The Dodgers plan on using Young, 36, as a bench player who can spell third baseman Juan Uribe and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez as well as pinch hit. He is batting .272 with eight home runs and 41 RBIs this season.
It could have been a number of things. In the first inning, Puig went into second base standing up on Carl Crawford’s grounder rather than attempt to break up the double play, which Chicago turned. The next batter was Hanley Ramirez, who launched a solo home run.
“Tonight was a very big night for us, and we knew that,” Peavy said. “We had to come in here and play a very good team that hadn’t lost a series in quite a while. You watch them on tape, then watch them get ready for a game, and you see why they’ve been so successful.
Freeman and Toronto reliever Steve Delabar won the fan voting for the final spots in next week’s All-Star Game, meaning Los Angeles Dodgers sensation Yasiel Puig is likely headed for a few days off after a terrific stretch to begin his major league career.
Never one to shy away from an argument, we here at All Sports Talk have compiled a list of arguments stating conclusively why Yasiel Puig should not be an All-Star. Ultimately, the vote will be left up to the fans, but if it were up to us, we say “no way.”
Puig hit his first career grand slam, Zack Greinke pitched four-hit ball over seven innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Thursday night, snapping the Braves’ five-game winning streak.
Ryu (6-2) struck out seven and walked none. The South Korean pitcher retired 19 consecutive batters during one stretch. His six victories lead all rookie pitchers in the majors, while his 71 2/3 innings pitched lead all rookies this season.
With the 2013 baseball season nearly ¼ of the way finished, the Los Angeles Dodgers find themselves at the bottom of the MLB Standings in the National League West. Normally, in Los Angeles, this wouldn’t cause much of a stir, but this year’s team was supposed to be different, right?
Beleaguered manager Don Mattingly insisted Monday he doesn’t feel he’s about to be fired by the Los Angeles Dodgers, and he has no idea whether he needs to win a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers to keep his job.