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It’s September, a time when contenders approach each game with increasing urgency. Monday night, the Nationals started the last leg of the 9-game road trip with a stop in Chavez Ravine to take on the Dodgers. Gio Gonzalez, who’s gone 9 starts without a win, took the ball for Washington. The hosts posted trade-deadline acquisition Roberto...
If the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals meet in this year's playoffs, the addition of Roberto Hernandez may give Los Angeles an edge.
The veteran right-hander has beaten the Nationals twice without allowing an earned run and will face them again Monday night at Dodger Stadium.
The Nationals (77-58) own the NL's best record and are atop the East while the West...
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1 day ago
Fending off a sweep, the Dodgers finally broke through on offense and were backed up by excellent pitching. In other words, they looked like what everybody wants the Dodgers to look like today, winning by a score of 7-1.
Much like last night, the Dodgers had an important outing by a starting pitcher during today’s game. Hyun-jin Ryu, so underrated yet so important for the Dodgers’...
Jacob deGrom tossed seven strong innings against the Phillies on Friday, scattering four hits, allowing one unearned run and striking out five.
The young right-hander didn’t allow a hit until the fifth inning and was at his best during any hint of trouble when he’d reach back and pitch with some extra zip on his fastball. He recorded 16 of his 20 outs with his two and four seamer...
Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said Jacob deGrom‘s stuff was not the issue in Saturday’s 7-4 loss to the Dodgers in Los Angeles, but rather the overuse of his fastball.
“I’m very happy about the way he threw the baseball in LA,” Warthen said. “I wasn’t happy about his pitch selection.”
deGrom surrendered five runs and five hits over six innings of work in his return...
Tonight the Mets open up a series against the division rival Phillies. Although these two teams aren’t going anywhere this year, beating the Phillies always feels good. The Mets will send Jacob deGrom (6-6, 3.13) to the hill against right-hander David Buchanan (6-7, 4.21).
Jacob deGrom had his career-high five-game win streak snapped in the Mets’ 7-4 loss at Dodger Stadium on...
Yesterday I teased my usual “More Best Values to be posted by 5:30 pm EST!” and then never delivered on my promise. There were also a couple reader comments that I never responded to. This wasn’t for lack of care, but rather due to lack of internet! My connection cut out yesterday for the entire afternoon and evening, leaving me unable to update the post, respond to your comments...
Two years ago today, the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Nick Punto and other assorted parts for James Loney, and the baseball world was never the same.
Also included in that deal: Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and four younger players who went to Boston. It was a mess of a masterpiece of a deal, a catapulting of contracts that we're unlikely to see ever again....
Two years ago, the Dodgers and Red Sox made the biggest trade you’ll ever see. Time to update the old scoreboard! Setting aside the dollars for a minute, here’s how the Nick Punto trade stands at the moment, 24 months on. The charts below contain only production given directly to the Dodgers and Red Sox since the day of the trade, and since some of the players have since moved...
The Mets (61-70) were able to salvage the final game of their road trip this afternoon at Dodger Stadium, defeating the Dodgers (74-58) by a score of 11-3.
What you should know:
The Dodgers got on the board first in the bottom of the first inning, as Adrian Gonzalez hit a two out double and was promptly driven in by a Matt Kemp single to left field.
Travis d’Arnaud answered right...
The Mets’ romp of the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon had a defensive highlight in addition to the offensive fireworks put on by New York – a seventh inning triple play that snuffed out a potential Dodgers rally.
Matt Kemp hit a grounder to Eric Campbell at third, who threw to second baseman Daniel Murphy to force out Adrian Gonzalez, who fired the ball over to Lucas Duda at first...
LOS ANGELES (AP) The New York Mets have turned a triple play in the sixth inning of Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Dee Gordon led off with a single against Bartolo Colon and Yasiel Puig walked before Adrian Gonzalez singled home a run. Matt Kemp followed with a sharp grounder in the hole to third baseman Eric Campbell, who threw to second for the force before...
