| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:27 PM
It has been awhile since the Dodgers took on a top club. Lately they’d been beating up on the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and, most recently, the green-corn Miami Marlins.
But Friday brought the Boston Red Sox to Dodger Stadium, a...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 11:19 PM
Asked about protégé Don Mattingly's uncertain future, former Dodgers manager Joe Torre explained Sunday why Mattingly might be concerned about his lame-duck status.
As the New York Yankees manager in 2007, Torre found himself in a situation similar to...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 10:50 PM
The Dodgers are close to signing former All-Star Dan Haren, who could add depth to the battered back end of their rotation.
Haren agreed to a one-year, $10-million contract that includes a vesting option for 2015, according to people familiar with the...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 10:26 PM
The scoreboard must be a depressing place for the Arizona Diamondbacks these days. Every time they look at it, it must seem the Dodgers are winning.
Because clearly, that is all the Dodgers do these days. Win against the weak and strong, against the...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Pitching wins. Especially in the playoffs.
That's one of those baseball adages, like the infield fly rule, that everyone simply accepts but no one has really proved.
"There's no question pitching's at a premium because every team in the postseason has...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Yasiel Puig and his sore hand were out of the lineup Sunday, which sounds kind of scary but probably isn’t.
The Dodgers must think it’s a fairly minor injury, because before their game against the Cubs, they optioned outfielder Scott Van...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:28 PM
The Dodgers took early batting practice Friday, before their first game since the Benching Heard 'Round the World.
Yasiel Puig, unceremoniously yanked from Wednesday's game by Manager Don Mattingly, was not among the players who chose to participate...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:05 AM
The Dodgers plan to start veteran right-hander Ricky Nolasco — and not ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw — in Game 4 of the National League division series on Monday, Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt told The Times.
The Dodgers had...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:38 PM
By his standards, Andre Ethier had a fairly quiet first half. Not horrific, just not up to his standards.
He has willingly played every outfield position without complaint, but a .268 batting average, five home runs and 28 runs batted in in the first...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 10:20 PM
WASHINGTON — About month and a half ago, Andre Ethier spoke to Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly and the hitting coaches about how he wasn't making solid contact with the ball.
In that meeting, the group set a modest goal for the then-slumping...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:09 PM
PHOENIX — With Clayton Kershaw on the verge of pitching more innings than he has ever pitched in a season, the Dodgers have pushed back his next start from Wednesday to Saturday.
Kershaw leads baseball with 223 innings pitched — only 10 1/...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Ricky Nolasco said he would not object if the Dodgers take the ball out of his hands and give it to Clayton Kershaw for Game 4 of the National League Division Series.
"This isn't about me," Nolasco said. "This is about the team."
Dodgers Manager Don...