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September 4, 2009 | DYLAN HERNANDEZ, ON THE DODGERS
Jon Garland might as well have still been pitching for the visitors. Walking the third batter he faced in his tenure with the Dodgers, Garland was booed by the fans at Dodger Stadium. He gave up a run-scoring single to the fourth and was booed some more. Nice fans, huh? But by the end of Thursday night, Garland managed to win over the crowd that he used to be a part of as a kid, overcoming a rough start to toss seven innings of two-run ball in a 4-2 victory over the club that he was a part of only three days earlier, the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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April 26, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
More than 25 pro baseball scouts are crowded around the bullpen at Westlake Village Oaks Christian to catch a glimpse of senior right-hander Phil Bickford warming up. Some are holding stopwatches; others are carrying video cameras. It's an all-out study session that will repeat itself each time Bickford steps on the mound. Whether he smiles or frowns, whether he winks or sighs, every reaction is being watched and evaluated. The reason: Bickford has put himself in position to be a possible first-round pick in the June amateur draft.
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April 20, 2011 | By Steve Dilbeck
Then they played the game. And pretty well, too. The Dodgers received a complete game from Jon Garland in only his second start of the season, bountiful offense, played error-less defense and won in a breeze on a pleasant Wednesday night, 6-1, over the Atlanta Braves. On a historic day that saw Major League Baseball take over the daily operations of the club from owner Frank McCourt, the Dodgers went out and played as if it was just another day at the ballpark. Or at least like one of those winning days.
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October 4, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers on Tuesday declined club options for next season on third baseman Casey Blake and pitcher Jon Garland. The moves were expected. Blake's season ended with a neck operation and Garland's with shoulder surgery. Blake's option was for $6 million and Garland's for $8 million. The Dodgers will pay Blake a $1.25-million buyout and Garland $500,000. Both players will become free agents five days after the end of the World Series. The Dodgers also removed record-breaking utility man Eugenio Velez from their 40-man roster and demoted him to triple-A Albuquerque.
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July 4, 2000 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
Former Kennedy High right-hander Jon Garland will make his major league debut today for the Chicago White Sox against the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City. Garland, 20, was promoted from triple-A Charlotte, where he was 9-2 with a 2.26 earned-run average. He was taken as the 10th pick overall by the Chicago Cubs in the 1997 draft, then traded to the White Sox in 1998. "It's exciting," Coach Manny Alvarado of Kennedy said.
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April 10, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez
AT ARIZONA Time: 6:40 p.m. Where: Chase Field, Phoenix. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 790, 930. Pitchers: James McDonald vs. Jon Garland. Saturday: Hiroki Kuroda (1-0, 1.59 in 2009) vs. Yusmeiro Petit (3-5, 4.31 in 2008); Sunday: Randy Wolf (0-1, 6.75 in 2009) vs. Dan Haren (0-1, 1.29 in 2009). Update: McDonald, 24, showed rare poise as a September call-up last season, tossing six scoreless innings to earn a spot on the Dodgers' playoff roster. Garland pitched last season for the Angels, who acquired him from the Chicago White Sox. Garland wanted a multi-year deal this off-season, but the slow free-agent market forced him to settle for a one-year, $6.25-million contract from the Diamondbacks.
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June 21, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
Monday through Wednesday: Rockies at Angel Stadium Friday through June 28: Diamondbacks at Phoenix Jon Garland has not done well since leaving the Angels, on or off the field. He was 14-8 with a 4.90 earned-run average for the Angels last season, but he unwisely declined their offer of salary arbitration. So, instead of assuring himself of a salary similar to the $12 million he made last season, he ended up signing with the Diamondbacks for $6.25 million. He's 4-7 with a 4.99 ERA and has not won since May 19. His contract includes a $2.5-million buyout, which could complicate the efforts of the last-place Diamondbacks to trade him by the July 31 deadline.
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June 5, 1996
Jon Garland SCHOOL: Kennedy SPORT: Baseball YEAR: Junior SEASON AT A GLANCE: One of the top juniors in the area, Garland finished the season with a 26-inning scoreless streak, an 11-1 record and a 1.77 earned-run average. The 6-foot-4 right-hander's fastball was consistently clocked in the mid-80s as the Golden Cougars won their second consecutive City 4-A title.
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May 13, 2005 | From Associated Press
Jon Garland trusts his catchers, his defense and -- most important -- himself. That's why he's the American League's first seven-game winner. Garland gave up eight hits in eight innings and struck out Miguel Tejada on a 3-and-2 changeup with two on to stop a late Oriole rally Thursday night as the White Sox defeated Baltimore, 3-2, at Chicago. "It was one of the best pitches I threw all night," Garland (7-0) said of the eighth-inning strikeout.
