| Mar 15, 2014
| 4:59 PM
One inning. One measly spring inning, at that.
Still, it had the feeling of a coming-out party, of an early unveiling of something special, or something that soon will be. Possibly very soon.
Julio Urias, all 17 years of him, made his first appearance...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:57 PM
Interesting approach the Dodgers are using to get the new season underway: score early, get terrific starting pitching, hang on.
It has worked in four of their five games and might have worked in all five if Brian Wilson hadn’t come up with a...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 10:33 PM
Dodgers 5, Padres 4;
White Sox 5, Dodgers 4
AT THE PLATE: Dee Gordon was two for three with a triple, raising his exhibition average to .282. Gordon also stole a base, making him nine for his ninth in nine on the spring on stolen-base attempts....
| Mar 30, 2014
| 11:07 PM
SAN DIEGO — As Brian Wilson recounted his eighth-inning implosion Sunday, he made certain his failures wouldn't obscure something positive that came out of the Dodgers' 3-1 loss to the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.
Hyun-Jin Ryu was, in Wilson'...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 10:05 PM
Perhaps Anthony Rizzo’s best moment as a Cub wasn’t seen by fans at the ballpark or watching on TV.
Amazingly, he didn’t even have a bat in his hand at the time.
That moment of truth occurred in the Cubs’ clubhouse in Phoenix...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 5:30 PM
It's all about Luke Gregerson. Says a lot, doesn't it?
Over the last two seasons, the best thing about the Padres has been their bullpen. It carried Bud Black's team to the threshold of the playoffs in 2010 and was the backbone of a bad team last year as...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 11:05 PM
A rough outing by Felix Hernandez proved to be too much on Tuesday, as the Mariners' rally in the ninth inning fell just short and the Padres escaped with a 5-4 victory at Safeco Field.
Pitching on five extra days' rest after dealing with a minor back...
| Feb 6, 2012
No. 12 Reds: 19th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Cardinals.
Poor Zack Cozart.
In the year of Barry Larkin, it falls to Cozart to do the near-impossible — replace him.
Cozart, a broad-shoulder product from Ole Miss who has...