May 19, 2010 |
Good, if not great, pitching helped give the Dodgers nine consecutive wins, their best streak in four years. And bad, if not horrible, pitching took that streak away Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium before 40,138 as the Dodgers fell to the San Diego Padres, 10-5, keeping them from tying the Padres for first place in the National League West. It seemed a matter of time, though, before the Dodgers' well-documented pitching troubles would reemerge after a nine-game hibernation made some forget that such troubles existed.
July 3, 2010 |
Outfielder Manny Ramirez wanted to wait until Monday to decide whether to go on the 15-day disabled list, but the Dodgers figured doing so wouldn't be worth playing a man short until then and made the move official. The move was one of several the Dodgers made Saturday. Right-hander Ramon Troncoso was sent to triple-A Albuquerque, and outfielder Xavier Paul and left-hander Travis Schlichting were called up. Ramirez, who was out of the lineup for the third consecutive game because of a strained right hamstring, will be eligible to be activated when the Dodgers return from the All-Star break on July 15 in St. Louis.
August 9, 2010 |
Gone for more than a month because of what the Dodgers and his agent described as personal reasons, reliever Ronald Belisario is set to return for the start of a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday. Belisario was part of the Dodgers' traveling party that departed Los Angeles on Monday, according to a team source who did not have permission to speak publicly. A roster spot for the hard-throwing reliever was opened when the Dodgers optioned Ramon Troncoso to triple-A Albuquerque.
May 29, 2009 |
The Dodgers' 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night at Wrigley Field left Manager Joe Torre shaking his head. Asked how he was doing, Torre laughed. "I'm doing better now," he said. With Jonathan Broxton unavailable to pitch, replacement closer Ramon Troncoso loaded the bases in the ninth inning, only to strike out Bobby Scales and Jake Fox to record a two-inning save that preserved the win. The Dodgers improved to a season-best 19 games over .
September 10, 2009 |
This could be worse. A lot worse. Sure, the Dodgers learned on Wednesday that Randy Wolf wouldn't be able to start their series opener in San Francisco two days later. Sure, Wolf was the latest player added to a growing list of sidelined players that already included Clayton Kershaw, Casey Blake and Jim Thome. And, sure, the Colorado Rockies were still too close in the standings for them to pre-order champagne. But by taking two of three games from the Diamondbacks at Chase Field -- a 4-3 loss on a walk-off walk that Ramon Troncoso issued to Mark Reynolds on Wednesday night prevented a sweep -- the Dodgers moved a step closer to securing a place in the postseason.
April 1, 2010
Cleveland 6, Dodgers 3 AT THE PLATE: Manny Ramirez singled, James Loney doubled and both scored on infield outs in the second inning. Blake DeWitt doubled and scored on Rafael Furcal's single in the fifth. ON THE MOUND: Knuckleballer Charlie Haeger, named the Dodgers' fifth starter earlier in the day, gave up a solo homer to Grady Sizemore and walked six but otherwise shut down Cleveland in five innings. Relievers George Sherrill and Ramon Troncoso gave up five runs, three unearned.