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Dodgers Place Yaisel Puig on 15 Day DL

View image | gettyimages.com The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed OF Yasiel Puig on the 15-Day DL, after aggravating a hamstring injury on Friday night.  Puig was heating up during a 5 game hit streak that featured 3 straight multi-hit games, raising his batting average from .222 to .293 before Friday night.  Andre Ethier is the immediate beneficiary, and is relevant again...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
12 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers place Puig, Peralta on disabled list

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed right fielder Yasiel Puig and reliever Joel Peralta on the 15-day disabled list. Puig strained his left hamstring running out a ground ball in Friday night's victory against San Diego. Peralta has been dealing with what he described as a ''dead arm.'' The Dodgers recalled right-handers Scott Baker and Carlos Frias. Baker was scheduled...
Via AP on Fox
26 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers place All-Star Yasiel Puig on 15-Day DL

The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed outfielder Yasiel Puig on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring. It is the first time in Puig’s career he has been placed on the disabled list. Puig had missed six of the last 11 games due to the hamstring and was held out of the lineup Sunday for the second straight game before the announcement was made. He had missed four out of...
Via Baseball Essential
41 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy Pitched Through Pain Last Night

When Brandon McCarthy left last night’s game with what was termed “right elbow tightness,” Twitter exploded with fury and jokes about how the Dodgers should have known better than to give a four-year deal to a pitcher with such a long injury history. I didn’t really agree with most of that, because he did pitch 200 innings last year and had never had any sort of major elbow...
Via Dodgers Digest
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 11, Padres 8: Petco Park as Coors Field, complete with injury

Petco Park, a noted home run haven, made baseball into a football game through the first inning and a half, with four homers being slugged and the game standing at 6-3. Luckily, that scoreline was in favor of the Dodgers thanks to a two-run shot from Andre Ethier, a three-run shot from Adrian Gonzalez, and an RBI double from Carl Crawford that could’ve been a two-RBI double...
Via Dodgers Digest
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Padres April 25, 2015: Brandon McCarthy and strikeouts

It’s funny what getting out of San Francisco can do for a team. The Dodgers were triumphant last night, and it was a solid performance all-around. Dodgers Padres 5:30 p.m. San Diego SS Rollins CF Myers RF Ethier 2B Solarte 1B Gonzalez RF Kemp 2B Kendrick LF Upton C Grandal...
Via Dodgers Digest
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Time Warner-Comcast failed merger hurts Dodgers fans

There won’t be a mega-merger between Time Warner and Comcast, causing customers across the country to celebrate the immediate lack of an uber-cable provider in this country. But one group of people that won’t be celebrating are fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers, whose best hope of gaining access to Time Warner’s SportsNet LA this year has gone up in smoke. A merger between...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why Alex Guerrero should not start for the Los Angeles Dodgers

For the first 15 games of the first 2015 season, one player has dominated the headlines for the Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s not Clayton Kershaw, it’s not Yasiel Puig. Alex Guerrero, who was essentially forced onto the bench due to a clause in his contract that allowed him to refuse assignment to the minor leagues, has been a diamond in the rough for the Dodgers. Guerrero has appeared...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: Adrian Gonzalez is unstoppable

For some, it might be too early in the season to decide who will be good and who will be bad. However, it can be a mutual agreement throughout the Major Leagues that Adrian Gonzalez is unstoppable. Adrian Gonzalez cannot be stopped this season. The Los Angeles Dodgers have a great weapon on their team. With that being said, other teams in the Major Leagues should feel threatened...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dodgers Bullpen as a Roadmap

How do you build a bullpen? How do you turn a bad one around? Fans in Detroit and other inquiring minds might like to know. The Dodgers might have a bit of a blueprint for us. The bullpen in Chavez Ravine last year… it wasn’t good? Only four National League teams were worse by Wins […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Will Win The Battle Of The Aces Between Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner?