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9 days ago
Saturday was an important night for Zack Greinke. The Dodgers’ all-star right-hander had not been pitching as such his past three starts. Not that he’s been horrible, just not real good in losing two and getting a no-decision.
Knowing that he has had a bit of a sore pitching elbow, and that he had not won a game since July 25, there might have been some anxiousness in the organization...
There was much to rejoice about in the wake of the Mets’ 7-4 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday … a loss in which Adrian Gonzalez had five RBI, including a three run home run. First bit of good news is the return of Jacob deGrom. While his stat line didn’t look particularly great, he only gave up five hits and two walks in six innings. And while he was victimized by the long ball...
LOS ANGELES (AP) Adrian Gonzalez tied a season best with five RBIs, including a go-ahead, three-run homer, and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the New York Mets 7-4 Saturday night.
The Dodgers beat the Mets for the 13th time in 15 meetings and increased their NL West lead over San Francisco to 4 1/2 games.
Zack Greinke (13-8) allowed four runs - three earned - and nine hits in...
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9 days ago
The New York Mets (60-70) were defeated by the Los Angeles Dodgers (74-57) by a score of 7-4 this evening at Dodger Stadium.
What you should know:
Jacob deGrom got the start for the Mets tonight in his first appearance back from the disabled list. He would go five innings, allowing five runs on five hits, while walking two and striking out seven, and taking the loss.
Before tonight’s 7-4 victory against the Mets, the big story was Zack Greinke‘s health. After tonight’s victory, though, the big story was Adrian Gonzalez‘ incredible performance.
In the fourth inning, after the Dodgers were down 3-0, Gonzalez went to the plate after Carl Crawford walked and stole second. Gonzalez singled Crawford home to cut the lead, then scored a run...
The Dodgers and New York Mets began their weekend series near the bottom of the major leagues in a conspicuous category. Collectively, each team had hit 94 home runs this season. Only four clubs had fewer.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly insists this isn’t an issue. He’s aware that only one player in the National League (Giancarlo Stanton) has hit 30 home runs. So what if the...
The Los Angeles Dodgers bested the Mets 6-2, behind seven strong innings from starting pitcher Dan Haren (11-10).
The Mets got off to a fast start with a lead off solo homerun from right fielder Curtis Granderson (16). However the Dodgers tied the game up in the third inning with a Dee Gordon RBI single in the third.
The tie was broken in the bottom of the fifth inning. A lead...
Future Hall of Fame TE Tony Gonzalez says that he is retired. He has a job with CBS for the upcoming season as well. But Gonzalez claims that his status has not stopped teams from calling him to make a comeback. Gonzalez admitted that he might be tempted to return if a playoff contender calls him.
“The temptation would be there, but I don’t know what the gain would be,” he...
You know, after Dan Haren was surprisingly decent his last two times out, you had to wonder when the other shoe was going to drop. That’s what happened today, as Haren lasted all of three innings, allowing six runs — only three earned, thanks to Adrian Gonzalez‘ error — and getting through exactly zero of them unscathed. The second batter of the game, Jonathan Lucroy, homered...
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Some have slumped, while others have simmered. Here's our weekly review of who's running hot and cold around Major League Baseball.
Stats through Aug. 14
AL -- Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians
Kluber went 4-0 with a 0.68 ERA in five starts from July 19-Aug. 9. The right-hander allowed four runs (three earned), 22 hits and struck out 45 in 40 innings throughout...
Despite hitting only .229 in the first 12 games in August, Dee Gordon remained confident in his approach as he refused to make changes that might lead to bad habits.
Gordon's self-confidence paid off on Thursday, as he had three hits and scored four runs to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers past the slumping Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Thursday.
Gordon, hitting .291 overall, also stole...
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19 days ago
ATLANTA -- Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 6-4 home loss to the Dodgers, a marathon-matinee defeat (nearly 3 hours, 40 minutes) that dropped Atlanta to just one game above .500.
1. There's a sense of deja vu from Aaron Harang's rough start
Back on June 18, Harang took the Turner Field mound for a getaway-day matinee against Roberto Hernandez and the...