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The Los Angeles Dodgers could have the right pitcher on the mound to help them end their longest losing streak since early May.
They'll try to end a four-game slide Monday night at home when they send the surging Ricky Nolasco to face the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Los Angeles (83-59) was swept over the weekend in a three-game series in Cincinnati, although it still leads second-place Arizona (72-70) by a commanding 11 games. The Dodgers, however, have missed a chance to gain ground on NL-leading Atlanta, trailing the Braves by two games in the race for home-field advantage.
This is the club's longest slide since an eight-game skid May 1-10.
Nolasco (12-9, 3.26 ERA) is 7-1 with a 2.27 ERA with the Dodgers, who acquired him from Miami on July 6. He is 6-0 with a 2.11 ERA in his last nine outings, yielding two runs over six innings in Tuesday's 7-4 victory at Colorado.
"He's been great because he's pitched well pretty much every time out," manager Don Mat...
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The Dodgers were on ESPN yesterday, and there was unsurprisingly a bunch of discussion about Yasiel Puig. Of particular note by the broadcasters, though, was how he still had to learn discipline. Early in the game they were talking about his pitch selection and how he had to learn how to avoid pitches out of the zone, but later in the game they kept clarifying that they meant he...
During yesterday’s game against the Diamondbacks, Ben Badler of Baseball America commented about the defense of Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe.
Juan Uribe doesn't get enough credit for his defense. Legitimate gold glove candidate.
— Ben Badler (@BenBadler) September 10, 2013
My NL gold glove at third base would go to Nolan Arenado or Uribe. Would bet it ends up going to...
After weeks of speculation, it looks like the Alexander Guerrero sweepstakes is nearing an end.
Word broke this morning of the Office of Foreign Assets Control clearing the 26-year-old Cuban infielder, making him a free agent. Shortly after, the Dodgers -- who have been the favorites all along -- are close to signing him to a 5- or 7-year deal in the neighborhood of $32 million...
I recently landed one of the most aesthetically-pleasing cards I own. From 2013 Bowman Platinum, it's a Cutting Edge Stars bat slice from The Bison, #'d 04/50.My newest Mattycakes was had via eBay for just $8.14 delivered, a surprisingly low sum. I really dig the die-cut design and the fact that Topps went with a piece of bat rather than a simple jersey swatch.
Matt Kemp has aggravated his hamstring while trying to rehabilitate his injured ankle according to Kevin J Wells of The Washington Times. He suffered from the hamstring back on May 29th in Anaheim, and has only played in 11 games since.
While running the bases in a rehab outing, Kemp felt tightness in his hamstring. The Dodgers have shut him down indefinitely, which this late...
Hyun-Jin Ryu should be able to make his scheduled start Wednesday against Arizona according to Andy Call of MLB.com.
Kemp strained his right hamstring Friday during a rehab workout session giving him 10 days after his most recent injury.
"If he can play, we can activate him, but he has to be able to play," Mattingly said.
Kemp hasn't played for the Dodgers...
PHOENIX -- It is impossible to define exactly when the NL West began its complete 180 from in the Diamondbacks' control to in that of the Dodgers. The season is too long. The factors too numerous.But June 11 might be a place to start.The benches-cleaning brawl between the D-backs and Dodgers that night seemed to change the complexion of the division, the relationship between...
The Los Angeles Dodgers are nearing a five-year, $32MM contract with top Cuban infield prospect Alexander Guerrero according to the latest update from Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. The official announcement should come within the next day or so.
The Dodgers have long been the favorites to sign him, dating back to July 23, when news broke that the Dodgers had signed Guerrero to a seven...
This was not a good night to ask Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson what he thought of Juan Uribe's performance.
Uribe homered in each of his first three trips to the plate, and the Los Angeles Dodgers connected six times Monday night in an 8-1 romp over the Diamondbacks that reduced their magic number for clinching the NL West title to eight.
''They swung the...
What happened at Dodger Stadium on Monday night was as remarkable as any throw made by Yasiel Puig this season or any line drive hit by Hanley Ramirez.
Juan Uribe took a curtain call.
After Uribe hit his career-high third home run in the Dodgers' 8-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks the same fans who constantly booed him over the last two seasons insisted he come out of...
The Los Angeles Dodgers got another solid start from Zack Greinke and a big home run by Yasiel Puig.
This time, it wasn't enough.
Brian Wilson picked up his first loss with Los Angeles when Billy Hamilton stole second in the 10th inning and scored on Todd Frazier's game-ending single, giving the Cincinnati Reds a 4-3 victory on Saturday.
Ryan Ludwick opened the Cincinnati...
Juan Uribe homered in each of his first three trips to the plate, and the Los Angeles Dodgers connected six times Monday night in an 8-1 romp over the Arizona Diamondbacks that reduced their magic number for clinching the NL West title to eight.
Adrian Gonzalez, Andre Ethier and Hanley Ramirez also went deep in the Dodgers' biggest power display in almost seven years.
Juan Uribe has put together a solid MLB career over the past 13 seasons. While he won’t be remember as a great, he did manage to be productive throughout it, and has made a nice living playing a kids game.…Read more →
Yasiel Puig doing things.