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Clayton Kershaw won his 10th straight decision, Andre Ethier hit a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Friday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the National League.
Kershaw (2-0) allowed three hits over eight innings with six strikeouts and a walk. The league's reigning Cy Young Award winner became the first Dodgers pitcher to win 10 consecutive decisions since Ramon Martinez from August 1995 through May 1996.
Kershaw also joined Ed Roebuck and Orel Hershiser as the only Dodgers to win 12 decisions in a row at home since the franchise moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1958. Kershaw's home streak has spanned 16 starts, with a 1.22 ERA.
The left-hander hasn't lost since last Aug. 7 at Arizona, when the Diamondbacks beat him 4-3 with two-run homers by Kelly Johnson and Cody Ransom.
Kenley Jansen pitched a hitless ninth for his first save of the season, but had to hold his breath until Danny Espinosa's bid for a...
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So today I was scrolling through the “People You May Know” section of LinkedIn when one interesting name popped up: Javy Guerra. Now I’m linked with a few current and former members of the Dodgers front office, so it was no surprise to see a familiar name pop up (after all, that’s how LinkedIn works), but I was surprised that the Dodgers’ closer has a public profile on...
Nathan Eovaldi is headed back to the Dodgers.
The right-hander went 1-2 with a 3.63 ERA in 10 appearances (six starts) last season. He left double-A Chattanooga on Thursday and will join the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Friday, according to the Times Free Press.
The Dodgers have yet to announce the move, so its uncertain who will make room for him on the 25-man roster. Manager Don...
Eight days ago, I was in Southern California for a journalism conference. While the conference fell flat on its face, my trip to Rancho Cucamonga to see the Quakes did not.
Despite the team not playing well, it was a great experience. It was the first time I'd ever received a media credential to cover anything but a college sporting event.
I arrived with Jared Massey of...
Position: LF/1B Birthdate: 09/09/1988 Height/Weight: 6’0″/200 Bats/Throws: L/R Acquired: 2009 Draft/4th Round Statistics: Minor League Central — Overview: Undrafted out of high school, Angelo Songco played college ball at Loyola Marymount University and was taken by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth round of the 2009 Draft. Since becoming a professional, Songco has been
As hard as it is to believe, this is the last weekend of baseball at Chavez Ravine in the Frank McCourt era. Just drink that in for a moment. Ahhh. It feels good, doesn’t it?
Bill Shaikin at the LA Times reports that the sale is set to close on schedule this Monday, meaning the Dodgers should take the field on Monday night under the ownership of the guys from Guggenheim Baseball...
Bryce Harper may have the ball from his first career hit, but the video clip shown on TV is ruined. A couple of kids at Dodger Stadium for the Nats-Dodgers game on Saturday night spoiled Harper’s first hit by mooning the center field camera. Yup, two rascals with a well thought out plan dropped trou as the 3-2 pitch was coming from Chad Billingsley. Harper blasted the pitch for...
A Dodgers fan put the ass in class Saturday night, mooning Bryce Harper during his first big league hit in the 7th inning (video: a rocket double). Harper did not get mooned while collecting his first Major League RBI in the 9th.
Dodgers 4, Nationals 3: Bryce Harper's Hollywood beginning has a bad ending written by Matt Kemp. Strasburg's great night goes up in smoke...
Everybody wants to find a reason that Javy Guerra is struggling in 2012, especially after he burst onto the scene with a too-good-to-be-true 2011. One common theory? He’s throwing too many fastballs. @ChadMoriyama do you think guerra is throwing too many fastballs especially with 2 strikes? — Brian Rincon (@bmr209) April 26, 2012 I was
Bryce Harper gets mooned, Matt Kemp hits a walk-off homer, Matt Kemp celebrates in his own weird way, and Stephen Strasburg gives me a GIF to use every time the Dodgers beat the Nationals. A great game with great material. Only fitting
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I’m happy with what I saw of Bryce Harper’s big league debut. The only at-bat I missed last night was his first MLB hit, a rocket double off the base of the wall that would have been out of most parks. But I saw all I needed to see.
The hustle, the look, the grey bat. The incredible bat speed. The rifleman throw...
In case you weren't tipped off on it enough, Bryce Harper made his Major League debut Saturday night against the LA Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.
The game certainly lived up to the marvelous fanfare: Stephen Strasburg threw a gem; Harper played as great as you could ask from a 19-year-old kid in his first big league game; and it all ended with the Dodgers coming from behind to force...
The Washington Nationals (14-5) will head to Los Angeles today to face the Dodgers (13-6) in a battle for supremacy atop the National League.
Top Flight Hitting vs. Smothering Pitching
The Nationals and the Dodgers have both been two teams of note since this season began, although for different reasons.
The Dodgers have been led by Matt Kemp, who has been tearing it up at...
Beast mode don't care. #BMDC
There are really no words to describe one Matt Kemp.
In what might have been one of the best April baseball games in recent memory, Kemp upstaged the Nationals' Stephen Strasburg, perhaps one of the best pitchers in baseball, and Bryce Harper, who was making his Major League debut, by smacking a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of...
It’s finally here.
Bryce Harper will make his Major League debut tonight against the Los Angeles Dodgers playing left field at Dodger Stadium. The Nationals aren’t in Washington (I kind of always thought they would be when this day arrived) but Stephen Strasburg is on the hill.
From now on, on this April 28th and each April 28th to follow, it’s Bryce Harper Day.
This is just...