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Blue Avoids Sweep

This isn’t exactly how the Dodgers (55-45) envisioned starting the second half, but at least they weren’t swept by St. Louis at Busch Stadium this past weekend. With the Miami Marlins’ 3-2 win over San Francisco, the Blue Crew and Giants both sit atop the National League West tied for first place. The Dodgers salvaged […]

One of baseball’s best stories of 2014 is the resurgence of Justin Morneau

Morneau, who was the American League’s MVP Award winner in 2006 with the Minnesota Twins, experienced a career-changing event prior to the All-Star break in 2010. He took a knee in the head from Toronto Blue Jays infielder John McDonald while sliding on a double-play grounder. Morneau suffered a concussion, and the symptoms lasted for […]

Body Blows

Saul “Canelo’’ Alvarez knew all along that his non-title light-middleweight bout with Erislandy Lara at the MGM Grand Garden Arena last Saturday evening wasn’t going to be easy. It wasn’t and after nearly three rounds, Alvarez became frustrated because he was tagged multiple times with stiff jabs by Lara, but across the last nine rounds […]

Dodgers Atop West

It took some time before the Dodgers (54-43) hit their stride as they fell behind by nine and a half games, but after taking three of four from visiting San Diego this past week, the Blue Crew own the best record in the National League and are one game in front of San Francisco in […]

The Baltimore Orioles are riding high, leading the American League East, and leading all major league teams with three players who were elected to this year’s All-Star Game

Nelson Cruz, a designated hitter who began this week tied for the major league lead in home runs with 27, was voted in as a starter along with catcher Matt Wieters and center fielder Adam Jones. Wieters will not play because he is out for the season following Tommy John surgery. Also starting for the […]

Buster

Buster Posey’s offensive numbers at roughly the midway point of the season include nine home runs, 15 doubles, 33 runs scored, 41 runs batted in with a .286 batting average, and are good enough to have earned him a spot on the National League All-Star team. He wasn’t picked, but the 2010 Rookie of the […]

Blue’s Soaring

A five-run fifth inning propelled the Dodgers (51-40) past Colorado, 8-2, at Coors Field this past Sunday as Josh Beckett (6-5) went five scoreless innings with three hits. Adrian Gonzalez (three hits with a run) had a two-run single that scored Beckett (double) and Dee Gordon (two hits with a run), while Matt Kemp (four […]

Clayton Kershaw has had an amazing month, and that’s not just because he threw a no-hitter on June 18th against Colorado

The Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander went 6-0 in six starts in June with an 0.82 ERA. Kershaw (9-2, 2.04 season ERA) pitched 44 innings in beating the Rockies twice, the Chicago White Sox, Arizona, Kansas City and St. Louis. He allowed 26 hits, four runs and four walks while striking out 61 batters. The last […]

Gonzo

Some players, like Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera, the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, the Angels’ Mike Trout, Baltimore’s Nelson Cruz, Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt, Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton, Boston’s David Ortiz, Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard, and Texas’ Prince Fielder, who is out for the season, make a big splash because they take huge swings and aim for the fences. Then there […]

Dodgers Rebound

On June 9th, the Dodgers (47-37) were nine and a half games behind first-place San Francisco in the National League West, but are even with the Giants after going 14-6 since including taking three of four games this past weekend from visiting St. Louis. Clayton Kershaw (9-2) was clutch over seven innings, striking out 13, […]