Found September 29, 2013 on Valley Bay News:

Yasiel Puig’s no-good-very-bad September is actually quite promising

Yasiel Puig‘s September slump has been a cause for concern for many, especially with the Dodgers heading into the postseason. For the month, he’s hit .214, easily the worst month of his career. Given that, it seems odd to say that his September may actually add to the promise he’s shown all year rather than subtract from it. Specifically, I made the point a while ago about...

Los Angeles Dodgers quietly enter the playoffs; NLDS preview

The Los Angeles Dodgers head into the playoffs playing mediocre baseball (Photo credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports) Prior to the completion of their 2013 regular season finale on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies, the Los Angeles Dodgers learned the identity of their National League division series opponent — the NL East champions, Atlanta Braves. Once considered the...

A quick & dirty rebuttal of idiotic Matt Kemp arguments

Matt Kemp is out for the 2013 postseason due to an ankle injury, which was a bit of a body blow for the Dodgers, who were hoping to get Kemp back for the playoffs after he posted an .870 OPS since coming off the DL. “The MRI scan indicated swelling in one of the major weight-bearing bones of the ankle. Since that is an area that can be vulnerable with impact and injury, we have...

Yasiel Puig, Hyun-Jin Ryu Dress as Gumby, Stay Puft Marshmallow Man for Dodgers’ Road Trip (Photos)

The Los Angeles Dodgers became the latest major league team to dress their rookies up in ridiculous costumes on Thursday, and their two most highly touted young guys stole the show. Yasiel Puig embarked on the team’s final road trip dressed as Gumby — and made sure to take a picture with legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully along the way — but even that paled in comparison...

Dodgers Shut Down Matt Kemp for Rest of Season, Will Miss Playoffs Due to Ankle Injury

The playoffs are not even underway yet, but already the Dodgers have been dealt a huge blow. The team announced on Sunday that Matt Kemp would be shut down for the remainder of the 2013 season. The All-Star center fielder has been battling an ankle injury all season, but after an MRI revealed significant swelling and weakening in the bone, according to Dodgers team doctor Neal ElAttrache...

Dodgers' Matt Kemp (ankle) out of postseason

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Dodgers won't have center fielder Matt Kemp for the postseason because of swelling in a bone in his left ankle. Los Angeles said Sunday that Kemp's season is over. He left the clubhouse on crutches after the Dodgers lost to Colorado 2-1 in Sunday's regular-season finale. Thx to the best fans for your support of the team and me during a tough...

Zack Greinke Pitches Well in Dodgers’ 1-0 Loss to Rockies


Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig leaves game with bruised foot

Dodgers rookie phenom Yasiel Puig had to leave Friday night's game with a bruised left foot the Dodgers announced. This came after two foul balls off the foot. It should be noted however that Puig left in the fifth inning of a 10-0 (at the time) Dodgers lead in a meaningless game as the Dodgers are locked into the third seed in the NL playoffs. He was hobbling a bit yes but...

Matt Kemp Done For 2013 Season

And just like that, a contender has lost one of its main ingredients.  The piece of accoutrement in this situation is personified by Matt Kemp, who can no longer be found on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ egg salad sandwich. Injured for most of the year for various reasons – including 52 games over the last 2 months for this particular ankle injury – Matt Kemp could have provided...

Dodgers' Matt Kemp is shut down for playoffs

When the Dodgers open the playoffs in Atlanta on Thursday center fielder Matt Kemp will be on crutches. If they reach the World Series he'll be limited to waving a towel in the dugout. Kemp's injury-plagued season came to an abrupt end Sunday when a MRI exam revealed a major weight-bearing bone in the two-time All-Star's left ankle was swollen. Kemp wanted to continue...

Kershaw dominant in Dodgers' win over Rockies

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw scattered four hits over six innings, Carl Crawford and A.J. Ellis each homered and drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 11-0 Friday night. Kershaw (16-9) lowered his ERA to 1.83, becoming the first pitcher to lead the majors in ERA in three consecutive seasons since Atlanta's Greg Maddux from 1993-95...

LA Dodgers Matt Kemp Covers Haute Living’s Los Angeles Style Issue

Matt Kemp is Haute Living’s man of style. The LA Dodgers star graces the cover of the mag’s September/October Los Angeles style issue. For his feature Matt discusses his personal style,    affinity for high-end watches, life on the baseball field, and more. Great article, click to read more.   A lot of people say that athletes don’t dress well, but I think they’re starting...

Trade With Brad's Blog: Ginterpalooza -- Maury Wills Auto, Puig/Ryu RCs (+ A Sick Fedorov Ducks' Patch)

I completed my second trade with Brad from Brad's Blog. There were many layers to our latest deal but all were fantastically awesome. Brad busted some 2013 Ginter and had a lot available for trade, and thankfully I had enough hits of Philadelphia teams lying around to entice him.First up, this awesome on-card auto of Maury Wills. It's just my second certified Wills John Hancock...

Dad of stabbed Dodgers fan seeks help

The father of a Los Angeles Dodgers fan stabbed to death after a Giants game last week is making a public plea for independent witnesses to contact authorities.

Rockies win season finale vs. Dodgers, 2-1

Sunday afternoon began with legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully paying tribute to Rockies icon Todd Helton. "Todd I know I am a bit presumptuous when I speak for the Dodger organization for all of the fans in Southern California and for that matter all the fans who love baseball to wish you well" Scully said via a video message on the outfield scoreboards. "On...
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