| Jun 11, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- Never mind that Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was in the middle of facing the opposing pitcher.
Manager Joe Torre had seen enough.
With the bases full and a 2-0 count on San Diego Padres starter Kevin Correia, Torre lifted the 21-year-...
| Jun 12, 2009
Gayle Anderson was live in West Covina at BIG LEAGUE DREAMS Sports Parks. The playing fields are built as scaled down replicas of major league stadiums such as Boston's Fenway Park, Chicago's Wrigley Field, New York's Yankee Stadium, The Polo Grounds,...
| Jun 15, 2009
ARLINGTON, TEXAS -- The Dodgers of 2008 couldn't win without Manny Ramirez.
The Dodgers of 2009 can.
Asked why, Manager Joe Torre often points to the team's 35-year-old third baseman.
Torre likes to talk about how Casey Blake's consistent approach to...
| Jun 19, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- The names remain unknown. The results remain the same.
The Dodgers' bullpen is still closing out games.
The latest was a 3-2 victory over the Oakland A's on Thursday at Dodger Stadium that moved Manager Joe Torre past Sparky Anderson into...
| Jun 21, 2009
The Angels had their chances for a comeback in the eighth and ninth innings Sunday, but the Dodgers were able to stay out of reach for a 5-3 victory Sunday evening at Angel Stadium.
The Dodgers won their second Freeway Series of the season by handing the...
| Jun 29, 2009
As everyone speculates about how the Dodgers will perform when Manny Ramirez returns this week, there's the more pressing concern about the Dodgers' play right now.
Despite clinging to the major leagues' best record, the Dodgers have lost four of five...
| Jun 30, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- Andre Ethier hit another walk-off home run -- this one in the 13th inning -- to lift the Dodgers past the Colorado Rockies, 4-2, Monday night at Dodger Stadium.
Ethier's blast off Colorado reliever Joel Peralta on a 1-2 pitch came after...
| Jul 2, 2009
The 50-game suspension of Manny Ramirez ended on the day the Dodgers became the first team to win 50 games this season -- and with the Dodgers' top standing in the National League, little changed from the day he was banned.
After squeaking past the...
| Jul 17, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- The fans at Dodger Stadium rose and roared as the left fielder stepped into the batter's box.
The left fielder was Juan Pierre.
That Manny Ramirez didn't receive the loudest ovation of the night in his first game back from a 50-game...
| Jul 18, 2009
Early this season the Dodgers carried an eight-game winning streak into Houston, only to have it ended by the then-lowly Astros, who took two of three games in the series.
Now Houston is a much improved ballclub, which it demonstrated by beating up on...
| Jul 20, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- A cursory look at the box score would indicate that Matt Kemp was a one-man wrecking crew Sunday, scoring all four runs in the Dodgers' 4-3 win over the Houston Astros.
That included Kemp's solo home run in the eighth inning that...
| Jul 21, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers Manager Joe Torre said this spring that what happened Monday night might never happen. General Manager Ned Colletti said the same.
But there was Jason Schmidt, pitching in his first major league game in more than two years....