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Matt Magill, who was rocked in his his last start against the rival Giants, will still be in the rotation come his next turn: Rookie pitcher Matt Magill, who lasted only 1 1/3 innings in Saturday night’s start, will remain in the rotation for at least one more start Friday night, manager Don Mattingly said Sunday. The Dodgers could have skipped Magill because of a day off Thursday, but Mattingly said he still had confidence in Magill, who allowed five runs on six hits and four walks to the Giants after allowing only two runs in 6 2/3 innings against the Brewers in his Major League debut last Sunday. “He’s an easy guy to trust,” said Mattingly. “A kid like him stays calm, he keeps working. He had the same demeanor that he had after his last time out. You get a good feeling with him.” Confidence is one thing, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to rely on a rookie to get a quality start when it’s not even necessary. —– Clayton Kershaw was activated from the bereavement list, following the death of his father, in time to make his scheduled start Friday. Kershaw was placed on the bereavement list on Monday after his father passed away, to make room for the activation of shortstop Hanley Ramirez from the disabled list. Kershaw last pitched Sunday and is starting Friday night on regular rest. He missed the minimum three games required of placement on the bereavement list. Somehow he managed to pitch well in his return, but the Dodgers obviously lost on a walk-off. —– Hanley Ramirez is injured yet again, suffering a hamstring injury Friday and hitting the DL Saturday, which led to the return of Dee Gordon. The Dodgers on Saturday decided the hamstring injury suffered by Hanley Ramirez was enough to send him to the disabled list. The Dodgers recalled shortstop Dee Gordon from Triple-A Albuquerque before Saturday’s game, as first reported by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. Bob Nightengale reported the Dodgers plan to play Gordon exclusively at shortstop in place of Ramirez. In 2013, Gordon has hit .314/.397/.431 for Triple-A Albuquerque, with 19 runs scored in 25 games, and has stolen 14 bases in 16 attempts. Seems fitting considering the way 2013 has begun. A team already struggling to score runs just got worse. Gordon has shown improved plate discipline in AAA, but the real test will be his defense. ===== Greg Zakwin is the founder of the site Plaschke Thy Sweater Is Argyle. Follow him on Twitter @ArgyledPlaschke.

Trade With Cardboard Heaven: A Zack Greinke Royal Trifecta and Matt Kemp Goes Out of Bounds.

I completed my sixth trade with Cam of Cardboard Heaven fame. You can check out the first here, second here, third here, fourth here, and fifth here. Cam was in possession of a Matt Kemp card I wanted to get my hands on, and as time went along we expanded the deal into another epic trade.Let's start with something my collection was lacking: a Zack Greinke autograph. It hails...

Dodgers Place Hanley Ramirez On Disabled List With Hamstring Strain

The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed short stop Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain that was suffered just a few games into his return to game action. Having hit close to a .500 clip since his return, this is yet another prominent injury setback for the unfortunate Dodgers this season. Los Angeles has called up short stop Dee Gordon to take his...

Matt Kemp Literally Gives Fan the Shirt Off His Back

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...

Los Angeles Dodgers Activate Clayton Kershaw, Disable Ted Lilly

The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated left handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw from the bereavement list. To make room for him, the Dodgers consequently placed left handed pitcher Ted Lilly on the 15-day disabled liste with a right rib cage injury. The post Los Angeles Dodgers Activate Clayton Kershaw, Disable Ted Lilly appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL - MLB News | Fantasy Sports...

Prospect Video: Yasiel Puig

Kiley brings us video from this past week of Dodgers bat-flipping outfield prospect Yasiel Puig. The toolsy, 22-year-old Cuban defector signed a seven-year, $42 million contract in June of last year and nearly broke camp with the big club this year after a loud spring training performance.

Video: Matt Kemp gives away hat, jersey, shoes to lucky fan

One lucky Dodgers fan had a night he will never forget on Monday.

Matt Kemp hands disabled fan autographed ball, jersey and shoes

Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Matt Kemp makes $10 million a year, but the autographed ball, jersey and shoes he gave a disabled fan are priceless.

Matt Kemp Is The Type of Pro Athlete Every Athlete Should Aspire To Be.

(H/T Vin Scully Is My Homeboy)

Video: Matt Kemp suprises fan with his jersey, hat, and autographed baseball

Tweet Stories like this are what make sports blogging rewarding. There aren’t many details around the web on this, but apparently a young Dodgers fan that was attending a Dodgers-Giants game in San Francisco is having some type of struggles in his life, and once hearing about it Matt Kemp decided to make the fan’s [...]

Matt Kemp Gives Hat, Jersey & Shoes To Sick Fan

A Friend of BC, Jason Knapp, was tweeting yesterday about an incident that occurred down the left field line after Sunda…

Tony Gwynn Jr. And The Heckler

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. lets his glove do the talking while inconspicuously dealing with a loud mouth heckler at Coors Field. The video is from a game in 2011 but has recently gone viral. The post Tony Gwynn Jr. And The Heckler appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.

Dee Gordon's return may ease Dodgers' infield struggles

With Hanley Ramirez back on the disabled list, Dee Gordon could not come back soon enough.  He made his return during the Los Angles Dodgers' series against the San Francisco Giants.  Unfortunately, Gordon didn't make much difference as the Dodgers were swept.  However, going forward, Gordon will help improve an injury-depleted infield. Gordon played his first two...

Los Angeles Dodgers manager thinks losing is winning

As a soccer referee, I have heard it a thousand times. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is taking heat for saying the Dodgers are good in spite of dropping into last place. After a close loss, the coach can generally be heard praising how well the team played; how tough they were.  Okay, maybe that b.s. helps the morale of a bunch of 12-year olds whose only concern is what the post...

Diamondbacks-Dodgers Preview

Chris Capuano fell out of the Los Angeles Dodgers' rotation before this season started. Now the left-hander is back in it for the second time in 2013. Capuano is expected to be removed from the disabled list Monday night when the host Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks both try to avoid a sixth loss in seven games. Despite making 33 starts - tied with Clayton Kershaw for...

The Dodgers and Giants have played each other very close through the years.

Heading into Sunday’s series finale, the Giants have won 1,194 of the 2,361 games in the all-time series. The Dodgers have taken 1,167. In their 123 years of intra-league competition, the Giants have finished with a better record at seasons-end 64 times. The Dodgers, 59 times. The Giants own 22 National League pennants. The Dodgers have 21. Recent accounts also support...
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