Back in April, the Dodgers and Padres met seven times in 11 days in a pair of electrifying series, befitting the presumed two best teams in the National League. But a lot has happened in the eight weeks since. Petco Park is the setting for the third meeting between the Dodgers and Padres this season.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 5:22 pm
The Angels agreed to pay the remainder of Albert Pujols massive contract when they released him, now the Dodgers are reaping the rewards.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 4:46 pm
The Los Angeles Dodgers lineup is set to receive some reinforcements this week with Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy both expected to return from the 10-day injured list. Corey Seager additionally could be activated in the near future after recently advancing to taking batting practice. Seager has been out of action since May 16 due to a right hand fracture, but nonetheless is making steady progress in his recovery.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:56 pm
After the All-Star game he hit . with six homers and an OPS+ of 71. Problem solved, right?
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:01 pm
High-A Great Lakes Pages wasn’t the only Loon to homer twice. Deacon Liput also hit two home runs, one day after hitting his first of the season, in Great Lakes’ romp over the Lansing Lugnuts (A’s). All four Loons homers were hit off Lansing bulk pitcher Stevie Emanuels, who allowed five runs in his three innings.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 1:53 pm
In a special to the L.A. Times, an excerpt from Martino’s book reveals the Los Angeles Dodgers had additional suspicions that Astros pitchers were using doctored baseballs: Shortly after the series moved back to Houston, the Dodgers felt that Astros pitchers were rejecting baseballs more frequently than is typical, tossing them back to the umpire and requesting new ones.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 1:24 pm
The pressure on MLB has continued to build as players across the league, including Trevor Bauer and Mike Trout, have called on the league to enforce a fair playing field. Justin Turner also joined those voices with a hope for consistency across the board. I think at the end of the day all we want is a fair playing field across the board for everyone and everyone to have the same opportunities, I guess is the best way to put it,” Turner said.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 12:22 pm
PHOENIX – Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer and passed Mel Ott for 14th on the career runs list, and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended the Arizona Diamondbacks’ losing streak to 17 games with a 9-8 victory on June 20. Arizona trailed 9-2 before rallying with six runs in the eighth, when Josh Reddick, Christian Walker and Ketel Marte had run-scoring hits. Josh Rojas’ inning-ending groundout against Victor Gonzalez stranded runners at the corners.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 11:50 am
For those who are involved in betting, this might blow your mind. As of right now, the Dodgers aren’t the betting favorites to win tonight in San Diego. If that line closes, it will be the first time in 150 games — including the postseason — that the Dodgers aren’t the betting favorites.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 11:44 am
A look at what’s happening around the majors on Monday: STUCK UP Major League Baseball begins its crackdown against pitchers using sticky substances when umpires start making regular, random mound checks. Yankees ace Gerrit Cole isn’t sure what to expect. I think I’m in the same boat as everyone else, just waiting for this to play out,” he said.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 10:08 am
Los Angeles Dodgers (44-27, second in the NL West) vs. San Diego Padres (42-32, third in the NL West) San Diego; Monday, 10:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Julio Urias (9-2, 3.54 ERA, . WHIP, 90 strikeouts) Padres: Yu Darvish (6-2, 2.57 ERA, .
Posted: June 21, 2021, 10:08 am
The Padres have taken four out of the first seven games thanks to Fernando Tatis Jr. homering five times in three games in a series win at Dodger Stadium. Now, Tatis is coming off a shoulder injury that he sustained when he rolled onto his left shoulder attempting to dive for a ball on Saturday. Manager Jayce Tingler said after Sunday’s game that Tatis would’ve pinch hit in the ninth inning had the game gotten to that point so it looks like he will be in the lineup for Monday’s series opener.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:25 am
Condensed Game: Albert Pujols hammered a three-run homer and AJ Pollock plated three runs to lead the Dodgers to a 9-8 win over the D-backs
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:22 am
A weird and crazy streak will likely end Monday night.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 1:33 am
Albert Pujols hammers a three-run homer to left field, his sixth of the season, extending the Dodgers’ lead to 4-0 in the top of the 3rd
Posted: June 20, 2021, 8:58 pm
Justin Turner lines an RBI single to center field, giving the Dodgers a 1-0 lead in the top of the 3rd inning
Posted: June 20, 2021, 8:54 pm
Alvin Toles, the father of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles, prays for his son who is mentally ill.
Posted: June 20, 2021, 1:38 pm
Walker Buehler leads Dodgers to a 9-3 win vs. D-backs
Posted: June 20, 2021, 6:12 am
Walker Buehler has pitched seven hitless innings for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks. Buehler breezed through the seventh, striking out Eduardo Escobar and Christian Walker before getting Stephen Vogt to ground out. Buehler would join San Diego’s Joe Musgrove (April 9), Carlos Rodón of the Chicago White Sox (April 9), Baltimore’s John Means (May 5), Cincinnati’s Wade Miley (May 7), Detroit’s Spencer Turnbull (May 18) and the New York Yankees’ Corey Kluber (May 19).
Posted: June 20, 2021, 4:18 am
Dodgers star pitcher Clayton Kershaw on racial inequality: Silence won’t cut it. He vows to stand up for Black brothers and sisters, starting by listening.
Posted: June 19, 2021, 6:34 pm
Spencer Limbach runs through the best MLB DFS Stacks as well as some underrated options for the evening slate on Saturday, June 19. (Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: June 19, 2021, 3:10 pm
The Diamondbacks stumbled to their franchise-record 15th straight loss, with Steven Souza Jr. hitting a go-ahead home run in his return to Arizona following a horrific knee injury and helping the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-0 victory Friday night. Arizona broke the team mark of 14 straight losses from July 9-25, 2004, and lost for the 38th time in 43 games. “We have to find a way to get out of it,” manager Torey Lovullo said.
Posted: June 19, 2021, 5:24 am
It’s been five years since the Dodgers traded Zach Lee for Chris Taylor. One is on track to be an All-Star. The other is trying to get on an MLB roster.
Posted: June 18, 2021, 1:00 pm
The Texas Rangers acquired right-hander Dennis Santana from the Dodgers in a trade Thursday, sending minor league lefty Kevin Bautista to Los Angeles. Santana had been designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Saturday.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 6:16 pm
The Phillies changed their fortunes at Dodger Stadium with a 2-0 win Thursday night. Next up: Gabe Kapler’s rockin’ Giants. By Jim Salisbury
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:57 pm