Tonight, in San Francisco’s AT&T Park, two of the best pitchers in MLB square off in a heavyweight battle for the ages. Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants take to the bump for their respective ball clubs in hopes of notching his second victory of the season. No, this isn’t the NLCS, or even a game between two division...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: The Dodgers Cheap Excellent Bullpen

During Ned Colletti’s tenure as the General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a hallmark of the franchise was lavish spending on relief pitchers. A year ago, their Opening Day bullpen combined to make $33 million, by far the most of any team in baseball. To pitch in front of All-Star closer Kenley Jansen, Colletti […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Scott Baker one out away from perfect game

After retiring the first 20 batters of the game against the Iowa Cubs on Monday, Dodgers Triple-A Oklahoma City pitcher Scott Baker allowed a single on an 0-2 count. The game was only going to last seven innings because it was the first of a doubleheader, so it was shortened in accordance with minor league rules. Baker was signed by the Dodgers earlier this month after being cut...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Famous Faces To Have Picked Up The Bat

There are around half a billion baseball fans in the world today. It’s more popular than the NFL and even golf. So when we say a host of stars have made it to first base in the sport, it’s hardly surprising. Actors, athletes, politicians; they’ve all had their go at trying to make the major leagues. And some have succeeded, too. Let’s take a look at the stars who have had...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What can the Los Angeles Dodgers learn from Kris Bryant and the Cubs?

The first couple weeks of the MLB season were headlined by the Chicago Cubs and top prospect Kris Bryant. In short, Bryant is the best prospect in baseball and dominated Spring Training, but began the season in the minor leagues. Had Bryant began the season in the majors, 2015 would count as a full year against him and he would be eligible to become a free agent after the 2020...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Making the Case for Alex Guerrero in L.A.

The Dodgers may have caught lightning in a bottle when Alex Guerrero (hitting 5-for-14 with 2 HR and 8 RBI) stepped in to start at third base on April 12. However, Don Mattingly decided he would rather go with his 36-year-old journeyman, Juan Uribe (who by the way is hitting a paltry .214 with two runs scored and no extra base hits so far this year) now that he’s healthy instead...
Via Baseball Professor
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Takeaways from Dodgers’ First Two Weeks

3. Zack Greinke’s Best Year with the Dodgers May Come in 2015 Clayton Kershaw has been surprisingly human through the first two weeks of this MLB season. However, in the absence of the MVP-level Kershaw, Greinke has had a stellar start to the year. Greinke has started the year with two wins in three starts, and no losses. His 12 hits allowed and two walks over 19.2 innings pitched...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasmani Grandal Catches for Clayton Kershaw’s Second Start of the Season

Yasmani Grandal tags out Wilin Rosario at home plate off a throw from Andre Ethier in right field. (Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA Today Sports) Yasmani Grandal was not anticipating many starts behind the plate this season with reigning National League MVP pitcher Clayton Kershaw on the mound. But that’s where he found himself for game number 10 of the 2015 season, as...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson Day 2015

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” ~ Jackie Robinson April 15th has been dedicated by the MLB as Jackie Robinson Day since 2004. It’s a day dedicated to the memory of a man who faced the worst of man’s hatred and racism with poise, grace, and non-violence. Jackie Robinson was a baseball phenom who played 9 years with the Brooklyn Dodgers...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Both Los Angeles Dodgers and Catcher Yasmani Grandal Unconcerned About Numbers Behind the Plate

(Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth/USA TODAY) “He’s been unbelievable back there,” Dodgers’ pitcher Zack Greinke said of his teammate and freshman Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, “His catching is better than advertised.” When it comes to Grandal’s “advertising,” the jury is still out. He’s universally hailed as one of the best pitch-framers in the league. From 2007...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Puig is cutting back on bat flips

In some of the most depressing bat flip related news we’ve ever heard, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is going to be making an effort to cut back on his theatric, entertaining bat flips this season. Why? Because he doesn’t want to give off the impression that he’s disrespectful. The LA Times has the quotes. Though acknowledging that some fans are entertained...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Three games into the season, Gonzalez’s bat is pure fire

Yes, it’s early. The 2015 MLB season hasn’t even completed its first week yet. As of this writing, no team has played more than three games. But if MVP awards were handed out before teams have finished their opening series of the year, Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez would probably hoard all the votes. In his first 13 plate appearances of the very young season, Gonzalez...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Gonzalez hits three HRs, off to historic start

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is on quite the roll early this season. Repeating his power days from late last decade, the 32-year-old veteran has popped a ridiculous five homers in the team’s first three games. On Wednesday night alone, Gonzalez hit a homer in his first three at-bats against the division-rival San Diego Padres. As SB Nation points out,...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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