Found May 16, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Wade Miley wiggled out of a couple jams while pitching into the seventh inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks snapped the Los Angeles Dodgers' five-game winning streak with a 5-1 victory Tuesday night. Miley (4-1) yielded eight hits and walked one in 6 2-3 innings, but managed to limit Los Angeles to just one run on Mark Ellis' homer. The 25-year-old left-hander is 3-1 with a 2.35 ERA in five starts since being inserted into the rotation on April 23 to replace Daniel Hudson, whose right shoulder impingement won't allow him to return until May 27 at the earliest. Ellis finished with three hits in the Dodgers' first game since star center fielder Matt Kemp went on the 15-day disabled list because of a left hamstring strain.

Towers, Gibson have decisions to make

DENVER Manager Kirk Gibson expects to have a plane flight full of discussions with general manager Kevin Towers when the Diamondbacks travel to Kansas City on Thursday night for the start of interleague play Friday. There is a lot to talk about. Possible topics: --the DH in KC. --a timetable for the return of Chris Young and Daniel Hudson. --the composition of the starting rotation...

Matt Kemp Lands On DL, Sands Recalled

The Dodgers iron man Matt Kemp has been placed on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring. In a subsequent move Jerry Sands was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque. Kemp, April's NL player of the month, was leading the NL in all three Triple Crown categories. On top of that, Kemp had played in a Major League high 399 games, last missing a game on August 18, 2009. That...

A.J. Ellis An NL All-Star? Um, Hello?

The catcher position was supposed to be the humongous hole in the Dodgers lineup this season. He was supposed to be the biggest weakness, in fact, during the off-season Ned Colletti pulled out all the stops to fix this problem. Colletti explored the trade market, scoured the free agent market, and to his findings, well not many wanted to come to Los Angeles with all the hoopla...

D-backs try to stop skid in finale with Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers will have to deal with an extended absence from Matt Kemp for the first time in over five years. For one game, they didn't seem to miss him. The Dodgers will be without their most feared hitter again Tuesday night when they try to match their longest winning streak of the season by sweeping this two-game set with the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks. Los...

What does Matt Kemp's injury mean for the Dodgers?

Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp was placed on the 15-day DL yesterday with a strained hamstring, and the team recalled Jerry Sands from AAA to replace him on the roster. Kemp is only expected to miss the minimum 15 days, and should be ready to go on May 29th. The Dodgers might not miss him all that much, with the 6.5 game lead they have over the Giants in the NL West, and only three...

Dodgers put 2B Mark Ellis on DL, recall DeJesus

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed second baseman Mark Ellis on the 15-day disabled list because of a banged up left knee - making him the fifth position player and fourth regular that manager Don Mattingly has lost in a span of 11 days. Ellis was injured during the seventh inning of Friday night's 6-5 Dodgers victory when he took a short toss from shortstop Dee Gordon on a fielder...

With no other options, Gordon remains leadoff

Dee Gordon has had a rough start to the 2012 season, but the Dodgers don't have plans to move him down in the lineup, or to the bench, anytime soon. Gordon had an 0-for-14 slump through Sunday and is hitting .211 with a .250 on-base percentage. He was held out of the starting lineup Sunday for just the fifth time in 34 games this season. Manager Don Mattingly doesn't plan...

Kershaw, Ethier lead Dodgers over D-backs

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The news that Matt Kemp was going onto the disabled list took some of the attention away from Clayton Kershaw's latest gem -- and his exchange of brushback pitches with fellow ace Ian Kennedy. Kemp, the Dodgers All-Star center fielder, was downcast following Monday night's 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks, knowing he'll be sidelined for at...

The Dodgers' lineup is going to suck for a couple weeks; get over it

Hurry back, Matt. Look, we all know the Dodgers' lineup was going to suffer without Matt Kemp. But the overreaction to guys getting regular days off is astounding. The Dodgers lost today in San Diego 4-2. They jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Unfortunately for Chris Capuano, he wasn't as sharp today as he had been in his last six starts (5-0, 1.38 ERA...

Ethier makes first start as a center fielder

Given that Matt Kemp followed up his National League MVP runner-up season with a blistering start to the 2012 campaign, it's safe to say the Los Angeles Dodgers will have a hard time replacing their All-Star center fielder. Kemp, hitting .359 with 12 home runs and 28 RBI on the season, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a strained left hamstring. For the vast...

Matt Kemp & Juan Uribe Go Down, Jerry Sands & Elian Herrera Come Up

Matt Kemp will head to the disabled list with a hamstring problem and Jerry Sands will take his place. The Dodgers lost their best player on Monday night as Matt Kemp was placed on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain. The news was pretty much expected since before the game, when manager Don

Dodgers put Matt Kemp on DL

Kemp's streak of 399 consecutive games played comes to an end.

Punk Hit: Running Hot and Cold by Ian Miller

Today, Ian Miller joins our team. Ian previously wrote a ProGUESTus piece about minor-league baseball, and he blogs and podcasts as one half of Productive Outs. A Punk Hit, according to the Dickson Baseball Dictionary, refers to a base hit that is softly struck but placed well.   We’re roughly 20 percent of the way through the 2012 baseball season, and I have to file a column...
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