Found August 08, 2012 on
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It took six innings on Tuesday night before the boo birds began perching themselves above the Dodger Stadium batters box.
After a 1-2-3 sixth inning induced in eight pitches by Josh Roenicke (4-0), voices of displeasure began raining down upon a team that managed to put up 16 consecutive zeroes on the scoreboard against a team that entered Tuesday with a Major League-worst 5.46 ERA.
Though Colorado surrendered a run on an eighth inning Mark Ellis RBI double, they held on for a 3-1 win and are on the verge of a series sweep after entering play this week 30 games under .500 and winners of only five games since the All-Star Break. After allowing 35 runs while getting swept in San Francisco last weekend, the Rockies have held Los Angeles to one run over 18 innings through two games and now lead the season series, six games to five.
"There was nothing about the effort or us wanting to or taking these guys lightly," manager Don Mattingly said. "I don't think any of ...
BEST OF MAXIM
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?...
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...
LOS ANGELES -- Chad Billingsley has returned to formand just in time.
In time for the Dodgers to find another reliable starter as the pennant race begins to take serious shape.
In time to show the Dodgers and the rest of the baseball world that the 2007 and 2008 seasonswhen he was a combined 28-15weren't flukes.
And just in time to save his position in the starting rotation...
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...
Shane Victorino has already taken a role as a leader in the Dodgers clubhouse. I missed this on Sunday, but Shane seems to have taken issue with James Loney in the Dodgers' clubhouse, according to ESPN Los Angeles reporter Arash Markazi:
If that is the case, consider me impressed.
Also from ESPN Los Angeles, Victorino says that he hopes to re-sign with the 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...
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) -- Chad Billingsley shrugged off an inside-the-park home run by Eric Young Jr. on his fourth pitch of the game to win his fourth straight start, Matt Kemp hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-4 on Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep by baseball's worst pitching staff.
Billingsley (8-9) was charged with four runs...
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...
Poor James Loney, as if getting hits wasn’t hard enough for him, Carlos Gonzalez had to go and do that. At least Matt Kemp managed to get one back for the team. @chadmoriyama good gif material of the kids shaking their chests when CarGo strikes out in the 9th — Steve Takahashi (@TheSteveTaka) August 8,
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Legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully is no stranger to witnessing questionable calls. But during the Dodgers-Rockies game Monday night, his attempt at lip reading an infuriated manager may have been new ground even more him.
Shane Victorino came up to the plate for the Dodgers and lined a shot to Rockies centerfielder Dexter Fowler...
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...