| May 3, 2014
| 8:34 PM
Dee Gordon soared, the bullpen wobbled, the game went – naturally – to extra innings, and then came the unexpected hero.
Slumping Carl Crawford and his .185 batting average had been benched against a right-handed starter Saturday, but he...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Oakland Athletics 7, Dodgers 3
AT THE PLATE: Andre Ethier is quietly having a solid spring. He collected two more hits and drove in a run, raising his exhibition average to .455. Dee Gordon tripled in a run for the second consecutive game. Adrian...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Here’s a free tip to that legion of relievers making plans to be in the Dodgers’ bullpen this season: Better be on your game early and often.
General Manager Ned Colletti has assembled a relief corps of pitchers who are used to being in at...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:18 PM
That hurts. Not sure what, but something. Something bothersome enough to land a reliever on the disabled list.
Chris Withrow has been one the Dodgers’ best and most valuable relievers this season. In his first six appearances (seven innings) he&...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:37 PM
Maybe it just had to be a taxing loss.
In a game that took nearly five hours, went 12 innings and used 15 pitchers, the Giants kept wasting scoring opportunities until they finally found their way to Dodgers reliever Brandon League.
| Apr 16, 2014
| 1:13 AM
Giants 3, Dodgers 2
KEY MOMENT: Brandon League is guaranteed a combined $17 million over this season and next, which is probably why he is still with the Dodgers and Paco Rodriguez isn’t. Because the Dodgers can’t send League to the minor...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Why is L.A. so upset with Mike D'Antoni and Lakers management? We all knew this was a patchwork team that had no chance of actually winning anything this year. Myopic Lakers fans should cheer D'Antoni for not bailing on this squad, and praise Pau Gasol...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:22 PM
Brandon League had turned it around. All the way around. Some might not have noticed, intent as they are to boo the very mention of his name, but League had not given up an earned run in 16 consecutive games.
It was a streak that had to come to an end...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:00 PM
KEY MOMENT: The Pirates broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning against Brandon League, who hadn't given up an earned run in his last 16 appearances. League gave up the go-ahead run on a single by Josh Harrison, who advanced to second base on Andre Ethier's...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:58 PM
AT THE PLATE: On the day the Dodgers offered fans bobblehead dolls made in his image, Yasiel Puig was two for three with a run batted in, a double, a run and a walk. Hanley Ramirez continued to show signs he might be close to breaking out of his slump, as...
| May 17, 2014
| 9:50 PM
KEY MOMENT: With the Dodgers' deficit down to 10-7, Chris Withrow served up a back-breaking three-run home run to Paul Goldschmidt with two outs in the seventh inning. The Diamondbacks added another run in the inning when Gerardo Parra doubled off Chris...