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A week ago, Elian Herrera was a 27-year old career minor leaguer, one who had never even been invited to a major league spring training camp. Now, Herrera is potentially a key member of the Dodgers' lineup.
Herrera was promoted to the Dodgers on May 14 when third baseman Juan Uribe was placed on the disabled list with a left wrist injury. Now the Dodgers will be without starting second baseman Mark Ellis for at least six weeks as well after Ellis had to have emergency leg surgery on Saturday.
Herrera has started four of the last six games for the Dodgers, three at second base and once at third. The Dodgers value his versatility.
"I have seen Elian so much in spring training the last few years, and every time he came over he got hits," manager Don Mattingly said last week. "He's played center field, he's played right, left, second, short, third. It sounds like he's been good everywhere."
In Class AAA Albuquerque this year, Herrera was hitting ....
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You'd think losing an MVP
and triple-crown candidate like Matt Kemp would have a negative
impact on a team's ability to score runs and win games. But for the
Los Angeles Dodgers that has not yet been the case.
LA was off to a great
start this year with Kemp leading the way, and now the Blue Crew is
proving it can win...
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At Sunday's Los Angeles Dodgers game, a fan used a baseball cap to catch a foul ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal. Your browser does not support iframes. In the top of the second inning, Furcal hit a foul ball down the third base side. Dodgers third baseman Adam Kennedy chased it but ran into a wall that was thigh-high at the edge of the stands. Meanwhile...
Talk about taking the bad with the good. The Dodgers completed a sweep of a three-game series against the World Champion Cardinals Sunday night only to get more bad news along two fronts.
Rookie Scott Van Slyke (right) was the unexpected hero Sunday night when he hit a pinch-hit, three run home run that turned a 5-3 Dodgers deficit into a 6-5 win.
First, second baseman Mark Ellis...
According to Bill Shakin of the L.A. Times, Andre Ethier “does not plan to impose a deadline on negotiations on the contract extension that could keep him out of free agency.”
Dodgers GM, Ned Colletti, who said that he would like to sign Ethier to a contract extension, already spoke with the new Dodgers' president, Stan Kasten, about that matter.
The outfielder said that...
Los Angeles County prosecutors declined to file felony charges Tuesday against four men arrested for a postgame beating and brawl outside Dodger Stadium, an incident that stoked memories of the vicious beating last season of a San Francisco Giants fan, but proved far less serious.
Because all the injuries involved were minor and investigators could not determine who instigated Sunday...
Javy Guerra delivers and Willie Bloomquist bunts it into the umpire’s coin purse as an act of vengeance for losing the game
Just happened upon this video today while looking for footage of the Dodgers fan fight this weekend that’s getting all sorts of attention from L.A. media. What we have here, according to the YouTuber who uploaded it, is from Thursday night’s Padres-Dodgers game in San Diego. What we have is one guy in his boxers challenging three homeboys to a street fight.
What happens next...
The latest Sports Illustrated cover reads “Fun and games in L.A.”
That’s exactly what it feels like around here, too. There is much excitement around what the future holds for the Los Angeles Dodgers, now that a new ownership group has taken control.
Magic Johnson seems like the perfect fit as an owner, and Matt Kemp is the perfect face for the franchise ...
Manager Bobby Valentine made it perfectly clear on Wednesday that he wants Kevin Youkilis in a Red Sox uniform, and that he doesn't foresee a trade involving the corner infielder. If the Red Sox were to open up the phone lines, though, they'd likely have plenty of suitors. Youkilis has proven to be a valuable player over the years when healthy, and there's reason to believe...
Took the past few days to regroup and hopefully I can break out of the mini-funk that has my season record currently at 9-5, +$385. There are actually several games I like on today’s schedule, but will go with what I am most confident in:
Dodgers +103 over Diamondbacks / Under 9
Bet $100 on each
Any time you can get the team with the best record in the majors as an underdog...
Another profitable day yesterday, winning my only play of the Giants over the Brewers, and improving my season record to 13-5, +$808. Let’s see if I can keep it going today with the following:
Dodgers +104 over Diamondbacks
No team is hotter than the Dodgers, who boast a league best record of 30-13. They’ve won six straight and eight of their last 10 games, and...