Clayton Kershaw's eight-inning shutout performance was the story of the afternoon on Saturday, but Yasmani Grandal was pretty good too.
Grandal's two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning was the added cushion the Dodgers needed to defeat the Angels by a score of 3-1.
"He’s getting big hits, he’s swinging the bat right-handed," manager Don Mattingly said. "I think he continues to grow with our...Read more
Worried about Clayton Kershaw? Concerned that soreness in his hip region might return your favorite National League MVP to common-man status?
Fear not. The Dodgers’ ace left-hander looked absolutely normal, which is to say dominant, Saturday afternoon when he returned to the mound after not pitching for eight days to let his soreness dissipate.
Kershaw extended his current scoreless-innings streak...Read more
Joc Pederson won't be in the Dodgers lineup again Saturday, as Manager Don Mattingly said he wanted to give the slumping rookie center fielder a mental break.
Pederson also didn’t play the previous day in the series opener against the Angels.
"As much as anything, he gets a chance to watch the game," Mattingly said. "A lot of times ... you see so much more when you don't have to try to perform. It's...Read more
So that fill-in guy, he’s OK.
Deciding that Clayton Kershaw’s sore something – hip? glute? groin? – could benefit from an additional day of rest, the Dodgers pushed him back to Saturday and called on Zack Greinke to step in.
Which he did, in what is becoming his typically dominant fashion.
Greinke threw eight innings, holding the Angels to five hits in the Dodgers’ 5-3 victory on a muggy Friday night...Read more
They were certainly not the biggest names the Dodgers got in their three-team trade with the Braves and Marlins, but relievers Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan might have the most immediate impact of all the new players.
The Dodgers officially introduced Johnson and Avilan, alongside Alex Wood, before Friday’s game, and the two made it clear they understood their role in Los Angeles’s bullpen.
“The purpose...Read more
The bodies started coming and going Friday, new players arriving, familiar ones being sent down, or in the case of Justin Turner, placed on the 15-day disabled list.
The Dodgers are doing roster adjustment in piecemeal fashion.
The Turner move buys them some time. He last played Sunday, afterward coming down with an infection in his right thigh. His DL move can be retroactive to Monday. There are...Read more