April 4, 2014 |
In the seventh inning of the Dodgers' home opener Friday, Hanley Ramirez was called safe as he tried to steal second base. After a replay review, Ramirez was called out. Here is what happened in the interim: San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy sauntered out of the visiting dugout, shuffling toward second base. Managers no longer rush onto the field to challenge an umpire, because they need to buy some time for their video staff to determine whether a play should be challenged.
May 14, 2009 |
Joe Torre's return to the National League is slightly more than a season old, yet he has already been selected an All-Star. Philadelphia's Charlie Manuel, who will manage the NL team in the All-Star game in July, last week offered Torre a spot on his coaching staff and the Dodgers manager accepted. "I'm definitely going," Torre said Wednesday. "It will be fun." The game will be played in St.
February 15, 2013 |
The Dodgers should not give Don Mattingly a contract extension for Mattingly's benefit. The Dodgers should give their manager a contract extension for the Dodgers' benefit. So said Joe Torre on Friday, with the Dodgers preparing for what might be the most anticipated season in team history. If the Dodgers were to give Mattingly an extension before opening day, Torre said, they could enhance their chances of winning by removing an element of uncertainty. "I think it would give them an air of security," Torre said.
May 20, 2010 |
Dodgers Manager Joe Torre on Thursday danced around the subject of who would be the team's fifth starting pitcher. It's a topic of interest because Ramon Ortiz , who was a last-ditch effort to fill the role while Vicente Padilla is out, has underperformed in two starts. The next time the fifth starter would potentially be used is Tuesday when the Dodgers open a three-game set in Chicago against the Cubs. But because the team has an off-day the day before, Torre could potentially skip using a fifth starter and hold off on that decision until sometime in that series or the one after with the Colorado Rockies.
June 24, 2010 |
Joe Torre had seen enough. The Dodgers manager called a rare postgame, closed-door meeting with his club after their mistake-riddled, 2-1 loss to the Angels on Wednesday night. Players said Torre told them that the defending National League West champions couldn't continue making such game-changing miscues if they wanted to stay in contention again this year. "He just said we can't continue to beat ourselves," said Reed Johnson , who was running toward home to score the tying run in the ninth inning when Russell Martin was thrown out after overrunning second base — for the final out — before Johnson reached the plate.
March 17, 2010 |
Although the Dodgers' middle-relief corps remains in flux, Manager Joe Torre said Wednesday he's not overly concerned because the team has several pitchers who could fill the role. Asked for his take on the situation, Torre replied, "I don't have a take yet, to be honest with you," but added, "I'm not concerned. I think we have a lot of options." The options have been pared lately, with Ronald Belisario still in Venezuela because of visa problems and Cory Wade undergoing shoulder surgery Wednesday that's expected to keep him sidelined up to three months.