| May 9, 2014
| 10:20 PM
It’s not so nasty anymore, this rivalry. Still there, certainly, but in recent years Dodgers-Giants games have become an almost polite rivalry.
The roots run very deep, however, and Friday night the rivalry was freshened up a tad, intentionally or...
| May 14, 2014
| 11:03 PM
There are going to be some ugly ones. That’s understood. Play 162 games a season and you’re going to take part in a few you hope mom wasn’t watching.
It felt as if the Dodgers got enough ugly in their 13-3 loss to the Marlins on a...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:00 PM
ON THE MOUND: Zack Greinke was brilliant, pitching eight shutout innings to improve to 7-1. With the Dodgers ahead by seven runs, Manager Don Mattingly called on a slumping Brian Wilson to pitch the ninth inning. Wilson walked the leadoff batter, Martin...
| May 17, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Gushing is so unbecoming, unless you know, they’re gushing about you. Then a modest amount is permitted, or required.
Manager Don Mattingly seemed almost giddy Friday when describing Hyun-Jin Ryu’s simulated game and previous bullpen...
| May 18, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Hyun-Jin Ryu is scheduled to start Wednesday for the Dodgers against the New York Mets at Citi Field, Manager Don Mattingly said.
The left-hander has been on the disabled list since April 28 because of inflammation in his throwing shoulder.
He threw a...
| May 18, 2014
| 7:36 PM
KEY MOMENT: With the score tied 3-3 in the fifth inning, Dan Haren served up a two-run home run to Eric Chavez.
AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers' entire run production came on two home runs — a solo shot by Hanley Ramirez in the first inning and a two-...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Rather than save games, Brandon League's primary function this season has been to save the arms of more highly regarded teammates. When League runs out of the bullpen these days, the Dodgers are often ahead or behind by several runs, the outcome of the...
| May 21, 2014
| 3:34 PM
And the dial spun and landed on Chris Withrow.
This one hurt more than most, but someone had to be moved Wednesday when the Dodgers activated Hyun-Jin Ryu off the disabled list to start against the Mets in New York.
So it befell Withrow, the only...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Ah, yes, best-laid plans and all. Looked swell on paper, but the execution proved somewhat lacking.
Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly decided to use an almost exclusive right-handed lineup against left-hander Madison Bumgarner on Saturday afternoon,...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 5:12 PM
For the first time in his career, Clayton Kershaw is on the disabled list.
Kershaw would have started the Dodgers' home opener Friday. Instead, Hyun-jin Ryu will start that game -- his third start in the Dodgers' first six games.
Dodgers Manager Don...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile
Come now Dodgers fans, raise up that chinny-chin chin. Sure, the news coming out of the Dodgers’ game Tuesday was of the dark variety.
Two-time Cy Young...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 11:27 PM
As the Dodgers were saying, they just love the idea of going to Australia. They should make it an annual event. Zack Greinke feels all left out. Maybe they’ll bring him back a stuffed koala bear or something.
What they are coming back with is a 2-...