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LOS ANGELES The good feelings are still going. Whether it's confidence or timely hitting or a sense that this is how it should have been all along, the Dodgers can't seem to lose.
They get strong pitching one night, exceptional offense another. They win on the road and at home. They find a new star every day.
Their clubhouse is not especially raucous after wins; it seems more like business as usual, as it did Thursday night following a 6-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies. For the first time since April 15, the Dodgers are over .500 (46-45), but it seemed as if no one took notice.
"It's a lot of fun," said second baseman Mark Ellis, who had three hits and drove in four runs. "Obviously, things have turned around a little bit and we're playing better baseball, but we're just trying to have fun."
They've had a lot of it lately. The win was the Dodgers' fifth in a row and their 16th in 18 games. In their past 15 games against Nation...
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Los Angeles pitcher Zack Greinke drew a walk in the 10th inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks after the Dodgers ran low on position players.
The Dodgers were already down a player with second baseman Skip Schumaker serving the first game of a two-game suspension and had one position player left after rallying to tie the game at 5-all in the ninth inning Wednesday night.
On Wednesday to relieve pressure on a nerve in his neck, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett underwent surgery according to Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles.
Dr. Greg Pearl removed a rib to help treat a condition known as thoracic outlet syndrome in the procedure performed in Dallas on Wednesday. Pearl performed a similar procedure on St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter...
The fans have spoken.
Freddie Freeman of the Braves and Steve Delebar of the Blue Jays were the winners of the All Star Game final vote.
Freeman vs Puigmania was an epic battle to the end, with the Freeman devotees coming out the victors. Puig being a possible player in this year’s All Star games captured the criticism of many in the baseball world.
With just a month under his...
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers don’t like each other. Most of the ill-will stems from the Ian Kennedy-Zack Greinke Beanfest back in June.
Now, the D’backs are starting to turn their attention to the mercurial Yasiel Puig. Diamondback Catcher Miguel Montero had some choice words for the reckless Puig. From MLB.com:
“If he’s my teammate, I probably try to...
With the MLB All-Star Game Final Vote campaign currently clogging your Twitter feeds today, one theme has been popping up surrounding the National League voting this week: is ESPN pushing Yasiel Puig a little too hard to win the vote?
If you simply looked at ESPN's Twitter, you wouldn't get that impression. One tweet about Puig has come out since the Final Vote began...
Yasiel Puig has captivated baseball since making his major league debut on June 3. He went 2-for-4 in his debut and threw out a runner to end the game, clubbed two home runs the next game, and had four home runs and 10 RBIs in his first five games with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Though [...]
On Wednesday night, the three amigos joined together on #theUCshow to discuss the latest and greatest that’s happening (and not happening) in the sports world. One point in particular riled up our own Justin Tinsley, as MLB has decided to suspend many of their players for a multitude of games for violating their performance enhancing [...]The post While You All Try To Vilify Yasiel...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chris Capuano pitched shutout ball for 6 13 innings, Mark Ellis drove in four runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-1 on Thursday night for their fifth win in a row.
The Dodgers moved above .500 for the first time since April 15.
Capuano (3-6) allowed six hits, struck out a season-high eight and walked none to earn just his second win...
If you think Yasiel Puig is arrogant now, just wait until he signs with Jay-Z.
The LA Dodgers phenom, who in little more than a month has become the biggest thing in baseball, spent Monday and Tuesday catching the ire of several Arizona Diamondbacks, who ripped him to the media . But by the time he took the field Wednesday, a Yahoo Sports report surfaced claiming that Jay-Z'...
Clayton Kershaw gave up three runs over seven innings, including two in the first, but managed to strike out ten and get through seven at Dodger Stadium Friday night. (Image source: http://cheapseatsplease.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/clayton-kershaw-dodgers.jpg)
Clayton Kershaw took a 3-0 loss at Dodger Stadium last night despite pitching seven innings and striking out ten batters...
Despite my initial support for Yasiel Puig, Iâve
come to believe that him not making the All-Star team is a good
Well, you can say this about the Heath Bell Experience. At least there’s never a dull moment when he’s on the mound. Staked with a one-run lead in the ninth, Bell found a new way to blow a save.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Juan Nicasio scattered three hits over seven innings to outduel Clayton Kershaw, and DJ LeMahieu went 3 for 4 with an RBI to help the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 on Friday night.
The Dodgers' five-game winning streak ended as they fell back to .500.
The Rockies were 3-8 in their previous 11 games, including a 6-1 loss in the series...
I don’t often write these sort of unfocused think-pieces. (Well, I happen to think that I don’t, but many of my commenters undoubtedly disagree.) Anyway, I’m thinking about Yasiel Puig today. After an impressive, intensely hyped first month, the Dodger wunderkind lost to Freddie Freeman in the fans’ vote for the All-Star Game. (Of course, with injury replacements and so on...