Posted June 07, 2012 on AP on Fox
Even without production from their most potent hitters, the Los Angeles Dodgers are having a very good week. It could remain fairly pleasant at Safeco Field, considering the Seattle Mariners offense has been dreadful at home entering Friday's series opener against the big league-best Dodgers. As Los Angeles plays without top hitter Matt Kemp (hamstring), NL RBI leader Andre Ethier had been failing to step up. He hasn't homered in a season-high 15 straight games and was in a season-worst 0-for-16 drought before delivering a two-run double in the ninth inning of Thursday's 8-4 win in Philadelphia. Even with Kemp out and Ethier struggling - he didn't start Thursday for the first time in two weeks - the Dodgers (37-21) pulled off a four-game road sweep of the Phillies for the first time in 66 years. "The good feeling we have about the way we're playing's going to carry over, and that confidence," manager Don Mattingly told the team's official we...

Dodgers 2012 MLB Draft Recap: Day 2

The Dodgers have done very well in the 2012 MLB Draft thus far. I see more of a focus on position players, which makes sense considering the obvious need the Dodgers have for it down in the lower levels. Dodgers assistant general manager Logan White has in recent years fallen under the philosophy of draft pitchers, early and often. For the first time in an entire decade that philosophy...

Dodgers Sign Free Agent Wes Roemer

According to the Dodgers have signed free agent right-hander Wes Roemer. Roemer, the Diamondbacks' supplemental first round selection in 2007, had been pitching with the St. Paul Saints of the American Association this year. The 25-year-old pitched in the upper minors last year, posting a 4.39 ERA in 164 innings. He's a six foot, 200 pound righty, that was born...

Uribe will play third when he returns, Mattingly says

The Dodgers will get Juan Uribe back as early as Monday, but that could create a playing-time crunch for some Dodgers who have been key contributors this season. Uribe has been sidelined since May 14 with a left wrist injury but is getting close to returning. He will play three rehab games this weekend with Class A Rancho Cucamonga beginning Friday and is expected to be activated...

LA Galaxy to Host Dodgers Night on June 23

First 500 to purchase tickets for Dodgers Night receive limited edition Galaxy-Dodgers scarf The LA Galaxy announced the club has teamed up with the Los Angeles Dodgers in a partnership that will allow each team to host a special night for their fans. Discount ticket packages, special events and dual-branded giveaway merchandise will be available through both teams. This is the first...

2012 MLB Draft: Los Angeles Dodgers – Day 3 – Rounds 16 Through 25

The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Josh Henderson in the 16th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. An outfielder out of First Baptist Christian School in Virginia. Baseball America had him ranked #10 in Virginia. Henderson gained some attention on the showcase circuit last year as he has a knack for squaring balls up, but the

2012 MLB Draft: Los Angeles Dodgers Review

2012 MLB Draft: Los Angeles Dodgers Preview 2012 MLB Draft: Los Angeles Dodgers – Day 1 – The 18th Overall Pick Is Corey Seager 2012 MLB Draft: Los Angeles Dodgers – Day 1 – The 51st Overall Pick Is Jesmuel Valentin 2012 MLB Draft: Los Angeles Dodgers – Day 2 – Rounds 2 Through 5

Kid makes funny face, nearly gets nailed

During last night's Philadelphia Phillies/Los Angeles Dodgers game, one of the television cameras caught a young fan sitting behind the home plate sticking his tongue out at Dodgers pitcher Kelly Jensen. Well, I guess the baseball gods didn't appreciate the boy doing that as a foul ball seconds later nearly hits him in the face:

Dodgers 8, Phillies 3

Aaron Harang got his 100th career victory as Los Angeles overcame a two-run, sixth-inning deficit, and the Dodgers won 8-3 Thursday to complete their first four-game sweep at the Philadelphia Phillies in 66 years. Harang (5-3) allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings, improving to 100-98 in 11 big league seasons. The Dodgers had not swept a four-game series at Philadelphia...

GIFcap: Elian Herrera gets smushed in the face by Carlos Ruiz

Manly. —– @ChadMoriyama Please, please, please GIF the tag by Ruiz on Herrera. Please. — Matt R (@3_2count) June 7,

Mike Lieberthal To Make Wall Of Fame

The Philadelphia Phillies have announced today that this year's Wall of Fame inductee will be Mike Lieberthal.  Lieby will be inducted in a pre-game ceremony on August 10th versus St.Louis. Mike Lieberthal was chosen over Curt Schilling. The former catcher played 13 seasons with the Phillies before signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers for one season.  Lieberthal did retire as...

Dodgers complete 4-game sweep at Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Aaron Harang got his 100th career victory as Los Angeles overcame a two-run, sixth-inning deficit, and the Dodgers won 8-3 Thursday to complete their first four-game sweep at the Philadelphia Phillies in 66 years. Harang (5-3) allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings, improving to 100-98 in 11 big league seasons. The Dodgers had not swept a four-game...

Old Friend Alert: Trayvon Robinson

With the Dodgers arriving in Seattle for a weekend series, The Seattle Times conducted an online chat for fans with former Dodger minor leaguer, and current AAA center fielder for the Tacoma Rainiers, Trayvon Robinson. There are a few questions about the Dodgers that will be of interest for readers of this blog (for one, Trayvon considers the Dodgers more strict as an organization...

Gameday: Dodgers (35-21) vs. Phillies (28-29)

Los Angeles Dodgers (35-21) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (28-29) Chris Capuano (7-2, 2.50) vs. Kyle Kendrick (2-4, 4.02)Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Isolated Thunderstorms, 68 Media: Twitter and FacebookInjury update: Placido Polanco sits out tonight with a cut on his left index finger, which he suffered tagging out Matt Treanor at third last night. The cut did...

Cano to captain AL HR Derby team; Kemp leads NL

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano has been named captain of the American League Home Run Derby team, and he says he will go for his second straight title with his dad again throwing the pitches. Los Angeles Dodgers injured outfielder Matt Kemp is leading the NL team for the derby at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on July 9 as part of the All-Star weekend festivities. Kemp is...

Dodger Injury Update

When you look at the majors, you can't help but see that there are a ton of injuries plaguing this season. The Dodgers, unfortunately are no different. With slugger Matt Kemp sidelined with a hammy injury, it was reported that Javy Guerra would soon join him with knee inflamation. Today, Guerra went under the knife to repair a tear in his meniscus (in the knee). Although...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.