As Spring Training continues across Florida and Arizona this week, some (but not all) of baseball’s best players are away from their teams playing for their countries in the World Baseball Classic. Several Dodgers players are among those participating: Adrian Gonzalez, Sergio Romo and Alex Verdugo (Mexico), Ike Davis (Israel), Kike Hernandez (Puerto Rico) and Rob Segedin … More The WBC – Where quality starts go to die
This afternoon the Dodgers will open their Spring Training schedule at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona against the Chicago White Sox. On the mound will be ace Clayton Kershaw to be followed on Sunday and Monday by Rich Hill and Kenta Maeda. Baring injury, they are also expected to pitch the first three games of … More Julio Urias – To Limit or Not to Limit
Throughout Florida and Arizona this week hundreds of players and coaches arrive at Spring Training camps, all with the hope that this year will be their year. In Mesa, Arizona the Chicago Cubs are preparing to defend a World Series Championship for the first time in 108 years, which has to give each team just … More Hope Springs Eternal
Last night the Los Angeles Dodgers season came to a crashing halt with a 3-2 loss to the New York Mets in Game 5 of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium. Despite arguably the best 1-2 starting pitching duo in baseball, for the third straight season they failed in the postseason. The question is what’s next, … More Now What!
In the past couple of days the New York Mets fans base has been all up in arms over comments made by ace Matt Harvey that his doctor put a 180 innings limit on him this year following Tommy John surgery. Given that he’s already pitched 166 1/3 innings and the Mets still have 26 games left during … More Harvey: To Pitch or Not to Pitch – That is the Question?
Results: 2-4 (Won 2 of 3 in Philadelphia, Got swept in Pittsburgh) Star of the Week: 2B Howie Kendrick: .407 (11 for 27), 7 Runs, 4 RBI, 5 straight multi-hit games Goat of the Week: RP Jim Johnson: 0-2, Blown Save with a 29.45 ERA allowing 12 runs, 11 hits, and 3 walks in just 3 2/3 innings … More This Week in Dodger Baseball: 8/3-8/9
On Saturday afternoon, after having his start pushed back a couple of times, Clayton Kershaw went out and threw eight shutout innings allowing just two hits and one walk while striking out seven in the Dodgers 3-1 victory over the Angels at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw has now stretched his streak to 37 consecutive scoreless innings … More Kershaw – The Best Ever?