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  • Joc Pederson isn't hitting much yet but seems to be in Dodgers' plans

    This month was expected to offer Joc Pederson a glimpse of the major leagues, nothing more. Instead, September has turned into an audition for the 22-year-old prospect, whom the Dodgers now view as a candidate to be on their postseason roster. "There'...
  • Yasiel Puig expects to return to Dodgers lineup Sunday

    Yasiel Puig said he expected to return to the lineup Sunday for the Dodgers’ series finale against the Arizona Diamondbacks. “They’ll put me in because it’s a day game,” he said jokingly in Spanish on Saturday. Manager...
  • A comedy of errors, but Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw can laugh about it

    A comedy of errors, but Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw can laugh about it
    As Clayton Kershaw pitched his latest masterpiece in what is shaping into a season for the ages, his teammates made some history of their own Monday night in a 9-4 victory over the San Diego Padres. Only in the case of the other players, the history...
  • Dodgers' winning streak snapped in 6-3 loss to Padres

    ON THE MOUND: Manager Don Mattingly refused to say he's evaluating Roberto Hernandez and Dan Haren to determine who will be the Dodgers' No. 4 starter in the playoffs. True or not, Hernandez didn't help his case on this night. The 34-year-old lasted...
  • Hanley Ramirez sends another error message in Dodgers' loss to Padres

    If Hanley Ramirez on Monday offered a glimpse of the offensive force he could be when healthy, on Tuesday he provided a sobering reminder of the liability he presents as a shortstop. The latest display of Ramirez's defensive shortcomings was...
  • Time has come for Dodgers to sit Yasiel Puig and play Andre Ethier

    Time has come for Dodgers to sit Yasiel Puig and play Andre Ethier
    OK, enough. Enough waiting for the Golden Boy to become an overnight sensation or last year’s overnight sensation to get going again. The idea is to win right now. In September with a pennant on the line. It’s not time to experiment. You...
  • Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly says Josh Beckett's season likely done

    Not sold on the fourth and fifth spots in the Dodgers’ rotation and quietly holding out hope that Josh Beckett returns to form and provides late-season help? Best take that hope elsewhere. Manager Don Mattingly essentially announced Beckett&...
  • Dodgers lose a marathon, 8-5, to Nationals in 14 innings

    Baseball, such a stupid game. Such an impossible, wonderful, completely insane game. It was all that and still more on a surreal Wednesday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. It wasn’t one game, it was about seven. Had more twists than 10 Agatha Christie...
  • Could Carlos Frias have pitched his way into Dodgers' rotation?

    So Carlos Frias, who has pretty much spent eight years flying well under the “hot prospect” radar, makes a spot start for the Dodgers during the stretch and throws six scoreless innings against the Nationals. It means what? Thanks for the...
  • Dodgers can't go the distance in loss to Nationals, 8-5, in 14 innings

    Dodgers can't go the distance in loss to Nationals, 8-5, in 14 innings
    KEY MOMENT: A one-out throwing error by Justin Turner opened the door for Washington, which broke open a tie game with three unearned runs in the 14th inning. Ian Desmond started the rally by reaching on the error. He moved to second base on a walk, to...
  • Dodgers blow opportunities in 8-5, 14-inning loss to Nationals

    The Dodgers' postseason fate won't be decided for another three weeks. But when it is, Manager Don Mattingly says he'll be able to point back to Wednesday's epic game with the Washington Nationals as one that helped determine his team's future. And...