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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke capped off his stellar play of late by earning August National League Pitcher of the Month honors. Greinke is the second consecutive Dodgers pitcher to receive the award, following team ace Clayton Kershaw in July.
Greinke has more than justified his big free agent contract this year, as he has been outstanding on the mound, and also underrated at the plate, in the field, and on the basepaths.
In August, Greinke was a perfect 5-0 in five starts, tying for the Major League lead in wins while posting a 1.23 ERA (five earned runs in 36.2 IP) --the fourth-lowest mark among qualifying Major League pitchers. He also had a scoreless streak of 12.2 innings during the month.
Moreover, his .211 (28-for-133) opponents’ batting average was tied for the eighth-lowest mark among NL pitchers, and he also struck out 30 in 36.2 innings, while walking just eight.
In addition, Greinke has proven to be a complete baseball player, as he is ...
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Five Dodgers minor-league players were voted as All-Stars for their respective leagues, according to a poll conducted by Baseball America. The main prospects on the list were one of the system’s top prospects in Joc Pederson and one of the system’s up-and-coming prospects in Jacob Scavuzzo.
In AAA, Nick Buss of the Albuquerque Isotopes made the outfield for the Pacific...
Matt Kemp will continue his rehab in Arizona, participating in simulated games as he looks to get back the timing he had in the 11 games prior to injuring his ankle.
Matt Kemp struggled mightily on his minor league rehab assignment in five games with Class-A Rancho Cuamonga, but now that the Quakes’ regular season has ended Kemp will not stay in southern California. Kemp will continue...
I have no doubt that when Matt Kemp comes back healthy - and granted, that may not be until 2014 - he'll be a great offensive force and a plus on the bases once again. Until then, I'll continue to take advantage of others doubting him and the corresponding drop in prices on his cardboard. My latest addition is one I've been after for quite some time.From 2012 Topps this...
Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw is being recognized for his work off the field. He's the winner of the 2013 Branch Rickey Award in recognition of his community work.
Created by the Rotary Club of Denver in 1991, the Branch Rickey Award honors individuals in baseball who contribute to their communities and are strong role models for young people.
At 25, Kershaw...
Yasiel Puig is a bit of a diva. Heck, if you spent the majority of your life on a tiny communist island then to become a millionaire before the age of 25 you’d be one too.
But with that said, what in the blue hell is a music video entrance? Players are known to pick music to step up to bat to, usually a five to ten second sample of a song to get them in the zone.
Puig has taken...
'Like the beginning of Spring Training' is how Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly described Matt Kemp's condition to MLB.com's Ken Gurnick yesterday. Kemp has played in less than half of the Dodgers' games this season after struggling with a litany of injuries, the latest being a left ankle sprain sustained in July. With Kemp now moving his rehab to the...
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has struggled through his rehab assignment, as yesterday's 0-for-4 now makes him 0-for-14 with seven strikeouts during his stint in the minors. Still, manager Don Mattingly told reporters -- including Ken Gurnick of MLB.com -- that he feels Kemp's swing isn't far off.
"[Hitting coach Mark McGwire] and I watched tape...
The Los Angeles Dodgers once again kept outfielder Yasiel Puig out of yesterday's starting lineup as he continues to recover from discomfort behind his right knee. However, manager Don Mattingly told reporters -- including Ken Gurnick of MLB.com -- that the rookie was available to pinch-hit, and Puig did wind up coming to the plate during a pivotal point in Thursday's contest...
Yasiel Puig probably could have played last night in the Los Angeles Dodgers' win over the Colorado Rockies. However, he is not quite 100 percent. Rather than rush him back, the Dodgers gave him the night off and they will re-evaluate today. With a comfortable lead in the division race, Los Angeles has the luxury of trying to get their players as healthy as possible.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers will face the Cincinnati Reds this weekend in what marks the Dodgers’ first matchup with a team in playoff contention since their three game set with the Boston Red Sox two weeks ago.
After a bleak effort put forth against the Red Sox, where the Dodgers dropped two of the three games, they are looking to...
Jorge De La Rosa looked at his thumb and shook his head. It hurts. It has since June 17 when he violently spun a curveball in Toronto then had the bat ricochet off it while bunting. The pain has traveled with him through two countries eight states and 16 games.
"It's bad. But I can work through it" said De La Rosa who wore a BMX-type motorcycle glove while hitting...
While Los Angeles’ Clayton Kershaw has essentially pitched his way to becoming the clear front-runner for the Cy Young Award in the National League, it appears that Detroit’s Max Scherzer is slowly, but surely becoming an almost virtual lock for the American League honors.
The following is a list of the Top 5 pitchers who should be considered for the distinction of being named...
DENVER (AP) -- Edinson Volquez lost to the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night for the fifth time this season. But in his first start for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Volquez saw progress in the 7-5 loss as he tried to implement some recommendations from new pitching coach Rick Honeycutt.
"It's tough a little bit working with something new, but what I saw today was very good...