Padres @ Dodgers May 22, 2015: Matt Kemp Is Back

So over the last month, 182 hitters have had enough plate appearances to be considered “qualified.” Padres Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles 1B Solarte CF Pederson 2B Spangenberg SS Rollins RF Kemp 2B Kendrick LF Upton 1B Gonzalez C Norris C Grandal CF ...
Via Dodgers Digest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Giants May 21, 2015: Maybe Score A Run

The last few days have been bad, and not good. Maybe now’s the time to make that slightly less excruciating. Dodgers Giants 12:45 p.m. San Francisco CF Pederson LF Aoki SS Hernandez 2B Duffy 2B Kendrick CF Pagan 1B Gonzalez C Posey 3B Turner RF Pence RF ...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Hernandez getting attention for his defense

The depth of the Dodgers’ bench has been talked about much and touted as one of the team’s biggest strengths. Andre Ethier, Justin Turner, Scott Van Slyke and Alex Guerrero are frequently mentioned in this regard. Lately, another Dodgers bench player has been receiving attention, but more so for his defense rather than his offense like these players. Enrique ‘Kike’ Hernandez...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Tulo on the Move?

In Episode 194, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) discuss some fantasy baseball news from Tuesday and one big star who could be on the move. Topics include: What more playing time will do for Scott Van Slyke’s fantasy value How a Troy Tulowitzki trade might impact his value How worried we are about Jeff Samardjiza Whether Starling Marte has...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Van Slyke the latest example of depth of Dodgers' bench

Justin Turner, Alex Guerrero and Andre Ethier have all been productive and had big moments this season which have highlighted the depth of the Dodgers’ bench. Monday night it was Scott Van Slyke’s turn to shine.In addition to his walk-off home run, Van Slyke also threw out a runner at the plate in the seventh inning to keep the game tied. The 28-year-old is hitting .340 with...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers top Marlins on Van Slyke's walk-off homer in 9th

  Scott Van Slyke hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday night. Two innings after throwing out a runner at home plate to complete a double play, Van Slyke connected off struggling closer Steve Cishek. Christian Yelich gave the Marlins a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth with a two-run...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' rally for naught, dealt another walk-off loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Scott Van Slyke hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday night. Two innings after throwing out a runner at home plate to complete a double play, Van Slyke connected off struggling closer Steve Cishek. Christian Yelich gave the Marlins a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Van Slyke's homer in 9th gives Dodgers 5-3 win over Marlins

LOS ANGELES (AP) Scott Van Slyke hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday night. Two innings after throwing out a runner at home plate to complete a double play, Van Slyke connected off struggling closer Steve Cishek. Christian Yelich gave the Marlins a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 5, Marlins 3: It’s Scott Van Slyke’s World

Zack Greinke pitched a gem through six innings, but he ran into trouble in the seventh. Marcell Ozuna tied it up out of nowhere with a bomb of a homer to left, which is what hitters like him do. Then two consecutive singles and a walk setup a bases loaded situation and Scott Van Slyke heroics. It was a really really really close play, but it seemed like he was out by literally...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Open Series Against Miami Marlins With Walk-Off Thriller

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Scott Van Slyke celebrates his three-run walk off home run as he rounds the bases during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Monday, May 11, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 5-3. (Mandatory Credit: Jae C. Hong/AP). Having just returned home from stormy Colorado to warm, blue sky Southern California where they started a seven...
Via The Sports Journal
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ethier making the most of his playing time

Andre Ethier didn’t figure to play much to start the season, at least not as a starter. With Joc Pederson taking over in center field, Yasiel Puig solid in right and Carl Crawford or Scott Van Slyke patrolling left, there didn’t appear to be much room on the field for him. Yet with Puig going on the DL, the longest-tenured Dodger closes out the month of April as the team’s...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Van Slyke could benefit from Carl Crawford injury

Yesterday, I wrote about Brandon McCarthy‘s injury being an opportunity for Zach Lee. Now, Carl Crawford‘s injury is an opportunity for someone — but not a prospect. Scott Van Slyke might get his chance to show what he can do. Some folks draw the (probably lazy) comparison of Van Slyke to former Dodger and fellow bearded lumberjack in the offseason (probably) Jayson Werth...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants-Dodgers rivalry continues Tuesday tonight

The Dodgers and Giants play Tuesday night and for the next two nights after that in San Francisco as well as another three games next week in Los Angeles. While the two teams come together for the first time this year with polar opposite records, Anthony Witrado of Bleacher Report still thinks the match-up is intriguing. He says:"Three World Series runs in five years by the Giants...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers hit 3 HRs in 6th to rout Rockies 7-0

