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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers were eliminated from playoff contention, their wild-card hopes dashed Tuesday night with a 4-3 loss to Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants.
The defeat left the Dodgers two games behind St. Louis with only one game left in the regular season. Los Angeles had won six in a row to stay in the race for the second NL wild-card spot, but Mark Ellis lined out to center field with a runner on second base to end it.
The defending World Series champion Cardinals claimed the final berth in this year's major league playoffs. St. Louis will be at Atlanta on Friday in a one-game matchup to see which team advances to the division round.
Zito won his seventh straight decision, Buster Posey and Joaquin Arias homered and the NL West champion Giants finished off their longtime rivals.
The Dodgers knew early in their game that Cincinnati had beaten St. Louis 3-1, opening the door for them to remain in the chase. But they couldn't capitalize, an...
BEST OF MAXIM
Mark Ellis' short fly ball to center field that, at first looked like it had a chance to drop, ended the Dodgers' season tonight.
"Drop, drop, drop! Ahh f---!"
That's a direct quote from me at the end of the game.
Well, it was definitely an interesting season. There's still one more game -- a game that will be inexplicably started by Clayton Kershaw...
If only the Dodgers didn't wait to, you know, start playing good ball again, we'd be looking at this week differently.
But here we are and the Dodgers are two games behind the Cardinals for the last Wild Card spot with two games remaining.
The best the Dodgers can do is force a tie with the Cards, resulting in a one-game playoff for the right to have a one-game playoff...
As is expected as the season winds down, there are few, if any, roster moves being made. Teams have already called up players following roster expansion, so most everybody is done for the year in this regard. However, the Dodgers did make one move this past week: The club completed the Shane Victorino trade, sending ...
I completed my first trade with Steve Drennen who, though he doesn't have a blog, is well known around these here blogging parts. Steve won a contest over at The Snorting Bull, and knowing the teams Steve collects, I thought he might be willing to part with his winnings if the offer struck him just right.It did, thankfully, and I was able to swing a deal for the above Matt Kemp...
Baseball Prospectus let me write at their site about a topic. I don’t know why, but it’s too late to take back now! Victory! Anyway, it was about Carl Crawford‘s mechanics. I thought it was cool. Go read it: here.
The new owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers may not be done acquiring sports franchises. Mark Walter, chairman of the Dodgers and chief executive of Guggenheim Partners, told the LA Times that his company is looking into whether to bid on AEG, which owns the Kings, Lakers and Galaxy. Guggenheim paid $2.15 billion -- a record price for a sports franchise -- in May to buy the Dodgers...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp says he'll undergo surgery on his left shoulder Friday.
He made the announcement Wednesday after the Dodgers ended the season with a 5-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
Kemp has a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He could have his shoulder cleaned up in a minor procedure or he could have the labrum repaired,...
GIVING IT HIS ALL
Your browser does not support iframes. Let's give credit where credit is due. Some ballboys don't take their jobs seriously. Some ballboys won't attempt to go after balls that are clearly out of their reach. The Los Angeles Dodgers ballboy certainly isn't one of those type of guys.This was evidenced during the fourth inning of Monday's Dodgers game against the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw finished with a major league-leading 2.53 ERA, Adrian Gonzalez singled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-1 to end their season on Wednesday, a day after being eliminated from playoff contention for the third straight year by the NL West champions.
Kershaw (14-9) allowed one...
The 2012 Los Angeles Dodgers season was one of immense change for the organization and left behind a sense of unfinished business. Though the results on the field weren't ultimately successful in the short term as the team missed the playoffs for the third straight year, the foundation has been laid for a team that, on paper, should contend in the foreseeable future. Then again...
For Red Sox fans, this season cannot end soon enough. Decimated by injuries, plagued by constant turmoil and negative news stories, declines by formerly good pitchers and a manager controversy that never ended all mark a season that started off on the wrong foot and ended without any legs at all. Every bad situation needs a scapegoat. There has to be a villain in a story like this...
Posey sends Bums packing
Last night, the San Francisco Giants won their 94th game of the year with a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers and — like me — Gigantes fans everywhere rejoiced in the fact that the team sent their hated rival packing for the offseason.
It’s certainly not the first time these two teams have been involved in eliminating each other from the post-season...
What a disaster.In the 2010 off season the Sox acquired both Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford, two big name players who were thought to bring the Sox to glory. With a pitching staff of a fantasy team (Beckett, Lester, Lackey, Buchholz, Papelbon) the Sox were the favorites to win the World Series, well we all know how that turned out.A rough April lead to a lot of doubters, but...
Buster Posey started the scoring in the top of second inning with a homer off Chris Capuano. A Luis Cruz RBI groundout knotted the game at one, but Joaquin Arias broke the tie with a homer in the top of the third. Yes, seriously. Joaquin Arias. Marco Scutaro extended their lead in the top of ...
Should Barry Zito start in the postseason? « Bay City Ball – A Giants Blog
Nope, he shouldn’t. One can only hope Ryan Vogelsong sealed the deal in nabbing that playoff rotation spot with yesterday’s strong performance.
These Saber-Savvy San Francisco Giants | FanGraphs Baseball
“Talk to Bobby Evans, Vice President of Baseball Operations, and you get a sense of a team with...