Scott Van Slyke blames 'bad grass'

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...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Scott Van Slyke exits with sprained ankle

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...
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Van Slyke leaves game with apparent ankle injury

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...
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Dodgers @ D’Backs August 27, 2014: Scott Van Slyke’s Best-Case Scenario

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. Dodgers D’Backs 6:40 p.m. PT Phoenix, Ariz. 2B Gordon ...
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Mets @ Dodgers Aug. 21, 2014: Jon Niese Arrives In Los Angeles

We got an email to the mailbag a few days ago about whether the four of us ever disagree on anything, and Chad’s response was appropriate, saying that on minor stuff, sure, but for the most part we’re aligned on our baseball outlook, because this site would be very odd if we didn’t. Mets Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles, Ca. RF Granderson 2B...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

What Is The Plan For Joc Pederson In September?

You know, it’s funny: At various times this year, we figured for sure we were within days or maybe even hours of hearing the news that Joc Pederson was getting called up to the big leagues. When the center field situation really came to a head in early July, as both Andre Ethier and Scott Van Slyke attempted to fill the hole left by the shifting of Matt Kemp, it actually seemed...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Braves August 12, 2014: Oh Good, More Dan Haren

While the Braves trot out the same lineup we’ve seen the last two nights, the Dodgers’ definitely has a “we’re in the middle of a really long time between days off” feel to it. Dodgers Braves 4:10 p.m. PT Atlanta, Ga. LF Crawford SS Bonifacio CF Puig 2B La Stella RF Kemp 1B Freeman 1B Van Slyke LF J...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig’s center field competence could make Joc Pederson expendable

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...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

August Trade Candidates: Los Angeles Dodgers Carl Crawford

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...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves @ Dodgers July 30, 2014: Something Of A Stable Lineup

Braves Dodgers 7:10pm PT Los Angeles, CA CF B.Upton 2B Gordon 2B La Stella CF Puig 1B Freeman SS Gonzalez LF J.Upton 1B Ramirez C Gattis RF Kemp 3B Johnson LF Van Slyke RF Doumit 3B Uribe RF Schafer C Ellis P Wood (L) P Greinke (R) Another day, another lineup...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chaos Of The Dodger Outfield

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...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats and Rockies engage in standoff after national anthem

Everyone reading this (and surely the guy writing this) did something today that was probably a waste of time, perhaps causing you to wonder if there was a better way you could have spent that particular chunk of your workday. But whatever you did — or didn’t — do, it couldn’t have been any more nonsensical than what the Nationals’ Aaron Barrett and Rockies’ Brandon Barnes...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Fire officials rip Dodgers over hot foot prank

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...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles fire department not happy with Dodgers over hot foot prank

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...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Light Teammate Scott Van Slyke On Fire In Awesome Prank (Video)

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...
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers bust out the classic ‘hot foot’ prank on Scott Van Slyke (video)

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...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Bench Gives Scott Van Slyke A “Hot-Foot”

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...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Teammates give Scott Van Slyke ‘hot foot’ (Video)

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 […]
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Hit Scott Van Slyke With A 'Hot-Foot'

Video:  Fire in the hole!
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Vin Scully Calls Scott Van Slyke Getting A Hot Foot From Dodger Teammates

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. Lucky for...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Scott Van Slyke falls victim to 'hot foot' prank

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...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals 3, Dodgers 1: Missed Opportunities

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...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dodgers players play hacky sack with baseball

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...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

D’Backs @ Dodgers June 15, 2014: Andre Ethier Sits Against A Righty, Which Is Weird

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...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Van Slyke’s two homers lead Dodgers over Reds 6-2

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...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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