| 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...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 9:59 PM
And now for the other side of the comeback trail, like the really dark one where they wear all black and James Earl Jones does the scary voice.
Right-hander Josh Beckett, who looked so sharp in his first spring game in coming back from having a rib...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Once they were young. Rising stars with limitless futures.
Now the future is here, or so the Dodgers hope. Trouble is -- or could be – they are no longer so young. They may not be heading into the baseball sunset, but they’re mostly at...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:06 PM
There is this one little thing about your first-place Dodgers that probably should be noted. They are 12-8 overall -- or 7-1 against the woeful Arizona Diamondbacks and 5-7 against everyone else.
Could they be a team whose first-place status has been...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 8:35 PM
PHOENIX — The Dodgers learned last year that a $240-million payroll can overcome a disastrous start. They'll now find out if it can negate the effects of an abbreviated exhibition season and trip to the other side of the world.
| 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 17, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Next time Hyun-Jin Ryu starts at home, disguise Dodger Stadium. Put a giant Coke bottle beyond left field. Add a pool in center. Slap Petco Park signs in the dugout or something.
Anything to make Ryu believe he’s pitching on the road, where...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 9:18 PM
The Dodgers announced their 25-man roster before opening the regular season against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia, and if it mostly came out as expected, it wasn’t devoid of surprise.
Alex Guerrero, the Cuban infielder who did not play...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:06 PM
There are worse ways to lose a game, not that any would make the Dodgers feel any better about the way they fell, 3-2, to the Philadelphia Phillies in 10 innings Tuesday.
It wasn’t looking like their sharpest performance of the year, but they...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:30 PM
AT THE PLATE: Hanley Ramirez, who was struck in the hand with a 90-mph fastball the previous night, was out of the lineup. However, Ramirez said he expected to play when the Dodgers open a three-game series Friday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. With...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Progress sometimes may come in small increments, but it still makes for progress.
And the good news is that Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is making progress.
Kershaw has been on the disabled list since March 30 because of a strain on a back muscle....