With the postseason around the corner, many of the Los Angeles Dodgers relievers are currently competing for the few open spots in the bullpen on a potential playoff roster. One of those pitchers competing is young left-hander Julio Urias. He certainly made his case on Sunday by tossing two shutout innings, allowing just one hit while striking out four to close out a 14-0 win over the San Diego Padres. When asked if he expects to be on the postseason roster should the Dodgers reach October, Urias said that his focus right now is elsewhere, as seen on SportsNet LA: “The goal is to win right now. I'm not really thinking about that. I think the main thing is to stay healthy. If I am health and the
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Alex Verdugo has been one of the club's, and all of baseball's, top prospects for the past several seasons. He's been one of the most popular prospects for a while now, but unlike fellow organization'ers Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger, there hasn't been a spot for him at the big league level. Seager settled into a vacant shortstop position two years ago, while Bellinger replaced an injured —and then dearly departed— Adrian Gonzalez at first base. For the power of the bottomless pocket book, the Dodgers roster construction has been extremely interesting. Several came from within, as did the two above, but L.A. has found extraordinary bargains in their lineup with
So the good news today is, I guess, that the Padres didn't get no-hit. In fact, they got a whole five hits. And one of them was even for extra bases, thanks to a Wil Myers double. But they also struck out thirteen times, drew zero walks, and combined for zero runs. And yeah, all of that is pretty bad. But it pales in comparison to the day Joey Lucchesi had. He didn't even last four innings, and gave up seven runs in that time, including three homers. The bullpen wasn't any better. Trey Wingenter, Phil Maton, and Colten Brewer recorded a combined four outs. In that time, they allowed seven more runs. And you can't blame any of this on the defense; the Friars had an error-free day. Only Rowan Wick
It could never match the ovation Chase Utley gets at Citizens Bank Park, but Dodgers fans gave The Man a nice send-off in his final regular season game in L.A.
Last season, Yasmani Grandal and his wife Heather co-designed a t-shirt in partnership with Athletes Brand to benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). The shirt was in honor of Bailey, a friend of the Grandal family, who had been diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The t-shirt campaign ran for two weeks and raised more than the $2,000 goal that was set. With Bailey unfortunately diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma this summer, the Grandals and Athletes Brand have again sprung into action. The design features Grandal in a catcher's stance and calling for a changeup. It represents throwing every possible pitch in a battle against cancer, and so too does “Fight” on the wristband portion
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jaime Jarrin, the Hall of Fame broadcaster who is the Spanish-speaking voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, has agreed to a multi-year contract extension.
Sam Miller ESPN.com Close Follow on Twitter The first few months of 2013 were an embarrassing time for the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was the first full year under their new ownership, the first year they were spending more than any other team in the National League. And at the end of June they were in last place. "Smart beats rich, period," the club's president and CEO, Stan Kasten, told me at the time. "We're going to be a rich team. Now it's up to us to do smart things. If you're smart and rich, you're going to have an advantage." The Dodgers have been extraordinarily rich. They have had the league's highest attendance each season since then, and they have spent a lot of money. Since the 2013
It's no secret that the 2018 season has been a difficult one for Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen. Jansen got off to a rough start to the year, but eventually found his form and was named a National League All-Star for the third consecutive season. The month of August was particularly challenging for Jansen though as he had a scare during the team's trip to Colorado, suffering from an irregular heartbeat that forced him to fly home and miss 10 days of action. Jansen later revealed that he will need to undergo a second heart surgery this offseason. After returning from the heart issue, Jansen had four rough appearances in a row that included taking two losses to the St. Louis Cardinals
LOS ÁNGELES (AP) — Manny Machado bateó un jonrón de tres carreras que hizo brillar una tercera entrada de cinco en total, y los Dodgers de Los Ángeles derrotaron a los Padres de San Diego 7-2 el sábado por la noche. El cuadrangular del estadounidense de origen dominicano fue uno de los tres logrados por los Dodgers en el juego, lo que les dio un liderazgo de 222 en la temporada de la Liga Nacional y rompió el récord del club, de 221 establecidos el año pasado. La ventaja de los Dodgers en la división se mantuvo en 1 ½ juegos sobre Colorado, que ganó 5-1 en Arizona. Rich Hill se convirtió en el primer ganador de los Dodgers en 10 juegos, permitiendo solo una carrera y cuatro hits en siete entradas.