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After making plenty of news off the field this spring, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres will finally play ball.
Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to start for the Dodgers while newcomer Edinson Volquez goes for the Padres on Thursday at Petco Park.
The Dodgers are being sold for $2.15 billion to a group involving Magic Johnson.
Padres owner John Moores had hoped to complete the sale of his club to Jeff Moorad. But Moorad suddenly stepped down as CEO last month, apparently feeling he wouldn't get the votes needed to approve the deal.
The Padres are still awaiting MLB's approval of a new TV deal with Fox, but the network doesn't anticipate that being an obstacle to televising opening day.
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Clayton Kershaw must have been spending too much time around Andre Ethier.
Ethier missed Saturdays Freeway Series game against the Angels with a stomach bug, and it apparently made its way to Clayton Kershaw.
Kershaw started the season opener for the Dodgers on Thursday, despite battling the flu.
After three innings, however, the flu won and Kershaw left the game against the Padres...
Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw left Thursday's season opener against San Diego due to the stomach flu.
Kershaw had allowed two hits in three scoreless innings, striking out three and walking one.
The reigning National League Cy Young Award winner also had a hit in his only at bat.
Last year, Kershaw led the league in wins, ERA and strikeouts, becoming the first pitcher...
SAN DIEGO - For Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher and defending Cy Young Award recipient Clayton Kershaw every strikeout in 2012 mattersfor his team on the field and also for children at risk on two continents. Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, have announced that for the second consecutive year they will donate 100 each time he strikes out an opposing batter as the centerpiece of what they...
On opening week it is mostly number one and two pitchers who will wind up getting two starts, so we will attempt to take a look at a few names that will make two starts but are only owned in a low percentage of leagues.
Edinson Volquez – Volquez is available in 49 percent of Yahoo! leagues and is slated to be the opening day starter for the Padres. The former fantasy stand-out...
Roy Halladay pitched really good in 2011, as he did in 2010 when he won the NL Cy Young award. Unfortunately for Halladay, Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw was just a little bit better, and Kershaw took home his first career award. These two are the odds on favorites to win in 2012, but as usual, there are a lot of other starters looking to make some noise.
Favorites: Clayton Kershaw was...
Yesterday was awesome! The opening day atmosphere was great, everybody was in great spirits and we all just had a lot of fun at the game. Of course we had to deal with the Padres losing, and we had to deal with very annoying Dodger fans all game. They should be kissing our feet that they are able to come to our beautiful city and watch baseball instead of in a ravine. The Padres...
Previously, we took a look at some of the position players that I think will be worth a flier in fantasy this season. Now we’re going to examine some of the pitchers who I think are currently being undervalued. I’m just going to stick to starters, since relievers are volatile and some people have categories such as holds in their league, while others do not.
After being traded...
Padres shoot themselves in the foot in home opener
WP: Josh Lindblom (1-0)
LP: Edinson Volquez (0-1
Save: Javy Guerra (1)
HR: SD – Maybin (1), LA - Kemp (1)
2-4 HR (1), 2 RBI (2), despite an error in CF, Cameron was the bulk of the Padres offense with a 445 foot two-run HR
2 IP 0 H, 16 of 26 pitches were strikes.
With Clayton Kershaw, Harold Friend finds proof positive in a poor stat line.
After making plenty of news off the field this spring, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres are ready to play ball.
Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to start for the Dodgers on Thursday at Petco Park against the Padres, who will turn to newcomer Edinson Volquez.
The Dodgers are being sold for $2.15 billion to a group involving Magic Johnson...