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Los Angeles Dodgers Break 35 Scoreless Innings Streak

The Los Angeles Dodgers kick off game one in the Padres series with a feeling like they have been forgetting something – offense. There is no better time than now to recover from the three game shut out against the San Francisco Giants and it seems like they know it. Dodgers’ Andre Ethier scores a run in the 5th on a double to snap streak, settling for a tie with the ’62 Dodgers’...
Via The Sports Journal
18 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers suspend Erisbel Arruebarrena for remainder of 2015 season

As reported by the Associated Press, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced on Thursday that they have suspended Cuban infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena for the remainder of the 2015 season for ”repeated failures to comply with his contract.”Touted by many as another premier defensive force when he signed his initial contract five year, $25 million contract in February 2014, Arruebarrena...
Via Baseball Essential
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

What are the Dodgers to do without Hyun-Jin Ryu?

The Dodgers were and still are clear favorites to win the NL West division. But the path to that destination just got a lot more difficult. Hyun-Jin Ryu just had shoulder surgery that will side-line him for the remainder of the season. The Dodgers still have a dominating top of the rotation with Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke but without hope for Ryu’s return, the drop-off from...
Via The Outside Corner
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

5 Fantasy Veterans: Done or Dependable?

A popular debate every offseason is which players are ready for a decline due to their age. It’s about that time in the season to check in on some of those players who were hot topics of debate entering the season. Jimmy Rollins, SS, LAD Verdict: Dependable Rollins had by far the highest expectations of any player on this list and he’s failed to live up to them to this point...
Via Baseball Professor
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Kershaw’s Struggles

Submit a question to be answered on the show! In Episode 201, Professors Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and George Bissell (@GeorgeBissell) discuss some fantasy baseball news, plus another installment of Friday on the Farm! Topics include: Re-assessing Clayton Kershaw after another rough start Some other struggling starts, such as Carlos Santana and Matt Kemp Some lesser-owned pitching recommenda...
Via Baseball Professor
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Brett Anderson pitches in wet conditions for third straight outing

On Wednesday night Brett Anderson pitched in wet weather for his third consecutive start. Anderson won a rain-shortened game in Colorado on May 8. Last week his outing was cut short by rare May rain at Dodger Stadium. Wednesday in San Francisco it appeared misty throughout AT&T Park due to some thick fog rolling in off McCovey Cove. It was so thick that Andrew Baggarly of the...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers in need of pitching?

To quote filmmaker Woody Allen, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans”. Here I was, ready to write about how the Los Angeles Dodgers don’t need to panic and trade for a front line starting pitcher. Then, this. LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu will undergo left shoulder surgery tomorrow. The arthroscopic surgery will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in LA. — Los Angeles...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig stars in fashion campaign

While Yasiel Puig has been off the field for the Dodgers with a tight hamstring, he’s been doing  shoots for an ad campaign for Starter, an athletic clothing brand. Puig wears a classical-looking royal blue Dodger jacket for the clothing line’s “Jackets Required” campaign. Fashion media outlet WWD quotes Puig on the irony of him being involved in such a campaign: Puig comes...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Ryu to have surgery on shoulder Thursday

The Dodgers rotation takes another hit as the team announced Wednesday that Hyun-Jin Ryu will undergo left shoulder surgery on Thursday.  The procedure will be performed arthroscopically by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache. The operation could sideline the pitcher for the duration of the season.  The No. 3 starter has been out because of shoulder inflammation since March and...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Looking To Move Infielder For Starting Pitcher

According to beat reporter Mark Saxon of ESPN LA, the Los Angeles Dodgers are in the market for a starting pitcher now that Hyun-jin Ryu is contemplating shoulder surgery and after already losing Brandon McCarthy for the season. Saxon believes they’d be willing to move Cuban infielder Alex Guerrero, given their excess of third baseman. The 28 year old Guerrero was initially...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw and Being Hit Hard

Clayton Kershaw has a 4.24 ERA in mid-May. This is obviously not something we have seen in a long time, and worth looking at in more depth. However, it needs to be looked more than asking “What’s Wrong With Clayton Kershaw,” because it’s entirely possible that nothing’s wrong. Kershaw’s 31.1% strikeout rate is 0.8% worse than what he posted last year, and second only...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers sign Hector Olivera to six-year, $62.5 million deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers have confirmed the signing of Cuban infielder Hector Olivera to a six-year, $62.5 million deal. Before completing the deal, Olivera had to undergo a physical to confirm that he didn’t need Tommy John surgery. He had a sprained elbow, but after medical examination, it was determined that his elbow was fully healed. If he needs Tommy John surgery at any time...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose De Leon to AA, Julio Urias to miss a month, Erisbel Arruebarrena update

