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Adrian Gonzalez Hits Grand Slam, Dodgers End Road Trip With Win Over Cardinals

The Los Angeles Dodgers reached the end of their nine-game road trip in position to end it with back-to-back series...
Via Dodger Blue
28 minutes ago

Dodgers pounce on Cards rookie, close to 3 back

Unfamiliarity was no obstacle for the Dodgers on Sunday as they ambushed a pitcher making his Major League debut en route to a 9-6 victory over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The win, highlighted by Adrian Gonzalez's fifth career grand slam, pulled Los Angeles to within three games of the Giants in the National League West standings.
Via Dodgers.com
28 minutes ago

Dodgers LHP Adam Liberatore’s scoreless streak ends at 28

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Adam Liberatore’s career-high scoreless streak of 28 consectuive appearances came to an end on Sunday night against the St. Louis Cardinals. Adam Liberatore's streak of 28 consecutive scoreless appearances is over. The end of an era — Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) July 25, 2016 On the season, Liberatore has posted an […] The post Dodgers...
Via Today's Knuckleball
53 minutes ago

Eight-man bullpen a relief to Dodgers

ST. LOUIS – The phone in the Dodgers bullpen has been ringing off the hook this season. Going into Sunday’s games, Dodgers relievers had pitched 334 innings this season. Only four teams had thrown more. And only one of those teams (the Pittsburgh...
Via The OC Register
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toles bringing energy to Dodgers since callup

Dodgers rookie Andrew Toles replaced Yasiel Puig in right field Saturday night in St. Louis due to tightness in Puig's right hamstring and was in the lineup again Sunday night as his replacement. Toles rocketed through the Minors after signing with Los Angeles last October and is making an impact as a left-handed bat when the Dodgers need it most.
Via Dodgers.com
4 hours ago

Dodgers @ Cardinals July 24, 2016: Kazmir vs. Mayers in rubber game

Dodgers Cardinals 4:15 p.m. PT St. Louis 2B Utley LF Grichuk SS Seager SS Diaz 3B Turner RF Piscotty 1B González 1B Holliday LF Kendrick 3B Gyorko C Grandal C Molina RF Toles CF Pham CF Pederson 2B Wong P Kazmir (L) P Mayers (R) The Dodgers rebounded nicely from Friday night’s 16-inning loss, handing the Cardinals a 7...
Via Dodgers Digest
5 hours ago

Justin Turner — the MVP candidate

Dodgers at Cardinals, 5:05 p.m. Chase Utley, 2B Corey Seager, SS Justin Turner, 3B Adrián González, 1B Howie Kendrick, LF Yasmani Grandal, C Andrew Toles, RF Joc Pederson, CF Scott Kazmir, P Thus far, we’ve heard that Clayton Kershaw is a National League MVP candidate. And we’ve heard rookie Corey Seager as […]
Via Dodgers Insider
6 hours ago

Mike Piazza honors 9/11 victims during Hall of Fame speech

Mike Piazza became emotional several times during his Hall of Fame induction speech on Sunday. One such time was when the subject of Sept. 11 came up. Piazza got choked up remembering the day itself and remembering those who lost their lives. An emotional Mike Piazza talks about 9/11 pic.twitter.com/sd1ZdHItxu — SportsBlogNewYork (@SportBlogNYC) July 24, 2016 Obviously the...
Via Sportsnaut
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza and feeling like a teenager again

I was 29 days short of 12 years old when Mike Piazza made his Major League debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 1, 1992. For most of my difficult, awkward and developmental teenage years, Piazza was one of my idols. I was there at Dodger Stadium on October 3, 1993 […]
Via Dodgers Insider
9 hours ago

Gonzalez homers, Turner has 2 RBIs; Dodgers beat Cards 7-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) Justin Turner spent Saturday night proving his skipper right. The red-hot Turner went 2 for 5 and his two-run double in the third proved to be the winning RBI as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat St. Louis 7-2 to end the Cardinals' five-game winning streak. Turner's double capped a four-run third. He has 14 RBIs since the All-Star break. Before the game, manager Dave...
Via Associated Press
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Farhan Zaidi Seeing Progress From Joc Pederson And Yasiel Puig

Heading into the 2016 season Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman referred to Joc...
Via Dodger Blue
20 hours ago

Dodgers Video: Andrew Toles Capitalizes On Cardinals’ Misplay To Score

The Los Angeles Dodgers' string of surprising call-ups this season grew to include Andrew Toles, who started in center field...
Via Dodger Blue
21 hours ago

Cards' win streak halts at five with 7-2 loss to the Dodgers

ST. LOUIS -- Adrian Gonzalez hit his eighth home run, red-hot Justin Turner got two more RBIs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat St. Louis 7-2 on Saturday night to end the Cardinals' five-game winning streak.Turner's two-run double capped a four-run third. He has 14 RBIs since the All-Star break.Gonzalez's 429-foot solo blast to center sparked a three-run sixth.Kenta Maeda (9-7) rebounded...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stripling recalled to give Dodgers a fresh arm

The Dodgers optioned left-handed reliever Grant Dayton to Triple-A Oklahoma City and recalled right-hander Ross Stripling on Saturday.
Via Dodgers.com
1 day ago

Could Clayton Kershaw's injury hinder trade talks?

