The case for keeping Austin Barnes around when A.J. Ellis returns

A.J. Ellis is due back from the disabled list on Tuesday. Yay-J! That likely means the end Austin Barnes on the 25-man roster for the time being. But it shouldn’t be. Getting Ellis back will be nice, as he’s pretty much all you could want or expect out of a 34-year-old backup catcher (some more framing would be nice, but so would a lot of things). With Justin Turner out because...
Via Dodgers Digest
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Rollins returns to Philly, Owens joins Red Sox

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Tuesday: --- WELCOME BACK Jimmy Rollins returns to Citizens Bank Park for the first time since Philadelphia traded the team's career hits leader to the Dodgers in the offseason. The 36-year-old shortstop is hitting just .216 with eight steals for the NL West leaders. The former MVP played 15 seasons for the Phillies, and they...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers-Phillies Preview

Tuesday night will bring a new vantage point for Jimmy Rollins at Citizens Bank Park, though in a sense things will feel the same. Rollins will sit in the opposite dugout in Philadelphia for the first time after spending the first 15 years of his career with the Phillies when his Los Angeles Dodgers come to town for a three-game series. Rollins won five straight NL East titles from...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 127 – Kershaw, trade deadline, prospects

On this episode of “Dugout Blues,” Jared Massey (Dodgers Nation) and I return from a recent absence to recap — mostly — the Dodgers’ doings at the trade deadline. But first, we speak highly of one Clayton Kershaw. I’m really not sure what’s left to say about this guy. We also speak highly of Zack Greinke, who is also really, really, really, really, really good at baseballing...
Via Dodgers Digest
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Beachy accepts Triple-A assignment

Brandon Beachy will remain a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, as the right-hander has accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Beachy, who was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster on Thursday after the Dodgers' three-team, 13-player trade with the Braves and Marlins, accepted his assignment after clearing waivers. The 28-year...
Via Fox Sports
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Dodgers' Puig stars in his own SportsCenter commercial (VIDEO)

Every baseball player knows how important it is to choose the perfect walk-up song. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has taken his walk-up music game to a whole new level, as he stars in a new "This is SportsCenter" ad. The commercial features Puig entering staff meetings to the sound of his own walk-up music, making his coworkers envious of his "swag." The spot also demonstrates...
Via Fox Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Well this is awkward

Angels' Victorino is out @ 2nd as #Dodgers Jimmy Rollins tries to get Aybar at 1st. @NikonUSA #D4S #sportsphotography pic.twitter.com/kQ0JwmoTrd — Mark J. Terrill (@mjterrill) August 3, 2015
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'Ferrell Takes the Field' debuts Sept. 5 at Petco Park

- Via Major League Baseball, HBO and the San Diego Padres - HBO, Major League Baseball and the San Diego Padres announced on Monday that Will Ferrell's comedy special "Ferrell Takes the Field" will have a major league ballpark premiere on Saturday, September 5 at Petco Park, immediately following the San Diego Padres versus Los Angeles Dodgers game that evening. Fans in attendance...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
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Dodgers shortstop Rollins set to return to Philadelphia for first time

Shortstop Jimmy Rollins returns to the city where he played 15 seasons when the Los Angeles Dodgers open a three-game series at the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.Rollins played a pivotal role in one of the best runs in franchise history for the Phillies - a stretch that included five consecutive NL East Division titles and a World Series championship in 2008. Phillies first...
Via Fox Sports
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Here’s To You, Mike Bolsinger

I know this happened a few days ago, but it’s still worth noting now, I think. After Mat Latos and Alex Wood came to town, you knew Mike Bolsinger‘s job in the rotation was going away. You thought, well, maybe he’d stick around in the bullpen, but with more names than the roster could handle, there just wasn’t room. He was optioned back to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday...
Via Dodgers Digest
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Yasiel Puig stars in newest This is SportsCenter ad

Now that Yasiel Puig is no longer a walking lightning rod for stodgy old baseball writers who believe in THE UNWRITTEN RULES OF BASEBALL, he can live and function like other normal athletes.  That means a This is SportsCenter commercial for the Dodgers star.  This one centers on Puig as an office worker using walk-up music for a powerpoint presentation in the office.  But the...
Via Awful Announcing
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #104: Dre Day – Dodgers 5, Angels 3

So that Andre Ethier-for-C.J. Wilson swap suddenly seems like a pretty big missed opportunity, no? I still wouldn’t have done that deal, but it is a lot harder to say that after Ethier almost single-handedly beat the Angels and Wilson’s elbow gave out. The bigger missed opportunity is the Angels getting a win to end their losing streak. Dodgers 5, Angels 3 Run Expectancy...
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Boxscore Breakdown #103: What are you going to do? – Dodgers 3, Angels 1

 I mean, really, what are you going to do? Clayton Kershaw is just incredibly good. He’s the best pitcher in the world. When he’s on, you can’t beat. He was on in this game and the Angels didn’t beat him. They didn’t even play poorly, they just weren’t as good as Kershaw, which is entirely normal. Dodgers 3, Angels 1 Run Expectancy Rundown It is never a good thing...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ethier's 2 HRs help Dodgers beat Angels 5-3 in 10

