June 6, 1992 |
Former Dodger Tim Belcher said he is looking forward to his matchup with the Dodgers' Tom Candiotti in Sunday's finale of the series against the Cincinnati Reds. "I'm intrigued," Belcher said. "He's had a great career, and I enjoy pitching against guys like that. It makes for a difficult game, but I like the challenge." Belcher is 5-5 with a 3.48 earned-run average. He defeated the New York Mets and St.
October 3, 1993 |
When Dodger Manager Tom Lasorda brought in Omar Daal Friday night to pitch to Barry Bonds rather than intentionally walk him with the score 4-4 in the fifth inning, with none out and runners on second and third base, he fell under heavy criticism. Bonds hit a three-run homer on a 2-and-0 pitch, with .238 hitter Dave Martinez on deck. "I brought in the left-hander in there to get him out," Lasorda said again Saturday. "If he would have popped up, would anyone be saying, 'Why didn't you walk him?'
October 7, 1991 |
Aside from Brett Butler's on-field imitation of Tom Lasorda, Alfredo Griffin's appearance in a Halloween mask, Kevin Gross' pinch-hitting duties and Roger McDowell's inning in left field, Sunday's season finale was like any other game. The Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants, 2-0, with no runs batted in from the offense and five pitchers combining on the shutout.
May 5, 1991 |
The next step in Orel Hershiser's comeback from shoulder surgery will begin Wednesday night at Bakersfield when he pitches for the Dodgers' Class-A California League team against Reno. At that point, Hershiser is on a 30-day timetable to rejoin the Dodgers. He will head west Monday or Tuesday. "I'm excited about going," said Hershiser, who was pleased with the results of his latest simulated game Friday. "It'll be nice to get some positive feedback after throwing in a game."
February 10, 1989
Pitchers Mark Langston, Scott Garrelts and Roger McDowell, and third baseman Howard Johnson avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to one-year contracts Thursday. Third baseman Tim Wallach agreed to a two-year contract extension with Montreal. Langston settled for $1.3 million with the Seattle Mariners, a raise of $437,500, with an additional $100,000 in bonuses based on innings pitched. Garrelts agreed to $705,000 with the San Francisco Giants, a raise of $80,000.
July 28, 1993 |
If the Dodgers were to deal before Saturday night's deadline to trade without waivers, it would be for pitching, according to Fred Claire, executive vice president. Claire, who has said he is getting calls mostly from American League clubs in contention who want veteran pitchers, said that, although he is pleased with the Dodger staff, he is listening. "I need to be as tuned in as I can be if something presents itself," Claire said.
April 11, 1993 |
The average major league salary on opening day, including prorated signing bonuses and deferred income, was $1,120,254, up 3.3% from last season, when the average increased 21%. Here's a look at the top-paid players by position, and the Dodger and Angel players making more than $1 million a season. Figures in millions. AT THE TOP Pos. --Player Salary C --Benito Santiago (Marlins) $3.4 1B --Will Clark (Giants) 4.8 2B --Ryne Sandberg (Cubs) 6.0 SS --Barry Larkin (Reds) 5.
March 18, 1994 |
Before the Dodgers signed Chan Ho Park, they sent team orthopedist Frank Jobe to Korea to examine him. Jobe reported that Park was a very sound prospect, but said there was a slight overgrowth of bone in his pitching elbow, a sign of overuse. Overgrowth is a common condition that does not interfere with pitching, but usually doesn't occur until later in a pitcher's career. What it told the Dodgers was that Park, 20, probably had been throwing hard for a long time.