11:27 PM EDT, Thu May 25, 2017
2 hours ago

Dodgers place Joc Pederson on the concussion disabled list

Two days after an ugly collision with Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, Joc Pederson landed on the seven-day concussion disabled list before Thursday’s game against St. Louis. The Dodgers shut Pederson down to make room on the roster for Kenta Maeda’s return. “It’s the most responsible thing to do...
22 hours ago

Rusty Rich Hill struggles in return — a 6-1 loss to Cardinals

The game of baseball does not cooperate with utopian ideals. When the Dodgers fashioned their plan for managing a pitching rotation, juggling six or seven starters through a schedule designed for five men, the organization understood the possibility of nights like Wednesday’s 6-1 loss to St. Louis....
May 24, 2017

Dodgers considering using Hyun-Jin Ryu in relief

The Dodgers revealed their rotation for this weekend series against the Chicago Cubs: Alex Wood will start Friday, Brandon McCarthyon Saturday and Clayton Kershaw will handle the finale. That means that Hyun-Jin Ryu (2-5, 4.75 ERA), who has not pitched since May 18, will not make a start until...
May 24, 2017

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw passes Mariano Rivera, lowers career WHIP below 1.000

Clayton Kershaw faced 29 batters on Tuesday night. Only three reached base. In the process, he completed a remarkable feat: He lowered his career walks plus hits per inning (WHIP) below 1.0. He ended the night at 0.996, passing former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera and pushing into a tie for second...
May 24, 2017

Dodgers defeat Cardinals in wild 13-inning game

The collision brought a hush to Dodger Stadium, a ballpark still reeling from a ninth-inning hiccup that spoiled Clayton Kershaw’s bid for his first shutout of 2017. An inning later, three innings before Logan Forsythe hit a walkoff RBI double to usher in a 2-1 victory over St. Louis, the left...
May 23, 2017

Logan Forsythe returns to Dodgers from the disabled list

Logan Forsythe returned to the Dodgers lineup Tuesday for the first time since April 18, when a wayward fastball from Colorado pitcher Kyle Freeland broke Forsythe’s right big toe. The infielder’s rehabilitation was slowed by hamstring tightness, which Forsythe indicated began the day before his...
May 22, 2017

For Kershaw's outings, Roberts looks way beyond the innings

On Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw finished his seventh inning of scoreless baseball and jogged to the dugout. His manager awaited his arrival. Up six runs, Dave Roberts reviewed his options. He considers the days when Kershaw pitches among his most difficult to...
May 21, 2017

Julio Urias can't hold off Marlins in Dodgers' 10-6 loss

Only 11 days before Saturday night, before an enraptured crowd at Dodger Stadium, Julio Urias displayed the upper limits of his ceiling. He carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning of a game, capable of subduing his opponents with only his fastball. The fans lavished cheers upon him as he exited...
May 20, 2017

Inside the bench-clearing skirmish during Dodgers game against Marlins

The post-game protocol in situations like the one that arose in the ninth inning on Friday night, when the benches cleared between the Dodgers and the Marlins, is to deny intent. So Ross Stripling, the Dodgers reliever who threw behind Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton’s back, described the pitch...
May 20, 2017

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig leaves game with back tightness, hopes to avoid disabled list

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig felt his back tighten up during batting practice on Friday afternoon. The tension increased during the game, and when he checked his swing in the fourth inning of a 7-2 victory over Miami, he winced with discomfort. Puig took a walk, but he required a visit from a...
May 20, 2017

Alex Wood and Dodgers dominate again in brawl-marred 7-2 victory over the Marlins

Inside an office at SunTrust Park, a brand-new stadium situated in the suburbs of Atlanta, Braves general manager John Coppolella engaged in what has become an annual ritual. He apologized to his fans for trading Alex Wood to the Dodgers. Coppolella did not engage in dramatics. No news conference...
May 19, 2017

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner lands on disabled list with strained hamstring

The worst fears of Dodgers staffers, the worries that pulsed through their minds when Justin Turner pulled up lame around third base on Thursday night, were not realized. But Turner will miss at least 10 days, possibly more, after an MRI showed a strain of his right hamstring. The Dodgers placed...
May 17, 2017

Clayton Kershaw pitches another gem in Dodgers' testy 6-1 victory over Giants

A solitary figure parted the crowd, with the Giants massed on one side of the diamond and the Dodgers gathering outside their dugout. In baseball, bench-clearing skirmishes involve more grandstanding than fisticuffs and Clayton Kershaw had little time for foolishness. He punched his glove and jogged...
May 17, 2017

Kenta Maeda unlikely to return from disabled list until next Wednesday

Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda will remain on the disabled list for another week, manager Dave Roberts indicated before Wednesday’s game against the Giants. The Dodgers set their rotation for a four-game series this weekend against Miami: Hyun-Jin Ryu on Thursday, Alex Wood on Friday, Julio...
May 17, 2017

Dodgers' bats struggle in 2-1 loss to Giants

In this era of instant communication, a time for direct messages and Slack channels and Whatsapp, Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts still receives letters from fans. He riffles through the typed pages of criticism with amusement. The writers detail how he should be using his bullpen, diagnose how his...

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