Dodger Stadium is full of shit. It was last night, at least.
Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner will miss opening day, and likely at least the first month of the season, after suffering a broken wrist when being hit by a pitch in Monday night’s spring training game against the A’s.
Before signing with the Angels, Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani narrowed his list to seven teams, and heard in-person presentations from each. Players from one of those teams, at least, say the whole thing was a farce and Ohtani shouldn’t have wasted their time.
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is apparently without an agent after the Wasserman group announced today that they’d cut ties with him for what’s been reported as something “behavior-related.” Whatever it was, though, it doesn’t sound like it’s something that could affect his status or relationship with the Dodgers.
The hot stove may have taken a while to preheat, but it is now, um, cooking! New York Post baseball guy Joel Sherman is reporting that the Dodgers have acquired Matt Kemp from the Atlanta Braves, in exchange for Adrián González, Scott Kazmir, Brandon McCarthy, Charlie Culberson, and cash.
Remember how awful Dodgers starter Yu Darvish was in the World Series? He only made it through 10 outs in two starts. He allowed nine hits, eight earned runs, and two homers. He sucked big-time! Now, thanks to Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci, we know why.
Here’s a little refresher on the myth of Sisyphus, for all those in need of one: King Sisyphus was greedy and a generally terrible guy, one whose terribleness peaked with a plot to murder his brother and seduce his niece. He finally met his downfall when he spilled one of Zeus’s secrets for his own personal benefit,…
Vin Scully was at the Pasadena Civic Center last night for “An Evening With Vin Scully,” and for some reason someone asked him for his thoughts on the NFL’s national anthem demonstrations. His response was unsurprising.
The narrative of Clayton Kershaw’s playoff failure was always something bigger and more intense than it had any logical right to be. It conveniently ignored key context of managerial decisions and bullpen strength, not to mention brushed aside the number of perfectly fine and even good postseason starts that he has …
There’s always a postmortem. Where did they go wrong? What should they have done differently? Analyzing a game—a baseball game, a World Series Game 7—is like dwelling on any other thing in the past: It’s in a fixed state. It happened, it’s not changing, and at some point you swallow it and move on.
In a rather anticlimactic ending that wasn’t exactly befitting a pretty thrilling series, the Houston Astros claimed their first World Series title in franchise history with a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in tonight’s Game 7.
Starting pitcher Yu Darvish lasted five outs and allowed five runs. Manager Dave Roberts turned to—who else—Brandon Morrow to replace him. The Dodgers entered the bottom of the second losing 5-0 to the Astros.
If the Dodgers go on to win the World Series tonight, one of the more enduring images of the series will be Joc Pederson turning to his own dugout, rubbing his fingers together, and shouting, “Pay me my money!” after his seventh-inning homer in Game 6.
Dodgers starter Rich Hill was clearly determined not to give away a third-inning plate appearance last night, though he employed some weird-ass strategies to try to battle off Justin Verlander, who was still dealing at that point in the game.
Now that this violently unpredictable World Series is going seven games—as it deserves—I can predict with absolute certainty only two pitchers who will not appear tonight: Game 6 starters Rich Hill and Justin Verlander. That’s it. Everyone else is in play. There is no tomorrow, and it is, as they say, all hands on…
After the expansive mania of Game 5, the Astros and Dodgers delivered a comparatively breezy and smooth Game 6: a 3-1 Los Angeles victory that ensures a Game 7.
It’s been four days since Yulieski Gurriel made a racist gesture after homering off Yu Darvish, and Dodgers fans have been very clear in expressing their dissatisfaction with him tonight. That’s meant sustained boos for Gurriel for the duration of each of his plate appearances so far—and L.A. starter Rich Hill took…
After Alex Bregman dropped the single that knocked in the winning run in Sunday’s ludicrous Game 5, the broadcast caught Carlos Correa jumping onto the field in reaction to pinch runner Derek Fisher making a sprint toward the plate.
For the first time in almost 30 years, the Los Angeles Dodgers are in the World Series, hosting at Dodger Stadium, third-oldest in the majors. A few miles south of the home-to-first baseline is downtown Los Angeles; over the outfield are Elysian Park’s rolling hills and palm trees with mountains further in the…