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The shredder can also slide pretty well.
Nick Punto has collected 73 hits this season, but a single he popped Monday night still seemed to surprise him a bit. After connecting with a pitch, Punto took off for first base and did what all players who are used to eking out infield hits have learned to do — he tried to beat the throw.
But Punto’s mad sprint for the bag ended in an unorthodox manner in more ways than one. First, Punto broke the cardinal rule of taking first and chose to slide into the bag headfirst rather than legging out his single. He did a masterful job, sliding over the bag with remarkable smoothness, Shamu-style. But even that wasn’t the strangest part of the play — it turns out Punto’s hit actually skittered through the infield rather easily, meaning he could have saved his hamstrings (and his face) and just trotted in.
Check out Punto’s messy slide — on a clean single up the middle — in the GIF below, courtesy of CBS Sports.
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Matt Kemp was activated off the disabled list yesterday, and he ended up striking out with the game on the line in his first plate appearance.
This led to a bunch of enraged idiots blaming Kemp for everything, but for us back in the realm of things that actually matter to reasonable people, there was a noticeable change in his stance.
Did Kemp purposely change his batting stance...
Hanley Ramirez has resumed baseball activites.
The shortstop hit off a tee and did fielding exercises on Monday for the first time since he last played Thursday.
He was back in the starting lineup yesterday and looked like his normal self, going 1-2 with 3 BB.
His health will be instrumental in how far the Dodgers go in the postseason.
Matt Kemp was activated from the DL on...
Matt Kemp returned to the Dodgers lineup with a splash (Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas- USA TODAY Sports)
The sky is no longer falling on the Los Angeles Dodgers, at least not on Tuesday night.
Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez were back in the lineup for the Dodgers and with their return, the Dodgers cruised to a 9-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Kemp wasted no time in showing...
This is the second year I’ve done my All-Prospect team, and
there are some familiar names on this team. There are also some surprises, some
2013 draftees and even a guy who isn’t a Dodger prospect anymore.
To be eligible for this list, a player must be prospect-eligible
for the 2014 season. Otherwise, guys like Yasiel Puig, Paco Rodriguez and Chris
The good news for the Dodgers is that center fielder Matt Kemp, out for almost two months with ankle and hamstring issues, was activated from the disabled list Monday afternoon.
The bad news: Kemp wasn't in the starting lineup for the Dodgers' game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.
Given the state of their roster, the return of Kemp has to be viewed as a...
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told reporters -- including Austin Laymance of MLB.com -- that the team will be without outfielder Andre Ethier for at least the next "couple days" as he continues to recover from an injury to his left ankle.
"It will be at least a couple days before we use
him," Mattingly said. "We'll see where he goes...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have recently been dealing with
injuries to several outfielders, including Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford
and Yasiel Puig. While they’ve garnered a lot of attention, Los Angeles has also
been sans Hanley Ramirez since Thursday. The shortstop is making progress
toward rejoining the team, as Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports Ramirez resumed...
The Dodgers will give ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw three extra days of rest and start rookie Stephen Fife on Wednesday night against the D-backs. Kershaw will instead start Saturday in San Diego.
The club believes Kershaw who already has thrown a Major League-high 223 innings needs the extra rest as a precautionary measure especially with the chance of pitching deep into October...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Juan Uribe and Adrian Gonzalez homered, Zack Greinke pitched six strong innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers inched closer to clinching the NL West title with a 9-3 rout of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
One day after coming off the disabled list, Matt Kemp went 4 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs.
The Dodgers, who once languished in last place 9...
For the first time since July, the Dodgers took the field Monday night with Matt Kemp on the active roster. But their offense stayed stuck in its September swoon, and the Diamondbakcs needed just one swing off of Hyun-Jin Ryu to make them pay.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run in the first inning and Trevor Cahill and three relievers made it stand up in Arizona's 2-1 win...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run in the first inning and Trevor Cahill and three relievers made it stand up in Arizona's 2-1 win over Los Angeles on Monday night.
Goldschmidt raised his NL-leading RBI total to 116 with his 33rd home run off Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu (13-7). Goldschmidt has homered in each of his last two games after an 83 at-bat drought...
Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero is back to being a free agent again after apparently coming close to signing a deal with the Dodgers and it is believed that the Red Sox Reds Rangers and Giants are among other teams that may have some interest.
The Braves were a team that was listed earlier as another potential suitor for Guerrero but it's hard to know for sure as this case...
Juan Uribe and Adrian Gonzalez homered, Zack Greinke pitched six
strong innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers inched closer to
clinching the NL West title with a 9-3 rout of the Arizona
Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
Recent struggles and a slew of injuries have kept the Los Angeles Dodgers from moving closer to an NL West title.
A series with the second-place Arizona Diamondbacks could get them there in a hurry.
With at least one key starter potentially back, the Dodgers attempt to avoid a fourth straight loss and take another step toward a division crown Monday night in the opener of this...
The Los Angeles Dodgers’ magic number remains at four in their pursuit of the NL West title as the Diamondbacks held on for a win Monday in front of 24933 at Chase Field.
After four hits and five RBIs Sunday against the Rockies 1B Paul Goldschmidt connected for a two-run homer on the first pitch he saw from Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu (13-7). With 33 home runs Goldschmidt is...