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August 29, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
DENVER — Kenley Jansen might be finished for the season and, by extension, so might be the Dodgers. Jansen was unavailable to close out the Dodgers' 10-8 victory over the last-place Colorado Rockies on Wednesday because of issues related to a heart problem that sidelined him for nearly a month last year, Manager Don Mattingly said. So, although the high-priced offense came into form and Matt Kemp said he could be back in the lineup as early as Thursday, the Dodgers suffered a major blow to an already unstable part of their team that Mattingly has called the most crucial to their success: pitching.
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August 21, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
And now for something unexpected, which is not the same thing as saying it's unwelcome. The Dodgers surprisingly reinstated right-hander Rubby De La Rosa from the disabled list Tuesday and optioned former closer Javy Guerra to triple-A Albuquerque. So slightly a year after undergoing Tommy John surgery, De La Rosa is back with the Dodgers, Guerra is likely down until rosters are expanded on Sept. 1 and rookie right-hander Shawn Tolleson is still here. It's a rapid return for De La Rosa, who had been impressive since returning to action.
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August 21, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Rubby De La Rosa was in his hotel room in Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday morning when he received a call from Dodgers farm director DeJon Watson . The call was unexpected. Less than 13 months removed from a reconstructive elbow operation, De La Rosa was being called back up to the major leagues. He was taking the roster spot of former closer Javy Guerra , who was sent down to triple-A Albuquerque to work on his command. "I can't believe I'm here," De La Rosa said. He was thinking he would make his return in September, when teams can have as many as 40 players on their active roster.
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August 21, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
The return of Jerry Hairston Jr. this season does not looking promising. Dodgers trainer Sue Falsone said Hairston had an anti-inflammatory injection last week on his inflamed left hip, had not shown improvement and could be headed for arthroscopic surgery. “He's still in pain, still having some hip issues, not really responding to conservative treatment,” Falsone said. “You would hope that he'd be feeling better after an injection. But he's just not feeling real well.” Hairston had been playing semi-regularly when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list Aug. 13 because of the sore hip, saying it privately had been bothering him to some degree for nearly two months.
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August 19, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
ATLANTA - As suspended Manager Don Mattingly watched from an empty broadcasting booth, it looked as if the Dodgers faced a long night. The Atlanta Braves jumped in front, 1-0, after only seven pitches from Aaron Harang at Turner Field on Saturday. But as Harang settled down, the Dodgers had their pitcher's back, as in back-to-back-to-back home runs by Hanley Ramirez, James Loney and Luis Cruz in the third inning against Ben Sheets. Ramirez hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning and the Dodgers defeated Atlanta, 6-2, in front of 42,219 at baseball's annual Civil Rights Game.
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August 6, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
This was the type of clutch moment the Dodgers had in mind for Hanley Ramirez. It's what Ramirez sought too, after being traded to the Dodgers from the Miami Marlins recently. "When you're playing in front of your crowd, and you hear that noise, that moment right there pumps you up," Ramirez said. "That's something that I was looking for in coming here to Los Angeles. " Ramirez lined a walk-off single Sunday to drive in Matt Kemp and lead the Dodgers past the Chicago Cubs, 7-6, giving the Dodgers a sweep of the three-game series.
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July 26, 2012
ST. LOUIS -- Chris Capuano hoped to become the Dodgers' first 11-game winner Thursday. TheSt. Louis Cardinals decided otherwise. The left-hander was roughed up for six runs and a season-high 11 hits in 41/3 innings in the Dodgers' 7-4 loss at Busch Stadium, which dropped Capuano's record to 10-6 and lifted his earned-run average to 3.13. After giving up two St. Louis runs in the fourth inning, the Dodgers rebounded in the fifth inning to give Capuano a 4-2 lead. The Cardinals then scored four times the bottom of the fifth.
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July 22, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
NEW YORK -- This was a game the Dodgers probably should have lost. Starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi pitched 4 1/3 innings into a game that lasted 12. The bullpen was depleted, as closer Kenley Jansen and setup man Ronald Belisario were unavailable. Because the Dodgers were also short on position players, pitcher Clayton Kershaw was called on to pinch hit at one point. But role players Matt Treanor, Luis Cruz and Adam Kennedy combined to drive in five runs with two outs in the 12th inning, lifting the Dodgers to an 8-3 victory over the New York Mets to sweep the three-game series.
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July 22, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
NEW YORK -- Relief pitcher Josh Wall is expected to be sent back to triple-A Albuquerque on Monday when the Dodgers activate starter Chad Billingsley from the 15-day disabled list. Wall had been wondering whether he would pitch in a game before then. He was called up to the major leagues for the first time on July 14, but the closest he came was warming up a couple times. Until Sunday. With the score tied. In the 11th inning. Wall earned a victory in his major league debut, as he pitched a scoreless 11th inning and the Dodgers scored five times in the top of the 12th to beat the New York Mets, 8-3. "Pretty cool, pretty amazing experience," Wall said.
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July 22, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
NEW YORK -- This felt like a game from April or May, when the Dodgers routinely overcame handicaps, defied logic and were lifted to victory by anonymous role players. The Dodgers completed their three-game sweep of the New York Mets and extended their winning streak to four games Sunday in one of the wildest games of a wild season, an 8-3, 12-inning victory at Citi Field. Backup catcher Matt Treanor broke a 3-3 stalemate in the 12th with a two-out, two-run single. Luis Cruz singled in another run. Adam Kennedy doubled in two more.
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