DODGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Shutter Speed: Puig walk-off vs. White Sox

Batting Practice Yasiel Puig and Dodgers hitting coach Turner Ward showed off their new T-shirts before the game (and reenact the illustration). Vin Scully stopped by the Dodger marketing office to record some voice overs prior to the game. Pregame Los Angeles Laker Corey Brewer and X band member Exene Cervenka each tossed first pitches. Dodger General Manager Farhan Zaidi stopped...
Via Dodgers Insider
5 hours ago

Clayton Kershaw Convinced Yu Darvish To Leave Start Against White Sox

Yu Darvish's highly-anticipated debut at Dodger Stadium with the Los Angeles Dodgers proved to be a letdown for...
Via Dodger Blue
8 hours ago

Dave Roberts Credits Dodgers For Matching Opponents’ Best Efforts

With yet another thrilling win the Los Angeles Dodgers improved to 51 games over .500 this season, earned a 38th...
Via Dodger Blue
8 hours ago

Yasiel Puig is clutch … kinda

A year ago last night, Yasiel Puig had his best game for the Dodgers — the Oklahoma City Dodgers, that is. He went 3-for-4 with a home run en route to a 6-2 OKC loss to Albuquerque. Fast forward one year and you get last night’s result — a walk-off, 2-run double after Los Angeles …
Via Dodgers Digest
9 hours ago

A Look Back at the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers

For those of you fortunate enough to catch the daily broadcasts of the Dodgers on your television, radio or computer, you’ve heard many times recently the comparisons of today’s club to the 1953 Brooklyn squad, mainly because the 2017 team has a shot at breaking the single-season win record which stood for 64 years. Having not been around in that particular era, it’s impossible...
Via ThinkBluePC
10 hours ago

LADF: Dodgers RBI season coming to a close

By Erin Edwards Dodgers RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities), a youth baseball and softball program of Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, is concluding its fourth season. As it winds down, we reflect on its growth. “Dodgers RBI is built on the belief that making baseball accessible to inner-city youth can make a difference on the field, at school, in the community and in these...
Via Dodgers Insider
10 hours ago

Taylor paving way atop deep Dodgers lineup

To find the "catalyst" or "spark plug" in the Dodgers' lineup, look no further than to Chris Taylor, the leadoff man who has been a key cog during the club's historic season.
Via Dodgers.com
10 hours ago

Clayton Kershaw To Throw 2nd Simulated Game

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw faced live hitters for the first time since being placed on the 10-day disabled...
Via Dodger Blue
10 hours ago

Dodgers need to enjoy magical ride

Lately, there's a ridiculously silly narrative going around that if the Dodgers do not win the 2017 World Series, this magical season will be some kind of failure. This is dumb beyond our usual threshold.
Via Dodgers.com
13 hours ago

Yasiel Puig after walk-off win: ‘I’ll see you in the World Series’

The Los Angeles Dodgers entered the ninth inning trailing 4-3 against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday night, but that was not enough to keep them from winning their MLB-best 85th game of the year. Yasiel Puig played the role of hero, and he capped it off with a very bold prediction.Puig drove in two runs with a walk-off double, and he was clearly overwhelmed by the electric atmosphere...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Darvish set for his Dodger home debut

08/16 White Sox at Dodgers, 7:10 p.m. PT: Chris Taylor CFCorey Seager SSJustin Turner 3BKiké Hernández LFLogan Forsythe 2BAustin Barnes CYasiel Puig RFRob Segedin 1BYu Darvish P by Rowan Kavner As the Dodgers won again Tuesday night, ensuring they’d go unbeaten for a 20th straight series, there was a moment in the middle of the game where manager Dave Roberts went to Yu Darvish...
Via Dodgers Insider
1 day ago

Dodgers Lineups: Cody Bellinger Could Benefit from a Little More Protection

During the middle contest of a three-game series against the Padres last weekend, we noted a statistic on Twitter about how the No. 5 hole in the Dodgers lineup has been the least productive of all the spots in the batting order this season, excluding the No. 9 slot. And that remark led to a small chain reaction of thought, basically implying that if opposing clubs were aware of...
Via ThinkBluePC
1 day ago

Darvish, Watson, and Cingrani see their pitch usage change with Dodgers

The Dodgers front office has always made sure to keep their players as informed as possible and also make themselves available to players looking for answers, as Justin Turner and Ross Stripling testified to in a recent behind-the-scenes look at how things operate by Bob Nightengale of USA Today (I know, but it’s actually good). …
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago

