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Shin-Soo Choo is a career .289 hitter and bats leadoff for a playoff contender. But on Thursday night, he fell victim to two of the oldest tricks in the book, making the Reds-Dodgers game look like something out of "The Bad News Bears."
The trouble for the Cinicannati center fielder started in the fourth inning, as he fell victim to a baserunning ploy by Los Angeles rookie Yasiel Puig and turned a single into a two-base error that put the home team's leadoff hitter on third.
You can see the video here .
Four innings later, Choo found more troble on the base paths, only this time he was the runner. And the result was much more embarassing. While we don't know what Dodgers second baseman Skip Schumaker and shortstop Hanley Ramirez said, it certainly worked.
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In the end, however, it was was Choo with the last laugh, as he went 2 for 5 and the Reds handed the Dodgers their first loss since the All-Star break with a 5-2 win .
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courtesy of www.thenewstribune.com With all the talk of rookie sensation Yasiel Puig this season the real catalyst for the Dodger success is LA shortstop Hanley Ramirez. He is the unsung hero for the National League West division leaders. Dodgers are 17 and 5 in their last 22 ballgames and leading the division by a half game. It all starts with the team’s best player, Hanley...
Mike Leake improved his season record to a team-best 10-4 on Wednesday as the Reds turned away the Giants, 8-3, at AT&T Park. However, the manner in which Leake emerged victorious is somewhat unique.
Leake won the game in spite of allowing a whopping 12 hits in six innings of work. The 25-year-old became the first pitcher since Marlins right-hander Ricky Nolasco in...
LOS ANGELES The Dodgers designated pitcher Ted Lilly for assignment Thursday, a move they preferred not to make but felt they were forced to.
Lilly, who was activated from the disabled list on Wednesday, refused the teams request to pitch in the minors, so the Dodgers essentially let him go. Hes likely to be picked up on waivers by another team or become a free agent.
Logan White, the Dodgers‘ Vice President Of Amateur Scouting, was kind enough to give me 20 minutes of his time to talk about the farm system and draft.
If you want to hear White actually speak, check out the latest episode of “Dugout Blues“.
I looked at the draft this year and you kind of had a more college-focused approach this year. Is there any reason for that?
Matt Kemp is headed back to the disabled list.
The Dodgers' outfielder was placed on the 15-day DL with a left ankle sprain on Wednesday. It's Kemp's third trip this season and he has only played in one game (July 21) since his previous stint on the DL (July 6-20 for left A-C joint inflammation).
Kemp is batting .263 with five homers and 27 RBI this season.
Ryan Ludwick was sent out on rehab assignment with the class A Dayton Dragons yesterday while they played the Lansing Lugnuts. Ludwick was the DH and had three plate appearances. He popped out, walked, and singled. Nice that he’s trying out all the possibilities. Perhaps tonight he could try out that home run muscle.
Ludwick has been out of the major league line-up...
The Dodgers Wednesday placed Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list for the third time this season and activated pitcher Ted Lilly from the DL for the third time.
Kemp sprained his left ankle on an awkward slide into home on Sunday against the Nationals. The swelling and discomfort showed little improvement over the past three days leaving the club uncertain how long Kemp will be...
The Dodgers were down to their final out tonight when Andre Ethier hit a sinking liner to center fielder Colby Rasmus. The ball skipped off the Toronto turf and rolled a ways, allowing Yasiel Puig to scamper home and tie the game at 3-3 off Blue Jays closer Casey Jannsen.
The Dodgers would score five more runs in the top of the 10th inning to win the game 8-3. The crowning moment...
Greetings from Dodger Stadium, where the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Cincinnati Reds tonight. The Dodgers return from a 6-0 road trip with a 1 1/2 game lead on the divisional race in front of a sellout crowd tonight for Vin Scully Bobblehead Night. The atmosphere at the ballpark is electric already 45 minutes before first pitch.
Because of the sellout, please exercise patience...
Zack Greinke was a former teammate of Ryan Braun during his time in Milwaukee. Now a pitcher on the Los Angeles Dodgers there was no shortage of slams directed at the Brewers outfielder who has been suspended for the remainder of the 2013 season.
Greinke called Braun a liar and a user in an interview with the Los Angeles Times:
“The main thing is, yeah, he lied to us,” Greinke...
The Dodgers' 2013 opening day roster payroll of $225805500 more than doubled the $114 million on opening day last year.
Six games into the second-half of the season the fruits of owning the second most expensive roster have catapulted the Dodgers atop the NL West.
The Dodgers had scored 41 runs in their last four games before entering Thursday's game and Zack Greinke had...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw and Hanley Ramirez are making the Los Angeles Dodgers think about October baseball in late July.
Kershaw pitched eight stellar innings, and Ramirez hit a two-run homer off Cincinnati's Homer Bailey in a 2-1 victory over the Reds on Friday night.
Los Angeles maintained its half-game lead over Arizona in the NL West. The Dodgers are a major league...
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