Andre Ethier must be a great surprise to the many who had written him off, figuring at 33 he was done and untradeable, a huge weight around a team with championship aspirations.
But Ethier is having a terrific season, made evident again Saturday when he came off the bench to drive in the go-ahead runs in the Dodgers’ 5-2 victory over the Cubs.Read more
A sweet moment with Vin Scully at his news conference Saturday to discuss returning to broadcast the Dodgers next year, suddenly took a dramatic turn to unwanted melancholy.
It was a turn everyone knew would come one day. But still, hearing it from Scully took the air out of the room:
Scully expects next year will be his last as the Dodgers’ broadcaster.Read more
If we're grading the Dodgers on the strength of their baserunning this season, high marks would not exactly be the order of the day. Plenty of eye-rolling, maybe, but not high marks.
Certainly, they are not a team with speed, but they seldom force the action and are not typically the biggest gamblers on the bases. Well, Yasiel Puig aside. Mostly, they’ve played it very safe.Read more
Clayton Kershaw was just a tad focused Friday night, like the sun is just a little hot.
He had turned leads over to the bullpen twice in his last two starts, only for it to blow both and ultimately lose the games in the 10th inning. Ever the fierce competitor, he came out laser focused Friday and went to work on the Cubs like they were threatening his family.Read more
It’s time for Dodger baseball without Vin Scully? Not yet, to the relief and gratitude of Los Angeles.
Scully, the Dodgers’ Hall of Fame broadcaster, announced Friday he would return in 2016. The season will be his 67th as the voice of the Dodgers.Read more
Yasiel Puig was hinting at a turnaround just in time for the stretch, but instead Friday found himself on the sideline.
The Dodgers placed Puig on the 15-day disabled list after he aggravated his right hamstring running out an infield hit Thursday in Cincinnati and called infielder Jose Peraza back up from triple-A Oklahoma City.
Puig originally injured the hamstring on similar play in Oakland Aug.Read more