Wood stellar, but 15th win will have to wait

Dodgers lefty Alex Wood likes to put his trust in his infielders, inducing ground balls and not allowing many fly balls, but he had to take a different approach on Tuesday.
Via Dodgers.com
1 day ago

Dodgers' OF Andre Ethier sells near $5 million Arizona mansion

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier may be sidelined with a back injury. He’s also seen his career take a turn for the worse in recent seasons. The 35-year-old is hitting just .208 with one homer and two RBI in 16 games on the season.In no way does this mean Ethier’s life off the baseball diamond isn’t aces.The veteran just recently sold this $4.9 million mansion...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Farmer: a Los Angeles Dodgers story

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been a home to many of the best players in major league baseball- from Sandy Koufax in the 1969’s to Clayton Kershaw today.  However not everyone gets to be a permanent fixture on the team.  Take Kyle Farmer for example.  Just a few short weeks ago, no one knew who he was.  He proceeded to have his first ten games with the Dodgers before being sent...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers reportedly hopeful Clayton Kershaw will return by end of August

Not that the Los Angeles Dodgers need the help, but ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw is getting closer to a return.Kershaw threw a bullpen session over the weekend, clearing the way for him to throw in a simulated game on Wednesday. If all goes according to plan, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers aim to get Kershaw back on a big league mound by the end...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dodgers' Dominance Reveals Their Core Strengths

It was no secret at the start of the year that the Los Angeles Dodgers were the favorites to win the NL West. However, despite their success in the regular season, they have failed to win a World Series in 29 years. And Vegas odds put the over/under at 91.5 games for the regular season. They are on pace for 114 wins. The Dodgers are defying the Vegas odds and are poised to be the...
Via The Sports Quotient
4 days ago  |  Discuss

TODAY IN BASEBALL: August 12

TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime1984 – Former Dodgers Don Drysdale and Pee Wee Reese, along with Twins slugger Harmon Killebrew, American League hurler Rick Ferrell and perennial All-Star shortstop Luis Aparicio, are inducted into the Hall of Fame. 1984 – When the first pitch of the game, thrown by Braves hurler Pascual Perez, hits Padres leadoff hitter Alan Wiggins...
Via Hall of Very Good
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Sports Post Weekly Quiz: Trubisky, Dodgers, and More!

Welcome to this week’s quiz, brought to you by The Sports Post, where we pick your brain with current events! Were you paying attention to Mitch Trubisky’s NFL debut? What about those smoking hot Los Angeles Dodgers? NCAA Football is right around the corner too! Plus, the Little League World Series has some of the best young diamond players battling it out.Questions on these...
Via The Sports Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish is a perfect fit for the Los Angeles Dodgers

As the Major League Baseball season reaches the final stretch, teams have already sold off their top players and geared up for the future, while others acquired some major pieces to make a serious run at a World Series Championship. One of those teams is the powerhouse Los Angeles Dodgers. On the day of the trade deadline, July 31, the Los Angeles Dodgers traded three highly thought...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rally Granny, 85, dishes on flashing Dodgers Stadium crowd

Betty True, 85, has become a certified celebrity thanks to her “risqué” antics at a Los Angeles Dodgers game last month. And it’s clear the Dodgers superfan is taking her new fame in stride with a wonderful sense of humor.True, now famously known as Rally Granny — a moniker bestowed upon her by Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger -- was caught on the Dodgers Stadium video board...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The era of the super team is upon Major League Baseball

The Los Angeles Dodgers are on a collision course with immortality this year, flirting with a pace that could see them reach rarefied air in Major League Baseball history. In the process, they have done more than just become the hottest team of the summer — they have begun to reclassify expectations of what an MLB roster can become.During a time in professional sports when regular...
Via Yardbarker
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig doesn’t care who Dodgers face in playoffs

The Los Angeles Dodgers are 47 games above .500, have a 15.5 game lead in the NL West and are on pace to win 115 games this season. They also sport a league-best +202 run differential.Needless to say, the Dodgers are on fire and in great position to secure the No. 1 spot in the NL Playoffs. And if you were to ask right fielder Yasiel Puig, he’d tell you it really doesn’t matter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Yu Darvish Will Love Hollywood (And Vice Versa)

In the final moments of the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline, the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired starting pitcher Yu Darvish from the Texas Rangers for minor league infielders Willie Calhoun and Brendan Davis and minor league pitcher A.J. Alexy. It was a long-rumored deal, the saga of which nevertheless lasted all the way to the 4 PM mark of deadline day. The righty Darvish will...
Via The Sports Quotient
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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