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Dodgers to start Clayton Kershaw on short rest in Game 4

Dodgers to start Clayton Kershaw on short rest in Game 4

Clayton Kershaw always wants the ball, and naturally the Dodgers love giving it to him. Now he’s going to get it again and on short rest. Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly announced Monday that Kershaw, not Alex Wood, would be starting Tuesday’s Game 4 regardless of Game 3’s outcome. This will be the...
Los Angeles Times 5 hours ago

Clayton Kershaw will start Game 4 of NLDS on short rest

Clayton Kershaw will start Tuesday for the Dodgers in Game 4 of their National League division series against the New York Mets. Kershaw, who was charged with three runs over 6 2/3 innings in a Game 1 defeat, will be pitching on three days' rest instead of the usual four. Asked about the team's...
Orange County Register 5 hours ago

Mattingly says Clayton Kershaw on three days rest is Dodgers' best option for Game 4

NEW YORK – Ricky Nolasco, Dan Haren, and, now, Alex Wood. For the third consecutive year, the Dodgers will eschew fully rested alternatives and call on Clayton Kershaw on short rest to start Tuesday’s Game 4 of the National League Division...
Newsday 10 hours ago

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw will start on three days' rest in Game 4 vs. Mets

Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to start on three days' rest for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of their playoff series against the Mets.
Mark Feinsand / New York Daily News 3 hours ago

Clayton Kershaw will start Game 4 try to save Dodgers season

Clayton Kershaw will take the ball Tuesday night with the Dodgers’ season hanging in the balance.
Los Angeles Times 4 hours ago

Inning by inning: Dodgers pitching implodes in 13-7 loss to New York Mets

Final: Mets 13, Dodgers 7 The Mets had to use their closer, but Familia struck out Adrian Gonzalez, Justin Ruggiano popped out and Andre Ethier grounded out. The Dodgers season now rests with their ace, Clayton Kershaw, who will pitch on three days' rest tomorrow in Game 4. Zack Greinke awaits...
Mets 360 4 hours ago

Gut Reaction: Mets 13, Dodgers 7(G3 NLDS)

The Mets spotted the Dodgers an early 3-0 lead before coming back to give them the beating they so richly deserved for Saturday night, with a 13-7 thrashing. New York now holds a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series and…Read more →
MetsBlog 4 hours ago

Mets score 13 runs in Game 3 win

Curtis Granderson drove in five runs and Travis d’Arnaud and Yoenis Cespedes both had three RBIs as the New York Mets took a 2-1 NLDS lead with a 13-7 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 on Monday …
Dodgers Blog | Los Angeles Times 4 hours ago

Live updates: Mets 13, Dodgers 7, top of ninth

Mets 13, Dodgers 7, top of ninth Don't call it a comeback, but the Dodgers have carved three runs out of the Mets' nine-run lead. Howie Kendrick lifted a three-run home run just out of the park to left field. This play will be reviewed. The Mets' haven't yet recorded an out. -----------------  ...
Newsday 8 hours ago

Mets fan Peter King: MLB was right to suspend Chase Utley

Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan growing up. But he switched to the Mets after the Dodgers left for Los Angeles in 1958 and the Mets came into existence in 1962.
How MLB's suspension of Chase Utley is unfair to players, umpires

How MLB's suspension of Chase Utley is unfair to players, umpires

If timing truly is everything in life, then Major League Baseball seriously needs to work on its time management. Its decision to suspend Chase Utley for two games for his late slide into Ruben Tejada in Game 2 sends a troubling and confusing message to players and umpires in the postseason. It...
Los Angeles Times 4 hours ago

Dodgers hold Chase Utley out of Game 3 against Mets

This might have been the first time fans anywhere did not want to see Yasiel Puig. As Puig emerged and was introduced as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning Monday, the chant erupted from every corner at Citi Field: "We Want Utley!" The fans here wanted Chase Utley's hide during pregame introductions....
Los Angeles Times 17 hours ago

Chase Utley appeal 'highly unlikely' to be heard before Game 3

The appeal hearing for Dodgers infielder Chase Utley is "highly unlikely" to be held Monday, according to a person familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it publicly. Utley remains eligible to play pending the hearing, so he would be available for the Dodgers in Game 3 of the National...
Los Angeles Times 16 hours ago

Chase Utley appeal will not be heard before Game 3

The appeal hearing for Dodgers infielder Chase Utley will not be held Monday and is "unlikely" to be held Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it publicly. Utley remains eligible to play pending the hearing, so he would be available for the Dodgers...
Newsday 3 hours ago

