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Scott Van Slyke
Justin De Fratus
Los Angeles Dodgers
The best start of Stephen Fife‘s season propelled the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-0 win on Sunday over the Philadelphia Phillies. With the win, L.A. took three of the four games in the weekend series.
Things were quiet until the fourth, when the Dodgers broke out against Kyle Kendrick for two runs: Yasiel Puig reached on an infield single, stole second and scored on an RBI single from Hanley Ramirez, who continues scalding the ball. Ramirez promptly stole second and advanced to third on a ground out from Andre Ethier, eventually scoring on a two-out RBI single from Matt Kemp. A.J Ellis continued the rally, lining a single to right before Jerry Hairston, Jr. drove in Kemp with an RBI single of his own, putting the Dodgers up 3-0.
Puig tripled leading off the fifth, as his pop to right field fell in fair territory, eluding the efforts of Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Delmon Young – allowing Puig to hustle to third and set up a great scoring opportunity for Adrian Gonzalez. Gonzo lined a...
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The new international signing period begins Tuesday (July 2) and the
Dodgers have been tied to one player who could garner a bonus of more than a
Lucas Tirado, a shortstop from the Dominican Republic, is
the guy the Dodgers reportedly have an eye on. Kiley McDaniel of Scouting
Baseball projects the Dodgers to ink Tirado to a $1.2 million bonus. He also
Los Angeles Dodgers rookie sensation Yasiel Puig put together a historically dominant month, and this epic highlight video proves exactly that.
The Dodgers had to pay a lot to get Puig. They wanted to protect their investment so bad that even though he crushed the ball during spring training they sent him down to the minors in hopes he would mature. A bad season and injuries forced them to call him up earlier than they wanted.
And the rest has become history.
When the youngster was called up...
Currently the topic of some heated debate here on Baseball Professor, some of us are all in on Yasiel Puig as a rare type of player, while others are screaming regression. His .436 batting average is the highest in any month among all first-year players since 1916 (min. 100 plate appearances), and Puig also joined Joe DiMaggio as the only players in baseball history to collect at...
Josh Beckett‘s season is over.
The Dodgers right-hander, who has not pitched since May 13, has elected to undergo surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, which has caused nerve irritation near his neck and resulted in numbness in his pitching fingers.
Dallas-based Dr. Greg Pearl will perform the surgery on July 8, the team announced Friday, sidelining Beckett for three to five...
The boys in blue are set to open the month of July on Tuesday. Tomorrow is an off-day as they prepare for an important series on the road Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies. The Dodgers finish up the month of June with a record of 14-13, their best month of 2013 so far. A big part of that has been Yasiel Puig, this guy is breaking all kinds of rookie records. The next two weeks...
(Reed Saxon / Associated Press)Former Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett will have season-ending surgery next week to regain feeling in his right hand. Beckett has had a tingling sensation in the fingers of his pitching hand for much of this year. He had been rehabbing for about a month in hopes that the condition would pass. On Friday, he threw on flat ground and the tingling was still...
The Blog finds itself at LoanMart Field (better known as The Epicenter) in Rancho Cucamonga, CA for tonight’s game between the Dodgers’ High-A affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and the Lancaster Jet Hawks as part of a group game for the University of Redlands School of Business Rancho Cucamonga Campus group game and family night, which was organized by The Blogger himself.
The Blog doesn’t have a lot to say about last night’s 16-1 embarrassment against the Philadelphia Phillies.
So we’ll focus on the one positive here, and let the readers off easy.
Skip Schumaker pitched a scoreless 9th inning. Brushed batters back. And got the last guy he faced to strike out. Schumaker was the only Dodger pitcher last night to not allow a run.
The Los Angeles Dodgers pulled out a thrilling 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night, thanks to the walk-off heroics of A.J. Ellis.
A night after drubbing the Dodgers 16-1, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Cliff Lee matched up in a battle of dominant left-handed starters.
The Phillies didn’t waste any time getting on the board on Saturday: second baseman Chase Utley continued...
The surging Los Angeles Dodgers are back in the race thanks largely to Yasiel Puig.
The Colorado Rockies' Michael Cuddyer has turned heads of late, too.
Puig and the visiting Dodgers look to keep rolling while Cuddyer tries to extend the longest hitting streak in franchise history Tuesday night.
Los Angeles (38-43) enters this three-game set seeking a ninth win in 10 games...
I know what you’re thinking, “No, not another story about Yasiel Puig.” While yes, he is currently all the rage in Major League Baseball, this is not another story about Yasiel Puig, but about what he and a couple of other young players represent: a new wave of super-athletes in baseball.
A look at current and historic stats would argue that Puig is only the most recent...
A report on Monday said the Los Angeles Dodgers were closing in on a trade for Carlos Marmol, whom the Chicago Cubs designated for assignment last week. Marmol has been pretty bad this season — and the last two for that matter — so many were wondering why the Dodgers would want him. He is [...]