April 27, 2012 |
Desperate for bullpen reinforcements, the Dodgers called up hard-throwing 22-year-old right-hander Nathan Eovaldi from double-A Chattanooga on Friday. Left-hander Michael Antonini, who was called up to the majors for the first time on Tuesday, was sent back to triple-A Albuquerque without having thrown a pitch. In four double-A starts, Eovaldi posted a 2.08 earned-run average and struck out 14 batters in 13 innings. Eovaldi was on a starter's throwing program during spring training.
September 10, 2013 |
The Dodgers will face the San Francisco Giants on April 4 in their home opener next season, according to a tentative 2014 schedule released on Tuesday morning by Major League Baseball. As was previously reported, the Dodgers will open their season in Australia with a two-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on March 22-23. Because the Dodgers didn't want to lose dates at Dodger Stadium, they used their leverage as the bigger draw and insisted the Diamondbacks be designated the home team in Australia.
October 4, 2009 |
Sick of staring at it, the Dodgers became it, pouring themselves across Chavez Ravine on Saturday night like the champagne that has haunted them. Clayton Kershaw popped. Casey Blake bubbled. Mark Loretta sprayed. An entire dugout of bouncing blue poured into the cool night awash in intoxicating relief. On their sixth day of trying, the Dodgers have finally traded chokes for corks, defeating the Colorado Rockies, 5-0, on Saturday night to clinch their second consecutive National League West championship.
March 27, 2012 |
PHOENIX -- Jerry Sands was optioned to minor-league camp Tuesday morning, taking him out of contention to win a bench spot on the opening-day roster. Sands, 24, entered spring training as the favorite to claim the one available reserve role. A former organizational minor league player of the year, Sands hit .253 with four home runs and 26 runs batted in in 61 games last season. He was particularly effective in September, hitting .342 in 20 games. His September form raised hopes that he could replace Andre Ethier in the outfield or James Loney at first base on days the Dodgers faced a left-handed pitcher.
July 31, 2012 |
The Dodgers have added outfielder Shane Victorino to a July trade haul that also includes Hanley Ramirez, Randy Choate and Brandon League. Victorino was acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday morning in exchange for reliever Josh Lindblom and minor league pitcher Ethan Martin, according to a person familiar with the deal. [Updated at 10:21 a.m.: The deal is now official. The Phillies will also receive a player to be named later or cash considerations. General Manager Ned Colletti said this about Victorino in a news release issued by the Dodgers: “We're excited to add an All-Star caliber player with postseason experience.
September 4, 2010 |
Monday through Wednesday: at San Diego Padres Thursday through Sunday: at Houston Astros The Dodgers lost sight of the Padres in the division race a long time ago. And this week's series in San Diego won't change that. But the three games still carry enormous playoff implications since the Dodgers need another successful trip if they hope to keep their wild-card dreams alive. Recent history is on the Dodgers' side since they've won seven of 12 games this year against the now-slumping Padres, including four of the six played in San Diego.