October 11, 2013 |
It was taunt and tense. It was a sweaty, nervous little game. And ultimately, one extremely frustrating game for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers lost the opener of the National League Championship Series, 3-2 in 13 innings, on Friday night when Carlos Beltran singled off Kenley Jansen to finally drive in the winning run in St. Louis. The Dodgers had chances all night to win the game but left 11 runners on base, hit into three double plays and had the potential winning run thrown out at the plate in the 10th inning.
October 11, 2013 |
In theory, Fox Broadcasting should have no rooting interest in the upcoming American League and National League Championship Series that will determine who goes to the World Series, which airs on the network. But theory is not reality and Fox executives are no doubt breathing a small sigh of relief that the small-market Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays have been eliminated. However, they are not all the way out of the woods yet. PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings The dream World Series for Fox is the Los Angeles Dodgers of the National League vs. the Boston Red Sox of the American League.
October 3, 2013 |
The Dodgers looked like that team from midsummer that stormed to the top of the division, while Clayton Kershaw looked a lot like the pitcher they've seen all season. It all proved too much for the Atlanta Braves, who saw the Dodgers jump out to a 6-1 victory in the opener of their National League division series at Turner Field in Atlanta on Thursday. Kershaw was dominating, striking out 12 Braves and holding them to the one run on just three hits in his seven innings. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 6, Braves 1 It was the second-most strikeouts in the postseason for a Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher, after the 15 New York Yankees Sandy Koufax struck out in the opener of the 1963 World Series.
September 28, 2013 |
Well, that was one lousy idea. I mean, come on, these are the Dodgers. The Los Angeles Dodgers. One of baseball's most storied teams. Their standards are supposed to be higher than those of the Padres. Yet there they were Friday night, unveiling a sign across the center-field wall that proclaimed: LA 2013 NL-West Division Champions. Really? This is what they do now at Dodger Stadium? Hang signs announcing a division title? I don't think so. At Dodger Stadium they hang World Series banners.
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September 26, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - The young man, a plumber's apprentice, had taken a couple of days off, driving to San Francisco for a reunion with his father and brother. A little before midnight he was dead, stabbed by strangers near a nightclub. But as word of 24-year-old Jonathan Denver's killing spread Thursday, it became clear that this was the latest turn in a saga that stretched back more than a century - to the roots of one of the most storied and bitter rivalries in American sports. Authorities said Denver was wearing Los Angeles Dodgers apparel at the time of the attack, and was involved in an altercation with Giants fans.
September 20, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO - Jon Stewart really needs to be the one writing this column. Ladies and gentlemen, and baseball fans of all ages, we present to you: The Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Sen. John McCain. No spoof. The issue that gripped America on Friday: Did the Dodgers commit a breach of etiquette by jumping in the Arizona Diamondbacks' pool to celebrate the National League West championship? Was this truly a matter of great importance in these United States? Must have been, because the senior senator from Arizona took to Twitter to let his position be known, in no uncertain terms.