| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:29 PM
There was nothing surprising about Don Mattingly's recent criticism of the Dodgers, other than perhaps the decision to use an obscenity to describe the team.
Mattingly tried something like this early last year, when the Dodgers were playing even worse...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 11:14 PM
AT THE PLATE: White Sox starter Hector Noesi hadn't won a game in more than two years, but the Dodgers made him look like Juan Marichal. Noesi, a 27-year-old right-hander with a 4-19 career record before Tuesday, ended a personal 14-game losing streak,...
| May 6, 2014
| 9:39 PM
KEY MOMENT: After the Dodgers loaded the bases in the sixth inning on an error and two infield hits, Hanley Ramirez, Andre Ethier and Juan Uribe unloaded them, driving in a run each with a single, a fielder's choice and a single to break open a...
| May 7, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Daryl Spencer was the first one, on May 30, 1961, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, when he started at third base for the Dodgers against the St. Louis Cardinals. Who knew then?
More than a half-century later, last Aug. 22, reliever Brian Wilson, in...
| May 8, 2014
| 11:48 PM
ON THE MOUND: Josh Beckett remains in search of his first victory, as he made another solid start for which he wasn't rewarded. Beckett limited the Giants to one run and five hits over 6 2/3 innings, lowering his earned-run average to 2.80 in the process....
| May 4, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Nobody would say so, but it was set up as something of a sacrifice, the Dodgers reaching down into the minors and asking Stephen Fife to go up against Marlins phenom Jose Fernandez.
But in a tense, back-and-forth affair ultimately decided after both...
| May 9, 2014
| 11:07 PM
By the standards of their shared history, this has been a period of relative civility between the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants.
A measure of hostility was reintroduced into the storied rivalry Friday night, courtesy of Yasiel Puig's home run...
| May 10, 2014
| 8:41 PM
ON THE MOUND: Limiting the Giants to two runs and six hits over seven innings, Zack Greinke improved to 6-1. When pitching immediately after a Dodgers loss, Greinke is 11-1 with a 2.12 earned-run average over two seasons. Brian Wilson loaded the bases...
| May 11, 2014
| 9:47 PM
ON THE MOUND: Clayton Kershaw limited the Giants to three runs and seven hits over seven innings. The only real mistake he made was in the seventh inning, when he hung a curveball to Brandon Hicks, who sent it over the left-field wall for a two-run home...
| May 12, 2014
| 11:12 PM
AT THE PLATE: Yasiel Puig hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 lead. The Dodgers never trailed again. The home run was the seventh of the season for Puig, who also drew a bases-loaded walk in the fifth inning....
| May 13, 2014
| 10:58 PM
AT THE PLATE: On the day the Dodgers offered fans bobblehead dolls made in his image, Yasiel Puig was two for three with a run batted in, a double, a run and a walk. Hanley Ramirez continued to show signs he might be close to breaking out of his slump, as...
| May 3, 2014
| 9:50 PM
MIAMI — Don Mattingly says he hasn't lost confidence in Carl Crawford. Never mind the .185 batting average entering Saturday. Or the four hits in his last 45 at-bats. Or even the .212 on-base percentage.
“Carl has struggled, but that doesn't...