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.
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.
October 31, 2013 |
Second baseman Mark Ellis and left-handed pitcher Chris Capuano became free agents Thursday as the Dodgers declined to exercise their options for next season. The steady-fielding Ellis became expendable when the Dodgers signed Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero to a four-year, $28-million contract. Guerrero is expected to replace Ellis at second base. Ellis, 36, was a Gold Glove finalist. He batted .264 with 13 home runs and 79 runs batted in in his two seasons with the Dodgers.
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.
August 31, 2013 |
The Dodgers had barely finished celebrating their latest victory when Don Mattingly rushed over to Juan Uribe. The Dodgers had just acquired Michael Young from the Philadelphia Phillies - completing the deal literally minutes before the game ended - and the manager wanted to assure Uribe he would remain the starting third baseman. Young is coming home, for the first bench job of his 14-year career, for what might be his last chance to win a World Series championship ring.
May 21, 2011
DODGERS Class; City; W-L; Comment AAA; Albuquerque; 23-17; OF Trent Oeltjen hitting .379 in May. AA; Chattanooga; 20-21; RHP Will Savage 4-1, 2.08 ERA last six starts. A; Rancho Cucamonga; 26-16; RHP Allen Webster 5-0, 1.01 ERA in last seven starts. A; Great Lakes; 25-16; RHP Garrett Gould 4-1, 1.76 ERA and .0.86 WHIP in eight starts. R; Odgen; 0-0; Season begins June 20.
May 7, 2011
DODGERS Class; City; W-L ; Comment AAA; Albuquerque; 16-11; Former starter Scott Elbert hasn't yielded a run in nine of 12 relief appearances. AA; Chattanooga; 15-14; Javy Guerra has given up one run, six hits in 14 2/3 innings. Righties hitting .097 against him. A; Rancho Cucamonga; 18-11; INF Tony Delmonico hit .476 during 10-game hitting streak, which ended Friday. A; Great Lakes; 17-12; Closer Shawn Tolleson has struck out 28 of the 35 batters he's retired and has yet to allow an earned run. R; Odgen; 0-0; Season begins June 20..