Jose De Leon is headed to AA (according to his father) after two months of basically owning the California League. In seven starts for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, De Leon totaled 58 strikeouts and just eight walks in 37.2 innings, giving him a 1.67 ERA, 1.42 FIP, and 1.26 SIERA. He induced almost twice the amount of swinging strikeouts (30.4%) as league average, and his runs metrics...
Via Dodgers Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Separating the pretenders and contenders in the MLB

The MLB season is about a month and a half in at this point, which means we are also at the point where we see what kind of seasons teams are going to have. It is at this point when we can start separating the contenders and pretenders in the National League and American League, so let’s get started, shall we? NL Contenders: St. Louis Cardinals – This should come as a surprise...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Dodgers’ Hector Olivera doesn’t need Tommy John surgery

There has been some concern that the elbow injury suffered by recent Los Angeles Dodgers signee Hector Olivera would require Tommy John surgery, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, Olivera does not need Tommy John surgery. Doctors cleared his elbow and the elbow sprain “looks fully healed,” according to the source....
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Howie Kendrick’s Best Season Coming at Age 31?

The Dodgers’ Howie Kendrick gets a broken-bat single to drive in two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning of a 6-5 victory over Seattle on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. (Mandatory Credit: Harry How/ Getty Images) Howie Kendrick is creating more offensive production now than he ever has in his career. Kendrick is also 31, an age when most big leaguers are withering down from...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: When Kershaw Isn’t Exactly Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw is in unfamiliar territory. The three-time Cy Young award winner and consensus best pitcher in baseball finds himself sporting a 4.24 ERA in mid-May, prompting questions about what might be wrong. As we’ll see, luck has largely been unkind to Kershaw, and he’s due for a big regression toward better numbers; however, he hasn’t […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Draft: Dodgers’ Big Board, v 1.0

This is the first of at least three Big Boards I will do leading up to the MLB Draft. This year’s draft isn’t nearly as deep as it has been in recent years. There are some elite(ish)-level guys who are dealing with injuries, which could cause them to fall down the board. The depth is also lacking a bit, which will test Billy Gasparino, Gabe Kapler and the like as they run their...
Via Dodgers Digest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers’ ace gets 100th career win

It was a pretty mediocre week for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team finished 4-3 against the Miami Marlins and last-place Colorado Rockies. They were only able to muster two wins in four games against the lowly Rockies. It didn’t matter too much; the Dodgers are still 4.5 games ahead of San Francisco for first in the National League West. They are the third-best team in baseball...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Was it a mistake for the Los Angeles Dodgers to trade Dee Gordon?

Let me just start by saying that I love Dee Gordon. Ever since he first came up with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2011, I loved the excitement he brought to the field. So he struck out too much, he didn’t get a lot of hits, and he was a straight up liability as a shortstop; but I loved him. Because he was SO fast. He put up ridiculous stolen base numbers and I just loved it. He was...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson: A Vital Component to the Dodger’s Success

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson hit a RBI single during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Monday, May 11, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Joc Pederson has been a big surprise for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the early stage of the season. The center fielder has been putting his bat to use for this season. The lead-off hitter has been...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Out-of-work Brian Wilson takes part in George Lopez’s charity golf tourney (pic)

Brian Wilson, one of the most eccentric baseball players ever to put on a pair of cleats, has been out of work since the Los Angeles Dodgers designated him for assignment last December, eating $9.5 million of his salary in the process. Wilson currently remains on the free agent market — perhaps surprisingly so —...Read More The post Out-of-work Brian Wilson takes part in George...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Was keeping Andre Ethier L.A.'s best offseason move?

This winter, the Los Angeles Dodgers were a busy team. Headed by the new braintrust of Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi, Los Angeles dumped Dee Gordon, Dan Haren, and Matt Kemp (among others) in trades, bringing back Yasmani Grandal, Howie Kendrick, and Jimmy Rollins in three separate trades. The team also hoarded a plethora of arms to bolster their bullpen and add some rotation...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zack Greinke does great bat flip after hitting double

Pitchers usually spend time complaining or being upset about bat flips, rather than actually performing the act themselves. But Zack Greinke bucked that trend during Tuesday’s game against the Brewers. Greinke teed off on a pitch and made sure everyone knew that he made solid contact by flipping his bat like a boss. [GIF] Zack Greinke huge bat flip: http://t.co/qkNRyedoka...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy shares disturbing info about himself

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy underwent Tommy John surgery last week, and he seems to be taking it well for someone who is expected to be out for well over a year. Immediately following the procedure, McCarthy made a funny joke about being on pain pills. thles pani pills are'nt havin any eff=ect at...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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