May 6, 2012 |
Yeah, right, there's an outcome you'd best not tie your little playoff hopes to. The one thing Ronald Belisario has been the past two years is completely unreliable. He'll always have 2009, when he was an absolute stud (2.04 ERA, .201 opponent batting average), but since then he's been all over the map, though largely in his native Venezuela. There was a DUI arrest and visa problems, a trip to the restricted list for substance-abuse treatment , a positive cocaine test and more visa problems, and a 25-game suspension to start the season.
February 15, 2011
Dodgers' projected roster STARTERS (batting order) SS Rafael Furcal 2B Juan Uribe RF Andre Ethier CF Matt Kemp 1B James Loney 3B Casey Blake C Rod Barajas LF Marcus Thames STARTING ROTATION LH Clayton Kershaw RH Chad Billingsley RH Hiroki Kuroda LH Ted Lilly RH Jon Garland BULLPEN RH Jonathan Broxton RH Matt Guerrier LH...
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?
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.
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.