Matt Harvey not great, but he's good enough in Game 3

In the hours since Chase Utley's infamous slide, Matt Harvey had been painted as an avenger -- the pitcher that the Mets wanted to shut down the Dodgers after a painful Game 2 loss, and the pitcher fans expected to deliver some old-school retribution against what they believed to be a dirty play.
MetsBlog 15 hours ago

Finally, Matt Harvey is getting his postseason start

Matt Harvey assured everyone he would be ready for the playoffs. And tonight, after a season-long, public battle about limiting his innings during his first season back from Tommy John surgery, Harvey will make his postseason debut in Game 3 …

Monday Mop-Up Duty: Be glad it happened, not sad it’s over (right?) … but have Pirates reached high-water mark?

SOUTH HILLS – In retrospect, I think most Pirates fans would have signed up for 98 wins and a playoff berth in April. Looking back, I think many of you would have signed up for Jung Ho Kang posting an.816 OPS, and Francisco Cervelli replacing most of Russell Martin’s value. Think back to early May, […]

Friar talk: Tim Flannery speaks his mind

Former Padres player/coach has never been asked to interview for a managerial job.

Ready for a raise: Nine Yankees eligible for arbitration

The crew at MLB Trade Rumors — a guy named Matt Swartz in particular — has come up with a pretty reliable formula for predicting the upcoming salary of arbitration-eligible players. The Yankees happen to have, technically, nine arb-eligibles, though it’s likely only seven of them really matter in terms of next year’s roster. Here […] The post Ready for a raise: Nine Yankees eligible for arbitration appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Viva El Birdos 15 hours ago

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs NLDS Game 3 matchup: Michael Wacha vs. Jake Arrieta

The NLDS between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs is knotted at one. Effectively, the NLDS is now a three-game series in which the Cubs have the home-field advantage with Games 3 and 4 at Wrigley Field. In the pivotal Game 3, the Cardinals will send 2013 postseason hero Michael Wacha to the mound against 2015 Cy Young candidate Jake Arrieta. How to the two righties stack up against one another? Michael Wacha 2015 ...
Northwest Herald 6 hours ago
Cubs hit 6 home runs, top Cardinals for 2-1 lead in NLDS

Cubs hit 6 home runs, top Cardinals for 2-1 lead in NLDS

CHICAGO – Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler each hit two-run drives, and the Cubs connected for a postseason franchise-record six homers in an 8-6 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the NL Division Series on Monday.
Redleg Nation 14 hours ago

October 12 Postseason Game(s) Thread

A double-double header today. Baseball nirvana. 1 pm ET – Kansas City Royals (Ventura) at the Houston Astros (McCullers) The Astros lead the series 2-1. Defending AL champs on the ropes. 4 pm ET – Toronto Blue Jays (Dickey) at the Texas Rangers (Holland) The Rangers lead the series 2-1. Best chance for Rangers to close out. 6 pm ET – …

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Los Angeles Times 2 hours ago

Dodgers land back in the same potential nightmare with Clayton Kershaw

After spending two days listening to the baseball world debate the definition of a bad slide, the Dodgers walked into Citi Field on Monday and spelled it out in crooked numbers. Bad slide: Their pitching rotation after Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke. On a night when thousands of New Yorkers vengefully...
Los Angeles Times 2 hours ago

Revenge served by 44,000 maniacal New York Mets fans

A fastball to the ribs might be the time-honored method of retaliation. A dagger to the heart was so much more enjoyable for the New York Mets. The Mets shoved the Dodgers to the brink of elimination on Monday and, oh, what a party it was at Citi Field. This was about as cathartic as nine innings...
Los Angeles Times 2 hours ago

Dodgers down to Clayton Kershaw again after loss to Mets, 13-7

The Dodgers are back to where they were at this stage of the postseason last year: One defeat from elimination, with Clayton Kershaw about to take the mound in Game 4 of a National League division series on three days' rest. "If we're going to go down, we're going to go down with our two horses,"...

Mets one win away from NLCS

NEW YORK – The retaliation came in the forms of 13 runs and 13 hits, a payback more helpful to the Mets ultimate goal than a hit by pitch ever could be. With tensions running high here in the aftermath …
Newsday 2 hours ago

Curtis Granderson drives in five runs, starting with three-run double in second

Curtis Granderson had contributed to the Dodgers' three-run top of the second inning with a throwing error Monday night, so he figured he might as well contribute to the Mets doing something to make up for it.

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