March 24, 2000 |
Saying it's harder to get up for a spring training outing than a regular-season game, Kevin Brown was in midseason form Thursday. The right-handed Dodger ace had his most impressive spring outing, shutting down the Atlanta Braves, 1-0, in a game called in the seventh inning because of rain at Holman Stadium. "You try to keep the same approach," Brown said. "But it is a fact that the adrenaline is a little different." Brown, who improved to 2-0 with a 1.
January 11, 2000 |
Around the batting cage: There aren't many other sports pages around the country today where you can read those words. But the Dodgers began their voluntary winter workouts Monday at USC's Dedeaux Field, and it's not as if we have an NFL team in the playoffs to consume our thoughts. . . . I love it when Dodger management talks about "financial flexibility," as in referring to the recent trade that sent Ismael Valdes and Eric Young and more than $10 million in salaries to the Cubs. . . .
December 12, 2003 |
The Dodgers agreed to trade pitcher Kevin Brown, baseball's first $100-million player, to the New York Yankees on Thursday, major league sources said, marking the end of a turbulent five seasons in which Brown was frequently injured and the Dodgers never reached postseason play. Brown, 38, joined the Dodgers five years ago today, lured by club executives eager to restore the franchise to championship form under its then-new owner, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
September 17, 2002 |
Another season ended prematurely Monday for ailing pitcher Kevin Brown, whose back problems prompted the Dodgers to shut down the frustrated former staff ace who was struggling to revert to form. "I really haven't had a chance to help the guys out," said Brown, sidelined in September last season because of a torn muscle in his pitching elbow. "Obviously, what I was hoping for was to get back this season, get healthy, get back in the rotation and help the guys down the stretch.
October 3, 1998 |
To the San Diego Padres, the decision was simple--bring back ace Kevin Brown as soon as possible in the NL division series against the Houston Astros. Brown, who was outstanding in Tuesday's opening win at Houston, will start the pivotal Game 3 tonight with the series tied, 1-1. The Padres expect a sellout of more than 64,000, which would be the largest to see a baseball game in San Diego. "It comes down to a best-of-three series and we are going with our best," Manager Bruce Bochy said Friday.
June 16, 2000 |
He has pitched much better than his record indicates and provided stability during another turbulent time. That's what the Dodgers expect from Kevin Brown, who delivered a typically dominant and efficient performance Thursday night in a 4-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. He tossed his 17th career shutout and fourth complete game this season before 30,103 at Dodger Stadium. Brown (6-2) gave up four hits and struck out 10 without a walk.
July 6, 2000 |
Left fielder Gary Sheffield bumped into pitcher Kevin Brown and his family Wednesday afternoon in a San Diego shopping mall. Brown immediately congratulated his Dodger teammate for being selected a National League reserve for Tuesday's All-Star game at Turner Field in Atlanta, and Sheffield thanked him. But Sheffield didn't realize Brown also had been selected until the right-hander's oldest son, Ridge, quickly made him aware. "He asked me, 'Why didn't you say congratulations back?'
July 29, 2003 |
Had Manager Jim Tracy used an off day Monday to skip Kazuhisa Ishii in the rotation and start Kevin Brown today on his normal four days' rest, he would have been able to start his best pitcher, Brown, twice on this critical trip -- in Philadelphia today and in Atlanta on Sunday.
July 17, 2003 |
The Dodgers have not released the results of the latest tests performed on injured ace Kevin Brown, but the right-hander had a bullpen session Wednesday and remains "on track" to rejoin the rotation this week, Manager Jim Tracy said. Brown is on the disabled list because of a lower abdomen strain he suffered July 3 against the San Diego Padres. The Dodgers plan to activate him Saturday to start against the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium.
June 22, 1996 |
Kevin Brown's earned-run average is headed in the same direction as his sharp-breaking sinker--down. Brown pitched a five-hitter and lowered his ERA to 1.88, best in the major leagues, as the Florida Marlins defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-0, on Friday at Miami. Devon White hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning, but Gary Sheffield's two-run double in the first was all Brown (6-5) needed.