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Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Mario Gutierrez proved as cool on the mound as he was atop I'll Have Another, tossing out a first pitch at the Los Angeles Dodgers' game as part of a whirlwind week since he pulled off the 15-1 upset at Churchill Downs.
The 25-year-old Gutierrez stood on the front slope of the mound Wednesday night and threw the ball over the plate to catcher Matt Treanor as organist Nancy Bea Hefley played ''My Old Kentucky Home.'' The stretch run of the Derby was replayed on the stadium's videoboard before Gutierrez was greeted by applause.
He and I'll Have Another will try to win the second leg of racing's Triple Crown in the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore on May 19.
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Scott Van Slyke, newest Dodger?
Eric Stephen tweeted some potentially good news just minutes ago for Dodger fans:
"Source: Scott Van Slyke is getting called up to the Dodgers. He was hitting .336/.411/.623 w/ 9 2B & 8 HR in 32 games with @ABQTopes"
Click here to read Stephen's story about it.
Oh happy day.
During last night's game, I tweeted...
Scott Van Slyke, son of former National League All Star outfielder Andy Van Slyke, was called up by the Los Angeles Dodgers today. Van Slyke replaces Juan Rivera on the active roster after Rivera was injured sliding into third base in a loss to the San Francisco Giants.
Andy Van Slyke got his big league career started as a key member of Whiteyball - the 1980's St. Louis...
Dodgers first baseman James Loney is off to another slow start.
Loney went into Tuesday's game batting .198 and was hitless in his last 13 at-bats.
Manager Don Mattingly said that if Loney doesn't start hitting, his playing time could be cut.
"To me, we're getting to the point where it's just a production thing," Mattingly said. "You have to throw...
Dodgers first baseman James Loney is off to one of the worst starts of his career, and it could mean reduced playing time for the 28-year old if he doesn't turn things around soon.
Loney was hitting just .211 through Tuesday with one home run and seven RBI, though he did go 2-for-4 in the 3-2 loss to the Giants on Tuesday to snap an 0-for-13 skid.
We are now into May there have been several surprises this baseball season. To the surprise of most people, the Dodgers are in first place in the NL West. This is almost as crazy as Albert Pujols not hitting a homerun in the month of April, but oh wait… that happened…
So how are the Dodgers having all of this success? Well, a large part of that is due to Matt Kemp. Most people...
Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that Juan Rivera has been placed on the disabled list and Scott Van Slyke will take his place on the Dodgers. The Dodgers on Wednesday placed outfielder Juan Rivera on the 15-day disabled list with a significant hamstring strain or tear behind the left knee and were recalling outfielder Scott
"Son" Van Slyke
As Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com reports, Scott Van Slyke is called up to the Major League Los Angeles Dodgers. He has been on a tear while playing for the Dodgers’ Triple-A club in Albuquerque. Van Slyke is batting .336 with 8 HR and 25 RBI. Now, it’s time for the “Bigs.” Scott is the son of long time Major Leaguer, Andy Van Slyke. “Father”...
Last night, the Dodgers trailed the Giants 2-1 in the seventh inning. Juan Rivera and James Loney led off the inning with back-to-back singles, putting the tying run in scoring position and the go-ahead run on base with nobody out. Juan Uribe, the #7 hitter in the line-up, was due up to hit.
Don Mattingly asked him to bunt, which, if successful, would have put runners at second...
Its not a secret that Matt Kemp is one of the best players in the Majors right now. This season he's proving it by leading the National League in several categories like home runs (12), batting average (.404), on-base percentage (.488), slugging average (.817) and OPS (1.305). So here we're going to break down his 2012 numbers.
Kemp, besides leading the league in all those...
After posting a 2.43 ERA and 2.73 FIP in 33.1 innings out of the bullpen last year, it seemed as if former top prospect Scott Elbert had found his future in the bullpen. This year though, he has struggled, posting a 5.87 ERA and a 6.35 FIP. So what’s wrong? His slider, apparently. “I feel
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Tony Gwynn Jr. hit a go-ahead three-run triple off Tim Lincecum, one inning after San Francisco's Nate Schierholtz ran into a critical out that helped kill a Giants' rally and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers went on to a 6-2 victory Wednesday night.
The Dodgers have won six of their past seven series at home heading into a day off Thursday...
With a six weeks of games in the books, here are 10 of the most added fantasy baseball players.
Note: the following "changes" are week-over-week percentages.
Change: +16.1 (54.8 percent owned)
Analysis: I hate mentioning a player back-to-back weeks, but Jansen is an exception to the rule because he finally bumped Javy Guerra from the closer's role...
Pinch-hitter Tony Gwynn Jr. hit a go-ahead three-run triple off Tim Lincecum, one inning after San Francisco's Nate Schierholtz ran into a critical out that helped kill a Giants' rally and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers went on to a 6-2 victory Wednesday night.
The Dodgers have won six of their past seven series at home heading into a day off Thursday before Colorado...
Los Angeles is the “City of Angels” and its Angels baseball team has a superstar now in Albert Pujols. But Albert was imported from St. Louis and has yet to prove his worth to the people in LA. There is someone who wears Dodger blue that is rapidly winning over the people of LA. His name is Matt Kemp and