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Will Middlebrooks

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  • Brandon McCarthy has bumpy debut in Dodgers' 7-4 victory

    Brandon McCarthy has bumpy debut in Dodgers' 7-4 victory
    KEY MOMENT: Adrian Gonzalez, who homered in his first three at-bats, also delivered a pivotal hit in his fourth. With the Dodgers leading, 6-4, in the sixth inning, Gonzalez stepped in to face left-hander Frank Garces with runners on the corner....
  • Dodgers defense falls flat in loss to Padres, 7-3

    Dodgers defense falls flat in loss to Padres, 7-3
    KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers were let down by their supposedly improved defense, which committed three errors. The last one was the most damaging. Catcher Yasmani Grandal fielded a ninth-inning bunt by Cory Spangenberg, only to make an errant throw to first...
  • Dodgers give one away in loss to San Diego Padres, 7-3

    Dodgers give one away in loss to San Diego Padres, 7-3
    No one’s really arguing the Dodgers will not be an improved defensive team this season. And no one is arguing they won’t have nights like Tuesday's, either, when they committed three errors and could have been charged with another. The...
  • Dodgers' starting rotation is a high-wire, high-risk act

    Dodgers' starting rotation is a high-wire, high-risk act
    Zack Greinke hasn't complained of any elbow problems for the last several weeks. The Dodgers right-hander certainly pitched as if nothing was wrong Tuesday night, when he made his season debut in what became a 7-3 loss to the San Diego Padres at...
  • For openers, the Dodgers' bullpen shines

    For openers, the Dodgers' bullpen shines
    It was the biggest failing of last year’s team and probably the biggest uncertainty of this year’s Dodgers squad. The bullpen. To those who witnessed its struggles in the second half and meltdown in the playoffs, it brings a shudder. It...
  • Chris Hatcher earns Dodgers' first save in place of Kenley Jansen

    Chris Hatcher earns Dodgers' first save in place of Kenley Jansen
    With Kenley Jansen in a walking boot and on the disabled list, Chris Hatcher became the first reliever called on to save a game in his place. Hatcher did what was asked of him, recording the last three outs of the Dodgers' season-opening, 6-3 victory...
  • Monday's recap: Padres 7, Cubs 0

    Monday's recap: Padres 7, Cubs 0
    The summary Jon Lester said his location was lacking in the bullpen, and it showed as he lasted only 31/3 innings. Lester issued his first walk of the spring to Derek Norris, and former Red Sox teammate Will Middlebrooks followed with a double off the...
  • Cubs Game Day: Cubs, Lester lose 7-0

    Cubs Game Day: Cubs, Lester lose 7-0
    Padres 7, Cubs 0 Spring record: 5-9-1 The summary: Jon Lester lasted only 3 1/3 innings. Lester issued his first walk of the spring to Derek Norris, and former Red Sox teammate Will Middlebrooks followed with a double off the left field wall. Lester...
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu sharp, Joc Pederson homers in Dodgers' 1-0 win over Padres

    Hyun-Jin Ryu sharp, Joc Pederson homers in Dodgers' 1-0 win over Padres
    Spring training can be a delicate dance, trying to get ready for the season while paying close attention when the body barks and says it might be best to back off a tad. The Dodgers went the cautious route with left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu when his back...
  • Will Dodgers emerge from free-agent shadows to sign Hector Olivera?

    Will Dodgers emerge from free-agent shadows to sign Hector Olivera?
    Another week, another hot Cuban prospect. This used to be right in the Dodgers’ sweet spot — Yasiel Puig, Alex Guerrero, Erisbel Arruebarrena — but this past off-season Cuba might as well have been Aruba. Bright names came and signed...
  • Cubs' Edwin Jackson fighting to change perceptions

    Cubs' Edwin Jackson fighting to change perceptions
    MESA, Ariz. — Edwin Jackson's four-year, $52 million contract is an albatross to the Cubs, as Theo Epstein suggested in October in a meeting with season ticket holders at the Oriental Theatre. "We wouldn't do it over again," Epstein, the Cubs...