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Gonzalez's 3-run homer leads Dodgers to 11-8 win over Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) Adrian Gonzalez hit his sixth home run against San Diego this year, a three-run shot, and Andre Ethier, Howie Kendrick and Juan Uribe each had a two-run drive to give the Los Angeles Dodgers an 11-8 victory over the Padres on Saturday night. Gonzalez leads the NL with seven homers and 18 RBIs. The NL West-leading Dodgers had scored nine runs combined in their previous...
Via AP on Fox
18 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 11, Padres 8: Petco Park as Coors Field, complete with injury

Petco Park, a noted home run haven, made baseball into a football game through the first inning and a half, with four homers being slugged and the game standing at 6-3. Luckily, that scoreline was in favor of the Dodgers thanks to a two-run shot from Andre Ethier, a three-run shot from Adrian Gonzalez, and an RBI double from Carl Crawford that could’ve been a two-RBI double...
Via Dodgers Digest
33 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Padres April 25, 2015: Brandon McCarthy and strikeouts

It’s funny what getting out of San Francisco can do for a team. The Dodgers were triumphant last night, and it was a solid performance all-around. Dodgers Padres 5:30 p.m. San Diego SS Rollins CF Myers RF Ethier 2B Solarte 1B Gonzalez RF Kemp 2B Kendrick LF Upton C Grandal...
Via Dodgers Digest
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Greinke, Dodgers shutout Padres Friday night

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Zack Greinke watched second baseman Howie Kendrick glove Wil Myers' line drive to end the second inning with the bases loaded, and then hopped off the mound in joy. While it was a rare show of emotion, Greinke did what he does best -- beat NL West foes. Greinke held the San Diego Padres to four hits in seven innings, and Carl Crawford homered to help the Los Angeles...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ organizational depth is second to none

When the new front office was brought in, it definitely put an emphasis on acquiring quality players. This is, obviously, evident by the product the Dodgers are putting out night after night. But where the regime’s plan is succeeding — thus far — is also in the minor leagues. Each of the four full-season teams are playing better than .500 ball, with the Oklahoma City Dodgers...
Via Dodgers Digest
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Time Warner-Comcast failed merger hurts Dodgers fans

There won’t be a mega-merger between Time Warner and Comcast, causing customers across the country to celebrate the immediate lack of an uber-cable provider in this country. But one group of people that won’t be celebrating are fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers, whose best hope of gaining access to Time Warner’s SportsNet LA this year has gone up in smoke. A merger between...
Via Awful Announcing
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Puig's status unclear after Dodgers outfielder reinjures hamstring

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig exited Friday's game vs. the San Diego Padres after re-aggravating the left hamstring injury that caused him to miss four games last week. Puig felt the discomfort running out a ground ball in the sixth inning, then walked gingerly back to the Los Angeles dugout. He was removed from the game in favor of Andre Ethier. Dodgers manager Don...
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Greinke shuts down Padres to help Dodgers to 3-0 victory

SAN DIEGO (AP) Zack Greinke extended his mastery of NL West opponents by holding the San Diego Padres to four hits in seven innings, and Carl Crawford homered to help the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-0 victory Friday night. Greinke (3-0) improved to 21-1 with a 1.88 ERA in 31 games against division opponents since joining the Dodgers as a free agent before the 2013 season. He is 15...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 3, Padres 0: Zack Greinke continues NL West dominance

Zack Greinke pitched a gem, shutting out the Padres over seven frames, striking out seven while scattering four hits and three walks. That continues his dominance in the division as a Dodgers pitcher, with a 1.88 ERA in 201.1 innings since coming over. The Dodgers offense continued to scuffle a bit, though it was at Petco Park and it was against Andrew Cashner. Still it was enough...
Via Dodgers Digest
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Gonzalez Proves Host He Has (Some) Speed

No doubt tired of being blasted for being slow, Adrian Gonzalez challenged Los Angeles Dodgers radio host David Vassegh to a foot race prior to Friday night’s game against the San Diego Padres. Suffice it to say, the first baseman won the impromptu 40-yard dash. Tired of @THEREAL_DV saying how slow he is on air, Adrian Gonzalez challenged him to a race pic.twitter.com/SWWKqepMuo...
Via Hall of Very Good
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Padres April 24, 2015: So Much For Xavier Cedeno

I’m starting to get the feeling that we’re never going to have a game thread this year that doesn’t include at least one roster move. Hang on, I just DFA’d Dustin. Sorry, Dustin. Hope you clear waivers. Dodgers Padres 7:10 p.m. San Diego, Ca. SS Rollins CF Myers RF Puig 2B Spangenberg 1B Gonzalez...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why Alex Guerrero should not start for the Los Angeles Dodgers

For the first 15 games of the first 2015 season, one player has dominated the headlines for the Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s not Clayton Kershaw, it’s not Yasiel Puig. Alex Guerrero, who was essentially forced onto the bench due to a clause in his contract that allowed him to refuse assignment to the minor leagues, has been a diamond in the rough for the Dodgers. Guerrero has appeared...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: Adrian Gonzalez is unstoppable

