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NLDS Preview: Dodgers vs. Mets

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly talks with Andrew Friedman president of Dodgers’ baseball operations during workouts in preparation for the National League Division Series against the New York Mets that is set to begin on Friday, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) The Dodgers kick off their postseason with an NLDS matchup starting tomorrow against...
Via The Sports Journal
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NLDS Report: Mattingly Has High Praise For Mets Starting Pitchers

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly heaped plenty of praise on the Mets young trio of Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey before his team’s workout Wednesday at Dodger Stadium. “Those guys are really good,” said Mattingly, the former Yankees star entering his third straight postseason with the Dodgers. “We’ve been looking at them […]
Via Mets Merized Online
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Mattingly: Yasiel Puig’s injury recovery ‘miraculous, legendary’

Los Angeles Dodgers arguably delved into serious hyperbole territory when he characterized Yasiel Puig’s rapid recovery recently from a hamstring injury as “miraculous” and “legendary.” The Dodgers slugger reportedly is running at full speed during workouts at the team’s Arizona spring training facility after going down with the injury on Aug. 27. He was placed on...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Puig making 'miraculous' recovery from hamstring injury

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly wouldn't speculate as to whether outfielder Yasiel Puig will be available for the NLDS, but it appears as though there's a chance he now might be. Mattingly told reporters Thursday that Puig is unexpectedly running at full speed again without any issues after a slow rehab from a right hamstring strain he sustained on Aug. 27. "Like three...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mattingly calls injured Puig's progress 'miraculous'

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig could be the latest superstar to make a quicker-than-expected recovery just in time for the postseason -- joining the likes of St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright and Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman. Puig, whose chances of playing again this season recently looked dismal, reportedly has made tremendous gains...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mattingly: Hernandez will definitely return to Dodgers in regular season

While the Los Angeles Dodgers aren't very confident right fielder Yasiel Puig will return from a hamstring injury this season, they are expecting with certainty another key player who also suffered a hamstring strain to rejoin the team in the regular season. The Dodgers have been ravaged by hamstring injuries this season, and while second baseman Howie Kendrick recently returned...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Don Mattingly shed pullover to honor Yogi Berra

    Don Mattingly is almost always seen wearing a blue Los Angeles Dodgers pullover before and during games, but he proudly displayed his No. 8 jersey Wednesday night in honor of a friend and mentor who passed away. Mattingly wears the No. 8 in honor of New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra, who died Tuesday at age 90. He chose the number over his playing number, 23, when he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mattingly urges Dodgers to focus on task at hand and clinch division

With a magic number of seven, all the Los Angeles Dodgers need are a few wins and a few losses from the division-runner-up San Francisco Giants in order to clinch the National League West. However, winning has evaded the Dodgers over the past four days, as they have now dropped four consecutive games after losing again to the Arizona Diamondbacks at home on Tuesday. "This is a...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers unconcerned about Mike Fiers’ alleged pine tar use

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are unconcerned about allegations that Mike Fiers may have had pine tar in his glove during his no-hitter on Friday night. Players like Carl Crawford and manager Don Mattingly downplayed photos that surfaced showing a shiny substance in the Astros pitcher’s glove. “I don’t want to take anything away from his night,” Crawford told the Los...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Don Mattingly: Dodgers 'just not that good' right now

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a payroll of $239 million but that does not mean they are winning games. Though 61 games the team is just one game above .500 and are currently 8 games back in the NL West. Manager Don Mattingly told the Los Angeles Times that  “We’re just not that good. Home, away, whatever. I don’t know what that has to do with it.” The Dodgers have lost six...
June 05, 2014  |  1 Comment

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