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Breaking down slump of Dodgers rookie Pederson

Through mid-June, Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson seemed a lock for NL Rookie of the Year, JABO's C.J. Nitkowski says in the video above. By the All-Star break, the 23-year-old California native had 20 homers and 40 RBI, despite batting just .230. At the time, he led all rookies in homers — the Ray's Steven Souza was second with 15 — while his .487 slugging percentage...
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WATCH: Jimmy Rollins gets big ovation in return to Philly

There are a lot of things you can say about Philadelphia Phillies fans. And throughout the years, Jimmy Rollins had a hot and cold relationship with the city. But when Rollins returned to Citizens Bank Park on Monday for the first time as a visitor, the reception given to him by the Phillies phaithful was fantastic. That must have been quite overwhelming for Rollins, who tipped...
Via The Outside Corner
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Adrian Gonzalez is Currently Trending Up in Streaky Season for Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 29: Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an RBI double in the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics at Dodger Stadium on July 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) Even with an All-Star nod, Los Angeles Dodgers’ first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has had a season filled with ups and downs thus far in...
Via The Sports Journal
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers make roster move, activate A.J. Ellis off DL

The Dodgers have activated catcher A.J. Ellis off of the disabled list and optioned Austin Barnes to Triple-A Oklahoma City, the team announced Tuesday. Ellis, who is working his way back from a knee injury, had been on the DL since July 19. Relegated to backup duty when the Dodgers picked up Yasmani Grandal in the offseason, Ellis has struggled most of the year. However, in the...
Via Fox Sports
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Dodgers' Hernandez blisters Kelly Osbourne over remark about Latinos

Dodgers infielder Enrique Hernandez took aim at Kelly Osbourne on Twitter after the TV personality put her foot in her mouth while discussing Latinos on "The View." During a segment about Donald Trump on Tuesday's show, Osbourne was trying to condemn the republican candidate for recent remarks about Mexicans. You'll recall that Trump said, "When Mexico sends its people, they're not...
Via Fox Sports
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Clayton Kershaw wins National League Pitcher of the Month

Throughout the 2015 season, ace Clayton Kershaw has been overshadowed on the Los Angeles Dodgers because his teammate Zack Greinke has been the best pitcher in baseball. Well, Kershaw was able to take some of that attention back and show that he is still the ace of the Dodgers. Kershaw was not having his best season going into the month of July. At the end of June, he had a 3.20...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
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The case for keeping Austin Barnes around when A.J. Ellis returns

A.J. Ellis is due back from the disabled list on Tuesday. Yay-J! That likely means the end Austin Barnes on the 25-man roster for the time being. But it shouldn’t be. Getting Ellis back will be nice, as he’s pretty much all you could want or expect out of a 34-year-old backup catcher (some more framing would be nice, but so would a lot of things). With Justin Turner out because...
Via Dodgers Digest
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Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 127 – Kershaw, trade deadline, prospects

On this episode of “Dugout Blues,” Jared Massey (Dodgers Nation) and I return from a recent absence to recap — mostly — the Dodgers’ doings at the trade deadline. But first, we speak highly of one Clayton Kershaw. I’m really not sure what’s left to say about this guy. We also speak highly of Zack Greinke, who is also really, really, really, really, really good at baseballing...
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Well this is awkward

Angels' Victorino is out @ 2nd as #Dodgers Jimmy Rollins tries to get Aybar at 1st. @NikonUSA #D4S #sportsphotography — Mark J. Terrill (@mjterrill) August 3, 2015
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Yasiel Puig stars in newest This is SportsCenter ad

Now that Yasiel Puig is no longer a walking lightning rod for stodgy old baseball writers who believe in THE UNWRITTEN RULES OF BASEBALL, he can live and function like other normal athletes.  That means a This is SportsCenter commercial for the Dodgers star.  This one centers on Puig as an office worker using walk-up music for a powerpoint presentation in the office.  But the...
Via Awful Announcing
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Dodgers 5, Angels 3: Have a Day, Andre Ethier

How did Mat Latos do in his Dodgers debut? Depends on how you look at such things. It’s difficult to look at “six innings, one run allowed” and not think, well, that’s pretty good, and a whole lot better than Zach Lee or Brandon Beachy or the recent parade of fill-in starters have been able to do. On the other hand, he only struck out one batter, and… Latos only had three...
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The Wind Up: It’s Clayton’s Turn Now

If you’re a Los Angeles Dodgers fan, I hope you know what you’ve got, regardless of whether or not Zack Greinke opts out of his contract after this season. If you’re not a Dodgers fan, I understand your anger and envy. Last week Greinke saw his scoreless streak end at 45.2 innings. On the year he holds a league-leading 1.41 ERA while maintaining a 2.57 FIP. He’s surrendered...
Via The Sports Post
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Kershaw freezes out Trout in historic MVP matchup (VIDEO)

