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The Numbers Behind The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Rise In June

There wasn't a champagne celebration or feelings of a job now complete, but the month of June did come with bubbles, dancing and one fire. The Los Angeles Dodgers finished 18-10 in June and atop the NL West standings. It was quite the memorable month for the Boys in Blue, who were 7.5 games back of the San Francisco Giants when the month began and their deficit grew to as many as 9.5 games on June 8. Behind ...

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Grade Of The Week: Pitching Keeps Up Dominance As Injuries Continue

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in the midst of playing some of their best baseball of the season. That trend continued over the last week as the team traveled to Kansas City and won two out of three against the Royals. A return home saw the St. Louis Cardinals come to Dodger Stadium for rematch of the 2013 NLCS. The Dodgers won the first game, dropped the second, and come out victorious in the final two. Grade ...

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Dodgers Highlight Of The Week: Van Slyke Ends Game With Double Play

Your browser does not support iframes. Playing in the final game before returning home from a six-game road trip, the Los Angeles Dodgers were clinging to a one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning. However, rather than having Kenley Jansen on the mound to close out the game, the Dodgers handed the ball to Brian Wilson. Jansen had pitched in four of the previous five games and was given the night off. ...

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This Day In Dodgers History: Fernando Valenzuela Tosses No-Hitter

Your browser does not support iframes. On June 29, 1990, Los Angeles Dodgers' pitcher Fernando Valenzuela threw a no-hitter in a 6-0 win at Dodger Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals. It was the seventh no-hitter in Los Angeles Dodgers' history and the 17th in franchise history. Valenzuela walked just three batters while striking out seven in the Dodgers' winning effort. Interestingly enough, Oakland At ...

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This Day In Dodgers History: Jerry Reuss Throws First Career No-Hitter

Your browser does not support iframes. On June 27, 1980, Los Angeles Dodgers' pitcher Jerry Reuss threw his first and only career no-hitter on the road against the San Francisco Giants in an 8-0 victory. It was the first no-hitter of the 1980 MLB season and the sixth no-hitter in Dodgers history since relocating to Los Angeles and the 16th in franchise history. Reuss' no-hitter had perfect game potential if ...

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Flashback Friday: Mike Scioscia Hits Game-Tying Home Run In 1988 NLCS

Your browser does not support iframes. The 1988 season was full of memorable moments for the Los Angeles Dodgers as the team would battle the heavy-weight New York Mets in the NLCS. With the Mets leading the series 2-1 entering Game 4, the Dodgers were playing in a near must-win situation. Leading by two runs entering the top of the ninth, the Mets were just three outs away from taking a comfortable 3-1 ser ...

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Dodgers Nation Wishes Paul Maholm A Happy 32nd Birthday

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Paul Maholm in the off-season with the idea he could serve as a spot starter or long reliever. Maholm proved to be just that for the Atlanta Braves, Pittsburg Pirates and Chicago Cubs. The left-hander signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Dodgers that could reach a value up to $6.5 million with incentives included. Before joining the Dodgers, Maholm spent the majority ...

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Yasiel Puig Playing Through Pain Is A Dangerous Game For The Dodgers

PAGES: 1 | 2 When Yasiel Puig received the promotion from Double-A to the Majors last June, what to expect was largely unknown. Sure, Puig hit over .400 with the Dodgers during Spring Training and was batting .313 with eight home runs, 37 RBIs and had a .982 OPS. By now, Puig's accomplishments during his rookie season are well-documented. Along with Hanley Ramirez, Puig helped turn around the Dodgers' seaso ...

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Grade Of The Week: Kershaw And Ryu Shine As Dodgers Continue To Roll

In similar fashion to last season, the Los Angeles Dodgers appear to have turned things around during the month of June. The team spent the week battling NL West foes as they continued to chase the San Francisco Giants for the division lead. With a sweep of the Colorado Rockies, the Dodgers found themselves four games behind the Giants. The Dodgers then dropped the first of a three-game series with the San ...

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Dodgers Highlight Of The Week: Gordon Triples And Scores Vs. Padres

Your browser does not support iframes. The Los Angeles Dodgers began their road trip Friday with the first of a three-game set against the San Diego Padres. With Ian Kennedy on the mound for the Padres, Dee Gordon looked to get the Dodgers going in the first inning. The Dodger second baseman worked a full count and then hit a shot to deep right-center that hit off the base of the fence. Gordon began to race ...

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