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Farhan Zaidi Seeing Progress From Joc Pederson And Yasiel Puig

Heading into the 2016 season Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman referred to Joc...
Via Dodger Blue
10 minutes ago

ESPN’s Keith Law Drops Dodgers’ Farm System To Fifth In Midseason Update

At the beginning of the season ESPN's Keith Law released his ranking of the best farm systems in baseball, listing the Los...
Via Dodger Blue
20 minutes ago

Dodgers Video: Andrew Toles Capitalizes On Cardinals’ Misplay To Score

The Los Angeles Dodgers' string of surprising call-ups this season grew to include Andrew Toles, who started in center field...
Via Dodger Blue
30 minutes ago

Cards look to take series against Dodgers before 10-game road trip

ST. LOUIS -- Tuesday night's rainout will sprout a major league debut on Sunday night.In need of a sixth starter after a Wednesday day-night doubleheader forced their hand, the St. Louis Cardinals will call up 24-year-old right-hander Mike Mayers to work the rubber game of their weekend series with the Los Angeles Dodgers in Busch Stadium.A third-round pick in the 2013 first-year...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen works to get his mechanics in order

ST. LOUIS – By most measures, Kenley Jansen might be having the best season of his career. He is holding opposing batters to career-low averages (.156) and on-base percentages (.200) against him. His WHIP is the lowest of his career (0.70) and his...
Via The OC Register
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cards' win streak halts at five with 7-2 loss to the Dodgers

ST. LOUIS -- Adrian Gonzalez hit his eighth home run, red-hot Justin Turner got two more RBIs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat St. Louis 7-2 on Saturday night to end the Cardinals' five-game winning streak.Turner's two-run double capped a four-run third. He has 14 RBIs since the All-Star break.Gonzalez's 429-foot solo blast to center sparked a three-run sixth.Kenta Maeda (9-7) rebounded...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 7, Cardinals 2: Maeda solid as offense rides big innings

The Dodgers prevailed over the Cardinals tonight, 7-2, after the 16-inning marathon of torture that was the last game. Kenta Maeda gave the team the quality start they needed, while the team rode big outbursts in the third and sixth innings to notch the victory. The Dodgers have been frustratingly inconsistent since the All-Star break, but have managed to get back to .500 since...
Via Dodgers Digest
5 hours ago

Kazmir looks to spoil MLB debut of Cards' Mayers

The Cardinals knew Wednesday's doubleheader would throw a wrinkle in their rotation four days later since they preferred not to start Carlos Martinez on short rest. They decided to call up Mike Mayers from Triple-A Memphis for a spot-start, which will be his Major League debut. The Dodgers will turn to Scott Kazmir as the teams meet in the series finale on Sunday night at Busch Stadium.
Via Dodgers.com
5 hours ago

Stripling recalled to give Dodgers a fresh arm

The Dodgers optioned left-handed reliever Grant Dayton to Triple-A Oklahoma City and recalled right-hander Ross Stripling on Saturday.
Via Dodgers.com
9 hours ago

Kenta Maeda could provide bullpen a save

Dodgers at Cardinals, 4:15 p.m. Chase Utley, 2B Corey Seager, SS Justin Turner, 3B Adrián González, 1B Howie Kendrick, LF Yasmani Grandal, C Andrew Toles, RF Joc Pederson, CF Kenta Maeda, P On July 23, the Dodgers could use a July 10 Kenta Maeda. Maeda went seven innings on July 10 against […]
Via Dodgers Insider
10 hours ago

Could Clayton Kershaw's injury hinder trade talks?

When Clayton Kershaw went down with a back injury on June 26, it seemed as if the Los Angeles Dodgers were heading for disaster. Kershaw was on a dominant pace leading the league in innings, ERA, WHIP and strikeouts on his way to a 14-2 record. Meanwhile, the rest of the Dodgers starting rotation had an ERA over four and lacked any consistency. Combine that with an offense that...
Via isportsweb.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza's Dodgers legacy is complicated, but it provided some of the drive that helped him reach Hall of Fame

If the Baseball Hall of Fame believes in honesty, Mike Piazza’s plaque will feature a New York Mets logo on his cap and a chip on his shoulder, placed there by the Dodgers. Piazza’s legacy in New York is simple. From 1998 to 2005, he formed a...
Via The OC Register
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

McCarthy sharp again, exits with leg cramps

Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy left Friday night's game against Cardinals in the seventh inning with what appeared to be cramp in his right leg.
Via Dodgers.com
1 day ago

