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Mike Fiers Addresses Speculation Of Using Pine Tar In No-Hitter Against Dodgers

Mike Fiers threw the 11th no-hitter in Houston Astros franchise history on Friday night, the first no-hitter of his career and also his first complete game. The performance handed the Los Angeles Dodgers a third consecutive loss and tied them with the Philadelphia Phillies for Major-League lead lead in number of times being no-hit -- 18. Given the Dodgers' $300 million payroll, the jokes and criticism seemi ...

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Dodgers News: Yasmani Grandal Details Frustrations With Home Plate Umpire

From watching the Houston Astros score all three of their runs with two outs to getting no-hit by Mike Fiers, the Los Angeles Dodgers endured a third consecutive frustrating game against an American League West opponent. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly likened the no-hit loss to bad cake and Carl Crawford said he was going to avoid ESPN's SportsCenter for the night. Yasmani Grandal however, was much more frus ...

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Don Mattingly, Dodgers React To Being No-Hit By Astros’ Mike Fiers

Losers of two straight, the Los Angeles Dodgers didn't find any relief against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Friday night. Just as the Dodgers did, the Astros entered play with a 2.5-game lead in their division but unlike Los Angeles, Houston added to their lead by the end of the night. It was thanks in large part to timely hitting by the Astros and a historic performance by right-hander Mike Fi ...

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Dodgers News: Chase Utley Intends On Playing Beyond 2015 Season

Over a two-day span this week, the Los Angeles Dodgers added experience to their organization by bolstering the roster with the trade for Chase Utley, and hiring Ron Roenicke to replace Lorenzo Bundy as third base coach. Utley, a veteran second baseman with plenty of postseason experience and one World Series ring, came to the Dodgers as an insurance policy, with starter Howie Kendrick expected to be sideli ...

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Dodgers News: Yasiel Puig On Brink Of Returning From Hamstring Strain

In their last two games without Yasiel Puig, the Los Angeles Dodgers have scored just two runs on two hits and lost both contests; they were no-hit by Houston Astros right-hander Mike Fiers in Friday's series opener. Whether or not the two are related can certainly be debated. What can't be argued is Puig was in the midst of a five-game hitting streak when he came up lame in the eighth inning of Tuesday's g ...

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Dodgers News: Farhan Zaidi Remains Confident In Bullpen

Since the Los Angeles Dodgers overhauled their front office, team president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and general manager Farhan Zaidi have been on the same page when it came to their primary concerns -- starting rotation depth and the bullpen. Sure enough, that has been the Dodgers' Achilles heel this season. The bullpen's success has been inconsistent since surprisingly proving to be a streng ...

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Dodgers News: Chase Utley Comments On Trade, Improved Health

After getting placed on waivers this month it appeared to be only but a matter of time before Chase Utley was traded by the Philadelphia Phillies. That came to fruition on Wednesday when the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired the veteran second baseman, reuniting him with Jimmy Rollins. Utley dressed for what wound up being his final game with the Phillies, but did not play. He tipped his cap as he walked off the ...

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Dodgers News: Jimmy Rollins Comfortable With Howie Kendrick And Chase Utley

Part of the Los Angeles Dodgers' winter makeover included revamping the middle infield in the form of Howie Kendrick and Jimmy Rollins; the 2015 season marked the first either was beginning the year on a new club. Aside from that, both downplayed any concerns over developing the relationship and continuity required for double play partners excelling, and that manifested itself during Spring Training and int ...

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Dodgers News: Luis Avilan, Jim Johnson Adjusting To New Bullpen Philosophy

After surprisingly emerging as a strength rather than a weakness, the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen struggled to sustain its collective early-season success and became an issue that needed to be addressed. The Dodgers appeared to achieve as much by acquiring relievers Luis Avilan and Jim Johnson in a complex, three-team, 13-player trade that involved the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins. However, both Avilan ...

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Dodgers News: Jimmy Rollins Places Emphasis On Strong September

The Los Angeles Dodgers have not had the ideal start to their eight-game road trip. After a heartbreaker on Tuesday night, the Dodgers dropped Wednesday's game in which they again held a lead, resulting being swept by the Oakland Athletics. Like the Dodgers, the San Francisco Giants have endured a recent rough stretch and trail Los Angeles by 2.5 games for first place in the National League West beginning F ...

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Dodgers News: Yasiel Puig Ignoring Criticism, Confident He Can Salvage Season

Yasiel Puig's injury-plagued and thus subpar and frustrating season took another hit Tuesday night when the Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder came up lame after legging out an infield single in the eighth inning. Puig was immediately removed and an MRI on Wednesday morning revealed a mild right hamstring strain. It's the second time this season Puig suffered a hamstring injury, though the first was a strain ...

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Dodgers News: Don Mattingly Not Worried Over Ron Roenicke Hire

The Los Angeles Dodgers enter Friday with a 67-53, good enough for a 2.5-game lead over the rival San Francisco Giants in the National League West. Los Angeles has been through plenty of ups and downs, namely with injuries that forced the retooled front office to adjust on the fly. After working to address the starting rotation and bullpen needs prior to the non-waiver trade deadline, Dodgers president of b ...

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Dodgers News: Kiké Hernandez Will Still Receive Playing Time

Just when it appeared Kiké Hernandez had solidified the second base position after Howie Kendrick went on the disabled list with a strained hamstring, the Los Angeles Dodgers went out and traded for second baseman Chase Utley. The Dodgers sent minor league infielder/outfielder Darnell Sweeney and minor league pitcher John Richy to the Philadelphia Phillies for the veteran second baseman out of UCLA. Since t ...

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Dodgers News: Bullpen Holds Meeting, Jansen Becoming Leader

It has been a whirlwind for the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen this season. After beginning the season with the best ERA through the first month, the team has never looked the same since, especially after the All-Star break. On Tuesday, the game was tied 1-1 after a brilliant seven innings performance from Clayton Kershaw. In the top half of the eighth inning, battery mate A.J. Ellis delivered with a clutch t ...

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