Dodgers beat Padres to take a one-game lead over Giants in NL West

Andre Ethier was back in center field, Carl Crawford might be on deck to relieve him at some point, Miguel Rojas was playing shortstop, and reliever Paul Maholm was the starting pitcher. And that was before right fielder Yasiel Puig got thrown out of Saturday’s game against the San Diego Padres for arguing with home plate umpire David Rackley after striking out looking on three...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres @ Dodgers July 11, 2014: As The Outfield Turns

Hanley Ramirez is out tonight, but you already knew that. Miguel Rojas is the starting shortstop. At this point, I’m no longer “happy” or “sad” about Ramirez news. We’ve arrived in a perpetual state of nothingness, where Ramirez is neither active nor inactive. If a shortstop falls in the woods, and no one can watch it on TV, does it really happen? Padres ...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers 4, Dodgers 1: Max Scherzer Is Still Really Good

Gross. That wasn’t as painful as last night, but it still wasn’t very much fun. Max Scherzer allowed a mere four hits — one, shockingly, being Miguel Rojas‘ first major league homer — and along with two walks, and Joba Chamberlain & Joe Nathan allowed zero hits and zero walks, and that was that. It’s not like the Dodgers never had chances, though. Yasiel Puig tripled...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 8, Rockies 2: So Long, Colorado

We’re going to lightning-round this one out, because the Rockies are terrible and no one paid attention to this game past the sixth inning and oh my god it still took four hours and there’s another post coming. The featured image to this post is Adrian Gonzalez sliding safely into home, which was funny because the bases were loaded and catcher Wilin Rosario decided he didn...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Rockies July 6, 2014: Erisbel Arruebarrena to the DL

Hanley Ramirez is getting a scheduled off-day on Sunday, which means Erisbel Arruebarrena will start in his place. Oh wait, of course he won’t. He’s hurt, because this is the Dodgers and that’s what everyone does — they get hurt. Dodgers Rockies 1:10 p.m. PT Denver, Colo. 2B Gordon RF Blackmon RF Puig LF Dickerson 1B...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

So It’s Ben Zobrist You Want

On Sunday, we talked about how badly the Dodgers need some help with left-side infield depth, thanks to disabling injuries to Justin Turner & Chone Figgins to go along with a season full of Hanley Ramirez health concerns and the age and injury history of Juan Uribe. Miguel Rojas is a glove-only type, Carlos Triunfel may not even be that, and we’re all best served by Erisbel...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland 5, Dodgers 4: How Frustrating

As far as “pitchers helping themselves” go, I’m not sure you’re going to do much better than Clayton Kershaw hitting a homer to break a 0-0 tie while pitching a shutout on Opening Day last year. (Well, recently, anyway. If we’re going back into history, Tony Cloninger driving in nine on two homers and a single while pitching a complete game in 1966 is pretty much the best...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals @ Dodgers June 29, 2014: Justin Turner’s Terribly-Timed Injury

Another day, another injury. This time, as very much expected when we saw him limp into second base last night, it’s Justin Turner. That’s obviously 15 days a minimum, but with the way he reacted to that hamstring, don’t be surprised if it’s longer than that. If he’s back before August, I’ll be pleasantly surprised; it is one of several reasons why the Dodgers really...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 1, Cardinals 0: Most exciting 1-0 game ever, probably

When two of the best pitchers in the National League face-off, that’s about the kind of game you’d expect. The Dodgers were able to squeak out a 1-0 win on Thursday night against the Cardinals. In a game that didn’t have a ton of offense, it was still rather exciting. Josh Beckett and Adam Wainwright were worth the price of admission, as each pitcher threw seven shutout innings...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals @ Dodgers June 26, 2014: Uribe Is Back, Hanley Sticks Around

This team. I mean, this team. You can just never have a simple “Juan Uribe is being activated from the disabled list, and here’s the corresponding move” with the Dodgers ever, apparently. Uribe is back tonight after missing 34 games on the disabled list, and he’ll be hitting sixth and playing third base. But we knew that for a solid three hours without knowing how he was...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Gets Cut When Juan Uribe Is Activated?

Hey, remember that guy up above? It’s our old friend Juan Uribe — yep, still sounds weird to say that — and we haven’t seen him in over a month thanks to a hamstring injury. He’s been rehabbing at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, and is expected to be activated tomorrow when the Dodgers return home to face the Cardinals. When he rejoins the roster, a move is going to have to...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Royals June 24, 2014: Just Another Hanley Ramirez Injury Issue

Warning: do not attempt to adjust your computer. Yes, Justin Turner, Jamie Romak, Carlos Triunfel, and Miguel Rojas are all in the same lineup. In an official game sanctioned by Major League Baseball. For a team with realistic playoff hopes. In 2014. We have entered the singularity. In theory, you can put some sense behind each of these. Turner has of course been more than adequate...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Royals June 23, 2014: Don’t Think About The Last Time These Teams Met

It’s cool if you don’t remember the last — by which, of course, I mean “the only” — time the Dodgers visited Kansas City. It was way back in 2005. The names included guys like Antonio Perez and Mike Edwards and Jason Grabowski. It was a time before Twitter, which is a good thing. No one wants to tweet about Jason Grabowski. No one wanted to watch Jason Grabowski. The...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kershaw dominates Rockies in no-hitter

