| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:29 PM
The Dodgers have told Andre Ethier to be ready to pinch-hit during the first round of the playoffs, and he acknowledged Tuesday that might be all he can do.
"They just said, 'You have to beat a throw from the outfield,' " Ethier said during a team...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 11:27 AM
When the National League playoff matchups were set Sunday, the Dodgers had a more immediate crisis with which to deal. L.A. plays the Atlanta Braves, but Matt Kemp is out for the rest of the season.
With Andre Ethier questionable, the Dodgers could open...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 4:24 PM
The Dodgers played Sunday like they had Georgia on their minds.
They played like it was a spring exhibition game, shuttling players in and out of the lineup. They played like it was the final regular-season game of the year and the outcome did not...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:34 PM
It’s a numbers game now for every team now casting an eye on the playoffs.
Tough decisions await all teams, but perhaps none will be as difficult as those facing the Dodgers.
Only 25 players will open the playoffs, games unlike those in the...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:45 PM
If Yasiel Puig, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford and Matt Kemp are all healthy, who would be the Dodgers' starting outfielders?
The only time Don Mattingly has had to answer the question was on July 5, the one day this season all four outfielders were...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:38 PM
SAN DIEGO — If the Dodgers are to go far in October, they're going to have to start winning in September. At least that has been the trend recently, with three of the last five World Series winners posting the best record in the last full month of...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:23 PM
PHOENIX — Their weary souls covered in the pained sweat that comes from digging through the deepest of expectations, the Dodgers celebrated the triumphant climax of their regular-season journey Thursday with a most perfect splash.
The boys took...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:41 PM
No clinching, no celebration, no taste of the bubbly.
The way this month has gone for the Dodgers, did you really expect them to party at first opportunity?
Instead of becoming the first team this season to clinch their division, the Dodgers fell 9-...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:18 PM
PHOENIX — The clinching is slowly becoming a clenching.
The Dodgers are going to win a game that puts them in the playoffs, and it will probably happen this week, but at this rate the sounds of cork popping will be drowned out by teeth grinding....
| Sep 16, 2013
| 9:35 PM
It’s not easy to give up only two hits in eight innings and lose, as Hyun-Jin Ryu did Monday night, but then very little comes easily to the Dodgers these days.
Ryu gave up only one hit through six innings, but it happened to be good for a two-run...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:05 AM
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The head is a special place. It’s the body’s control center, the one area even baseball players can get a little touchy over.
It’s also the keeper of memories, which will likely make Tuesday&...