Manfred suggests limiting pitching changes

From the moment he took over as the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Rob Manfred has spoken publicly about many possible changes Bud Selig never mentioned. They possible changes started with limiting or preventing defensive shifts and have now gravitated towards limiting pitching changes. That’s right, Manfred suggested today the league is looking into possibly limiting...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Turner, Dodgers hand Nats' Strasburg first loss of season

WASHINGTON (AP) Justin Turner homered twice and drove in five runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers ended Stephen Strasburg's undefeated streak by beating the Washington Nationals 6-3 on Thursday. Turner hit his 16th and 17th home runs, a two-run shot off Strasburg in the first and a three-run shot off the right-hander in the third, to set a career high. Howie Kendrick extended his...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ Joc Pederson suffers from serious case of bed head (pic)

With a getaway day game scheduled for Thursday against the host Washington Nationals at 12:05 local time, the Los Angeles Dodgers were forced into a quick turnaround after playing a night game Wednesday, with players having to show up at the ballpark pretty early. Perhaps too early for some of them. Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson is a young pup at the spry age of 24. And...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper quotes Domingo Ayala to riff on mammoth homer (pic)

Even Bryce Harper was left utterly impressed with the vulgar display of power he demonstrated with a majestic mammoth home run that reached the third deck of Nationals Park during Wednesday’s 8-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. So much so, in fact, that he riffed on a quote from social media star, YouTube sensation and baseball quasi-folk hero Domingo Ayala to properly address...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spine expert thinks Clayton Kershaw unlikely to need back surgery

Clayton Kershaw is out indefinitely with a back injury, and there were recent reports that he could need season-ending surgery. However, one spine expert thinks Kershaw is unlikely to need surgery. LA Times Dodgers reporter Andy McCullough shared the information via Twitter Wednesday: Spoke w/ Andrew Hecht, chief of spine surgery at NYC's Mount Sinai. Said given Kershaw's symptoms...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Wood to undergo elbow procedure, out eight weeks

The injury bug plaguing the Los Angeles Dodgers has officially mutated into super bacteria status. According to a report by Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, Dodgers lefty Alex Wood will undergo an elbow debridement procedure and is expected to miss the next eight weeks of action. Wood has been on the shelf since late May with ongoing soreness in his pitching...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers looking at big names on trade market

The Los Angeles Dodgers are currently in first place in the wild card standings and 4.5 games behind the San Francisco Giants in the National League West. It’s not necessarily a bad position to be in, but the team is dealing with a major injury scare to ace starter Clayton Kershaw. The three-time Cy Young winner was placed on the 15-day disabled list late last month with a bulging...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers place pitcher Ryu on DL; Pederson returns

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers placed pitchers Hyun-Jin Ryu and Casey Fien on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of elbow tendinitis. Ryu made one start for the team after being reinstated from the 60-day DL on July 7. He allowed six runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings against San Diego in his first start since September 2014. The South Korean left-hander had been sidelined...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kershaw shut down indefinitely due to lingering back pain

Dark days continue for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting rotation. According to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts on Tuesday, three-time NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw “didn’t feel great” after throwing a simulated game over the weekend and has been shut down indefinitely until his back pain goes away, per Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times. Clayton Kershaw...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig wears awesome Vin Scully-themed cleats

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig wore an awesome pair of customized Nike spikes on Sunday in Arizona, paying tribute to legendary Dodgers play-by-play man Vin Scully. The outside of the left shoe reads, “Win for Vin”, and features an image of the Hall of Fame broadcaster. The inside of the right shoes reads a hashtag “#ITFDB”, as in Scully’s trademark opening...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig wears great Vin Scully-themed cleats

Dodgers play-by-play guru Vin Scully has always been supportive of Yasiel Puig, even when he struggled. It seems as if Puig hasn’t forgotten about it, and probably won’t. Puig wore a flashy red, white and blue colored pair of cleats to pay tribute to Scully with his face and “Win for Vin” etched on them. These Vin Scully cleats are. pic.twitter.com/TQ3Im1NJ4e — MLB (...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers trade rumors: Outfield edition

The Los Angeles Dodgers may already be looking to the Milwaukee Brewers for offensive help at the catcher position in Jonathan Lucroy. It may also be likely that they will look to the same team for help in the outfield in Ryan Braun. The Los Angeles Dodgers President of Baseball Operations, Andrew Friedman, is notorious for his small market moves and focus on rebuilding the farm...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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