March 7, 2013
Cleveland 4, Dodgers 0 Dodgers 10, Mexico 2 AT THE PLATE: Matt Kemp still doesn't have a hit this spring but he got two RBIs with fielder's choice grounders against Mexico. Andre Ethier followed the first of those with this first home run of the spring, and Dee Gordon had two hits and two steals in the win. ON THE MOUND: Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out five in three scoreless inning before the Indians reached him for two hits — leading to two runs — in the fourth. Stephen Fife, subbing for an ill Zack Greinke, held Mexico to a run and three hits in four innings.
September 26, 2010
Monday through Wednesday: at Colorado Rockies Friday through Sunday: vs. Arizona Diamondbacks This isn't the way Joe Torre wanted to say goodbye. Barring a miracle finish, the Dodgers and their manager will stumble across the finish line Sunday with Torre's worst full-season record since 1980. It will also be his first full season with a losing mark since his 1984 Atlanta Braves finished two games under .500. But the manager isn't the only Dodger who's not returning.
May 9, 2010
Monday through Wednesday: at Arizona Friday through Sunday: at San Diego Manny Ramirez couldn't have picked a better time to come off the disabled list. Not only are the last-place Dodgers wading back into division play, but they're doing it in a ballpark and against a team that Ramirez has abused. Ramirez is hitting .488 lifetime at Chase Field and .429 against the Diamondbacks, his best marks in any stadium or against any single team. Want another harbinger of good news?
August 14, 2009 |
Jason Marquis gave up three hits over seven innings, Troy Tulowitzki and Clint Barmes homered and the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 10-1, on Thursday. Dexter Fowler had four hits and scored three runs, and Barmes finished with three hits and three RBIs for the Rockies, who won the final two games of the three-game series. Colorado leads the NL wild-card race by 1 1/2 games over San Francisco and is five games behind the NL West-leading Dodgers. -- associated press
March 4, 2010 |
The Dodgers signed Garret Anderson to a minor league contract Wednesday night, adding a hometown candidate to the audition for left-handed pinch-hitter. Anderson, 37, who grew up in the San Fernando Valley and grew into a star outfielder with the Angels, is expected to compete with Brian Giles and Doug Mientkiewicz for one spot on the Dodgers' bench. If he makes the team, Anderson will earn $550,000, with up to $200,000 possible in incentive bonuses. If he does not make the team, he can ask for his release.
October 16, 2013 |
It is hard to pick one trait that distinguishes Vin Scully from ordinary broadcasters, but we'll go with this one: He knows when to shut up. Scully, working on radio during the playoffs, was at the microphone in the seventh inning of Tuesday's Game 4 of the National League championship series. With one out and the St. Louis Cardinals leading, 4-2, the Dodgers' Nick Punto doubled. The Dodgers had the potential tying run at bat, and Dodger Stadium was rocking. Punto was picked off. This is what Scully said: "Listen to the crowd now. " Dead silence, for a few uncomfortably long moments.
April 20, 2010 |
Something was clearly wrong. Chad Billingsley's line made that much clear: seven runs and seven hits in three innings. But in the wake of his latest on-the-mound meltdown that resulted in the Dodgers' 11-9 defeat to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park, Billingsley stood in front of his locker and said that everything felt fine. "I made some good pitches," he said. "I wasn't walking guys. As far as everything I wanted to work on between last start and this start, I thought I accomplished it."