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  1. Battered pitching staff doesn't sink hopes

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Zack Greinke politely refused to talk about it, shaking his head and smiling before he walked off. Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly wouldn't offer much more detail about whatever is ailing Greinke's pitching elbow. Asked...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  2. Greinke (elbow) skips bullpen session

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers are concerned enough about some discomfort in Zack Greinke's elbow that they scratched his between-starts bullpen session heading into Thursday's outing. They are still hopeful Greinke will start Thursday, bu...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  3. The case for Clayton Kershaw as NL MVP

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Don Mattingly won the American League MVP award in 1985. The following season, he batted .352 and led the league in hits, doubles, slugging, OPS and total bases. He won a Gold Glove at first base. And he finished second to Roger Cle...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  4. Injuries are unsettling Dodgers' plans

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- No matter how cushy their lead appears or how reassuring it is that the San Francisco Giants remain stuck in the mud on their heels, this is certainly not a comfortable moment for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The latest moment was nice, su...

    Blog | August 16, 2014
  5. Stopping (just) short of calling race for L.A.

    Mark Saxon

    ATLANTA -- Back in early June, two national baseball stories -- one in the pages of USA Today and one at ESPN.com -- essentially called the NL West race in favor of the San Francisco Giants. Those columns, which were perfectly well-reasoned, have ...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  6. Stock watch: Crawford finds his groove

    Mark Saxon

    RISING Carl Crawford, LF: Some Dodgers fans were tweeting their displeasure with Don Mattingly for starting Crawford over Andre Ethier in left field. There aren't as many of those tweets lately. Crawford has been the Dodgers' hottest hitter, goi...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  7. Dodgers can be cautious with Ryu

    Mark Saxon

    ATLANTA -- Hyun-Jin Ryu says he thinks he's going to be OK. He said through an interpreter that he felt good enough to "jump right back on the mound," about an hour after he left the Los Angeles Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves because of a st...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  8. Hyun-Jin Ryu of Los Angeles Dodgers leaves with strained gluteus ...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are pessimistic that pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu will be able to make his next scheduled start after he left Wednesday night's game in Atlanta with a strained right gluteal muscle.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2014
  9. Stephen Fife to undergo Tommy John surgery

    Mark Saxon

    ATLANTA - Stephen Fife did a nice job as a spot starter for the Los Angeles Dodgers last season, going 4-4 with a 3.86 ERA. But aside from one start in Miami, Fife was hardly available to the Dodgers this season. He had been dealing with an assort...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  10. Dan Haren fighting back from brink

    Mark Saxon

    ATLANTA -- When Jason Heyward hit a lazy pop-up and both Scott Van Slyke and A.J. Ellis drifted over in plenty of time, neither calling for it and the ball landing harmlessly in foul ground, Dan Haren slammed his fist into his glove. At 33 and wit...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  11. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 4, Braves 2

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Many of the Los Angeles Dodgers' biggest worries two weeks ago are becoming strengths. Their pitching rotation looks a lot more stout at the bottom, and their bullpen isn't as prone to blow narrow leads. Both trends factored into he...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  12. Dodgers want Puig to work on baserunning

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES - Imagine the offensive force Yasiel Puig can and/or will be once he masters the nuances of base running. The problem is, he's nowhere close to the nuances. Dodgers coach Davey Lopes, who stole 557 career bases, spent part of Tuesday a...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  13. Kershaw: 'It's World Series or bust'

    Mark Saxon

    ATLANTA - As if having the highest payroll in baseball didn't already state it, now the Los Angeles Dodgers' best player is on record declaring his team's expectations. Appearing on ESPN's "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" show Tuesday, pitcher Clayto...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  14. So far, August trade winds fan L.A.'s hopes

    Mark Saxon

    ATLANTA - The trade deadline is not what it used to be. In years past, players could settle in after July 31 came and went, confident they wouldn't be scrambling to pack up their homes in the midst of the season. Conversely, players stuck in bad s...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  15. Barney settles in after whirlwind move

    Mark Saxon

    ATLANTA -- The Dodgers traded a minor-league pitcher named Jonathan Martinez to acquire Darwin Barney from the Chicago Cubs on July 28, three days after the San Francisco Giants put their everyday second baseman, Marco Scutaro, on the 15-day disabled...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  16. Baseball's best regional rivalry hums along

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It was a one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning and the leadoff hitter had just singled and stolen second base. In the box, with a hitter's count, stood Mike Trout, who - depending which numbers you favor -- profiles, rough...

    Blog | August 06, 2014