March 18, 2013 |
PHOENIX - I'm told when you have one of these mini-strokes, your fingers might hit the wrong keys, so my meaning well in a column might come off as something else. I can't explain the previous 39 years. I should have known this trip to spring training was headed to the hospital. They tell me the first clue should have been when I fell getting out of bed. Again and again. By the way, I do not recommend sitting on a toilet and falling off toward the tub. Fortunately, my training as an athlete - having played as much golf as I have - saved me. I'm told I should have dialed 911. That's funny.
April 10, 2009 |
AT ARIZONA Time: 6:40 p.m. Where: Chase Field, Phoenix. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 790, 930. Pitchers: James McDonald vs. Jon Garland. Saturday: Hiroki Kuroda (1-0, 1.59 in 2009) vs. Yusmeiro Petit (3-5, 4.31 in 2008); Sunday: Randy Wolf (0-1, 6.75 in 2009) vs. Dan Haren (0-1, 1.29 in 2009). Update: McDonald, 24, showed rare poise as a September call-up last season, tossing six scoreless innings to earn a spot on the Dodgers' playoff roster. Garland pitched last season for the Angels, who acquired him from the Chicago White Sox. Garland wanted a multi-year deal this off-season, but the slow free-agent market forced him to settle for a one-year, $6.25-million contract from the Diamondbacks.
August 30, 2009 |
AT CINCINNATI When: 10 a.m. PDT. Where: Great American Ball Park. On the air: TV: Ch. 9; Radio: 790, 930. Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Bronson Arroyo. Update: Kershaw is winless over his last seven starts. He has posted a 2.97 earned-run average but has walked 21 batters in that span, resulting in his averaging less than 5 2/3 innings per outing. Kershaw didn't factor in the decision Tuesday in Colorado, as he was pulled after 6 1/3 innings because his pitch count was at 104. Later that inning, Ronald Belisario gave up a home run to Clint Barmes that put the Dodgers behind by a run in the eventual 5-4, 10-inning loss.
November 15, 2013 |
Are you ready to ease back in your Dodgers inflatable chair, feet resting on your Dodgers welcome mat, head beneath your Dodgers pennant (which is right next to your Yasiel Puig Fathead), wearing your Dodgers hoodie, listening to Vin Scully on your portable Dodgers speaker (or headphones), all while clutching your Dodgers autograph baseball in one hand and tapping one of your new Dodgers bobbleheads with the other? It's all so possible. You don't need an app to imagine that, the Dodgers will sell you a special mini plan.
April 12, 2013 |
San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin, who broke the collarbone of Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke in an on-field fight Thursday night in San Diego, has been suspended for eight games. Dodgers utility player Jerry Hairston Jr. was suspended for one game. Quentin was suspended for "his actions, which included charging the mound and inciting the bench-clearing incident," according to a statement from Major League Baseball. PHOTOS: Dodgers vs. Padres Neither of the other two players to get ejected -- Greinke and Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp -- were suspended.
March 25, 2010
Dodgers 3, Oakland 3 AT THE PLATE: Manny Ramirez (0 for 2), Matt Kemp (one for two), Andre Ethier (0 for 2), Casey Blake (one for two, one run) and Rafael Furcal (0 for 2) were pulled in the bottom of the fourth inning of this night game. ON THE MOUND: Hiroki Kuroda had his best start of the spring, limiting the A's to a hit and two walks over 51/3 innings. He said he was pleased with how he was able to record eight ground-ball outs. EXTRA BASES: Manager Joe Torre said he would announce the Dodgers' opening-day starter Thursday.