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Ricky Nolasco pitched six strong innings, Carl Crawford had a two-run single among three hits to spark the offense in the absence of injured catalyst Yasiel Puig, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight win.
Puig, who is batting .351 with 14 homers and 32 RBI in 80 games in his first season in the majors, was rested a day after he aggravated a right knee strain. He remains day to day.
''I'm not going to run him out there till he's ready, `til he's feeling he's going to be able to play full speed because he's not really a guy that plays half speed very well,'' Mattingly said. ''Once he gets out there and feels like he can turn it loose, then we'll turn him loose.''
Nolasco (12-9) allowed two runs and five hits in improving to 7-1 with a 2.27 ERA in his 11 starts since coming to the Dodgers on July 6 in a trade with Miami. He struck out five and walked one.
Crawford went 3 for 5 and Nick Punto added four singles for the National League West-leading Dodgers.
Jhoulys Chacin (13-8) allowed four runs in seven innings in losing to the Dodgers for the first time in four starts this season.
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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...
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...
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Nick Punto grabbed the hanger. He stuffed the shirts onto a nearby chair and moved the rest of the gear in the locker around. A few minutes later reliever J.P. Howell walked over and began to put his clothes up.
Out popped Skip Schumaker who was crouched behind the uniform gear like a ninja. Howell's reaction left teammates howling.
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.
The Dodgers outfielder has played in 80 of 82 games since joining the Dodgers including 76 starts.
Yasiel Puig was removed from Monday's game against the Rockies in the sixth inning after the Dodgers outfielder appeared to have some sort of an issue with his knee. The Dodgers announced that Puig left the game with a mild right knee strain.
Puig reached first base on a throwing...
With the regular season ending for all affiliates aside from Ogden, Monday’s games are included in this week’s recap.
Also of note is that the Dodgers have shut down Julio Urias, who hit his strict innings limit, even though Great Lakes made the playoffs.
It’s a smart move, of course.
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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...
The Los Angeles Dodgers continued their roll but the man most often credited for starting it left the game with an injury.
Yasiel Puig was lifted after he hurt his right knee sliding into third base in the sixth inning of the Dodgers’ 10-8 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday at Coors Field. He briefly stayed in the game and scored a run but was replaced by Skip Schumaker...
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...