| Apr 18, 2014
| 11:53 PM
KEY MOMENT: In the blooper reels, this one will live on. The Diamondbacks had the potential winning run on third base in the ninth inning, and Dodgers catcher Tim Federowicz stood up for the intentional walk. But reliever Chris Withrow threw the ball over...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 7:00 PM
KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers had a 1-0 lead in the sixth inning, with a man on third base and first base open. The Diamondbacks intentionally walked the left-handed Adrian Gonzalez, so right-hander Josh Collmenter could face the right-handed Yasiel Puig. "I...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Next time Hyun-Jin Ryu starts at home, disguise Dodger Stadium. Put a giant Coke bottle beyond left field. Add a pool in center. Slap Petco Park signs in the dugout or something.
Anything to make Ryu believe he’s pitching on the road, where...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 9:18 PM
The Dodgers announced their 25-man roster before opening the regular season against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia, and if it mostly came out as expected, it wasn’t devoid of surprise.
Alex Guerrero, the Cuban infielder who did not play...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:06 PM
There are worse ways to lose a game, not that any would make the Dodgers feel any better about the way they fell, 3-2, to the Philadelphia Phillies in 10 innings Tuesday.
It wasn’t looking like their sharpest performance of the year, but they...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:23 PM
KEY MOMENT: With one out in the 10th inning, Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz popped up to shallow left field. Left fielder Carl Crawford and shortstop Hanley Ramirez failed to communicate, resulting in a drop by Crawford. Ruiz reached second base on the...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Progress sometimes may come in small increments, but it still makes for progress.
And the good news is that Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is making progress.
Kershaw has been on the disabled list since March 30 because of a strain on a back muscle....
| Apr 25, 2014
| 6:59 PM
The Dodgers’ lineup figures to be in flux throughout the early season, but Manager Don Mattingly unveiled a new one before Friday night’s game against the Rockies.
This time it was Andre Ethier’s turn left to be out of the musical...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:53 PM
The Dodgers admitted the obvious Wednesday -- mainly that their catchers aren't hitting -- by selecting the contract of Miguel Olivo from Triple-A Albuquerque and sending struggling Tim Federowicz back to the minors.
Federowicz was hitting .109 in 46...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:49 PM
A.J. Ellis is 33, an age at which a player generally has made his reputation. Whether he is an All-Star or a bench player, he is who he is.
Ellis might be an exception to the rule. He has only two full major league seasons to his credit, so he is not...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 8:35 PM
PHOENIX — The Dodgers learned last year that a $240-million payroll can overcome a disastrous start. They'll now find out if it can negate the effects of an abbreviated exhibition season and trip to the other side of the world.
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:30 PM
AT THE PLATE: Hanley Ramirez, who was struck in the hand with a 90-mph fastball the previous night, was out of the lineup. However, Ramirez said he expected to play when the Dodgers open a three-game series Friday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. With...