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.
May 19, 2011 |
Andre Ethier has learned how to control his temper when striking out. What he hasn't learned how to do is ignore the click of a camera. As a result, Ethier had to stand in front of his locker Thursday and explain why pictures of him flipping off credentialed photographers appeared on a sports gossip site earlier in the day. "It was an inspirational piece," he said. "They asked me what I thought of Dylan Hernandez . " He was kidding. Or so we would like to think.
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.
July 25, 2010
Tuesday through Thursday: at San Diego Padres Friday through Sunday: at San Francisco Giants The Padres have looked like a different team since the All-Star break. The offensively impotent club has been scoring runs at an unusual rate and averaged 5.4 per game in their first seven games after the midseason intermission. Of those seven games, they won five. But the Padres were 1-4 against the Dodgers in the first half and were swept by them in a three-game series in San Diego from May 14-16.
March 30, 2010
Colorado 3, Dodgers 1 AT THE PLATE: With only one projected starter in their lineup, the Dodgers were one for 11 with runners in scoring position. ON THE MOUND: Josh Lindblom had a rough first inning, as he gave up four hits, including a two-run home run to Todd Helton. Lindblom pitched five innings and was charged with three runs and eight hits. EXTRA BASES: Jamey Carroll is quietly having a solid spring. Starting at third base, he was three for four to improve his average to .370.