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Dodgers News: Yasmani Grandal Sensed Perfection From Clayton Kershaw

With each passing start Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has turned the rumblings into whispers. Gone are the days where the reigning National League MVP is questioned every step of the way, as those questions have now turned to what will he do next? On Thursday Kershaw faced a New York Mets lineup with four hitters with batting averages below the Mendoza Line; their No. 4 and 5 hitters both had batt ...

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Dodgers News: Ian Thomas Named Starter In Place Of Zack Greinke

With the starting pitchers for Saturday and Sunday yet to be determined, the Los Angeles Dodgers were dealt another loop when Zack Greinke left the team to be with his wife, who is expecting their first child. Greinke was slated to start on Friday against the New York Mets, but will not be able to due to his paternal duties. This left the Dodgers without a starter to follow Clayton Kershaw and face left-han ...

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Dodgers News: Zack Greinke May Miss Start Due To Wife In Labor

UPDATE (July 23, 2:40 p.m. PT):According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, the Dodgers may have their right-hander on the mound this weekend: Greinke pitching Friday is "unrealistic." But could be back in NY for Saturday.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) July 23, 2015 The Los Angeles Dodgers have not announced their starting pitchers for their games on Saturday and Sunday after Brandon Beachy was optione ...

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Dodgers News: Brett Anderson Feels Better; May Avoid DL Stint

UPDATE (July 23, 2:23 p.m. PT): According to Alanna Rizzo of SportsNet LA and Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times, Brett Anderson's Thursday throwing session went well and he might make his scheduled start after all. .@BrettAnderson35 felt great playing catch. Will throw pen tomorrow. Doesn't think it will be DL situation. Hopes to pitch this weekend.— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) July 23, 2015 Matting ...

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Dodgers News: Carl Crawford Accepting Of New Role With Dodgers

After sitting out a significant amount of time, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford has finally returned from injury. On Monday, the outfielder rejoined the club in Atlanta and on Tuesday was activated off of the disabled list. Now that Crawford is officially on the roster, some new issues arose. The outfield conundrum leaves for an interesting situation. The Los Angeles Dodgers have three regular ...

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Dodgers News: Braves Took Issue With Bolsinger’s Pitch Selection

For Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Mike Bolsinger, he has to find a way to get Major League hitters out with a fastball that tops out in the low-90s. This season, he's used his offspeed pitches to get those outs, especially his curveball. Bolsinger has reduced his fastball use by over 20 percent from last season, relying on a slider that he throws 17 percent of the time and a curveball that he throws ...

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Dodgers News: Los Angeles To Play Series With Tampa Bay Rays

With the Los Angeles Dodgers entering the dog days of summer and under 70 games remaining on the regular-season schedule, the identities of some of their 2016 opponents are slowly becoming known. It was previously reported the Dodgers will host the Boston Red Sox next season and according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Los Angeles will face another American League East opponent as part of a home-and ...

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Dodgers’ Mark Walter Confident End Coming To SportsNet LA Impasse

The Los Angeles Dodgers cable network, SportsNet LA, owned by the Dodgers and Time Warner Cable, is in the second year of its existence. While it's composed of unique programming that provides unparalleled inside access, some of the regional sports network's shine has been taken off by the distribution impasse. In June TWC was bought out Charter Communications, thus expanding SportsNet LA's reach and leadin ...

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Dodgers News: Joc Pederson Wins Heart And Hustle Award

The Heart & Hustle Award is given out annually by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) to a current player who not only excels on the field, but also "best embodies the values, spirits and traditions of baseball." Every year one player from each of the 30 MLB teams wins the award and represents their team as a nominee for the MLB Heart & Hustle Award, given to one player in the leag ...

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Dodgers Recall Ian Thomas From Triple-A OKC, Option Adam Liberatore

With the Los Angeles Dodgers undeniably in need of pitching reinforcement, particularly a starter, immediate help arrived in the form of Ian Thomas, who was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City ahead of Wednesday's series finale against the Atlanta Braves. Adam Liberatore was optioned to OKC to clear room for Thomas. Tuesday's decision to option Brandon Beachy to OKC so that Carl Crawford could be reinstate ...

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Dodgers News: J.P. Howell Finding Success Without Distinct Role

Although the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen has been inconsistent at times this season, J.P. Howell has been among the go-to relievers in key situations and late innings. While Howell has been effective, manager Don Mattingly has avoided overusing the left-hander, which was an issue in seasons prior. In the first half of the 2014 season, Howell threw 34 innings, perhaps contributing to his ineffectiveness in S ...

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AT&T’s Acquisition Of DirecTV Expected To Receive Federal Approval

UPDATE (July 24, 11:35 a.m. PT): According to Meg James of the LA Times, the Federal Communications Commission approved AT&T's purchase of DirecTV: FCC just approved AT&T's $49-billion take over of DirecTV. Getting this nod was the final hurdle for AT&T to acquire the satellite giant.— Meg James (@MegJamesLAT) July 24, 2015 The Los Angeles Dodgers are the two-time reigning National League ...

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Dodgers News: Zaidi Indicates Focused Search For Starting Pitcher Is On

As a team with World Series aspirations it's been no secret the Los Angeles Dodgers figure to be buyers in a market that's expected to be flush with starting pitchers. Given season-ending injuries to Brandon McCarthy and Hyun-Jin Ryu, the Dodgers are in need of more than a Kevin Correia or Roberto Hernandez-type acquisition if they hope to make a deep postseason run. The expectation is multiple aces are, or ...

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Dodgers News: Brett Anderson Removed Early With Apparent Injury

UPDATE (July 22, 7:20 a.m. PT): According to J.P. Hoornstra of the LA Daily News, Brett Anderson improved overnight: Brett Anderson getting MRI now. Mattingly described him as "a lot better than Stan thought he would be."— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) July 22, 2015 UPDATE (July 21, 7:51 p.m. PT): More updates on Brett Anderson came after the game via Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times and Alan ...

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