. LOUIS -- Carl Crawford line-drive double off Shelby Miller's right elbow ended the St. Louis Cardinals starter's night after just two pitches and the Los Angeles Dodgers punished the rookie's replacements, too, in a 13-4 victory on Wednesday night.
Andre Ethier and Skip Schumaker each had three hits and a season-best four RBIs and Crawford had a season-best four...