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Justin Sellers (and his tattoos) was somewhat surprisingly named the opening day shortstop.
It may have only been “karma” that the Dodgers 2013 roster was made official on Easter Sunday.
After all, for millions of people, the day represents rebirth. The same may hold true for the Dodgers since this year represents the beginning of, if you can believe the new advertising slogan, “a whole new blue.”
The 25-man roster includes the usual suspects of potential superstars and also lists a couple of unusual suspects as well.
When infielder Hanley Ramirez tore a thumb ligament during the 2013 World Baseball Classic, the initial thought was that Luis Cruz would move to shortstop and free agent bust Juan Uribe would start at third base by default. So it came as a bit of a surprise that the Dodgers kept Justin Sellers on the roster and announced he would be the opening day shortstop with Cruz stepping in at third base. Sellers selection may also show that Uribe will forever be in the dog hou...
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Hyun Jin Ryu made his Dodgers and MLB debut yesterday, and in the bottom of the six inning he came to bat and did … well … that.
Some people on Twitter didn’t take too kindly to him dogging it, and the fans at the field booed him for it, but most importantly, the dugout didn’t seem to appreciate it, including Don Mattingly.
One message that Ryu figures to receive in the next...
The Dodgers officially finalized their Opening Day 25-man roster.
The 25-man roster, as broken down by position:
Chris Capuano (L)
J.P. Howell (L)
Clayton Kershaw (L)
Paco Rodriguez (L)
Hyun-Jin Ryu (L)
The Dodgers are either playing the splits early or Carl Crawford's elbow is bothering him. He sat out for the second-straight game to start the season yesterday. No real reason has been given for Crawford not being in the lineup, but considering his ongoing soreness after Tommy John surgery, it would seem the elbow is the real reason he hasn't played.
In the sixth inning of his greatly anticipated major league debut, Hyun-Jin Ryu was booed at home after he loafed to first base on a groundout.
Minutes later, Ryu received a partial standing ovation from the Dodger Stadium faithful as he departed with the Dodgers trailing in what became a 3-0 loss to the rival Giants.
That summed up Tuesday night for the most celebrated pitcher...
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Clayton Kershaw threw a complete game shutout, scattered 4 hits, struck out 7, and didn’t walk a batter. Oh, by the way, he hit a go ahead home run in the 8th to break open the scoring for the Dodgers against the defending World Series Champions.
Kershaw was efficient, throwing only 94 pitches, and dominating all at the same time. He throws a low to mid...
Clayton Kershaw launched his first career home run to break a scoreless tie in the eighth inning, then finished off a four-hitter Monday that led the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Francisco Giants 4-0 on opening day.
Kershaw became the first pitcher to throw a shutout and hit a home run in an opener since Bob Lemon for Cleveland in 1953, STATS said.
Kershaw struck out seven...
The San Francisco Giants came into today looking for revenge against the hated rival Los Angeles Dodgers and they got exactly that. After starting off the season being shutout 4-0 by Clayton Kershaw, San Francisco sent 23-year-old Madison Bumgarner to the hill and he delivered in a big way.
Bumgarner (1-0) shutout the Dodgers offense for 8 innings while only allowing 2 base runners...
Clayton Kershaw provided the fireworks for the Dodgers on Opening Day. Tonight, the new-look Indians and new-look Blue Jays will face off, with R.A. Dickey`s return to the AL.