After a first-pitch ball to Yasiel Puig, Molitor came out to make a substitution. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts challenged the double switch, causing the umps to stop the game and review the situation. None of the reporters covering the game knew what was going on at the time, and were surprised to see Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario leaving the game.
Posted: July 26, 2017, 5:18 pm
Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Alex Verdugo of the Oklahoma City Dodgers on Tuesday hit one of the wackiest home runs of the baseball season. While it was too short to go out, he got some assistance from Reno Aces right fielder Zach Borenstein. As Borenstein went back to catch the pop fly, the ball bounced off of his head and out of the park.
Posted: July 26, 2017, 2:07 pm
Well, you certainly don’t see this every day. Dodgers prospect Alex Verdugo hit a home run, which is normal. What wasn’t normal is that the ball left the park because it hit the opposing outfielder in the head and bounced over the right field wall. Seriously. Watch it happen. It’s crazy. Boink! How right fielder Zach Borenstein managed to be right under the ball and not look up and catch it is a mystery, but the fact that he didn’t brought us the insanity and joy of this GIF, which hasn’t gotten less cool to watch yet. Verdugo’s name has been thrown around the last few days in relation to the Dodgers potentially trading for Yu Darvish. After this “trick play” they might want to keep him around
Posted: July 26, 2017, 12:34 pm
Chris Taylor wasn’t even in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ plans when the season started. Taylor continued his torrid hitting Tuesday with two run-scoring doubles as the Dodgers became baseball’s first team to reach the 70-win mark with a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. The 26-year-old Taylor is 23 for 44 since the All-Star break.
Posted: July 26, 2017, 7:36 am
No one wants to pull a Jose Canseco in the outfield. (Screenshot via MiLB.com) Pulling a Jose Canseco can mean so many things these days. It could mean writing a bestselling book, tweeting about shooting your finger off or even making a come back in an
Posted: July 26, 2017, 6:14 am
Jon Morosi of MLB Network said yesterday that the Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs have been engaged in trade talks involving starting pitcher Justin Verlander and catcher Alex Avila. Morosi also noted that the Los Angeles Dodgers have shown interest in Verlander as well. Whether this is idyl chitchatting of serious dispute is unclear, of course. Everything is unclear in the leadup to the deadline. The veteran right-hander is carrying a 4.50 with a 120/57 K/BB ratio over 124 innings. Verlander impressed last year, finishing second in AL Cy Young Award balloting, but he has fallen back to Earth in 2017. His velocity remains high, however, and it’s not hard to imagine him going on a solid run in
Posted: July 25, 2017, 4:45 pm
The second half of the MLB season is underway and rumors are already starting to fly about deals that could be made with one week before the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. As teams scramble to get a foothold of their positions in their respective divisions, injuries have already derailed some teams potential at a postseason berth. • Eduardo Nunez has been traded from the San Fransisco Giants to the Boston Red Sox.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 10:01 am
The Los Angeles Dodgers watched their best pitcher walk off the field in pain Sunday afternoon and then saw his name pop up on the 10-day disabled list on Monday. Los Angeles will look to win its third straight when it hosts the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday in the second game of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves on a walk-off single in the 10th inning Sunday after ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw departed early in the game with a back strain that will sideline him four to six weeks.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 9:02 am
They are two rookies on very different career paths, but Cody Bellinger and Edward Paredes worked together beautifully Monday night to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins. With the Dodgers down by a run in the eighth, it was Bellinger – cool as ever for someone who started the season as a 21 year old – who eased into the pressure moment and delivered the big blow, a three-run homer on an 0-2 pitch. ”We saw it early – there’s no panic,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 6:39 am
A lot has changed since the Houston Astros last came to Philadelphia in 2014. Back then the Astros were a rebuilding team on their way to a 92-loss season after reaching triple-digit losses the previous three seasons. Now, the Astros’ rebuild is complete and they have the best record (66-33) in the American League and the second best in the majors after the Los Angeles Dodgers (68-31). The Astros have a powerhouse offense that ranks first in the majors in runs (594), hits (1,105), doubles (222), homers (165), batting average (.293) and OPS (.863). Those numbers burned the eyes of Phillies manager Pete Mackanin when he got a look at them before Monday’s game. “When I look at their stat sheet and
Posted: July 25, 2017, 6:03 am
There’s less than a week left until the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31st, and while there have been a few major trades and some smaller, high-player-count transactions, there are still a lot of top targets left on the market. Which means there are still a lot of interesting trade rumors floating around too. Here, all of those potentially fun trade leaks (and yes, some less fun ones too) are all in one place to make it as easy as possible to catch up on what might go down in baseball over the next few days. Because apparently everyone is in on Yu Darvish at this point, the Yankees are also inquiring about the Rangers’ pitcher in addition to their apparent interest in Giancarlo Stanton.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 3:45 am
ST. PETERBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Gausman pitched six strong innings, Adam Jones homered and the Baltimore Orioles sent the Tampa Bay Rays to their season-worst fifth straight loss, 5-0 Monday night.
The Rays began the day tied for the second AL wild-
Posted: July 25, 2017, 2:39 am
Braced for the worst possible news on injured ace Clayton Kershaw, the Los Angeles Dodgers tried to find some comfort Monday that his back diagnosis did not appear as dire as last season. The Dodgers put their superstar left-hander on the 10-day disabled list, a day after he exited a start after just two innings. A report by Fox Sports said Kershaw would miss four to six weeks.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 1:42 am