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Dodgers 5, Giants 4: Praise A-God

Today was the most important game of the season to date, and the Dodgers gutted out a marathon 14-inning victory, 5-4, over the rival Giants, thus extending their divisional lead to 4.5 games. A tight, back-and-forth affair through most of the game before it hit a lull in extras, there were tons of scoring chances for both teams, and this was about as close to a playoff baseball...
Via Dodgers Digest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers score 4 runs in 7th to beat Cubs 5-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) Andre Ethier singled in a pair of go-ahead runs in the seventh inning, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers rally past the Chicago Cubs 5-2 Saturday night for their fifth consecutive victory. The NL West leaders have their third winning streak of five or more games for the first time since May 7-12. The Dodgers overcame a balk by starter Mat Latos that put the Cubs ahead...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Baez is Quietly Breaking Out

Towards the end of last season, I wrote a post on Pedro Baez after his late-season call-up. Baez had looked impressive in high-leverage situations, generating six shutdowns (+6% win probability added in a game) while having no meltdowns (-6% win probability added). J.P. Howell was starting to falter, so the Dodgers had gone from two reliable relievers to just one. However, the post...
Via Dodgers Digest
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Braves July 22, 2015: Early, Early Day Baseball

Man, I’m in New York City and I’m barely awake. I don’t know what all of you out in California are making of 9 a.m. baseball on a Wednesday. Dodgers Braves 9:10 a.m. PT Atlanta, Ga. CF Pederson 2B Peterson 2B Kendrick CF Maybin 1B Gonzalez RF Markakis RF Ethier 1B K. Johnson...
Via Dodgers Digest
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers' LHP Howell has been reliable out of the bullpen

Since last season Dodger fans have often bemoaned the state of the team's bullpen, with the exception of Kenley Jansen. There is another reliever though besides Jansen who has been quite reliable this season: left-hander J.P. Howell. The Los Angeles Times notes that Howell has allowed exactly one earned run all season, and it came on April 10. He’s gone 30 consecutive appearances...
Via Fox Sports
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rollins delivers clutch two-out, two-RBI single to rally Dodgers past Phillies

View image | gettyimages.com Final: Dodgers 10, Phillies 7 WP: J.P. Howell (4-1, 0.36 ERA) LP: Jeanmar Gomez (0-2, 2.20 ERA) SV: Kenley Jansen (14) Los Angeles, CA - In the longest-recorded nine-inning game in Philadelphia Phillies' history (four hours and 13 minutes), the Los Angeles Dodgers ultimately came out...
Via Philliedelphia
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs roar back to end 7-game skid vs. Dodgers

PHOENIX -- Welington Castillo doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks pulled off a pair of comebacks to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-6 on Monday night. Castillo doubled against reliever Pedro Baez (1-1) to drive in Jake Lamb with none out. The Diamondbacks, who trailed 4-0 and 6-4, added three more runs in the inning on a bunt single, a...
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks rally twice to beat Dodgers 10-6

PHOENIX (AP) Welington Castillo doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, capping a pair of comebacks by the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 10-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night. Castillo doubled off reliever Pedro Baez (1-1) to drive in Jake Lamb with none out. The Diamondbacks, who trailed 4-0 and 6-4, added three more runs in the inning on a bunt single,...
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs roar back to end 7-game skid vs. Dodgers

PHOENIX -- Welington Castillo doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks pulled off a pair of comebacks to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-6 on Monday night. Castillo doubled against reliever Pedro Baez (1-1) to drive in Jake Lamb with none out. The Diamondbacks, who trailed 4-0 and 6-4, added three more runs in the inning on a bunt single, a...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers manage series split despite losing Kershaw, Greinke games

It happens but once a year. Since 2013, the Orange County Register points out that the Dodgers have lost back-to-back games pitched by Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke only once each season: September 7-8, 2013, August 15-16, 2014, and now June 22-23, 2015. Reliever J.P. Howell admitted that things didn’t look so good after those two losses. Per the Register:“It’s bad any time...
Via Fox Sports
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

J.P. Howell tumbles off mound attempting to cover first (Video)

J.P. Howell took a tumble off the mound while attempting to cover first base during a sixth inning groundout which wrapped up his relief appearance in Wednesday's Los Angeles Dodgers game against the Chicago Cubs. Howell made a spin move to get himself turned toward first base, but lost his footing and found himself falling flat on the grass. The grounder was hit straight to Adrian...
Via Holdout Sports
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Cubs June 22, 2015: The Endless Bullpen

Sometimes, it’s pretty hard to keep track of who is even in the Dodgers bullpen, and that’s even with the invaluable contributions of “ABsmilebunch,” who maintains the bullpen chart you see at the bottom of every game thread. Dodgers Cubs 5:05 p.m. Chicago, Ill. RF Puig CF Fowler CF Pederson 1B Rizzo ...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers @ Dodgers, June 17, 2015: Weird That A Six-Man Bullpen Feels Thin