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July 30, 1998 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ
In his first full season as a professional, Jon Garland is getting a taste of baseball's business side. Garland, City Section 4-A Division player of the year in 1997 for Kennedy High, was traded Wednesday by the Chicago Cubs to the Chicago White Sox for reliever Matt Karchner. Garland was 4-7 with a 5.03 earned-run average in 19 games with the Rockford (Ill.) Cubbies of the Class-A Midwest League. The right-hander allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings in a 10-3 victory over Ft. Wayne on Tuesday.
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July 5, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Matt Kemp said he has watched the home run derby almost every year. On Monday, he will be a part of it. "It's all fun," Kemp said. Kemp, who is tied for second in the National League with 22 home runs, was officially invited to the contest by NL captain Prince Fielder . Kemp and Prince will be joined on the NL team by Rickie Weeks of the Milwaukee Brewers and Matt Holliday of the St. Louis Cardinals. Kemp said he would take bullpen catcher Rob Flippo to Phoenix with him as his pitcher.
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June 4, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from Cincinnati Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal said he wanted to cry. But as frustrated as he was about landing on the disabled list for the second time this season, Furcal refused to say the "R" word Saturday. You know, "retire. " Furcal said he learned his lesson in April, when he mentioned the possibility after breaking his thumb. "I don't want to say it again because they'll make a big deal of it in the Dominican," Furcal said. He smiled and shook his head.
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June 3, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from Cincinnati What's next? The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse riding into left field? Right when it appeared as if the Dodgers were starting to regain their health, they were hit with another wave of potentially devastating reports out of the trainer's room. Starting pitcher Jon Garland is headed to the disabled list with shoulder inflammation. The only reason he wasn't officially moved there Friday was that his anticipated replacement on the active roster, reliever Vicente Padilla, had to remain sidelined because of neck pain.
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May 21, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
Reporting from Chicago Rain showers expected at U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday afternoon never arrived, but for pitcher Jon Garland and the Dodgers, it still must have felt as if they were caught in a downpour. The Chicago White Sox effectively took batting practice against Garland, hitting through their lineup in a six-run fourth inning on their way to a 9-2 rout of the Dodgers. It was a rude homecoming for Garland, who spent several years with the White Sox, and the game didn't conform to the Dodgers' recent play, in which their starting rotation largely has pitched effectively but lacked much run support.
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May 16, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Considering that every other game played by the Dodgers seems destined to end in the same exact way, why not create a template for describing their losses? Something such as this, perhaps: (Insert name) pitched (insert number) solid innings, but the Dodgers failed to provide him with any run support, resulting in a (score) defeat to the (insert team name) on (day of the week) at (venue). The Dodgers were held to (insert number) hits and were (insert numbers) with men in scoring position.
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May 12, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from Pittsburgh — Jon Garland got his first hit of the season, a two-out, opposite-field single that drove in Dioner Navarro and put the Dodgers ahead, 1-0. But officially, that hit never happened. Neither did the two no-hit innings Garland pitched. The Dodgers' series finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park was called off after two innings because of rain. The contest will be rescheduled, most likely on July 14, the last day of the All-Star break.
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October 27, 2005 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Arizona Western will play its final home football game of the season Saturday -- against a team made up of construction workers, plumbers and businessmen. The Matadors' scheduled opponent, Pima Community College, said it could no longer field a team and canceled its season, so the semi-pro Phoenix Talons stepped in and Serviceman Appreciation Night will go on as planned.
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October 14, 2005 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
Most people who take two weeks off work are better for the break, coming back refreshed and ready. Jon Garland isn't so sure. The Chicago White Sox right-hander last pitched Oct. 1 in a regular-season game against Cleveland. He wasn't needed during a sweep of the Boston Red Sox in the American League division series. "Hopefully it doesn't make me too strong," he said. "With me it seems sometimes my sinker is better when I'm tired.
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April 20, 2011 | By Steve Dilbeck
Then they played the game. And pretty well, too. The Dodgers received a complete game from Jon Garland in only his second start of the season, bountiful offense, played error-less defense and won in a breeze on a pleasant Wednesday night, 6-1, over the Atlanta Braves. On a historic day that saw Major League Baseball take over the daily operations of the club from owner Frank McCourt, the Dodgers went out and played as if it was just another day at the ballpark. Or at least like one of those winning days.
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April 15, 2011 | By Ben Bolch
Like the faded Opening Series logos on their field, the Dodgers already seem like a washed-out version of the team that won three of its first four games. Funny how quickly things can change when your opponents stop committing a comedy of errors. Unlike the San Francisco Giants, who appeared intent on beating themselves, the St. Louis Cardinals seem set on pulverizing the home team at Dodger Stadium. Lance Berkman and Albert Pujols each homered twice Friday night to power the Cardinals to an 11-2 victory, extending the Dodgers' losing streak to four games.
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