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Feelin' Kinda Blue:
On this episode of "Dugout Blues," Jared Massey (Dodger Diamond) and I talk about all things Dodgers as they march toward the National West Division title after an unexpected, unscheduled week off (thanks, Jared).
Ricky Nolasco was fantastic on Wednesday and has been flat-out great in his last two starts. Looks like that trade is working out pretty well for the Dodgers thus far.
Yasiel Puig has been the focus of the media for the last couple of weeks, capping it off with a (justified) benching by Don Mattingly yesterday. Jared and I talk about this for an extended period of time.
Clayton Kershaw had a decent start on Tuesday, but the Dodgers still lost. He wasn't as sharp as usual, but his ERA technically went down after giving up one earned run in 5 2/3 innings. He'll be just fine.
I'm going to Southern California this weekend. I'll be in Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday night and at Dodger Stadium Sunday. It looks like Matt Kemp will be with the Q...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Dodgers sent eight players to the Arizona Fall League
last year, including Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig. Pederson struggled mightily
and Puig didn’t play due to a staph infection.
This year, the Dodgers will again send eight players, led by
2012 first-round draft pick Corey Seager. Joining him -- for now -- are
catchers Pratt Maynard and Chris O’Brien, as well...
Los Angeles Dodgers rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig (photo credit: Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY-Sports)
After playing only four innings and being benched in the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday afternoon game against the Chicago Cubs, Yasiel Puig responded with four hits, moving his multi-hit game tally to 33, and also added two stolen bases for good measure on Friday night as the Dodgers...
LOS ANGELES No reason to worry about Clayton Kershaw.
The collective gasp that took place at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night turned out to be a false alarm. Kershaw was hit above his left ankle by a line drive and went down for a moment, but he's OK.
The Dodgers' offense is not. On a night when Kershaw didn't have his best stuff, the Dodgers were beaten...
Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig was pulled from the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs because he “wasn’t ready on defense” for every pitch.
The 22-year-old told reporters he understood manager Don Mattingly’s decision to pull him from the game.
Puig said Mattingly pulled him because he wasn’t ready on defense for every pitch. Puig...
Yasiel Puig has been an outstanding player for the Los Angeles Dodgers since being called up in June, but he has also been immature and committed many small mistakes. His teammates have called him out for his poor fundamentals, such as not hitting the cutoff man on throws or making baserunning mistakes. On Wednesday, Dodgers […]
Yasiel Puig learned what happens when he breaks his dive with his penis.
During yesterday's game, Yasiel Puig was pulled in the fifth inning by manager Don Mattingly. There was some initial concern that he may have been hurt, but that was not the case. Instead, Puig was benched for disciplinary reasons.
According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Mattingly benched Puig for "effort," but neither he nor anyone else on the team would elaborate...
This was coming. And frankly, what happened Wednesday might be the best thing for Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly had talked to Puig, his coaches had talked to Puig and, in recent days, a number of the team's veterans had talked to Puig.
Their message still was not getting through.
So, Mattingly yanked Puig at the start of the fifth...
LOS ANGELES Whatever turmoil may have taken place with the Dodgers this week ended the moment Yasiel Puig ran from the dugout to right field in the top of the first inning on Friday.
Everything went back to normal for the Dodgers -- in every possible way.
Puig had four hits, Adrian Gonzalez hit two home runs, pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu won his 13th game, and the Dodgers well, they...
Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig and former MLB manager Tony LaRussa went head to head on Thursday but not in the way you think. The two faced off in a game of ping pong at a tournament hosted by Clayton Kershaw to benefit his nonprofit foundation. From the photos it looks like these two were really into it too.
Hopefully LaRussa gave him a little advice about baseball as...
SS Corey Seager, OF Brian Cavazos Galvez, C Pratt Maynard, and C Chris O’Brien are the four Dodgers prospects confirmed to be headed to the Arizona Fall League in 2013. In addition, four pitchers will likely be sent to the AFL, and they’ll be named at a later date.
Seager, likely the Dodgers top prospect, headlines the quartet, as O’Brien, Maynard, and Cavazos Galvez are likely...
Don Mattingly had no choice.
Mattingly’s handling of Cuban phenom Yasiel Puig has been one of the most polarizing topics of the baseball season, with the most recent buzz coming Wednesday when Mattingly benched Puig before the fifth inning of a game against the Cubs. Wednesday’s decision once again opened up the debate over whether or not Mattingly is pulling the right strings...
NotThatBobJames Buy or Sell isn’t just about picking up players to add to your roster. It’s also about finding players on your roster that have been collecting dust and getting them back out there. Let’s take a look at a couple of pitchers you might have on your roster, but have forgotten about. Dan Haren got off to a slow start for the Nationals this year, is it time to...
Manager Dale Sveum didn't waste words when asked about the Chicago Cubs' plan of attack against Los Angeles Dodgers formidable left-hander Clayton Kershaw.
“You got to be aggressive" Sveum said. "He’s going to be aggressive to you. You got to be aggressive to him. He doesn’t walk people. He doesn’t get behind. He wants to be aggressive so you got to be...
Yasiel Puig had four hits and two stolen bases after getting benched in his previous game, and Adrian Gonzalez hit a pair of two-run homers to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 9-2 on Friday night.
The teams met for the first time since a four-game series at San Diego in June, when the Dodgers lost the first two and fell a season-worst 9 1/2 games behind Arizona...