LOS ANGELES (AP) Howie Kendrick, Scott Van Slyke and rookie Joc Pederson hit sixth-inning home runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers stretched their winning streak to seven by beating the Colorado Rockies 7-0 Sunday. Brandon McCarthy (2-0) allowed three hits in six innings, struck out six and walked two to defeat the Rockies for the first time in five career starts. Eddie Butler (1...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies @ Dodgers April 19, 2015: Puig isn’t Back Anymore

Rockies Dodgers 1:10 p.m. Los Angeles, Ca. CF Blackmon SS Rollins RF Gonzalez 3B Turner SS Tulowitzki 1B Gonzalez 1B Morneau 2B Kendrick 3B Arenado RF Ethier LF Dickerson LF Van Slyke C McKenry CF Pederson 2B Descalso C...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers finish sweep of M's with 5-2 win

LOS ANGELES (AP) Brett Anderson posted his first victory with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Scott Van Slyke hit a two-run double, and the two-time defending NL West champions completed a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday night. Anderson (1-0) allowed two runs - one earned - and six hits over five innings and struck out three in the annual Civil...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners @ Dodgers April 13, 2015: Entirely Too Excited For Scott Van Slyke

Interleague play in April is never not weird. It was weird last year in Baltimore, and it’s weird with Seattle in Los Angeles tonight. Mariners Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles, Ca. CF Ackley SS Barney LF Smith RF Puig 2B Cano 1B Gonzalez RF Cruz 2B Kendrick 3B Seager ...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: opening day observations

For the first time in team history, the Los Angeles Dodgers have won five straight season-openers. Monday, they defeated the San Diego Padres on an eighth-inning Jimmy Rollins home run. Here are some observations I made from my seats in Top Deck, sitting behind a group of people that had a selfie-stick and a fish-eye lens on their iPhone. Before the selfie-stick people ruined my...
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Anderson throws 3 shutout innings as Dodgers beat Indians

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Brett Anderson threw three scoreless innings and Scott Van Slyke homered, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Cleveland Indians 7-2 Saturday. Anderson, projected to pitch in the back of the Dodgers' rotation, has tossed five scoreless innings in two spring starts. He has allowed three hits, two to the Indians and one to the Giants in his first start on...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Dodgers prospects: Projected 2018 lineup

Finally, the conclusion of the 11-part 2015 prospect series. This would have been published sooner if a certain Cuban infielder had already made a decision, but I can only sit on this piece for so long. Catcher Last year, the Dodgers were looking at a serious lack of depth at catcher for the foreseeable future. After a few months of the new decision-makers in town, the position...
Via Dodgers Digest
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 TOC top ten: benches

It was actually pretty difficult to rank the ten best benches in baseball. When you’re dealing with so many moving parts and uncertain job situations, there are plenty situations that are always changing and not settled. So yes, these are very objective and subject to change at a moment’s notice – but aren’t all rankings? 1. Dodgers. If the Dodgers somehow dump Andre Ethier’s...
Via The Outside Corner
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Arruebarrena Remains A Dodger, As You Should Have Expected

When the Dodgers DFA’d Erisbel Arruebarrena last week, it actually made plenty of sense, even though plenty of people misunderstood it. All a DFA is for a player in his situation is the loss of a 40-man spot, not an exile from an organization. Unless a team claimed him (very unlikely) or wanted to trade for him (somewhat unlikely),  all that was going to happen here would be that...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Dodgers In Review: OF/1B Scott Van Slyke

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MLB 246 .297 .386 .524 160 11 2.8 What happened in 2014: Became one of the most valuable bench pieces in baseball and destroyed left-handed pitching. Two winters ago, the Dodgers designated Scott Van Slyke for assignment. They  needed the space on the 40-man roster and they didn’t like the direction in which his career was heading. No other MLB team...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Dodgers have to move outfielders soon, right?

The biggest issue facing Andrew Friedman in Los Angeles this offseason is simple – move at least one outfielder. Coming into the winter, the team had Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp, and Yasiel Puig under contract for the 2015 season and beyond. Top prospect Joc Pederson was waiting in the wings. Scott Van Slyke established himself as a legitimate power threat off the bench...
Via The Outside Corner
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

You Just Watched The Best-Hitting Outfield In Los Angeles Dodgers History

Do you remember, really, how insane this season was in the Dodger outfield? Matt Kemp was the center fielder, until he wasn’t. Then Andre Ethier was, but then Scott Van Slyke was, but then Yasiel Puig was. Kemp spent weeks in left while Carl Crawford was hurt. Joc Pederson was knocking on the door. Only three starts all year came from outside that group, and one of them came on...
Via Dodgers Digest
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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