Cincinnati Reds reliever Mychal Givens has been around long enough to understand the rhythms of a season. With the Reds staggering at the end of a frustrating nine-game road trip, Givens delivered a fastball that gave Cincinnati a much-needed jolt, exorcising some bad vibes in the process. Givens struck out Pittsburgh’s Hoy Park with a 98 mph heater to seal a 1-0 win over the Pirates on Thursday to send the Reds home for a pivotal series against the Los Angeles Dodgers with something akin to momentum.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 7:52 pm
Turner believes the Dodgers just need to focus on controlling what they can and focus on what is in front of them, rather than San Francisco. Stop talking about them. I’ve heard so much about the Giants in the last month and a half,” Turner said.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 5:05 pm
It’s fairly common for players to use another teammates bat. Pitchers are often seen swinging another players bat, and players who are superstitious will occasionally use another players bat if they’re going through a nasty slump. Recently, a handful of different Dodgers have been seen using Albert Pujols’s bat.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 4:40 pm
There’s just more of a calmness in the batter’s box,” Roberts said. I think he’s really settled in, he’s allowing his athleticism and ability to be a good baseball player kind of come to the forefront. There’s just no panic in the box.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 4:10 pm
Padres LHP Blake Snell (groin) added to 10-day IL
Posted: September 16, 2021, 3:46 pm
Everyone knows about the physical toll it takes to succeed as a professional athlete, but not many consider that it can also be mentally exhausting, especially if the results aren’t coming for a player. A focus on the mental health and well-being of players is something that more teams are deciding to commit resources to, which includes the Los Angeles Dodgers hiring a Minor League mental health coordinator in December 2019.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 3:15 pm
The MLB 2021 regular season has entered its final stretch, and with it came the first teams to clinch a spot in the postseason this year. With a win over the San Diego Padres on Monday, the San Francisco Giants officially clinched a spot playing October baseball — the team’s first playoff berth since 2016. With a win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers followed suit by clinching a postseason berth for a ninth straight season.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 2:51 pm
Given California’s impressive Major League Baseball legacy, it’s kind of mind-blowing to realize that, until just 63 years ago, a “western road trip” in MLB parlance meant a team making a stop in St. Louis by way of Chicago or Milwaukee. Of course, the Dodgers and Giants transformed MLB geography forever by moving west from New York following the end of the 1957 season, their successful relocations to Los Angeles and San Francisco paving the way for MLB franchises in Anaheim, Oakland and San Diego.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 2:48 pm
So, in a way, the Diamondbacks’ 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night was another bit of damage sustained from Kelly’s bout with COVID. Not only did it rob the Diamondbacks of a month’s worth of starts from arguably their most reliable starter, it also came with a ramp-up period as he works his way back. First time back, you have this kind of image in your head of what it should go like,” Kelly said.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 2:23 pm
Phillies 6, Cubs 5 Andrew Knapp scored on a walk-off passed ball to give Philadelphia a win over visiting Chicago in the second game of their three-game series. Knapp singled to lead off the ninth and was on third with two outs when a breaking ball from Trevor Megill (1-2) appeared to cross up catcher Robinson Chirinos. The ball hit his glove and caromed toward the third-base dugout, allowing Knapp to score easily.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 2:22 pm
The Los Angeles Dodgers held Fernando Valenzuela bobblehead night at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, which also coincided with the start of Mexican Heritage Month. Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles performed before first pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Dodgers also held a pregame ceremony to honor Valenzuela. Actor Edward James Olmos emceed and spoke glowingly about Valenzuela’s impact on the local community.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 2:20 pm
The loser of that game would then host the NL wild card game on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Any tiebreaker games would be broadcast by ESPN. NLDS REMATCH?
Posted: September 16, 2021, 2:00 pm
While the Dodgers used a conventional starter in Julio Urias in a 5-3 win over Colorado, the Giants got off to a rough start with Dominic Leone in his role as an “opener” for the fourth time since Sept. Leone, who had been very good in his previous efforts, got only one out, threw 21 pitches, and the Giants were down 2-0 at the top of the first inning. Considering the Giants are 68-14 when they score first, that was significant.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 12:00 pm
The Dodgers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium to complete the series sweep.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 6:26 am
Gavin Lux, Julio Urías lead the Dodgers to a 5-3 win
Posted: September 16, 2021, 6:19 am
Sep. 15—The high-fives were a little extra crisp after Brian Serven’s second-inning home run Sept. 7 in Oklahoma City. The 26-year-old catcher from Palm Desert, California, had just blasted a two-run homer to left field off Clayton Kershaw, one of this generation’s best pitchers who was making an injury rehab appearance that night for the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers. “I mean, (Kershaw) is a …
Posted: September 15, 2021, 6:46 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 15, opens with a four-game early slate leading to a 10-game main slate with some gigantic tournaments. Let’s get into the top MLB DFS picks for pitchers and stacks for Yahoo, DraftKings and FanDuel daily fantasy baseball lineups. MLB DFS Picks: Spotlight Pitchers and Top Stacks, Wednesday, Sept. 15 Yahoo Stack of the […] The post MLB DFS Picks: Spotlight Pitchers & Top Stacks for Wednesday, Sept. 15 appeared first on Awesemo.com.
Posted: September 15, 2021, 3:59 pm
Nobody in major league history has managed more games with a better winning percentage than Dave Roberts, who again guided the Dodgers to the playoffs.
Posted: September 15, 2021, 2:13 pm
Does anyone in the NL wild-card race want to make the playoffs?
Posted: September 15, 2021, 1:16 pm
The MLB playoff field gained another team on Tuesday night and the Cardinals are looking to join the club
Posted: September 15, 2021, 11:57 am
Condensed Game: Max Muncy and Will Smith both went yard to back Tony Gonsolin’s five scoreless frames in the Dodgers’ 8-4 win to clinch
Posted: September 15, 2021, 6:48 am
Max Muncy, Trea Turner and Will Smith each hit home runs as the Dodgers defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4 and clinch a playoff spot.
Posted: September 15, 2021, 5:53 am
Baseball Hall of Famer and Dodgers great Mike Piazza called on Californians to make Larry Elder the next governor of California on Tuesday in a video message posted to Elder’s Twitter.
Posted: September 14, 2021, 7:42 pm
The Los Angeles Dodgers are receiving the most action in the World Series futures market.
Posted: September 14, 2021, 5:57 pm
Major League Baseball has set the locations for three of its next five All-Star Games, with Los Angeles, Seattle and Philadelphia in line to host the Midsummer Classic.
Posted: September 14, 2021, 3:51 pm
Matthew Stafford grew up with Clayton Kershaw in Texas. Now, the two play in the same city.
Posted: September 14, 2021, 2:24 pm