August 1, 2013 |
CHICAGO - Jerry Hairston Jr. had bags under his eyes. So did Hanley Ramirez. But Hairston, Ramirez and the other Dodgers stayed awake long enough Thursday to win for the 28th time in their last 35 games, defeating the Chicago Cubs, 6-4, at Wrigley Field. "It felt like a battle all day," said Manager Don Mattingly. "It didn't come easy. That's what I liked about the win. " BOX SCORE: Dodgers 6, Chicago Cubs 4 The Dodgers lost to the New York Yankees at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night, after which they boarded a four-hour flight to Chicago.
May 26, 2013 |
The Dodgers' bench wasn't looking any deeper Sunday, particularly in the outfield. Scott Van Slyke suffered a bit of whiplash diving for a ball Saturday and was questionable, the Dodgers elected not to activate Jerry Hairston Jr. for another day and Matt Kemp was given the day off. If Van Slyke is unable to play, Kemp is the only backup outfielder. Best expect to see him at some point. Van Slyke was getting continued treatment on his neck and thought he could play. “It should loosen up as the day goes on,” Van Slyke said.
May 7, 2013 |
So it's come to this, the Dodgers struggling mightily and they reach into the farm system to pull out Elian Herrera. Doesn't exactly sound like the sound of the cavalry arriving on the hill top, but such is the Dodgers' plight. They officially placed Jerry Hairston Jr. on the 15-day disabled list with a strained groin, bypassed the hot-hitting Scott Van Slyke and called up Herrera from triple-A Albuquerque. The Dodgers have to be hoping for the Herrera they called up last year who hit .305 in his first 31 games, and not the utility player who hit .141 in his next 20 games and was jettisoned back to Albuquerque.
May 6, 2013 |
At some point, will the Dodgers have more players on the disabled list than the active roster? They're starting to make it close. Moments after they finally placed Mark Ellis on DL, Jerry Hairston Jr. came off the field after briefly testing his sore groin Monday and headed into the clubhouse. Now Hairston is expected to be placed on the DL after Monday's game against the Diamondbacks, and the Dodgers are expected to call up an outfielder. “I never want to put the team in harm's way,” Hairston said before taking the field.
May 5, 2013 |
Your browser does not support iframes. OK, he's got us. Jerry Hairston Jr., self-proclaimed best dancer on the team, has now taken to the microphone. And this was great fun, as Hairston moves through the clubhouse interviewing teammates. Seems A.J. Ellis has some competition as a clever interviewer. He describes Matt Kemp as the “second-best looking guy on the Dodgers.” Interviews reliever Matt Guerrier, he of the world's most interesting man fame, and asks what music he plays to get psyched up before pitching and he says, “Bieber, he really gets me fired up.” And then Guerrier went into a rap. Honest.
March 19, 2013 |
AT THE PLATE: Veteran utilityman Jerry Hairston Jr., who started the day with a .174 average, homered and doubled. Hairston said he was never concerned about his slow start. "Especially coming off hip surgery, I wanted to make sure I was healthy and ready for the season," Hairston said. ON THE MOUND: Chris Capuano started in place of Chad Billingsley, who was scratched with a bruised finger on his pitching hand. Capuano had his best performance of the spring, holding the Athletics to a run and five hits over 52/3 innings.