Found August 06, 2012 on
Los Angeles Dodgers
Something unusual happened in Los Angeles this weekend.
Clayton Kershaw has been very sharp in his last two starts.
Okay, so what could be unusual in the city that put the “un” in usual? How about the Dodgers sweeping the Chicago Cubs this past weekend? Yes, the Cubs. You know; the team that may have put the “ick” in pathetic. The Dodgers last swept the Cubs at Dodger Stadium way back in 1998. That does indeed sound odd given the Cubs would win 90 games that year but win less than 70 games three of the next four years.
The Dodgers certainly needed to be inhospitable to the Cubs given how the Dodgers looked a lot like the Cubs earlier in the week by going 0 for 3 versus their previous houseguests, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Many are wondering if the Dodgers, who are currently one game back of the Giants in the loss column, can stay in this thing. So here is what should and shouldn’t happen:
The Dodgers will rise in the NL west if:
1. Clayton Kershaw and Chad Billingsley conti...
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So I know the Dodgers are trying to upgrade the team as they head into the final months of the season. Trust me, I get it better than most. The Dodgers are clearly going for it, as they should, but I am a bit frustrated with a couple of the recent transactions. DFA victim one, Bobby Abreu? Really? Ned? Really? Who do I want coming off the bench with runners in scoring position?...
LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Dodgers today designated outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. for assignment and recalled outfielderfirst baseman Jerry Sands from Triple-A Albuquerque. Gwynn was batting .232 with a team-leading four triples and 17 RBI in 103 games with Los Angeles.
Sands, 24, has hit safely in his last 10 games with Triple-A Albuquerque, batting .476 (20-for-42) with six home...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have reshaped their roster in the last two weeks, adding five new players via trade. Monday, they cut their second veteran outfielder in five days as Tony Gwynn Jr. was designated for assignment. Gwynn, like Bobby Abreu before him, fell victim to a lack of playing time with the acquisition of Shane Victorino. Gwynn was used often as a defensive replacement...
Shane Victorino has been with the Dodgers for less than a week, but it looks like he’s already taking on a leadership role with the team.
According to Arash Markazi of ESPNLA, Victorino had already been in the team’s clubhouse for over an hour on Sunday prior to the team’s game at 4:10pm ET when a few of his teammates arrived. Victorino reportedly pointed to an imaginary watch...
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly was a victim of the old gum-on-the-hat prank during Monday night's game at Dodger Stadium against the Colorado Rockies.
Lilly was caught on the camera during the bottom of the second inning and clearly had no idea what was on his head. Someone managed to blow a bubble with the gum and keep in intact while placing it on Lilly's hat...
Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Shane Victorino lost a fly ball in the lights, but still made the catch during the ninth inning of Saturday night's game at Dodger Stadium against the Chicago Cubs.
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Victorino got a great jump on the fly ball by Cubs batter Anthony Rizzo, and got himself in perfect position to make the catch while turning...
When he’s not playing baseball, Matt Kemp is working to become the game’s sartorial MVP. Like many other male athletes, the MLB fashionisto has even expressed an interest in clothing design. To merge his two interests and to commemorate a successful 2011 season, Diamond Cupply Co. and Hall of Fame Ltd. have teamed up with the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder to release a capsule...
Even though outfielder Shane Victorino has played only five games with the Los Angeles Dodgers, he told his representatives that he wants to resign with the team Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles reports. “I don't want to just be a two-month or three-month rental,” Victorino said. “I want to be here.”
According to Saxon, playing for the Dodgers has shown Victorino the advantages...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hanley Ramirez lined an RBI single over a drawn-in infield in the ninth inning, and Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs with a seesaw 7-6 victory on Sunday.
Shawn Camp (2-5) walked Matt Kemp on four pitches with one out and Andre Ethier's single put runners at the corners for Ramirez.
Cubs talented rookie Anthony Rizzo had...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Adam Ottavino gave up one hit in three innings of relief, a single that was the result of a reversed call, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 Monday night.
Ottavino (3-1) took over in the fifth inning for a tiring Drew Pomeranz.
Carlos Gonzalez had a sacrifice fly in the first inning and rookie Jordan Pacheco added an RBI single in the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rockies rookie Jeff Rutledge drove in three runs and had three doubles among his career-high four hits, leading Colorado to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
Josh Roenicke (4-0) pitched three innings of scoreless relief for the victory. The right-hander took over for Alex White, who threw 80 pitches in four innings and allowed one hit...
With the recent moves they’ve made the LA Dodgers have declared themselves all-in on their hunt for a spot in this year’s MLB playoffs. And two of their recent additions played significant roles as LA completed a series sweep of the Chicago Cubs Sunday.
A Timely Rebound
Fresh off getting swept themselves three games by Arizona last week the Dodgers turned the...
Admit it, you were worried after that Dodgers series.
The Dodgers are way too close, and there’s a dash of fear…or more…that the offense was just the result of being in Coors and facing the Rockies’ pitchers. But damn, that sort of offense does feel a bit good.
Not that I’m turning my back on AT&T Park…or thinking about bringing in the fences…or doing anything...
Clayton Kershaw pitched three-hit ball over seven innings, Matt Kemp homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Saturday night to keep Chris Volstad winless in his last 21 starts.
Kershaw (9-6) helped the Dodgers remain a game behind first-place San Francisco in the NL West. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, coming off a five-hit shutout against the Giants...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw pitched three-hit ball over seven innings, Matt Kemp homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Saturday night to keep Chris Volstad winless in his last 21 starts.
Kershaw (9-6) helped the Dodgers remain a half-game behind first-place San Francisco in the NL West. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, coming off a five-hit...