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It is that time again for the weekly 3 Up and 3 Down column. As always, thanks for reading and you can contact me through facebook, twitter @gmarchesej, email at email@example.com and under this article.
The three up for this week are the Los Angeles Dodgers, who flexed their financial might, Matt Harvey, as he made his major league debut and one other successful start and Joba Chamberlain, who returned to the big leagues after 14 months away.
Los Angeles Dodgers:The Dodgers were sold to a group led by former NBA player Magic Johnson earlier this year. They are ½ a game out of first place in the NL West and they made several moves at Tuesdays trade deadline. They acquired reliever Brandon League from the Mariners. They also acquired Hanley Ramirez from the Marlins and Shane Victorino from the Phillies. Things are looking up in Hollywood for Donnie Baseball and the Dodgers.
Matt Harvey has looked very impressive in his two major league starts with the Mets. In his first...
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Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Shane Victorino lost a fly ball in the lights, but still made the catch during the ninth inning of Saturday night's game at Dodger Stadium against the Chicago Cubs.
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Victorino got a great jump on the fly ball by Cubs batter Anthony Rizzo, and got himself in perfect position to make the catch while turning...
After taking the first two games of their series with the Chicago Cubsincluding Saturday's 3-2 winthe Dodgers will send their newest acquisition--31-year old Joe Blanton--to the mound Sunday afternoon, hoping he can do for them what he did when he was dealt from Oakland to Philadelphia: Help turn them into winners.
Because when Joe Blanton gets traded, his new team ends up with...
Matt Kemp has teamed up with Diamond Supply Co. to create limited edition t-shirts paying homage to Matt’s incredible 2011 MLB season. The company will partner with Matt’s charity, “Kemp’s Kids” with 100% of the proceeds going towards the organization. The goal of Kemp’s Kids is to uplift the underprivileged and inner-city youth with [...]
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw pitched three-hit ball over seven innings, Matt Kemp homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Saturday night to keep Chris Volstad winless in his last 21 starts.
Kershaw (9-6) helped the Dodgers remain a half-game behind first-place San Francisco in the NL West. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, coming off a five-hit...
The Los Angeles Dodgers appear to be the team who placed a waiver claim on Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee. The Dodgers, of course, also put a claim on Joe Blanton and the two sides worked out a deal. But please relax, the waiver claim means nothing.
After July 31, a player must clear waivers to be traded. Teams have the chance just once to place a player on waivers. Players...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hanley Ramirez lined an RBI single over a drawn-in infield in the ninth inning, and Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs with a seesaw 7-6 victory on Sunday.
Shawn Camp (2-5) walked Matt Kemp on four pitches with one out and Andre Ethier's single put runners at the corners for Ramirez.
Cubs talented rookie Anthony Rizzo had...
Clayton Kershaw pitched three-hit ball over seven innings, Matt Kemp homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Saturday night to keep Chris Volstad winless in his last 21 starts.
Kershaw (9-6) helped the Dodgers remain a game behind first-place San Francisco in the NL West. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, coming off a five-hit shutout against the Giants...
The Dodgers shored up their rotation today by acquiring Joe Blanton from the Phillies for a player to be named later. OFFICIAL: @dodgers today acquired starting pitcher Joe Blanton from @phillies for a player to be named later. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 3, 2012 Blanton is owed about $2.9 million for the rest
Admit it, you were worried after that Dodgers series.
The Dodgers are way too close, and there’s a dash of fear…or more…that the offense was just the result of being in Coors and facing the Rockies’ pitchers. But damn, that sort of offense does feel a bit good.
Not that I’m turning my back on AT&T Park…or thinking about bringing in the fences…or doing anything...
The Los Angeles Dodgers were awarded the trade waiver claim on
Philadelphia Phillies lefty Cliff Lee, a major league source told
The Dodgers celebrated Star Trek night on Friday as several Spocks and Klingons meandered the concourse and William Shatner threw out the first pitch before introducing the Dodger lineup.
How appropriate that Los Angeles is venturing to boldly spend what no team has spent before.
No, they're not the Yankees, but on a day in which they added Joe Blanton and the 2.9 million dollars...
Seattle Mariners right-hander Carter Capps threw his first major league pitch Friday night in Yankee Stadium. New York Yankees catcher Russell Martin was at the plate. The pitch was clocked at 100 mph. The American League better get used to seeing that kind of heat. Ever since Capps, a third-round pick out of North Carolina's Mount Olive College in 2011, made the jump from...