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February 24, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
What a mess. What a complete mess. It's orchestrated by Frank McCourt, so the shock factor is nil, but still. You wonder how any human being can be so completely clueless, but then we've been watching this sorry excuse for an owner for way too long now. His latest fantasy has him selling the team but keeping the parking lots completely surrounding Dodger Stadium. Hey, now there's a sweet deal. Thursday marked the first day the siege of the Alamo began in 1836. Getting surrounded by the enemy is never a very good idea.
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August 25, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Chad Billingsley was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday with what the Dodgers described as "right elbow pain. " In terms of buzz, the development was of secondary importance, as it came on the day the Dodgers completed their nine-player trade with the Boston Red Sox to acquire Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto. But in terms of what it meant to the Dodgers' postseason ambitions, it was potentially devastating. Billingsley was injured in the fourth inning of the Dodgers' win over the Marlins on Friday.
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May 15, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
So now what? The Dodgers had enjoyed relative health during their hot start, but in the span of six days lost four key players to the disabled list -- Juan Rivera (hamstring), Jerry Hairston Jr. (hamstring), Juan Uribe (wrist), and now, Matt Kemp (hamstring). That's basically three starters lost, and Hairston was the primary backup for Uribe and Rivera. And it's not like the Dodgers were sporting baseball's most explosive offense before they went down. Kemp has 12 of their 30 homers.
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August 5, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
First, there was Jerry Sands. Then came Rubby De La Rosa and Dee Gordon. On Saturday, the cash- and talent-deprived Dodgers will be forced to prematurely promote another of their top prospects to the major leagues. As a result of De La Rosa's upcoming elbow operation, Manager Don Mattingly's baby-faced club will become even younger when 21-year-old Nate Eovaldi is sent the mound at Chase Field to face the Arizona Diamondbacks. Eovaldi will be the fourth pitcher called up this season directly from double-A Chattanooga, following De La Rosa, closer Javy Guerra and reliever Josh Lindblom.
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May 15, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Now for a lineup only a minor leaguer's mommy could love. The Dodgers presented their strangest lineup in recent memory -- like ever? -- Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks. Are you ready for Scott Van Slyke to make the first start of his major-league career as the No. 3 hitter? Jerry Sands in left and Justin Sellers at third? With Andre Ethier making the first regular-season start of his major-league life in center? That's three starters who a week ago were in the minors and a career right-fielder making his debut in center.
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September 10, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
The last time the Dodgers had as many wins as losses, Jonathan Broxton was still closing for them. Clayton Kershaw had only three wins. The Dodgers returned to the .500 mark for the first time on May 2 with a 3-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night at AT&T Park. The team's 15th victory in 18 games came behind seven scoreless innings by journeyman left-hander Dana Eveland, who held the Giants to three hits and three walks. The win was the second in as many starts for Eveland, who was called up from triple-A Albuquerque on Sept.
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May 23, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
PHOENIX — The hitting wasn't there. You could see that coming. The Dodgers had not thrown out a lineup without Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp all season. The pitching, well, that was a little off. The Arizona Diamondbacks scored early and often Wednesday, pounding Ted Lilly and Jamey Wright for 11 runs in the first five innings of an 11-4 victory over the Dodgers. The Dodgers' six-game winning streak came to an abrupt end. Nonetheless, the Dodgers (30-14) flew home with the best record in the major leagues, and a seven-game lead in the National League West.
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February 4, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
One of my least-favorite sports terms: It's a process. Like everything isn't. Studying game film, learning to lay off that low outside slider, scratching your left earlobe, it's all a process. Normally this process malarkey is used to explain why things aren't as good as they're supposed to be. And since in sports there is only one winner, that pretty much leaves everyone else going through their little processes. Naturally, you hear it a lot around the Dodgers. Rejuvenating the fan base, upgrading the roster, adding depth to the front office - it's all a process.
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March 27, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
He was talking about James Loney, and how much the Dodgers need for him to be the hitter he was in the second half. You know, the usual. But then Don Mattingly strayed ever so slightly, broadening his expectations, and that's when his comment to Orange County columnist Mark Whicker got interesting. "The guy we had at the end is the guy we are going to need,” Mattingly said. "But then we needAndre [Ethier] to be healthy, we need Juan to be a run producer, more of a 80-90 RBI guy. We're going to need all that for us to be in it.” At first I thought: "He's actually expecting Juan Uribe to hit up to 90 runs batted in?"
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May 14, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
The list of injured Dodgers keeps growing, with Matt Kemp and Juan Uribe going on the disabled list Monday to join Jerry Hairston Jr. and Juan Rivera, among others. But the Dodgers' pitching staff, including Clayton Kershaw, their ace left-hander, largely has steered clear of injury, a key reason why the Dodgers have kept playing well early this season. Kershaw was stellar again Monday night in a duel with Arizona's Ian Kennedy, holding the Diamondbacks scoreless in seven innings of work as the Dodgers won, 3-1, at Dodger Stadium.
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