Found June 06, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Dee Gordon hit a go-ahead single to back Chris Capuano and the Los Angeles Dodgers held on to beat the struggling Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 on Wednesday night. Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino and Ty Wigginton homered for the Phillies, who have lost a season-worst five straight games. Capuano (8-2) gave up four runs and four hits in five innings in one of his least effective starts this season. The lefty has a 2.82 ERA and is tied for the most wins in the majors. Three relievers combined for three scoreless innings before Kenley Jansen finished for his ninth save, including three in this series.

Dodgers sign 5th-round pick Ross Stripling, others expected to sign soon

Former Texas A&M right-handed pitcher Ross Stripling became the first player selected in the Dodgers' draft class (fifth round) to sign a contract, doing so on Thursday. Stripling, who will pitch for the Ogden Raptors in the Pioneer League, actually broke the news himself via Twitter,. "Signing my Major League contract! ‪#dodgers‬" Stripling even tweeted...

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...

Yet another Phillies injury: Now it's Galvis

Following their season-high fifth straight loss, the last-place Phillies were dealt another blow: Gold Glove-worthy rookie second baseman Freddy Galvis was headed to the 15-day disabled list with a lower back injury. Galvis, who has started 44 of the Phillies' 58 games this season in place of injured All-Star Chase Utley, exited Wednesday's game in the middle of his at...

Jonathan Papelbon says umpire ‘sucked,’ should be sent down to Triple-A (Video)

Jonathan Papelbon may have taken the loss as the Phillies were defeated 4-3 by the Dodgers on Monday night, but he is not taking the blame. That blame, he says, belongs to home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn. In a 3-3 tie in the ninth, Papelbon allowed a lead-off triple on a 2-2 pitch to Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon. Papelbon thought he had strike three on the previous pitch, and naturally...

Ruiz Trails in All Star Voting – Pick It Up, People!

<img class="size-medium wp-image-2365" title="Chooch Behind Plate Renee Cendrowski" src="" alt="Phillies Catcher Carlos "Chooch" Ruiz leads the NL in hitting, has 8 HRs and 32 RBI, is having a career year and is 4TH in All Star Game...

Philadelphia Phillies: 2012 ERA for the MLB 5 at game 58

Kyle Kendrick of the Philadelphia Phillies is an emergency option.  How do the fill-ins for the Yankees match-up with the locals?  The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below. TAL'S HANDY STATS   WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number...

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

Phillies' infield shows cracks

When Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel wrote out his lineup card Thursday morning, the highlight was the last name he penciled in: Cole Hamels. On a day game after a night game, Manuel gave his hot-hitting catcher and current cleanup hitter Carlos Ruiz the day off, and, in turn, was left with another hole in the middle of his lineup and what amounted to his worst defensive...

Make That One More: Freddy Galvis Joins Many Phillies on the Disabled List

Fans loved his bat. Freddy's body, however did not like his one at bat last night in the fifth inning as he strained his lower back on a swing. Mike Fontenot replaced Galvis on a 3-2 count and walked.  The Phillies placed Galvis on the 15-day disabled list today. Michael Martinez will be called up from Lehigh Valley to take his place.  Expect to see much of Mike Fontenot against...

Podcast: 'Dugout Blues' episode 8 -- Dodgers, MLB Draft, Seager, Valentin, plus other news and notes

The latest episode of "Dugout Blues" is live (actually has been since draft night). Jared Massey and I discuss, briefly, the Dodgers' losing streak, their victory on Monday against Philadelphia, some minor-league news (Chris Reed promotion) and me headed out to see the Quakes. However, we spend most of our time talking about the Dodgers' draft. I think I'...

Tommy Lasorda’s Heart Attack, Clayton Kershaw’s Plantar Fasciitis, Javy Guerra’s Surgery

Tommy Lasorda suffered a heart attack yesterday, but he’s in stable condition now and was well enough to joke about it. Dodgers Hall of Fame former manager Tom Lasorda suffered a mild heart attack in New York on Monday and had a stent inserted for one blocked artery, the team confirmed Tuesday. “The doctors confirmed

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...

Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda suffers heart attack.

MLB icon Tommy Lasorda was hospitalized Monday night... To read this story please click the link below.
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