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Jharel Cotton And Willie Calhoun To Play In 2016 Futures Game

On Tuesday the rosters for the 2016 All-Star Futures Game were announced, and for the third consecutive year two prospects from...
Via Dodger Blue
6 hours ago

Dodgers Video: Julio Urias Collects First Major League Hit And RBI

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias earned the elusive first win of his young Major League career on Tuesday night. Urias took...
Via Dodger Blue
6 hours ago

Dodgers’ Joc Pederson injures AC joint

The Dodgers and their fans are probably desensitized about not having their preferred outfielders available, but the team instead received some good news regarding a potential significant setback to one of their starters on Tuesday night. Joc Pederson’s face-first collision with the center-field wall during the eighth inning of Los Angeles’ 6-5 win over the Brewers at Miller...
Via Today's Knuckleball
9 hours ago

Dodgers' Stewart set to debut vs. host Brewers

Less than three months after opening the season playing for the Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, right-hander Brock Stewart will be making his Major League debut for the Dodgers against the Brewers at Miller Park on Wednesday.
Via Dodgers.com
10 hours ago

WATCH: Joc Pederson crashes into wall, leaves game with injury

The last thing the Los Angeles Dodgers need right now is more health concerns. Not too long after it was announced that Clayton Kershaw will have his ailing back further examined, young center fielder Joc Pederson gave his team’s fans a scare in the bottom of the eighth on Tuesday against the Brewers. "@FlyByKnite: This is how Joc Pederson got hurt. pic.twitter.com/BTKjtb0p24...
Via The Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers are sending Clayton Kershaw back to L.A. to have back examined

MILWAUKEE – The Dodgers’ starting rotation has unraveled from the back. Now there is reason to be concerned about the top of the rotation as well. One day after downplaying the lower back discomfort that has bothered Clayton Kershaw for some...
Via The OC Register
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Farm Fresh: Calhoun, Cotton in MLB Futures Game

By Bart Harvey Second baseman Willie Calhoun and right-handed pitcher Jharel Cotton were both selected to play in this year’s MLB Futures Game. The game will be played on July 10 at Petco Park, two days prior to the All-Star Game. The 21-year old Calhoun, featured recently at Dodger Insider, has a .799 OPS for […]
Via Dodgers Insider
17 hours ago

Ellis caps rally as Dodgers top Pirates 5-4, avoid sweep

PITTSBURGH (AP) A.J. Ellis hit a tiebreaking, two-out infield single that capped a four-run fifth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 Monday and salvage the finale of a four-game series. Scott Kazmir (6-3), who entered with an 11.17 ERA at PNC Park, won despite allowing four runs, four hits and four walks in five innings. Kenley Jansen...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig or Jeff Francoeur?

Not long ago, we had a little company trip to New York, and while we were there we swung through the MLBAM offices. As part of that visit, we had a chance to go on the Statcast Podcast with Mike Petriello and Matt Meyers. At one point, in talking with them, I blurted out Jeff Francoeur as a player comp for Yasiel Puig. I hadn’t thought about it much, in the way I usually don...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

L.A. Dodgers End Win Streak, Yet Record-Setting Closer Still Dominant

At the climax of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ eight wins in nine games capped by a six-game win streak that was snapped with back-to-back losses to the Pittsburgh Pirates this weekend, L.A. had its highest winning percentage of the season. But their usually dominant pitching staff conceded a combined 14 runs in the two losses, and they’ve dropped to second in the National League...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers have discussed trading for Jay Bruce

The Los Angeles Dodgers have serious questions in their outfield and are contemplating a trade for Jay Bruce, according to a report. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported Sunday that the Dodgers are looking at the Reds outfielder as a potential acquisition to bolster their lineup. Sources: #Reds’ Bruce a consideration for #Dodgers. Ethier’s return uncertain; Pederson only...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores: Fernandez/Kershaw Double Feature

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by sabermetric nobleman Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. Read more about the components of and formulae for NERD scores here. *** Most...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers sign Jordan Sheffield + bonus pool update + recap of rounds 31-40

There have been a lot of draft signings since the last update, and this update will be a happy one as all of the picks in the top 10 have been signed (and almost all officially). The Dodgers also spent heavily on their 11th-round pick, something they have done in the past (Joc Pederson, Spencer Navin, Imani Abdullah). Jim Callis of MLB.com also brought something to light that was...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Blanton slams water cooler after HR

There seems to be some sort of correlation between struggling pitchers and water coolers. When their frustration boils over and they choose not to take it out on their teammates, they go after a water cooler. That’s what happened to Joe Blanton after he gave up a two-run dinger to Jordy Mercer on Saturday. He first went back to the dugout and pondered his next move. After staring...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Seager among best shortstops with historic first half (so far)

Corey Seager‘s first half of the 2016 has been one of the best by a Dodger rookie. Ever. Joc Pederson‘s first half of 2015 was impressive, but unfortunately he could not replicate that success in the second half of his first full season. Seager has already surpassed or bettered Pederson’s offensive numbers from last year’s first half (although he has four fewer home runs...
Via Dodgers Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers may have turned a corner after 'eye-opening' meeting

PITTSBURGH — The bus to the airport was waiting, but the Dodgers still were talking.The team had just lost two out of three to the first-place Giants in San Francisco. Players and coaches drifted in and out of manager Dave Roberts' office, joining the conversation. The topic, third baseman Justin Turner said, was "what we want to do, who we want to be."Roberts ordered the departure...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper visits Vin Scully in broadcast booth, posts tribute

With Vin Scully retiring at season’s end after a long, storied and unparalleled broadcasting career, Bryce Harper took some time before the Washington Nationals’ series finale showdown with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday to pay a visit to the booth and chat with the legendary broadcaster. Harper, joined by Nationals skipper Dusty Baker, talked baseball with Scully and...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig hits game-winning little league homer thanks to crucial Nationals error (VIDEO)

Bryce Harper has been aiming to “Make Baseball Fun Again” this year. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is one of those players who can fulfill that motto. He definitely produced a thoroughly enjoyable moment to end Wednesday night’s game at Dodger Stadium. Ironically, it was at the expense of Harper’s Washington Nationals — and especially outfielder Michael A...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dodgers’ Adrian Gonzalez makes insane circus catch

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez provided a “Catch of the Year” nominee against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. Nats pitcher Joe Ross was batting in the fifth inning, and hit a pop-up down the right field line. Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley got his glove on the ball and deflected it to Gonzalez, who then caught the ball in...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron drops F-bomb during Cavs’ parade (Video)

LeBron James sure had himself a grand ole time at the Cleveland Cavaliers’ parade on Wednesday. Celebrating Cleveland’s first major pro sports championship since 1964, LeBron certainly was feeling the loose atmosphere. He paraded around with the Larry O’Brien Trophy, and he also rocked the mic. He talked about his teammates and their contributions to the team, and it was while...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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