May 2, 1992 |
From the moment he was sent to the minor leagues on the last day of spring training, pitcher Kip Gross dreamed of the day he would return to Dodger Stadium. But he never dreamed he would live through a nightmare first. After being recalled from triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday night, Gross flew here Thursday and found himself in a cab riding through the middle of the violence in South-Central Los Angeles.
July 12, 1997 |
The Dodgers own the major league record for the most consecutive games started by right-handers. But that streak will end Sunday at 681 games. With Ismael Valdes on the disabled list because of a strained left hamstring, the Dodgers have called up southpaw Dennis Reyes from triple-A Albuquerque to make the start. Reyes had a 3-1 record and a 3.68 earned-run average at Albuquerque. He started the season at double-A San Antonio, where he was 8-1 with a 3.02 ERA in 80 innings.
September 27, 1993 |
Ramon Martinez is 3-7 with four no-decisions and a 3.09 ERA since the All-Star break. Before the break, he was 7-4 with a 3.21 ERA. The Dodgers have scored three runs or fewer in nine of Martinez' last 14 outings. Martinez was relieved in the sixth inning Sunday by Omar Daal with the Astros leading, 3-1, and runners on first and second base. Daal walked in the Astros' fourth run. In the eighth inning, the Dodgers' Kip Gross gave up his first run in 12 innings of relief.
February 14, 1990 |
Baseball arbitrator Richard Casher ruled in favor of the Cincinnati Reds today, awarding pitcher Randy Myers $875,000 for the 1990 baseball season, the Reds said. Myers, who was paid $300,000 last season, had sought $1.1 million. Casher heard both sides submit their figures and arguments Tuesday in New York. Myers' case was based on his performance last season with the New York Mets, which included a 7-4 record, 2.35 earned run average and 24 saves.
February 18, 1992 |
Right-hander Tim Belcher and the Cincinnati Reds agreed Monday to a one-year contract worth $2.1 million, more than double his $900,000 salary last year with the Dodgers. Belcher, 30, had been scheduled for a salary arbitration hearing today in Rosemont, Ill. He had asked for $2.35 million, and the Reds had offered $1.75 million. Belcher was 10-9 with the Dodgers last year with a 2.62 earned-run average in 33 starts.
March 29, 1992 |
Kip Gross lowered his spring earned-run average to 2.08 Saturday, but it may not help his chances of making the team because, on the same field, Jay Howell was raising expectations. Shortly before Gross worked out of a bases-loaded, none-out jam to set up the Dodgers' 7-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves, Howell threw well enough to make the Dodgers say he could be ready in the first few days of this season.