Never before had reigning league MVPs ever faced each other during the regular season. And this matchup had to have a winner. So score it Clayton Kershaw 1, Mike Trout 0. VIDEO: Clayton Kershaw FREEZES Mike Trout in round 1 of MVP vs. MVP. — theScore (@theScore) August 1, 2015 At Dodger Stadium on Saturday afternoon, the Dodgers...
Via The Other Paper
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WATCH: Dodgers Pitcher Clayton Kershaw Wins Historic Face-Off With Angels Slugger Mike Trout

When Mike Trout stepped up to the plate for the first time in Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers there was more on the line than just getting someone on base or scoring runs. It was a more than gaining ground on the Astros or the Dodgers gaining space from the Giants. It was the first time in league history that  two reigning MVPs faced off against each other.So--who...
Via FatManWriting
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Greinke and Santiago start Freeway Series 2015

Clayton Kershaw was pulled from a start versus the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. The Los Angeles Dodgers were playing coy and not expanding on a “hip issue” which delayed Kershaw’s interleague start. Don Mattingly announced his co-ace would be ready for the first game of the Freeway Series 2015. Kershaw and Los Angeles Angels lefty Hector Santiago were slated, but the...
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Seager’s Workin’ On My Buy Moves

Corey Seager should've been called up already. Brucely, we're up against it with the Dodgers. We have the aging vet, Jimmy Rollins, who looks like toast if you were to take doodie and pat it into the shape of toast and, uh, toast it. We have Justin Turner, who is having a career year but isn't really this good and getting more slap hits than another Turner. We have Dumb Mattingly...
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Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner Trying to Avoid Trip to DL

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner hits an hits an RBI double during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Friday, July 24, 2015, in New York. (Mandatory Credit: Frank Franklin II/AP) It still seems to be a mystery just what exactly sent Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner to the hospital after the Dodgers returned to Southern California...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Yasiel Puig, mired in a slump, somewhat broke out of his hitting funk in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 10-7 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday, going 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. The young slugger, batting only .195 in July, was having an especially rough go of it over the past week,...Read More The post Yasiel Puig says he broke out of slump by playing baseball...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers upgrade rotation in unexpected, intelligent way

The Dodgers have an apparently endless supply of cash, and are using it to run the largest payroll in baseball this year, so naturally, any time a prominent and expensive player is rumored to be trade bait, LA is one of the first teams mentioned. They’ve been linked to Cole Hamels all year. More recently, […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Enrique Hernandez showered with bananas during postgame interview (Video)

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Enrique Hernandez was showered with bananas by teammates during a postgame interview following Wednesday night's win over Oakland. Hernandez came into the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning and hit a go-ahead 2-run double in the seventh inning. The Dodgers went on to win the game 10-7 and "rewarded" Hernandez after the game with a new twist...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers reportedly acquire Mat Latos and Michael Morse

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been heavily rumored to be interested in multiple starting pitchers. Whether they get that ace remains to be seen, but the team did add a solid veteran arm in Mat Latos on Wednesday. Source: Latos, Morse to Dodgers for prospects. At least one competitive balance pick also to Dodgers. W/ Latos off board Haren still in play — Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wittenmyer: Dodgers Acquire Latos/Morse

The Dodgers were known to be in the market for starting pitching, and this morning, it looks like they’ve added an arm to their rotation. Source: Latos, Morse to Dodgers for prospects. At least one competitive balance pick also to Dodgers. W/ Latos off board Haren still in play — Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) July 29, […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers make Yasiel Puig available in trade

Remember the Summer of Puig in 2013? When Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig stormed into Major League Baseball as a 22-year-old and posted a WAR of 5.0 in just 104 games while galvanizing the entire Los Angeles Dodgers franchise? Yeah, that seems like a long time ago, as the Dodgers are now reportedly ready to move on from the former All-Star. Bob Nightengale reports that the Dodgers...
Via Rumors and Rants
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tough decision await the Giants at the trade deadline

It’s an odd year, which means the San Francisco Giants really shouldn’t bother trying to add anything at the trade deadline since there’s no point. But the Giants find themselves in the thick of contention with a chance to get to an odd year-playoffs for the first time since 2003, and that means they’ll be actively shopping over the next seven days. The Giants, though...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrick on Instagram: 'I don’t eat sleep and breathe baseball'

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in first place in the NL West division, but they have lost four of their last seven games. A few nervous fans have been taking out their frustrations on Howie Kendrick, and the veteran infielder is not happy about it. On Monday, Kendrick went on an Instagram rant telling fans...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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