April 10, 2013 |
It's a big week for the Dodgers' roots, today marking the day the Dodgers called up Jackie Robinson, Friday the official release of his film biography “42,” on Tuesday marking 66 years since he made his historic major league debut and this week marking the 100th anniversary of Ebbets Field. Here's a look at it all, plus some other tidbits, on the web: -- Your first stop should be Ron Rapoport's story at LA Observed on his interviewing Robinson in a dark downtown hotel room, near his death.
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 26, 2013 |
Join Times Dodgers writer Dylan Hernandez and Angels writer Mike DiGiovanna at 10:30 a.m. today for a live discussion of the Angels and Dodgers. Two big topics: The Angels are on the verge of trading Vernon Wells to the Yankees, while the Dodgers need to figure out what to do with Yasiel Puig. As Hernandez wrote this week about Puig: "Manager Don Mattingly has dropped hints in recent days that spring-training sensation Yasiel Puig could make the Dodgers ' opening-day roster as a reserve outfielder.
November 28, 2013 |
It's Luis Cruz, international man of mystery. Cruz, as you may recall, opened last season as the Dodgers starting third baseman. This was based on the most unexplainable six weeks in baseball history, when the career-minor leaguer became the injury-depleted Dodgers desperate third baseman late in the 2012 season and proceeded to hit .297 with six homers and 40 runs batted in in 283 at-bats. It seemed too good to be true, and of course it was, but the Dodgers had little choice but to give him the starting job heading into the 2013 season.