When Clayton Kershaw went down with a back injury on June 26, it seemed as if the Los Angeles Dodgers were heading for disaster. Kershaw was on a dominant pace leading the league in innings, ERA, WHIP and strikeouts on his way to a 14-2 record. Meanwhile, the rest of the Dodgers starting rotation had an ERA over four and lacked any consistency. Combine that with an offense that...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen Report, Week 16: Buju Blanton

Shaba Antone in the know knows that I am all about Jamaica.  Love to visit the place.  I also have several friends that reside on the isle and like to partake in the national festivity of... well, you know, don't make me say.  The Dodger pen has been a flux of capacitors all year, and I think at some point I'll bet a sixer on the leading hold leader from them being someone who...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Manfred suggests limiting pitching changes

From the moment he took over as the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Rob Manfred has spoken publicly about many possible changes Bud Selig never mentioned. They possible changes started with limiting or preventing defensive shifts and have now gravitated towards limiting pitching changes. That’s right, Manfred suggested today the league is looking into possibly limiting...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ Joc Pederson suffers from serious case of bed head (pic)

With a getaway day game scheduled for Thursday against the host Washington Nationals at 12:05 local time, the Los Angeles Dodgers were forced into a quick turnaround after playing a night game Wednesday, with players having to show up at the ballpark pretty early. Perhaps too early for some of them. Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson is a young pup at the spry age of 24. And...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper quotes Domingo Ayala to riff on mammoth homer (pic)

Even Bryce Harper was left utterly impressed with the vulgar display of power he demonstrated with a majestic mammoth home run that reached the third deck of Nationals Park during Wednesday’s 8-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. So much so, in fact, that he riffed on a quote from social media star, YouTube sensation and baseball quasi-folk hero Domingo Ayala to properly address...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Spine expert thinks Clayton Kershaw unlikely to need back surgery

Clayton Kershaw is out indefinitely with a back injury, and there were recent reports that he could need season-ending surgery. However, one spine expert thinks Kershaw is unlikely to need surgery. LA Times Dodgers reporter Andy McCullough shared the information via Twitter Wednesday: Spoke w/ Andrew Hecht, chief of spine surgery at NYC's Mount Sinai. Said given Kershaw's symptoms...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Wood to undergo elbow procedure, out eight weeks

The injury bug plaguing the Los Angeles Dodgers has officially mutated into super bacteria status. According to a report by Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, Dodgers lefty Alex Wood will undergo an elbow debridement procedure and is expected to miss the next eight weeks of action. Wood has been on the shelf since late May with ongoing soreness in his pitching...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers looking at big names on trade market

The Los Angeles Dodgers are currently in first place in the wild card standings and 4.5 games behind the San Francisco Giants in the National League West. It’s not necessarily a bad position to be in, but the team is dealing with a major injury scare to ace starter Clayton Kershaw. The three-time Cy Young winner was placed on the 15-day disabled list late last month with a bulging...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kershaw shut down indefinitely due to lingering back pain

Dark days continue for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting rotation. According to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts on Tuesday, three-time NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw “didn’t feel great” after throwing a simulated game over the weekend and has been shut down indefinitely until his back pain goes away, per Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times. Clayton Kershaw...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig wears awesome Vin Scully-themed cleats

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig wore an awesome pair of customized Nike spikes on Sunday in Arizona, paying tribute to legendary Dodgers play-by-play man Vin Scully. The outside of the left shoe reads, “Win for Vin”, and features an image of the Hall of Fame broadcaster. The inside of the right shoes reads a hashtag “#ITFDB”, as in Scully’s trademark opening...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig wears great Vin Scully-themed cleats

Dodgers play-by-play guru Vin Scully has always been supportive of Yasiel Puig, even when he struggled. It seems as if Puig hasn’t forgotten about it, and probably won’t. Puig wore a flashy red, white and blue colored pair of cleats to pay tribute to Scully with his face and “Win for Vin” etched on them. These Vin Scully cleats are. pic.twitter.com/TQ3Im1NJ4e — MLB (...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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