Split home-and-home series are weird, because after two games in Texas, now the Dodgers and Rangers are kicking off two back in Los Angeles. Sure, whatever. Rangers Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles, Ca. RF Choo RF Puig SS Andrus CF Heisey LF Gallo 1B Gonzalez 1B Fielder 2B Kendrick...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Philip Pfeifer, Brendon Davis lead Dodgers’ Day 2 draft

Rounds 3 through 10 of the 2015 MLB Draft concluded on Tuesday, and there wasn’t a ton to get excited about on the Dodgers’ end. If anything, the Day 2 picks showed they either needed to save some money to pay for their first three picks, or they have something up their sleeve in rounds 11 through 40 (which is currently underway). The Dodgers selected eight players. Here’s...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves @ Dodgers May 25, 2015: Meet The Braves

Not too often that an opposing starting pitcher comes through town that I’ve never heard of, so, hey, who are you, Williams Perez? Braves Dodgers 5:10 p.m. Los Angeles 2B Peterson CF Pederson CF Maybin SS Rollins 1B Freeman 2B Kendrick RF Markakis 1B Gonzalez LF Gomes...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies @ Dodgers May 15, 2015: KENLEY

KENLEY. Today, the Dodgers activated Kenley Jansen and sent Daniel Coulombe back to Oklahoma City, which is a sentence I should probably just save because it will be used 20 more times this season. Rockies Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles, Ca. LF Blackmon CF Pederson SS Tulowitzki SS Rollins 3B Arenado ...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins @ Dodgers May 11, 2015: Welcome back, Dee Gordon

Hey, Dee Gordon is hitting really, really well. That’s great. Now, people can stop saying the Dodgers shouldn’t have traded him. Marlins Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles 2B Gordon CF Pederson 3B Prado SS Rollins RF Stanton 2B Kendrick CF Ozuna 1B Gonzalez LF Yelich ...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Rockies May 8 2015, Maybe

I’m not going to pretend that this is going to be a good informative game thread, because it’s not. Dodgers Rockies 5:40 p.m. Denver, Co. CF Pederson CF Blackmon SS Rollins LF Dickerson 2B Turner SS Tulowitzki 1B Gonzalez 1B Morneau C Grandal 3B Arenado ...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

This JP Howell No-Look Tag Was Nifty

It’s always an uncomfortable experience watching pitchers try to cover home plate, or any base really. For whatever reason, you just expect some weird injury to occur. But that wasn’t the case during Sunday’s Diamondbacks-Dodgers game, when JP Howell showed off his sixth sense and applied a no-look tag at home on Jordan Pacheco after a passed ball: Preserving the tie ended...
Via Busted Coverage
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Grandal's 13th-inning walk-off homer lifts Dodgers over D-Backs

  The sequence of events involving Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal in the 13th inning happened so quickly, the Arizona Diamondbacks didn't know what hit them. Grandal threw out a runner at the plate after an errant pitch in the top of the inning, then homered leading off the bottom half to give the NL West-leading Dodgers a 1-0 victory Sunday and extend their winning...
Via AP on Fox
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Grandal's 13th-inning homer lifts Dodgers over D-Backs 1-0

LOS ANGELES (AP) Yasmani Grandal threw out a runner at the plate after an errant pitch in the top of the 13th inning, then homered leading off the bottom half to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Arizona Diamondbacks 1-0 on Sunday for their fourth straight win. Arizona had runners at the corners with two outs in the 13th when J.P. Howell (1-1) bounced a pitch to Cliff Pennington...
Via AP on Fox
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants 3, Dodgers 2: Swept, I Guess

Is it weird to say that the Dodgers got swept by their biggest historic rivals and that it doesn’t bother me that much? It feels weird, but it’s true, I think. I mean, fill-in starter Mike Bolsinger was outstanding, allowing only one run over 5.2 innings in his Dodgers debut. Alex Guerrero had two more hits, including another homer, in what’s sure to incite another round of...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers get Job Done, Complete Sweep of Seattle Mariners on Jackie Robinson Day

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher J.P. Howell throws during the ninth inning of the Dodgers’ baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The Dodgers won 5-2. (Mandatory Credit: Alex Gallardo/AP) It is a special day in baseball, but even more special if you wear the uniform with the script ‘Dodgers’ across the chest. Jackie Robinson...
Via The Sports Journal
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Eyeing Trio Of Dodgers Lefty Relievers

According to a report by Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles, the Mets are keeping an eye on J.P. Howell, Paco Rodriguez, and Adam Liberatore from the Dodgers in case one of them becomes available. Howell, 31, is owed $4 million this season and the Dodgers hold a $6.25 million option on him for 2016, so not sure he’ll appeal to the Mets at that price. And as for the other two...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Dodgers In Review: RP J.P. Howell

G IP K% BB% ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB 68 49.0 24.1% 12.6% 2.39 3.30 3.52 0.7 What Happened In 2014: No matter what the year-end numbers say, J.P. Howell held the bullpen together for the first half of 2014. With Kenley Jansen struggling through a string of bad luck, Howell was one of the few effective options the Dodgers could turn to, and it reached the point that by the end of June...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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