LOS ANGELES (AP) Andre Ethier hit his second dramatic home run in three innings, a two-run shot in the 10th, and Howie Kendrick also homered to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a three-game Freeway Series sweep with a 5-3 victory over the sputtering Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. Drew Rucinski (0-2) walked Adrian Gonzalez with one out in the 10th before Ethier deposited the rookie...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ethier's 2nd HR leads Dodgers to walk-off win, Angels lose 6 in row

  Andre Ethier hit his second dramatic home run in three innings, a two-run shot in the 10th, and Howie Kendrick also homered to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a three-game Freeway Series sweep with a 5-3 victory over the sputtering Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. Drew Rucinski (0-2) walked Adrian Gonzalez with one out in the 10th before Ethier deposited the rookie right-hander's...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 5, Angels 3: Have a Day, Andre Ethier

How did Mat Latos do in his Dodgers debut? Depends on how you look at such things. It’s difficult to look at “six innings, one run allowed” and not think, well, that’s pretty good, and a whole lot better than Zach Lee or Brandon Beachy or the recent parade of fill-in starters have been able to do. On the other hand, he only struck out one batter, and… Latos only had three...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angels @ Dodgers, August 2, 2015: Mat Latos Debuts

Angels Dodgers 1:10 p.m. Los Angeles 2B Giavotella SS Rollins RF Calhoun 2B Kendrick CF Trout 1B Gonzalez 1B Pujols RF Ethier LF Murphy C Grandal SS Aybar LF Crawford 3B Gillaspie 3B Callaspo C Iannetta CF Pederson ...
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Chris Reed eager to make most of opportunity with Marlins

MIAMI -- The Los Angeles Dodgers selected collegiate left-hander Chris Reed 16th overall in the 2011 draft, two spots after the Marlins took future ace Jose Fernandez. Though Fernandez breezed through the minors and received his call-up before Opening Day 2013 because of injuries to a pair of starters, Reed had to work his way through each level before his hometown organization gave...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: It’s Clayton’s Turn Now

If you’re a Los Angeles Dodgers fan, I hope you know what you’ve got, regardless of whether or not Zack Greinke opts out of his contract after this season. If you’re not a Dodgers fan, I understand your anger and envy. Last week Greinke saw his scoreless streak end at 45.2 innings. On the year he holds a league-leading 1.41 ERA while maintaining a 2.57 FIP. He’s surrendered...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kershaw freezes out Trout in historic MVP matchup (VIDEO)

Never before had reigning league MVPs ever faced each other during the regular season. And this matchup had to have a winner. So score it Clayton Kershaw 1, Mike Trout 0. VIDEO: Clayton Kershaw FREEZES Mike Trout in round 1 of MVP vs. MVP. http://t.co/zWD3bQi94y pic.twitter.com/mCrWEvOwtI — theScore (@theScore) August 1, 2015 At Dodger Stadium on Saturday afternoon, the Dodgers...
Via The Other Paper
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dodgers Pitcher Clayton Kershaw Wins Historic Face-Off With Angels Slugger Mike Trout

When Mike Trout stepped up to the plate for the first time in Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers there was more on the line than just getting someone on base or scoring runs. It was a more than gaining ground on the Astros or the Dodgers gaining space from the Giants. It was the first time in league history that  two reigning MVPs faced off against each other.So--who...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 3, Angels 1: Clayton Kershaw With Fine Command Is Terrifying

After Zack Greinke proved to be a terrible pitcher due to his scoreless innings streak coming to an end, Clayton Kershaw entered today’s start with a 29-inning streak of his own and all he did was shut down the Angels to secure a 3-1 win for the Dodgers. The journey to this point, however, wasn’t a smooth one, as Kershaw was scratched twice from scheduled starts to give his...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels @ Dodgers, August 1, 2015: Clayton Kershaw, Maybe

Day game! Today’s broadcast is on Fox Sports 1 and not blacked out in the LA area. Enjoy. Angels Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles RF Victorino SS Rollins 2B Giavotella 2B Kendrick CF Trout 1B Gonzalez 1B Pujols LF Van Slyke SS Aybar RF Puig C Perez ...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: The Battle For Los Angeles …and Orange County

Today we Southern Californians get to be treated to Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Los Angeles Dodgers baseball. Thanks to the national broadcasts, the rest of the country will be seeing the Angels and Dodgers battle it out under the Hollywood Sign and hitting long balls over the ferris wheel at the Santa Monica Pier. But we know better than to think that the Angels are just a...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 5, Mike Trout 3: Greinke Rolls Again

Another Zack Greinke start, another dominating performance, and another Dodger win. This time, he (mostly) shut down the Angels, leading to a final score of 5-3. The only damage against Greinke was caused by him playing with fire. The first three times he faced Kole Calhoun, he gave up three singles. Kole Calhoun was hitting in front of Mike Trout. Generally, allowing runners on...
Via Dodgers Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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