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Alex Castellanos hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Seattle Mariners 3-2 Saturday.
Castellanos hit his third homer this spring, connecting against Yoervis Medina.
Aaron Harang, competing for a spot in the Dodgers' rotation, allowed two runs and six hits in three innings. In five innings this spring, he has given up six runs on 11 hits.
Franklin Gutierrez hit a two-run single off Harang.
Mariners right-hander Jon Garland worked three innings in his third appearance this spring, giving up one run on two hits.
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Saturday was an ugly day for the World Baseball Classic and more specifically, Dodgers' infielder Luis Cruz. But in a somewhat surprising twist, Cruz won't face any disciplinary action for his part in the brawl with team Canada.
From Major League Baseball:
"Because at least one club -- and potentially both -- will not advance to
the second round, WBCI has determined...
Adrian Gonzalez has changed as a hitter the last two seasons and that change has not been reflected in his projections from six different sites culled for this post. And unless he reverts back to where he was four years ago, his projections are kind of messed up. Some might say that his time in Boston might have screwed him up a bit and thrown him off his game. But I maintain that...
PHOENIX The Dodgers, who already have a big Latino fan base, may have picked up even more Mexican fans Friday night.
Dodgers Luis Cruz and Adrian Gonzalez, playing third base and first base and batting third and fourth for Mexico, drove in all five runs as Mexico defeated the United States, 5-2, in a World Baseball Classic game at Chase Field.
Mexico, upset by Italy in its opener...
Remember that massive Dodgers TV deal with Time Warner that was locked in a few months ago? Looks as if it hit a snag. The plan is to carry all Dodger games on a new regional sports network named SportsNetLA. In the deal, the Dodgers are the product with Time Warner Cable taking care of the business operations side handling advertising, affiliate sales agent, and channel operations...
The Los Angeles Dodgers will be without right-handed pitcher Matt Palmer for a considerable period of time. Palmer has a torn meniscus and will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. The injury will keep him out for 6-8 weeks says Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
The injury happened while Palmer was walking. He had just finished playing catch when he felt his knee lock up...
The Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to trade one of their extra
starting pitchers before camp breaks. However, general manager Ned Colletti has
seen enough injuries to his arms in the past that he’s in no rush to deal any
of them, according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
The Dodgers currently have Zack Greinke, Josh Beckett,
Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley, Hyun-Jin...
Chris Capuano pitched four solid innings and Ramon Castro hit a two-run homer for the Dodgers before their split-squad game against the Cincinnati Reds was rained out with Los Angeles leading 3-1 on Friday night.
The game was called after four innings, the second rainout of the day for both teams. Earlier at Scottsdale Stadium, rain and hail ended a Dodgers-Giants game in the second...
PHOENIX (AP) -- A fierce brawl that saw Alfredo Aceves and several players throw nasty punches erupted Saturday in the ninth inning of Canada's 10-3 romp over Mexico in the World Baseball Classic in a melee that also involved fans.
The fights broke out after Canada's Rene Tosoni was hit by a pitch from Arnold Leon with Canada leading 9-3 at Chase Field, home of the Arizona...
Baseball fans love to talk about clutch plays and clutch players, and Dodgers fans are no exception, but like with a pitcher’s best and worst pitches, there tends to be a lack of evidence presented. As such, I decided to find some basis for clutch plays and clutch players, courtesy of the WPA and Clutch statistics.
Most sabermetric statistics are context neutral — they do...
Matt Kemp had his first two hits of the spring and Clayton Kershaw allowed only two hits in five innings and added an RBI single and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-1 Sunday.
Kemp, who was 0 for 11 with five strikeouts in his first four Cactus League games, singled in the first inning, walked in the fourth and added an RBI single to score Dee Gordon during a...
Los Angeles left-hander Ted Lilly would have liked to pitch to defending NL MVP Buster Posey. The weather just would not cooperate Friday.
Once the hail came down in earnest, Posey didn't even wait for the umpires, he walked out of the batter's box.
''Those are the things you need,'' Lilly said after recording two outs before heavy rain and hail ended the...
Hanley Ramirez batted .342 in 2009, winning the National League batting title and finishing second in the MVP voting to an in-his-prime Albert Pujols. Ramirez followed that season up with a .300 average in 2010 and his third consecutive All-Star appearance, but in the two years since he’s batted just .243 and .257 and hasn’t [...]
DODGERS 6, ROCKIES 1
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Matt Kemp had his first two hits of the spring and Clayton Kershaw allowed only two hits in five innings and added an RBI single and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-1 Sunday.
Kemp, who was 0 for 11 with five strikeouts in his first four Cactus League games, singled in the first inning, walked in the fourth and added...
The new Dodgers owners said they’d spend, and it appears that they will. After last year’s deadline blockbuster, the Dodgers have continued to bring in players and spend recklessly, according to some. Can they overtake the defending champion Giants?
Joe Blanton, RHP (Angels, Free Agent)
Randy Choate, LHP (Cardinals, Free Agent)
Rubby de la Rosa, RHP (Red Sox, Trade...
Sometimes it’s worth unpacking something that seems like it’s fairly cut and dry. Like, for example, the Mariners are showing quite a bit of power in spring training right now, but it seems like folly to put too much stock in those numbers. That statement alone can send you on a journey.
As of Thursday morning, the Seattle Mariners had hit 30 home runs this spring. The second...