| Jun 4, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- If the Dodgers stick with their current rotation and start Chad Billingsley every fifth game, the right-hander will be on the mound when the team welcomes Manny Ramirez back from his suspension next month in San Diego.
Which seems only...
| Jun 8, 2009
Dodgers pitcher Randy Wolf took the mound against the Philadelphia Phillies with nine no-decisions in his last dozen starts.
But by the time Wolf left the game Sunday, there was little doubt his record would change this time -- for the worse.
| Jun 11, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- Never mind that Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was in the middle of facing the opposing pitcher.
Manager Joe Torre had seen enough.
With the bases full and a 2-0 count on San Diego Padres starter Kevin Correia, Torre lifted the 21-year-...
| Jun 13, 2009
In the aftermath of their 6-0 loss to the Texas Rangers on Friday night at Rangers Ballpark, the Dodgers didn't look or sound like a team that was shut out for the third time in 12 games.
Except in one place.
That was the manager's office, where the...
| Jun 15, 2009
ARLINGTON, TEXAS -- The Dodgers of 2008 couldn't win without Manny Ramirez.
The Dodgers of 2009 can.
Asked why, Manager Joe Torre often points to the team's 35-year-old third baseman.
Torre likes to talk about how Casey Blake's consistent approach to...
| Jun 17, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- It took Joe Torre two teams and six seasons to post his first winning record as a manager. And then just to prove that futility wasn't a fluke, he was back below .500 and out of a job two seasons later.
Sparky Anderson, on the other hand,...
| Jun 18, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- The loudest cheers through the first six innings Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium came when highlights of the Lakers' victory parade played on the scoreboard above the left-field pavilion.
Whether the Dodgers will merit a celebration of...
| Jun 19, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- The names remain unknown. The results remain the same.
The Dodgers' bullpen is still closing out games.
The latest was a 3-2 victory over the Oakland A's on Thursday at Dodger Stadium that moved Manager Joe Torre past Sparky Anderson into...
| Jun 21, 2009
The Angels had their chances for a comeback in the eighth and ninth innings Sunday, but the Dodgers were able to stay out of reach for a 5-3 victory Sunday evening at Angel Stadium.
The Dodgers won their second Freeway Series of the season by handing the...
| Jun 22, 2009
Potential distractions were everywhere for Clayton Kershaw in the fifth inning Sunday.
Kobe Bryant was seated in the first row behind the Dodgers dugout. A fan ran onto the Angel Stadium field and decked a security guard. And, in the most worrisome...
| Jun 25, 2009
CHICAGO -- The Dodgers have come a long way from that August day in 2001, when they fielded a lineup in which the first two batters were McKay Christensen and Hiram Bocachica.
The Dodgers haven't hit too many bumps this season, but they stumbled upon...
| Jun 26, 2009
Andre Ethier had his first three-homer game and drove in a career-high six runs to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
Ethier gave the Dodgers a 3-0 lead in the second, driving a 1-1 pitch from...