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August 26, 2010 | By Jim Peltz
After the Dodgers' Andre Ethier took a called third strike in the sixth inning Thursday against Milwaukee Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo , his frustration didn't subside after he returned to the dugout. While James Loney was at bat, Ethier continued to complain to home plate umpire Adrian Johnson , who then tossed Ethier from the game — Ethier's first ejection of the season. "I thought it was a bad call," said Ethier, who then trotted back out on the field at Miller Park to further complain to Johnson until Manager Joe Torre intercepted him. "The pitch was repeated with the next batter — same exact pitch, I thought an even better pitch — and he called it a ball that time," Ethier said.
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April 7, 2009 | DYLAN HERNANDEZ
How could that be true? "No way," Russell Martin said. "I don't believe that." How could the Dodgers' 4-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on opening day mark the first loss they've pinned on Jake Peavy in more than five seasons? How could something that felt so casual have taken so long to happen?
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April 14, 2011 | By Ben Bolch
One aspect of the Dodgers' sputtering offense is full speed ahead. The team entered Thursday tied with San Diego for the most steals in the National League. The Dodgers' 76.5% success rate going into Thursday represented a considerable uptick from last season's 64.8%. Even more significant, they were on pace for 175 steals, nearly double their total of 92 from a year ago. "I've been very satisfied," said first base coach and baserunning instructor Davey Lopes , who is in his first season with the Dodgers as a coach.
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December 15, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
The lack of an established middle-of-the-lineup bat overshadowed another area of uncertainty for the Dodgers: the back end of their bullpen. The Dodgers moved to address the latter priority, reaching an agreement with former Minnesota Twins setup man Matt Guerrier, according to baseball sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal is pending a physical examination. The addition will come at a significant cost: $12 million over the next three years. Guerrier, 32, has spent his major league career with the Twins, compiling a 3.38 earned-run average over six-plus seasons.
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August 21, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from Denver — While most of his teammates were still in the clubhouse Sunday morning, James Loney started playing long toss in the outfield at Coors Field. Before long, he was throwing off one of the mounds in the visitors' bullpen. This is what the Dodgers' season had come to. They were so short on usable arms that Manager Don Mattingly warned Loney that he could be called upon to pitch in an emergency. "Let's hope we don't see it today," Mattingly said. Mattingly was spared his nightmare scenario by Chad Billingsley, who couldn't prevent the Dodgers from falling into last place but pitched 7 2/3 innings of the team's 5-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
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May 22, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
Reporting from Chicago One step forward, three or four steps back. Just as the Dodgers finally got injured shortstop Rafael Furcal back in the lineup, right fielder Andre Ethier and catcher Rod Barajas were hurt in Sunday's game against the Chicago White Sox. And that was after infielder Juan Uribe was put on the 15-day disabled list. In addition, the Dodgers' heretofore strong starting pitching again failed them, with Hiroki Kuroda giving up six runs, four of them earned, in 5 2/3 innings one day after Jon Garland gave up seven runs in his losing start.
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August 15, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Looking back at his first handful of days with the Dodgers, Scott Podsednik said he wasn't himself. He said he wanted to contribute right away and open some eyes. He wanted to justify the team's decision to trade for him. So, of course, he didn't hit. "I just stepped back and looked at myself in the mirror and said, 'Go out there and try to have fun,'" Podsednik said. "I finally found a way to approach it. " Saturday night, Podsednik hit safely in his 11th consecutive game, getting three singles and scoring what turned out to be the deciding run in the Dodgers' 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.
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May 29, 2011 | By Ben Bolch
At this rate, the Dodgers could soon have enough injured closers to outfit an entire division. They lost a fourth late-inning reliever Sunday when Kenley Jansen was placed on the disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder. The rookie threw 38 pitches in two-thirds of an inning Monday against Houston and 30 more pitches Saturday night in an inning against Florida. Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly was annoyed that Jansen did not disclose any discomfort in his arm until Saturday, even though it was an ongoing issue.
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October 1, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers' next manager believes he has found the team's next closer. The old one. The one who saved the All-Star game for the National League in July, only to lose his job as the Dodgers' closer the next month. You know, Jonathan Broxton. "I think we can count on him," said Manager-to-be Don Mattingly before the team's 7-5 loss at Arizona on Friday night. "When he goes home, I want him thinking he'll be the closer when he comes back. " General Manager Ned Colletti said he was of the same mind-set, adding that he was unlikely to search for a new closer in the off-season.
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June 13, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
Vicente Padilla needs surgery to repair a bulging disk in his neck, possibly ending the relief pitcher's season, Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said Monday. Padilla was expected to have the operation Thursday and his return "just depends on how he comes out" of the procedure, Mattingly said. Asked whether the Nicaraguan right-hander could be out for the season, Mattingly replied, "Definitely I think we're looking at an extended period of time … it's not one of those two-, three-week deals.
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