LA Dodgers 8, Colorado 0 When: 10:10 PM ET, Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California Temperature: 71° Umpires: Home – Greg Gibson, 1B – Phil Cuzzi, 2B – Gerry Davis, 3B – Quinn Wolcott Attendance: 46069 By SportsDirect Inc. Dodgers 8, Rockies 0: Clayton Kershaw pitched his first no-hitter and struck out a career-high 15 as Los Angeles recorded...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers 8, Rockies 0: Clayton Kershaw Just Pitched The Best Game You Will Ever See

Let’s get one thing out of the way right now: thank you, offense. If you’d told a dozen Dodger fans that Clayton Kershaw was going to throw a no-hitter tonight, I imagine that at least half of them would have said something along the lines of “and he got a no-decision, right?” or “and did he have to hit his own homer to make it a win?” We’re cynical like that. So while...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Reds June 11, 2014: Snakes On a Puig

First things first: I’m so, so sorry for that headline. Probably not as much as I should be, but then again, Yasiel Puig doesn’t go to the zoo every day (I mean… probably. Right? If anyone would go to the zoo every day, doesn’t it seem like it’d be Puig?) and meet pandas and gorillas (all while making fun of Juan Uribe, and just imagine how that’d feel if it were,...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Down On The Farm Update: Games Of 6/2 – 6/8 – Rojas, Seager, Anderson

Miguel Rojas‘ hot stretch earns him a promotion, Corey Seager is proving he has nothing to prove, and Chris Anderson continues to be puzzling. June 2 Hitter Of The Day: Miguel Rojas (AAA) has had a temporary power surge, slugging his third homer of the year. In his last 10 games in the minors, he had an OPS of 1.144 to bring his season OPS to .787. Does this mean he’s figured...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Down On The Farm Update: Games Of 6/2 – 6/8 -

June 2 Hitter Of The Day: Pitcher Of The Day: Notables Joc Pederson (AAA) went 2-for-3 with two walks, including his second triple of the year. Miguel Rojas (AAA) has had a temporary power surge, slugging his third homer of the year. Darnell Sweeney (AA) went 3-for-5 with his 16th double. Alex Santana (A) went 2-for-4 with his 11th and 12th double. Chris Reed (AA) struck out nine...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies lose rain-shortened affair

LA Dodgers 6, Colorado 1 When: 4:10 PM ET, Sunday, June 8, 2014 Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado Temperature: 56° Umpires: Home – Hal Gibson III, 1B – Dale Scott, 2B – Dan Iassogna, 3B – Alan Porter Attendance: 38111 By SportsDirect Inc. Dodgers 6, Rockies 1 (6): Clayton Kershaw struck out nine in five strong innings while Matt Kemp had two hits and two RBIs as visiting...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers 6, Rockies 1: Thanks, Rain Gods

Gee, was it wet in Colorado today? I couldn’t tell. Before the game, I looked at the lineup, and realized that thanks to injuries to Yasiel Puig, Dee Gordon, Juan Uribe, Carl Crawford, and A.J. Ellis, along with a day off for Justin Turner and the obvious need to get Andre Ethier out of the lineup against a lefty, the Dodger offensive attack seemed to be, uh, lacking. Chone Figgins...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Rockies June 8, 2014: The Results of Coors Field’s Wrath

Photo by Daniel Brim As the Dodgers face the Rockies in a rubber game of a series behind the left arm of Clayton Kershaw, normally you can be be confident in the Dodgers’ chances. However, yesterday’s series of injuries has produced… this. Not exactly a stellar offensive lineup, is it? Miguel Rojas gets his first major league start this afternoon (Chone Figgins starts in...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Rockies June 6, 2014: Interview With Zach Marburger of Mile High Sports

Photo by Daniel Brim Dodgers Rockies 5:40pm PT Denver, CO 2B Gordon RF Blackmon SS Ramirez 2B LeMahieu RF Puig SS Tulowitzki 1B Gonzalez 1B Morneau LF Kemp CF Stubbs CF Ethier LF Dickerson 3B Turner C McKenry C Butera 3B Culberson P Ryu (L) P Butler (R)...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Julio Urias dominates in first Dodgers’ spring start

Julio Urias made his spring debut on Saturday, and dominated. (By: Dustin Nosler) GLENDALE, Ariz. — Word went around Saturday morning that Dodgers’ 17-year-old prospect was slated to pitch on the Major League side, yet it wasn’t clear when that would be. Sam Demel was originally expected to start the first game of a split-squad Saturday for the Dodgers (they won 5-4, if anyone...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Spring Training Preview: Shortstop

Age   BA OBP SLG wOBA wRC+ WAR Hanley Ramirez 30 2013 (Dodgers) .345 .402 .638 .442 191 5.1 ’14 ZiPS .276 .342 .486 .357 N/A 3.8 ’14 Steamer .279 .349 .463 .352 129 4.2 Justin Turner  29 2013 (Mets) .280 .319 .385 .309 98 0.5 ’14 ZiPS .262 .316 .375 .304 N/A 0.7 ’14 Steamer .261 .318 .368 .304 95 0.3 Dee Gordon 26  2013 (AAA) .297 .385 .390 .357 111...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Spring Training Preview: Second Base

Age BA OBP SLG wOBA wRC+ WAR Alexander Guerrero  27 ’14 ZiPS .252 .324 .386 .313 n/a 2.5 ’14 Steamer .266 .330 .437 .335 n/a 2.5 Dee Gordon 25 2013 .234 .314 .298 .273 73 0.0 ’14 ZiPS .251 .303 .315 .281 n/a 0.9 ’14 Steamer .245 .305 .315 .278 77 0.1 Justin Turner 29 2013 (Mets) .280 .319 .385 .309 98 0.5 Chone Figgins 36 2013 (DNP) - - - - - - Brendan...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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