October 18, 2013 |
The Dodgers could have imagined a lot of scenarios for their Game 6 Friday night and never come up with the one that actually unfolded. Not in the wildest dreams or darkest nightmares. Clayton Kershaw almost melting. Their defense unable to make a play. Their hitting less than rumor. There will be no 25th anniversary return to the World Series for the Dodgers, not after they were embarrassed 9-0 by the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium to clinch the National League Championship Series.
August 26, 2013 |
Gosh, the Dodgers suck. They've lost four of their last eight games. The Boston Red Sox played with them. They'll be, what, probably five games out by the middle of September? Or maybe not. Just maybe this terrifying two-game losing streak ends Monday. You know, when Zack Greinke starts. Of if not, then the next day, when Clayton Kershaw heads to the mound. It's foreign stuff for the Dodgers, losing a series for the first time since June 14-16. Finding another team that looks back without fear, that can throw strong pitching, top defense and timely hitting at them.
June 25, 2013 |
Matt Kemp is back, back, back. That's where he was running late Tuesday night, a Marco Scutaro fly ball soaring over his head, a potential come-from-ahead loss to the San Francisco Giants on his shoulders. Matt Kemp went back, back, back before stretching and catching the fly ball over his right shoulder as he collapsed on the warning track. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 6, San Francisco 5 With Dodger Stadium shaking in deafening delight, Kemp jumped up and punched the outfield wall with a screaming defiance.
April 1, 2013 |
Here is this year's list of 25 things I positively guarantee will happen with the Dodgers this season. If you will examine last year's list of predictions, you will note I hit every single one. It's a gift. 1. On opening day fans will marvel at the new high-definition screens, and then complain the concession lines are still too long. 2. Much to his surprise, Zack Greinke will discover he actually loves the media. 3. Guggenheim will announce it is buying AEG, two movie studios, the Los Angeles Times, two small South American countries, and build an NFL stadium in the Dodger Stadium parking lots.
March 26, 2013 |
Join Times Dodgers writer Dylan Hernandez and Angels writer Mike DiGiovanna at 10:30 a.m. today for a live discussion of the Angels and Dodgers. Two big topics: The Angels are on the verge of trading Vernon Wells to the Yankees, while the Dodgers need to figure out what to do with Yasiel Puig. As Hernandez wrote this week about Puig: "Manager Don Mattingly has dropped hints in recent days that spring-training sensation Yasiel Puig could make the Dodgers ' opening-day roster as a reserve outfielder.
January 3, 2013 |
For openers, it is again the big, nasty, orange-and-back-clad San Francisco Giants. Also it should probably be mentioned, the World Series champion Giants. Major League Baseball announced the games and times for its opening week Thursday, with the Dodgers playing host to the Giants on April Fool's Day at 1 p.m. as part of a four-game package on ESPN. The official season opener comes the previous evening, MLB/ESPN selecting the Houston Astros' entrance into the American League at home on March 31 against state rival Texas Rangers at 5 p.m. The Dodgers-Giants game is the second of four games ESPN will broadcast on that Monday, the first being a 10 a.m. contest between the Red Sox and Yankees.