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  1. Winter wish list: Bench

    Mark Saxon

    The biggest beneficiaries of the Dodgers' carousel of injuries last season, it turns out, were veteran bench guys Nick Punto and Skip Schumaker. Punto played well at multiple positions, including shortstop, and for a time was one of the Dodgers' m...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  2. Brewers claim Elian Herrera

    Mark Saxon

    The Milwaukee Brewers claimed Dodgers utility man Elian Herrera off waivers Monday. Herrera, 28, played 67 games for the Dodgers in 2012, batting .251 and playing six different positions. He spent virtually the entire 2013 season at Triple-A Albuq...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  3. Hanley Ramirez missing from Los Angeles' Dodgers NLCS Game 2 line...

    Mark Saxon

    With Hanley Ramirez injured and Yasiel Puig MIA, L.A. is without a spark.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2013
  4. Hanley Ramirez, Andre Ethier of Los Angeles Dodgers' out of lineu...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers were without shortstop Hanley Ramirez and center fielder Andre Ethier to start Game 2 of the National League Championship Series with the St. Louis Cardinals.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2013
  5. Arizona Diamondbacks take exception to Los Angeles Dodgers partyi...

    Mark Saxon

    The Arizona Diamondbacks were upset after roughly half the Los Angeles Dodgers' players celebrated clinching the National League West title on Thursday by jumping into their center-field pool.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2013
  6. Dodgers' party bus taps the brakes

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The way the Los Angeles Dodgers looked in the first two games of this series (and the way the Arizona Diamondbacks looked), they figured to be popping the corks off champagne bottles at the nearest possible date. Make no mistake, it...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  7. As October beckons, Dodgers sift through clues

    Mark Saxon

    DENVER -- If you didn't know Ricky Nolasco was this good, you're not alone. He pitched a lot of good innings and won a lot of games with the Miami Marlins for eight years without people ever really making much of a fuss over him. "I've been hiding...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  8. Grading the week

    Mark Saxon

    The funny thing about Wednesday's thrilling comeback -- in which Andre Ethier tied it in the ninth with a pinch-hit, two-run home run and Yasiel Puig and Adrian Gonzalez won it in the 12th with a couple of doubles -- is how far-from-extraordinary it ...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  9. Powerful lineup could get even better

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES - "It has to be destiny," Skip Schumaker said. "There's no other way to explain it." You would think the Los Angeles Dodgers' utility man would have blurted that out after one of the Dodgers' startling comebacks this past week. The imp...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  10. Dodgers sailing through chemistry class

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Somebody asked Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly after Tuesday night's 4-2 win over the New York Mets how tough it will be to take Nick Punto out of his lineup Wednesday. "It's pretty easy, honestly," Mattingly said. Punt...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  11. Dodgers on a historic run

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers are on one of those rolls in which nothing -- not even simple logic -- can slow them down. With an injury-riddled lineup playing against one of the most intimidating pitchers in baseball, the Dodgers beat the...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  12. Dodgers' late show continues

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES - If you're going to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers these days, you'd better put them away early. Let them linger and you're likely to have yourself a little problem. The New York Mets found out the hard way when, after furious activity ...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  13. Grading the week

    Mark Saxon

    Who needs Hanley Ramirez when you have Nick Punto and Skip Schumaker, right? OK, so consider that a rhetorical question. Yet the fact the Dodgers managed to go 6-1 last week with the man who carried them for large stretches of July out with a s...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  14. It's hard to convince this team it's going to lose

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- In May, when the Los Angeles Dodgers fell behind by a run or two in the fourth inning, it felt as if their path was being blocked by a sleepy Brachiosaurus. They weren't going anywhere. Now, when they fall behind 6-0 in the seventh ...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  15. Dodgers overcome a wobbly start

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Every once in a while, a major league game begins, and one of the teams doesn't look ready. The Los Angeles Dodgers had one of those nights Friday -- and it's probably no coincidence they spent Thursday night in the air, flying home...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  16. Grading the week

    Mark Saxon

    The thing about a major-league season is it just keeps going. That nearly inexhaustible stretch of games was good news when the Los Angeles Dodgers were languishing in last place, limping along with injuries and underachievement. It gave them time...

    Blog | August 05, 2013