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After a successful weekend series in San Francisco, the Dodgers continue their road trip by heading into Denver and Chicago, and something stood out to me when I looked at the expected pitching matchups:
Mon @ COL: Roberto Hernandez vs. Christian Bergman (R)
Tues @ COL: Dan Haren vs. Tyler Matzek (L)
Wed @ COL: Carlos Frias vs. Jorge De La Rosa (L)
Thurs @ CHC: Zack Greinke vs....
I'm jumping out of the program this week and making this a mash up creeper post. Juan Uribe and Scott Van Slyke have got my mojo at full attention with their road trips to Colorado and Chicago this week, and I want to combine them into one monster. Now why not just choose one? Good point. I don't want to choose. With the Dodgers September call-ups, the outfield has got...
Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Scott Van Slyke left Wednesday night's 3-1 win over Arizona with what the team called a mild right ankle sprain, and he later blamed the Diamondbacks' grass for the injury.
"They've got bad grass here," he said.
Van Slyke said the ground gave way beneath his ankle as he planted to throw. Television replays showed that Van Slyke...
Although it looked much worse than it was, the Los Angeles Dodgers are reporting that Scott Van Slyke left tonight's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a mild-ankle sprain and should be back soon.Scott Van Slyke left tonight's game with a mild right ankle sprain. He's listed as day to day.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 28, 2014While the 28-year...
PHOENIX (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Scott Van Slyke left Wednesday night's game against Arizona with an apparent right ankle injury.
Van Slyke was hurt in the fourth inning when planted his foot to throw the ball to the infield after Alfredo Marte's base hit. Van Slyke doubled over in pain for a moment, then was able to get to his feet and walk off.
Van Slyke was...
Via AP on Fox
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You know me, and you know I put very, very little importance on pitcher-vs-batter stats. One pitcher doesn’t face one batter enough to generate any kind of real sample size, and even if you could, that means that it took place over so many years as to render most of the data irrelevant.
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It’s hard to believe it was two months ago, but that’s when Scott Van Slyke began to get regular looks in center field for the Dodgers. He did about as well as could be expected from a guy who is 6’5, 220 pounds (that’s his listed weight, but he weighs a little more than that).
We were clamoring (expecting?) Joc Pederson to be be recalled to take over full-time center field...
The July 31st trade deadline has come and gone, and the Los Angeles Dodgers still have a glut of outfielders. Yasiel Puig is one of the best hitters in baseball, Matt Kemp is swinging the bat very well, and Scott Van Slyke has posted very impressive numbers in just 179 plate appearances. Top prospect Joc Pederson is tearing up Triple-A Albuquerque.
Meanwhile, high-priced outfielders...
Carl Crawford returned from the disabled list on July 10th, just over two weeks ago. Crawford’s return brought the outfield back up to five players, with no real candidate to play center. I looked at the math of the offense prior to his return, and we’ve had all sorts of fun talking about the outfield shuffle since it re-commenced. So far, it has lived up to advanced billing...
There are a lot of people still chuckling about the hot foot prank the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled on outfielder Scott Van Slyke over the weekend. However, the fine folks at the Los Angeles Fire Department aren't among them.In case you missed it, video of Slyke's cleat set ablaze in the dugout by sly teammate Josh Beckett went viral this weekend, even going so far as making...
Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.There are a lot of people still chuckling about the hot foot prank the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled on outfielder Scott Van Slyke over the weekend. However, the fine folks at the Los Angeles Fire Department aren't among them.In case you missed it, video of Slyke's cleat set ablaze in the dugout by sly teammate Josh Beckett...
Scott Van Slyke has been a bit of a hot head lately, as the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder was thrown out of Friday’s game for arguing a call from the dugout.
On Sunday, Van Slyke’s “fire” took on a very literal form.
With its team holding a comfortable 6-0 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals thanks to another dominating performance from pitcher Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers...
Members of the Los Angeles Dodgers must be well-versed in the long and storied history of dugout pranks in Major League Baseball as a few fellas on the team took a trip in the wayback machine by digging deep in the bag of tricks once regularly relied upon by ballplayers in the days of yore […] The post Dodgers bust out the classic ‘hot foot’ prank on Scott Van Slyke (video...
Your browser does not support iframes. This is the first time I’ve seen something like this and it had serious potential if it had worked properly. The Los Angeles Dodgers bench tried to give Scott Van Slyke a “Hot-Foot” but it ended up having to be lit by Adrian Gonzalez. I guess when you’re crushing […]
The post Dodgers Bench Gives Scott Van Slyke A “Hot-Foot” appeared...
Your browser does not support iframes. With Yasiel Puig, Juan Uribe, Adrian Gonzalez, and Hyun-Jin Ryu around, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ dugout often looks like a fun place to be. Of course, winning tends to help provide an environment conducive to playful behavior and the Dodgers have been doing plenty of that lately, going 7-3 […]
During today’s 6-0 drubbing of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Los Angeles Dodgers decided to have some fun at the expense of outfielder Scott Van Slyke by giving him a “hot foot”. A “hot foot” is when you take a book of matches and affix it to the heel of a player’s shoe. You light it and wait for him to react to the smell, smoke, or painful burning sensation.
Your browser does not support iframes.Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke fell victim to the "hot foot" prank during the seventh inning of Sunday's game against St. Louis. Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully provided the commentary as the Dodgers found a way to entertain themselves while holding a 6-0 lead over the Cardinals. After attaching a roll of matches...
Did Scott Van Slyke have a good night tonight? Well, let’s examine. He walked in his first plate appearance, which is good. He flew out to right in the third, but it took a nice play by Allen Craig to get him, so fine. To this point, no problems.
Unfortunately, in the top of the fifth in a tie game with two out and two on, Jhonny Peralta doubled to deep right:
I get it, of course...
Your browser does not support iframes.Before Sunday's game in San Diego, some of the Los Angeles Dodgers kept things loose by playing hacky sack with a baseball. Yasiel Puig, Scott Van Slyke and Justin Turner all took part in the fun. The Dodgers beat the Padres 2-1, so this may become a regular routine.Video via MLB. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on...
I’m not sure if people immediately scroll past the words to get to the lineup on these posts — it’s probably fair if you do — and so if you did, you would notice that today’s Dodger lineup is a little… weird. No, it’s not weird because Jamie Romak is playing third. And it’s not weird because Scott Van Slyke is starting in center; that’s become something of a regular...
The Dodgers are a serious and often tense bunch, burdened by the expectations inherent in their world-record payroll and the uneasiness inherent in an overloaded outfield.
Scott Van Slyke, a naturally easygoing sort, does what he can to lighten the mood. On Monday, he fed sunflower seeds to two ducks that wandered into center field, and he challenged Yasiel Puig to an impromptu...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Scott Van Slyke drove in a career-high four runs with two homers off struggling left-hander Tony Cingrani, and the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled away to a 6-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night, a rare comfortable win in their pitching-dominated series.
Van Slyke hit a solo homer and a three-run shot off Cingrani (2-7), who could lose his spot in the...
It should be remembered that Reds lefty Tony Cingrani got the first two outs of the fifth inning, getting Chone Figgins to ground out and Hanley Ramirez to strike out looking. At the time, the game was 3-2 in favor of the Dodgers, though they’d put up two in the previous inning thanks to two hits, a walk, a wild pitch, and a sacrifice fly. But Cingrani fell apart right then and...