| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:01 PM
It’s the first of November, and how does your team shape up for 2014? Never too early to get overly excited, raise an eyebrow or, for some, to flat-out panic.
The Dodgers are in better shape than most heading into the off-season, or at least the...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 2:23 PM
MARK ELLIS, 36, second base
Final 2013 stats: .270 batting average, six home runs, 48 RBI, 46 runs, .323 on-base and .352 slugging percentages, and six errors.
Contract status: Free agent after his option was declined.
The good: Was a finalist for a...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 9:54 PM
The Dodgers have won in a lot of different ways this season, but they haven't specialized in come-from-behind victories.
Before Saturday night, they were 5-38 when trailing after six innings. And there they were in the bottom of the seventh inning,...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Clayton Kershaw sat on the Dodgers bench, looking up at Manager Don Mattingly and an assistant coach. Up until that point Kershaw had dominated the Yankees lineup three times through. Eight innings. No runs. Five hits. Five strikeouts.
The game would...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Say this for the Dodgers during their current hot streak -- they’ve been versatile.
They squeak out narrow victories, or clobber opponents, or use walk-off heroics. And sometimes, like Friday, they just sort of win.
Their 6-2 victory Friday over...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Hmm, what to do, what to do?
I would love to tell you exactly what the right thing is for Manager Don Mattingly to do over the season’s final eight games, but I don’t know. Neither do you nor Mattingly nor anyone else on this planet.
| Jul 28, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford was kept out of the starting lineup for the second consecutive game as he continued to fight a fever Sunday that forced him to an emergency room a day earlier.
“Obviously, it’s still going on, his...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:44 PM
It was all backward, all wrong. The weather was semi-muggy, as if the Dodgers were playing the Cubs in Chicago. The mighty Dodgers offense acted like something the talent-thin Cubs might produce.
And Clayton Kershaw looked almost mortal.
It all turned...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 9:10 PM
The game looked like it wanted to go in dozen different directions all at once, squirming and squealing all over the place, unable to lay claim to anything but a wild ride.
And then the Dodgers suddenly seem to say enough, that they had other things...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:35 AM
ST. LOUIS -- To a large segment of the Dodgers fan base, this was an outrage: Mark Ellis slid home with the potential go-ahead run on Friday, and replays appeared to indicate that St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina might have missed the tag.
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:25 PM
They’re in, they’re out, they’re somewhere.
Don Mattingly posted the lineup he hopes will clinch the National League West on Wednesday, and once again players were coming and going.
Back after being out since Saturday with a bad back...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:00 PM
Juan Uribe, almost booed out of town after two disappointing seasons with the Dodgers, continued his redemption in dramatic fashion.
Uribe hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to give the Dodgers a 4-3 comeback victory Monday night at...