April 18, 2012 |
Say this for the Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers, they are making their games interesting. Alas, for the Dodgers, they've been a tad more interesting for the Brewers. For the second time in as many nights, the Brewers won a taunt game with their final at-bat, cooling off the Dodgers with a second consecutive loss. This time Ryan Braun's bases-loaded fly to shallow center field in the 10th inning was enough to drive in pinch-runner Nyjer Morgan with the winning run in Milwaukee's 3-2 victory Wednesday.
March 23, 2012 |
Reporting from Phoenix -- After breezing through his first three spring-training starts, in which he gave up no runs and struck out 15 in 10 innings, Angels right-hander Dan Haren hit a patch of turbulence Friday. The bumps, strange as it seems, were welcomed. Haren hit Nyjer Morgan with a pitch and walked Ryan Braun to open the fourth inning, and both came around to score on an Aramis Ramirez single and a Jonathan Lucroy sacrifice fly. But those were the only runs Haren gave up in five innings of a 6-3 split-squad victory in Maryvale Baseball Park, a game that featured Mark Trumbo's laser of a solo home run to right-center field in the eighth inning and Torii Hunter's run-scoring double in the seventh.
September 30, 2011 |
Game 1: Saturday, 11 a.m., TBS Arizona (RHP Ian Kennedy, 21-4, 2.88) at Milwaukee (RHP Yovani Gallardo, 17-10, 3.52) Game 2: Sunday, 1:30 p.m., TBS Arizona (RHP Daniel Hudson, 16-12, 3.49) at Milwaukee (RHP Zack Greinke, 16-6, 3.83) Game 3: Tuesday, TBA Milwaukee (RHP Shaun Marcum, 13-7, 3.54) at Arizona (TBA) Game 4: Wednesday, TBA* Milwaukee (LHP Randy Wolf, 13-10, 3.69) at Arizona (TBA) Game 5: Friday, TBA* Arizona (RHP Ian Kennedy, 21-4, 2.88)
August 17, 2011 |
Don't adjust anything, this is a recording. The Dodgers again got a respectable outing from their starting pitcher Wednesday, and again barely gave him any run support. So the Dodgers lost. Again. This time the pitcher was Nathan Eovaldi, the 21-year-old making his third big league start, and except for a couple of jams he pitched well in holding the first-place Milwaukee Brewers to two runs in six innings. But Brewers ace and former Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke (12-4)
July 9, 2011 |
The Cardinals held it together without Albert Pujols, going 7-7 and scoring 4.2 runs per game. Tony La Russa was hoping Pujols would be added to the NL All-Star roster so he could avoid a four-day break.... Jim Leyritz, the Yankees' 1996 World Series hero who was acquitted of vehicular homicide after a drunk driving accident, is trying to get his career back on track as a coach for the independent Newark Bears. He says Joe Girardi and David Cone were the only former teammates who stood by him through his ordeal....
May 17, 2011 |
You pitch for the Dodgers and you want to win a game? Easy. Don't give up any runs. Hiroki Kuroda has figured out that much. Backed by a two-run home run by Matt Kemp and a run-scoring double by Jerry Sands, Kuroda pitched 72/3 innings Tuesday night to lift the Dodgers to a 3-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers that ended their losing streak at three games. "The team is a little down right now," Kuroda said. "Somebody has to change something. The rotatino has been pitching well.