August 19, 2003 |
Fred McGriff, out since July 4 because of injuries to his left groin and right knee, will be evaluated by Dodger team physicians today. If he is cleared to play, he probably will be activated for tonight's game against the Expos. If McGriff is not activated, the Dodgers will make a roster move to replace an extra pitcher (probably Scott Mullen) with a position player. Among the recall candidates are Chin-Feng Chen (.281, 20 homers, 75 runs batted in), Chad Hermansen (.
August 15, 2003 |
Fred McGriff rejoined the Dodgers on Thursday after a three-game minor league rehabilitation assignment, but he was not activated and could remain in a holding pattern for a few more days until the Dodgers weather their pitching crisis. McGriff, sidelined since July 4 because of injuries to his left groin and right knee, said he is running a lot better but is still not fully recovered. "I've got to be healthy enough to play the way I'm capable of playing," McGriff said.
June 14, 2003
Question for Dan Evans: Now that everyone's favorite whipping boy, Eric Karros, is gone, who are you going to blame for this year's abominable offense? There's plenty of blame to go around up and down this pathetic lineup, but Fred McGriff never was nor will he be the answer. So enjoy celebrating his 500th home run, because that probably will be the only cause for celebration this year at Dodger Stadium. Sonya Speder Burbank Will someone please put us Dodger fans out of our misery and consummate a mercy purchase of the team, ASAP!
May 11, 2003 |
The Dodger offense has been under the microscope during a disappointing start, but other areas became the focus Saturday afternoon after a 6-5 loss to the Montreal Expos at Olympic Stadium. Fred McGriff hit his team-leading fifth home run, second in as many games and 483rd of his career. The Dodgers had 11 of their 13 hits against Montreal ace Javier Vazquez. But another ineffective performance by the bullpen and mental miscues overshadowed the offense.
April 19, 2003
After Sunday's game (a Dodger loss) with the San Francisco Giants, Jim Tracy stated, "Those are two really good teams that just played three games out there in the past few days." Is this guy in the same ballpark watching the same games the rest of us are? Art Ficke Long Beach I know it's only mid-April, but the Dodgers are on pace to finish 84 games behind the Giants by season's end! Go blue? David Sanchez Alhambra How many years now? How many consecutive years have we all known that the Dodgers can't score any runs?
April 15, 2003 |
Things aren't going according to plan for the struggling Dodgers and first baseman Fred McGriff. The club, which expects to win the National League West, is off to another slow start at 5-8 after having been swept by the rival San Francisco Giants in a three-game series at San Francisco for the first time since 1991. McGriff is in an early slump, prompting Manager Jim Tracy to remove the 16-year veteran from the starting lineup for the final two games at Pacific Bell Park.