September 18, 2013 |
PHOENIX -- Hanley Ramirez was out of the Dodgers lineup Wednesday, but Manager Don Mattingly insisted his shortstop wasn't injured. “Part of the plan,” Mattingly said. Ramirez returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing four games with an irritated nerve in his back. He was removed in the eighth inning after scoring from first base on a triple by Michael Young. “Hanley's going to get to play a day, off a few days,” Mattingly said. “Kind of try to keep him sharp.
September 12, 2013 |
The regular season is almost over and Carl Crawford is still healthy. "I'm just grateful," Crawford said. This time last year, Crawford was recovering from reconstructive elbow surgery. "Just to be able play baseball again, to be able to do what I've done all my life, not having to worry about getting hurt," Crawford said. Crawford played in his 106th game Thursday. He played in only 31 last season for the Boston Red Sox, who traded him to the Dodgers days after his operation.
September 11, 2013 |
The series finale of “Burn Notice” will air on Thursday night, and when it ends so will the life of one of the show's main characters. That's all USA will say in advance of the highly anticipated episode titled “Reckoning.” The show follows the dangerous adventures of burned spy Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) and his rag-tag group of spy friends as they use their super-human detection skills to solve mysteries and crack international cases. At the core of the show is its humanity as Westen negotiates his difficult relationship with his troubled mother Madeline, played by Sharon Gless.
August 24, 2013 |
The series finale Sunday against the Boston Red Sox won't make or break the Dodgers' season. Win or lose, they will still have a considerable lead over the second-place Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League West. But Chris Capuano, who will take the mound for the Dodgers, said the game is important. With the Dodgers dropping a 4-2 decision to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday at Dodger Stadium, they are in danger of losing a series for the first time since they dropped two of three games to the Pittsburgh Pirates in mid-June.
August 14, 2013 |
NEW YORK - The Angels recalled infielder Andrew Romine from triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, creating the potential for a family feud in the final two games of a four-game series against the New York Yankees. Romine is starting at shortstop Wednesday night in place of Erick Aybar, who has a minor left-calf injury and is expected to return Thursday. Romine's younger brother, Austin, is a backup catcher for the Yankees and was not in Wednesday night's lineup but could play Thursday.
August 7, 2013 |
Venice will play on Thursday in the championship game of the Junior Division RBI World Series in Minneapolis after a 10-0 semifinal victory over Pawtucket. Morgan Lomax went three for three to raise his batting average to .500 in the tournament. Micah Wallette struck out six in a complete-game performance. Eric.email@example.com
August 5, 2013 |
The Urban Youth Academy will face Puerto Rico in the championship game of the Palomino World Series for 19U on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Urban Youth Academy in Compton. Adrian Martinez, a St. John Bosco grad, helped the Urban Youth Academy win its semifinal game over Mexico, 14-4. He threw 4 1/3 innings and gave up one unearned run and three hits. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
July 20, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - After hitting two home runs off Ted Lilly in a simulated game, Matt Kemp appears to still be on track to be activated from the disabled list Sunday. Kemp has been sidelined since July 6 because of irritation in his surgically repaired left shoulder. The first of Kemp's two home runs was to center field. The second landed in the visiting bullpen behind the wall in left-center. Manager Don Mattingly anticipated Kemp would be reinstated from the disabled list for the series finale in Washington, but said he would have to check with the team's medical department first.
July 7, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - A.J. Ellis' three-run double in the ninth inning lifted the Dodgers to their second victory at AT&T Park in three days, a 4-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. But one player in the Dodgers' clubhouse argued that Ellis' double wasn't the most important hit of game, saying that designation belonged to Yasiel Puig's leadoff single that inning. "He was embarrassed yesterday," the player, who asked not to be identified for publication, said of Puig.
July 5, 2013 |
DENVER -- Adrian Gonzalez said earlier this year that after his 2010 operation, he never recovered the swing that made him one of baseball's premier power hitters. Gonzalez continues to insist that is the case, even after hitting a home run in each of the Dodgers' last three games. “Still a singles hitter,” he said. “If I happen to hit a home run, I'm going to take it, but I'm still a singles hitter.” Does he really believe that? “Do I believe that?” Gonzalez said.