For some, it might be too early in the season to decide who will be good and who will be bad. However, it can be a mutual agreement throughout the Major Leagues that Adrian Gonzalez is unstoppable. Adrian Gonzalez cannot be stopped this season. The Los Angeles Dodgers have a great weapon on their team. With that being said, other teams in the Major Leagues should feel threatened...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Alex Guerrero Problem Is A Great Problem To Have

So, I mean, you knew we had to talk about Alex Guerrero. I actually didn’t want to! I wanted to talk about Mike Bolsinger‘s slider. But no one other than Brim and I care about that, and Brooks’ hasn’t updated yet anyway, so let’s do that later and right now instead talk about the guy everyone’s talking about. I can’t even tell you the amount of comments and tweets I’ve...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants 3, Dodgers 2: Swept, I Guess

Is it weird to say that the Dodgers got swept by their biggest historic rivals and that it doesn’t bother me that much? It feels weird, but it’s true, I think. I mean, fill-in starter Mike Bolsinger was outstanding, allowing only one run over 5.2 innings in his Dodgers debut. Alex Guerrero had two more hits, including another homer, in what’s sure to incite another round of...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Giants April 23, 2015: Mike Bolsinger, To Avoid Being Swept

The roster games continue: As expected, Chris Heisey‘s stay on the active roster was for all of one game, as he’s been optioned back to Triple-A to make room for today’s starter, Mike Bolsinger. Since Xavier Cedeno is expected to be added to the roster when the team gets to San Diego, Bolsinger’s time in the big leagues might not last for more a few hours or so. It’s good...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

That Quietly Great Dodger Bullpen Is Getting National Attention

With an early game today, this is just a quick thing to pass along some very favorable pieces on the Dodger bullpen. Remember the bullpen? The one that everyone freaked about so much early in the season even though I pointed out how surprisingly well it was doing? Over the last 24 hours or so, two of my FanGraphs colleagues have penned articles about just how effective the mostly...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dodgers Bullpen as a Roadmap

How do you build a bullpen? How do you turn a bad one around? Fans in Detroit and other inquiring minds might like to know. The Dodgers might have a bit of a blueprint for us. The bullpen in Chavez Ravine last year… it wasn’t good? Only four National League teams were worse by Wins […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Joc Pederson home for his birthday

Whenever the Dodgers are in San Francisco, it will offer Palo Alto native Joc Pederson a chance to be close to home. Being in San Francisco this week is an extra special treat for the rookie center fielder because his birthday was on Tuesday. This was the first time since he was in high school that the 23-year-old got to celebrate with his family, according to Rick Eymer of Palo...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Will Win The Battle Of The Aces Between Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner?

Tonight, in San Francisco’s AT&T Park, two of the best pitchers in MLB square off in a heavyweight battle for the ages. Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants take to the bump for their respective ball clubs in hopes of notching his second victory of the season. No, this isn’t the NLCS, or even a game between two division...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: The Dodgers Cheap Excellent Bullpen

During Ned Colletti’s tenure as the General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a hallmark of the franchise was lavish spending on relief pitchers. A year ago, their Opening Day bullpen combined to make $33 million, by far the most of any team in baseball. To pitch in front of All-Star closer Kenley Jansen, Colletti […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Revisiting the 2012 Red Sox and Dodgers Trade

The trade that arguably has drawn the most discussion over the past several years was the August 2012 blockbuster deal between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers, coming off their nasty Frank McCourt years, were now owned by Guggenheim Partners, a financial services firm with deep pockets, who purchased the team for $1.25 billion. The hungry new ownership...
Via Batting Leadoff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Update on Dodgers’ potentially big July 2 plans

Kiley McDaniel released an 2-part update on potential July 2 signings this last week, and there is plenty of Dodger-related news. The biggest and most surprising was this bit right off the bat about Yadier Alvarez. “I’ve heard from multiple international scouts that believe the Dodgers already have a deal with Alvarez for $16 million (which would cost the Dodgers $32 million...
Via Dodgers Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Scott Baker one out away from perfect game

After retiring the first 20 batters of the game against the Iowa Cubs on Monday, Dodgers Triple-A Oklahoma City pitcher Scott Baker allowed a single on an 0-2 count. The game was only going to last seven innings because it was the first of a doubleheader, so it was shortened in accordance with minor league rules. Baker was signed by the Dodgers earlier this month after being cut...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Famous Faces To Have Picked Up The Bat

There are around half a billion baseball fans in the world today. It’s more popular than the NFL and even golf. So when we say a host of stars have made it to first base in the sport, it’s hardly surprising. Actors, athletes, politicians; they’ve all had their go at trying to make the major leagues. And some have succeeded, too. Let’s take a look at the stars who have had...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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