| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:17 PM
Josh Beckett's locker had been cleared out at Angel Stadium. His bad hip acted up again Wednesday, and the Dodgers traded for a replacement pitcher on Thursday. The Dodgers might never see him again, at least not in their uniform.
If the Dodgers play...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:42 PM
The Angels scored five runs off Zack Greinke, the Dodgers' No. 2 starter, on Monday and three runs off Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw on Tuesday, but they had no answer for the riddle that has become Hyun-Jin Ryu on Thursday night.
Ryu gave up two hits...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 10:51 PM
Not so hot, it seems. And certainly, as it turned out, not invulnerable.
Owners of the National League’s best record were riding a season-high six-game winning streak, playing the lowly Chicago Cubs and facing a rookie right-hander making just his...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 10:59 PM
Hanley Ramirez, the Dodgers have missed you.
You’ve been around and all, and playing OK. But not really approaching the Hanley Ramirez of last season who looked like the most dangerous hitter in baseball.
There was a late-night reappearance...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Just when you think the Dodgers are starting to really get it figured out, along come the Chicago Cubs. Those would be the last-in-their-division Cubs, taking on the best-record-in-the-league Dodgers.
Time to think again.
After the Dodgers had won a...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 10:09 PM
So about that old baseball adage that good pitching beats good hitting.
Not exactly, or at least, not always.
Certainly not Monday night, not that right-hander Garrett Richards wasn’t excellent in the Angels’ 5-0 beating of the Dodgers...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 11:11 PM
Yasiel Puig was in center field for the Dodgers on Monday night but his mind was somewhere else.
So when Josh Hamilton flied out to Puig in the eighth inning, Angels first baseman Albert Pujols tried something completely unexpected. As Puig stared...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 11:03 PM
There are so many games in a baseball season, they’re not all going to look the same. Or end the same.
The Dodgers beat the Angels, 5-4, Tuesday night on the ol' walk-off error.
The Dodgers had runners on the corners with one out and Andre...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Uncertain what to make of Andre Ethier these days?
You know he can’t be happy with his suddenly reduced role, yet there have been no outbursts, no outcry of unfairness, nothing that would approach that classic bout of Ethier temper.
If deep down...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:35 PM
First it looked like Clayton Kershaw might throw his second no-hitter of the season. Then it looked like he might suffer a heartbreaking loss. And then finally it was just another masterpiece.
Kershaw received a major assist from Justin Turner, whose...
| Aug 22, 2014
The Dodgers' 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night presented as convincing a case as any as to why Clayton Kershaw might be the most valuable player in the National League.
Replacing a sore-elbowed Zack Greinke as the starting...