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Early lead disappears quickly in D-backs' loss to Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from an early four-run deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-6 on Saturday. Dan Haren (3-0) was charged with five runs -- two earned -- and seven hits over 7 1/3 innings. The right-hander struck out five in his fourth start of the season, six days after his 8-6 victory over the Diamondbacks...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 8, D’Backs 6: Getting Late Early For Arizona

Depending on how you look at it, Dan Haren was great — he pitched into the eighth inning! He’s the first Dodger pitcher to do that this year, and struck out five without walking any — or lousy, because he fell behind 4-0 and gave up five runs, and only Hyun-jin Ryu gave up more in a start this year. I prefer to think of it as “good,” because only two of those runs were...
Via Dodgers Digest
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers: Planting the Good Roots of Winning Baseball

Cameron Spencer/Getty Images AsiaPac As Juan Uribe patiently stood in the batter’s box facing a 2 balls and 2 strikes count on Friday night’s game versus Arizona’s closer Addison Reed; with the Dodgers trailing the Diamondbacks 2 to 1. They returned to the only offense weapon they have unfortunately become dependent of in the early parts of this season, the long ball. Juan...
Via TopSportsReport
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marlon Wayans Throws Out 1st Pitch For Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks

Marlon Wayans took time out of his busy schedule promoting his new film, “Haunted House 2″ to throw out the first pitch at Dodgers stadium Friday night.   Your browser does not support iframes.The Dodgers lost this one to the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2. “Haunted House 2″ hit theaters on Friday.   video via Dodgers photo via @Dodgers
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dodgers intentional walk goes awry; wild pitch allows go-ahead run to score

It’s a simple game of pitch and catch.  Fathers and sons do it in the backyard.  Little Leaguers do it with ease during warm ups.  But for paid professional baseball players, sometimes it’s not so easy.  Watch Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Chris Withrow intend to throw a benign pitch to walk the batter, but instead uncorks a Ricky Vaughn special to the backstop, allowing the...
Via Reading Between The Seams
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Catching Nothing But Grief

It’s been a tough few games for Dodger catchers, but then again, it’s been a tough season for Dodger catchers. Tim Federowicz not only went 0-5 in the loss to Arizona, he let the go-ahead run score when he couldn’t handle Chris Withrow‘s wild intentional walk throw (which, to be fair, is largely on Withrow as well), let another Withrow pitch get past him — his second Withrow...
Via Dodgers Digest
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers pitcher Chris Withrow throws wild pitch on intentional walk (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Chris Withrow gave up the go-ahead run in the ninth inning of Friday night's game at Dodger Stadium against Arizona with a wild pitch...on an intentional walk.In the top of the ninth with one out and a Diamondbacks pinch runner Tony Campana on third, Withrow had a 2-0 count on Martin Prado when the decision was...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch Chris Withrow Allow A Run On Attempted Intentional Walk

Your browser does not support iframes. In a tie ballgame in the top of the ninth Friday, Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Chris Withrow attempted to intentionally walk Martin Prado. However, Withrow overthrew his catcher Tim Federowicz as the ball went all the way to the backstop allowing Tony Campana to bring in a run for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Arizona would go on to win in 12 innings...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu donates $100K to South Korea ferry rescue effort

Hyun-Jin Ryu has donated $100 thousand dollars to the South Korea ferry rescue effort, according to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The ferry accident has claimed the lives of at least 29 and there are 270 more reported missing. The South Korean native came to the dodgers last season and was one of the top rookie pitchers in the National League with a 14-8 record with a 3.00 earned run...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig Launches His Own Website

Ever since he showed up last season, it’s hard to not hear anyone talking about Yasiel Puig. And now, dude’s a webmaster. Not reeeeeeeally, but, well…never mind.  Friday, the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder unveiled his latest creation.  You know, just in case you can’t find his statistics or highlights anywhere else in this world of 24-hour news channels and the internet.
Via Hall of Very Good
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig Makes Two Amazing Plays And Error In Crazy Inning (Video)

An over-the-shoulder circus catch, a bad error on a routine fly ball and an amazing throw to gun out a runner at second base. All in one inning. Just another day in the life of Yasiel Puig. The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder had quite the eventful second inning against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday afternoon, showcasing the best — and worst — of his electrifying talents...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ prospect scouting report April 2014: Chris Anderson

While Julio Urias is one of the most prized pitching prospects in the California League, the Dodgers also have the likes of 2013 draftees Tom Windle and Chris Anderson. I was able to see Anderson’s April 13 outing in Modesto against the Rockies’ High-A affiliate, the Nuts. The wind was blow out to right field for most of the afternoon, and he might have been aided by the wind...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Chad Billingsley (elbow) - MRI shows only tendonitis

