Found July 01, 2013 on Suicide Squeeze:
The Blog had numerous commitments this weekend and kept up with the Dodgers from afar, whether it be a family night at Rancho Cucamonga or a drop-in at a fellow fan’s birthday party. Let’s go over the weekend briefly, shall we? Yasiel Puig had a four hit game on Sunday including a pop-fly triple that had more hustle on it than a Little Leaguer with his coach yelling “RUN!” and Hanley Ramirez hit the ball really, REALLY far on Saturday.  Jansen blew a save, but the team walked off with the win over Justin DeFratus on Saturday.  Then on Sunday, Stephen Fife blanked the Phils for seven innings and the offense just sort of dinked and dunked its way to a 6-1 victory. Yasiel Puig’s 5th inning triple was part of a four hit day for the Cuban Phenom, who officially finished his first month in the big leagues with 44 hits. Only Joe DiMaggio (48) had more. (Image source: ESPN at Puig finishes his first month in the Major Leagues with 44 hits, 7 HR and 16 RBI to go with a .436 batting average.  The young Cuban phenom has generated such hype that he has already found himself at the center of several Dodgers advertising campaigns, garnered hype as a possible last-minute candidate for the All Star Game in New York City later this month, has two shirts in the store (the normal Puig shirt and the “VIVA PUIG” shirt,) and will have his own shirt day on July 14th.  He’s garnered praise from manager Don Mattingly and All Star Center Fielder Matt Kemp and drawn giddy astonishment from long-time broadcaster Vin Scully.  Fans throughout the ballpark stop whatever they are doing and watch what he does when he comes to the plate, and often he responds by doing something spectacular. Not bad for a rookie. A couple notable partings, one likely for the season and one more likely for good. Josh Beckett, who has been on the disabled list for some time now, has opted to have surgery to relieve pressure on a nerve in his neck.  Beckett is suspected to have pitched with the injury, which is thought to be a major reason behind his 2013 struggles.  Beckett was 0-5 with a 5.19 ERA when he was shut down on May 13th.  To this point, Beckett has not announced his retirement and there is speculation he will at least attempt a 2014 comeback, though there has also been speculation that the nerve issue could be career-threatening. Josh Beckett appears to be done for the 2013 season due to an injury to a nerve in his neck that prevented the 33 year old right hander from getting on track this season. Beckett was 0-5 with a 5.19 ERA before being placed on the Disabled List on May 13th (Image Source: Gary A. Vasquez, USA Today Sports at Matt Guerrier, who has been a spectacular bust for the Dodgers, was designated for assignment to make room for Jose Dominguez.  Guerrier takes a 2-3 record with a 4.80 ERA in 30 innings this year out the door with him, while Dominguez lit up the radar gun at Dodger Stadium on Sunday with several pitches clocked at 99 MPH or higher and a high speed of 101.  Dominguez has reportedly been clocked as high as 103 and compliment his hard fastball with a slider that comes in around 83 MPH to keep opposing hitters off-balance. The Dodgers now head to Colorado to take on the Rockies at Coors Field.  The team has an off-day today, then Clayton Kershaw will take on Roy Oswalt tomorrow in a 5:40 p.m. local start in the Mile High City. Related articles Jose Dominguez makes sizzling major league debut for Dodgers ( Eric’s Dodgers Blog goes down to the Farm; Josh Beckett Set To Have Season-Ending Surgery ( Puig’s four-hit game lifts Dodgers over Phillies ( Beckett to undergo surgery, likely out for season ( This article has been read (0) times

Josh Beckett out for season

Josh Beckett has not pitched since May, and now it looks like the Dodgers starter will have surgery that will keep him out all year.

Dodgers' Dominguez tosses heat in MLB debut

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Surgery to end Beckett's season

Josh Beckett's season is over. The Dodgers right-hander, who has not pitched since May 13, has elected to undergo surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, which has caused nerve irritation near his neck and resulted in numbness in his pitching fingers. Dallas-based Dr. Greg Pearl will perform the surgery on July 8, the team announced Friday, sidelining Beckett for three to...

Josh Beckett likely out for season

Los Angeles Dodgers' pitcher Josh Beckett, who was put on the disabled list on May 14 with thoracic outlet syndrome, will undergo surgery to relieve pressure on the nerve in his neck. As reported by Austin Laymance of, ""I know he had some tingling after throwing, and he hadn't been throwing very long," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said before...

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Josh Beckett injury: Dodgers righty to have season-ending surgery

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Josh Beckett To Undergo Surgery, Will Miss Rest Of The Season

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Josh Beckett to undergo surgery, will miss rest of season

credit: josh beckett Josh Beckett will miss the remainder of the season as the 33-year-old is set to undergo surgery. Beckett last pitched on May 13 against Washington. Josh Beckett out for season, to undergo surgery to relieve pressure on nerve in neck area. #Dodgers — Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) June 30, 2013 In his eight starts for the Dodgers, Beckett compiled a 5.19 ERA and...

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Josh Beckett to Have Season-Ending Surgery

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Eric’s Dodgers Blog goes down to the Farm; Josh Beckett Set To Have Season-Ending Surgery

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Mattingly addresses roster; Beckett having surgery

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Josh Beckett’s season over; NL West eying Garza and Nolasco?

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