The Los Angeles Dodgers had an excellent season in 2013 which included a 93-win regular season and trip to the NLCS. In order for that success to carry over into this season, the Dodgers will continue to need a stellar performance from their pitching staff, which was second in the league in ERA at 3.25. One pitcher to keep an eye on is Zack Greinke, who strained his right calf...
The Los Angeles Dodgers will start Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu in their season-opening series in Australia against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers and Diamondbacks will begin the season on March 22 at Sydney Cricket Ground. The teams will play the second game of the opening series on March 23. Dodgers’ manager Don Mattingly made the announcement Sunday after speculation...
The National League West is home to arguably the most loaded team in baseball, and yes that is a pun.
Here is how I predict the NL West will look at the end of the 2014 season:
2014 NL West Predictions
*Los Angeles Dodgers9171
San Francisco Giants8379
San Diego Padres8280
Admittedly, I am still...
Dan Haren could be one of Ned Colletti’s best signings.
According to Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times, after straining his right calf in his first spring start, Zack Greinke threw about 25 pitches off a mound Thursday.Bob James via Wikimedia CommonsGreinke’s bullpen session included only pitches out of the stretch and was the first time he threw off the mound since the injury. The right-hander talked to pitching coach, Rick...
Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Thursday as he recovers from a mild right calf strain.
Manager Don Mattingly said Greinke might next throw to hitters, which would put him on track for an exhibition game start next week.
Greinke is not expected to make the Dodgers' season-opening trip to Australia.
Greinke, who was injured four pitches into his...
The Kansas City Royals found themselves playing meaningful baseball games in September of the 2013 season. If they plan to build on that success and find their way to the playoffs, four players will need to step out of the shadow of doubt this season.
The team’s designated hitter, Billy Butler, regressed in 2013. One of their prized prospects, Mike Moustakas, has yet to realize...
If you thought projecting the 2017 lineup was tough, you haven’t seen anything yet. While you’ll recognize a lot of the names listed here, the pitching projections are a lot more unstable than the position player projections.
Without further adieu, here is who you should expect to see Opening Day 2017.
Starting Pitcher 1
If Clayton Kershaw isn’t the Dodgers’ No. 1 starter...
For the fourth time since 2004, Major League Baseball is going to mess up its schedule to start a series overseas with games that count before the regular season starts. It was bad enough that the first three started anywhere from four to five days before the regular season started. This year, the Dodgers and Diamondbacks will play in Australia a full seven days before the season...
When I opined last week that Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke should skip the Dodgers’ trip to Australia, I had the scenario playing out differently. I certainly didn’t have Greinke suffering a calf injury on his fourth pitch of his first 2014 spring training appearance that would effectively force out of the game.
But here we are — five days later — and Greinke...
Dodgers right-hander and No. 2 man Zack Greinke this spring has been limited by a strained right calf, and now manager Don Mattingly says he likely won't be stretched out in time to pitch in the season-opening series against the Diamondbacks in Australia, which begins March 22.
"From a standpoint of having 90 pitches, he won't be there," Mattingly told MLB.com...
The Los Angeles Dodgers received good news in camp about two pitchers who could make a big impact in the starting rotation this season. One is Chad Billingsley, who is attempting to come back from Tommy John surgery he underwent last April 25. The other is Zack Greinke, who had a much less severe injury, a strained calf he sustained against the Diamonbacks on Thursday.Wknight...
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is not sure when pitcher Zack Greinke will return from his calf injury.
While Greinke said he would have pitched though the pain, the Dodgers have continued to take it easy with Greinke who they signed to a large contract last offseason.
“We’re still going to be cautious with him,” Mattingly said.
Greinke feels no different...
I couldn't stay away for that long. Some interesting things that are worth mentioning have happened in the first few days of spring training.One thing, is that we all know that the season is getting closer and closer, because today MLB Network's offseason morning show Hot Stove had it's "Season finale", making way for the regular season. I'll miss watching...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- If the "headhunter" label affixed to Ian Kennedy for hitting Zack Greinke with a pitch last June was a burden, the Diamondbacks could not tell it on the field. But they could understand if it was.
"I could definitely see it having an effect on a guy, going through that whole deal that we went through with them," Daniel Hudson said of the bad...
Ow, my elbow.
Dodger fans everywhere held their collective breath yesterday after Zack Greinke left his first 2014 Cactus League start with a mild calf strain (poor little cow). They’ve since exhaled. Now, another pitcher is ailing.
Prospect Ross Stripling (No. 6 on my preseason Top 50), will have a contrast MRI today after feeling discomfort in his elbow. He reportedly felt something...
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke didn’t make it a full inning in his first start of the exhibition season.
Greinke left Thursday’s spring training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks after throwing just four pitches for what the Dodgers later called “precautionary reasons — right calf strain.”
Greinke retired Tony Campana on a flyout to left field and was on...
Fans attending the Arizona Diamondbacks-Los Angeles Dodgers game last June 11 expected to see baseball but got boxing and wrestling as well.
Fans attending "Tales From the Dugout" on Wednesday night at Grand Canyon University Arena expected to hear tales about baseball and lessons in faith but got a confession as well.
On a night filled with strong messages of giving control...
Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke became the latest player to go down with a calf strain this spring, leaving Thursday's win over the Arizona Diamondbacks early. As reported by Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, Greinke threw just four pitches before departing with a mild strain of his right calf. The starter said he would just have to wait and see how...
Zack Greinke’s first start of the spring lasted just four pitches. The veteran right hander left Thursday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a strained right calf.
Los Angeles Dodgers trainer Stan Conte and manager Don Mattingly went to the mound to check on Greinke before he left the game.
“I think it’s minor, but we’ll see,” Greinke said, via...
Zack Greinke left with a strained right calf after four pitches, Juan Uribe homered and had an RBI single and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat an Arizona Diamondbacks split-squad 4-3 Thursday.
The Dodgers said Greinke's injury was mild.
Grienke, the Dodgers' No. 2 starter, was making his first spring start after saying he had ''zero interest'' making the trip...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago
Updates. Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke left his start against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday after throwing just four pitches because of a mild right calf strain.
''I think it's minor, but we'll see,'' Greinke said. ''I don't know exactly what it was, but it felt kind of like a cramp.''
Grienke was making his first...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago
Per Eric Stephen of True Blue LA: Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke left Thursday’s Spring Training game against the D-backs while facing the second batter of the first inning because of an apparent injury to his right calf.
Greinke retired Tony Campana to open the game, then threw two pitches to Cliff Pennington before trainer Stan Conte and manager Don...
Zack Greinke suffered an apparent injury only three pitches into his exhibition season.
Greinke was escorted off the field in the first inning Thursday by Stan Conte, the Dodgers director of medical services.
Greinke started the game by forcing Arizona Diamondbacks leadoff hitter Tony Campana to fly out to left field.
He threw two pitches to No. 2 hitter Cliff Pennington, after...
This is Zack Greinke‘s third pitch of the day this afternoon to Tony Campana:
See that hop there? That’s what is being termed a “right calf strain,” one that ended his day for “precautionary reasons” because later being termed “mild.” You’ll remember that Greinke dealt with right elbow soreness that blew up his spring training last season — before he was actually...