The Los Angeles Dodgers, leading the NL West at 10-6, had a scare yesterday when Chad Billingsley—who is recovering from April 2013 Tommy John surgery—felt something happen during a bullpen session on Tuesday. However, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that an MRI revealed the right hander "has tendinitis in his right elbow, but no further ligament damage." Billingsley...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw throws another bullpen; not ready for rehab start yet

The best pitcher in baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers left hander Clayton Kershaw, threw an "aggressive" bullpen session on Thursday, reports Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.Kershaw threw 35 pitches, with a five-minute break in between to simulate the up and down of an inning. He threw breaking balls off a mound for the first time and finished with a lively fastball that appeared well...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Fans Screwed By TV Deal

Dodgers fans continue to be screwed by the team and the bogus TV deal that keeps millions of fans from watching their beloved boys in blue.  How many hundreds of millions do sports execs have to make before they are full? The problem in case you haven’t heard is that the Dodgers have created their own network with Time Warner as the point man to sell the package to locate cable...
Via Sports Blog Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Must See Replay That Could Only Happen To Yasiel Puig

For nearly a year Yasiel Puig has received more media attention on a national scale than just about anybody in baseball. On Thursday afternoon the flashy right fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers displayed both the recklessness that has earned the attention and the talent that makes him so exciting to watch. Within a span of a few pitches, Puig dropped a fly ball, forced a runner...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No One Walks Off The Island - Yasiel Puig Story

Just before dawn one day in late April 2012, four young Cubans stood on an otherwise deserted beach, peering hard into the Caribbean darkness. They were trying to escape their native country, and they were waiting for the boat that would take them away. Thirty minutes passed, then 60. Still no boat. Three men and one woman, the group had arrived at the designated spot close to the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hyun-Jin Ryu stays perfect on the road in Dodgers' 2-1 victory

Next time Hyun-Jin Ryu starts at home, disguise Dodger Stadium. Put a giant Coke bottle beyond left field. Add a pool in center. Slap Petco Park signs in the dugout or something. Anything to make Ryu believe he’s pitching on the road, where currently he is invincible. Ryu was at it again Thursday afternoon, holding the Giants scoreless in his seven innings to help the Dodgers...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yasiel Puig receiving death threats from smugglers

The latest report involving the Dodgers star right-fielder may be the most disturbing yet, and it sounds like something out of an Oliver Stone screenplay. USA Today is reporting that Yasiel Puig has been receiving recent threats on his life. The tale is being told by a Cuban boxer, Yunior Despaigne, who claims he defected Cuba with Puig and is fearful for his own safety, after...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig drops routine fly ball, still gets runner at second (GIF)

Yasiel Puig being Yasiel Puig.During the Los Angeles Dodgers versus San Francisco Giants afternoon game, Yasiel Puig misplayed an easy fly ball from Brandon Belt‘s bat by trying to catch it with one-hand, although Puig quickly picks up the ball and manages to get Belt with a cannon throw to second base.Puig made another exciting play, running all the way to the right field wall...
Via The MLB Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig Just Had The Most Yasiel Puig Inning Ever

We don’t usually do in-game posts, but Yasiel Puig doesn’t usually do, well, this. In the third inning, with one out and Brandon Belt on first, Brandon Hicks lifted an easy fly ball to right field, where Puig lazily tried to one-hand it and let it drop. But before a million columnists could register a billion articles worth of “HE’S RUINING THE GAME!” outrage, Puig made...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yasiel Puig drops fly ball, then guns out runner

The extremes you experience when dealing with Yasiel Puig are pretty incredible. During the bottom of the second inning between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday, Brandon Hicks hit a fly ball to right with one out and a man on first. Puig was there to field it and tried to do […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Giants April 17, 2014: No Hanley, And Bad History For Ryu

The Dodgers are looking to salvage this series — much like the last series against the Giants — in the final game of a 3-game set. They turn to Hyun-jin Ryu to be the “stopper.” Normally, I’d feel pretty confident (even going up against Madison Bumgarner), but for whatever reason, Ryu struggles against San Francisco. In six career outings — including the disastrous April...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez (hand) not in lineup for Thursday's game

As our own Jacob F reported last night when it happened, Hanley Ramirez was hit on his left hand by a pitch & had to leave the game.  Jacob also reported that the X-Rays came back as negative so it was likely just a contusion.  The Dodgers play an afternoon game with the Giants today and according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Ramirez will not play today: Hanley Ramirez out...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig Hiding Behind Statement

Yasiel Puig’s agent issued a statement that said Puig will not be commenting on the chilling Los Angeles Magazine story that detailed his escape from Cuba. “I’m aware of the recent articles and new accounts. I understand that people are curious and have questions, but I will have no comment on this subject. I’m represented on this matter, and I’m only focused on being a...
Via Sports Blog Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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