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  1. Billingsley and consistency

    Tony Jackson

    LOS ANGELES -- I'm not going to beat up on Chad Billingsley. Not this time. Because I don't want to. And that is all the justification I feel compelled to come up with. I'm not going to do it, because I am tired of doing it. I'm not going to harp ...

    Blog | June 16, 2012
  2. Kershaw not in Cy Young form but good enough

    Tony Jackson

    LOS ANGELES -- Rick Honeycutt, the Los Angeles Dodgers' pitching coach, probably summed it up best following Friday night's game, a 7-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox before 40,432 at Dodger Stadium. Asked about the fact that Clayton Kershaw, the...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  3. Billingsley bitten again by bugaboo

    Tony Jackson

    LOS ANGELES -- Our eyes tell us we have seen this before. Common sense tells us the same thing. But on Tuesday night, just after a 5-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks before 47,077 at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told us...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  4. Mattingly turns to Jansen to close

    Tony Jackson

    LOS ANGELES -- A few hours after telling the media for the umpteenth time that he doesn't plan to take the closer's job away from Javy Guerra and give it to Kenley Jansen, Mattingly called on Jansen to finish off Sunday's 2-0 victory over Washington...

    Blog | April 29, 2012
  5. 3 up, 3 down: Dodgers 2, Nationals 0

    Tony Jackson

    LOS ANGELES -- In a battle between the two teams vying for the National League's best record, the Dodgers completed an unlikely, three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals on Sunday with a 2-0 victory before 48,753 at Dodger Stadium. With that, ...

    Blog | April 29, 2012
  6. Of Jansen, Coffey, and Howell

    Tony Jackson

    LOS ANGELES -- Before the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled out a 9-8 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night, they watched an 8-6, ninth-inning lead turn into an 8-8 tie. This was the result of Kenley Jansen, usually the team's eighth-inning se...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  7. Cautious optimism with Chad Billingsley

    Tony Jackson

    LOS ANGELES -- Rick Honeycutt stopped in the clubhouse after Wednesday night's game, the Los Angeles Dodgers having just vanquished the Pittsburgh Pirates again, 4-1 before 29,729 at Dodger Stadium, to begin a season 5-1 for the first time since 1999...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  8. Kershaw struggles to the finish line

    Tony Jackson

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- It might mean nothing, but the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner will leave spring training Sunday afternoon with a bad taste in his mouth. Whether that carries over to Thursday, when Clayton Kershaw will take the...

    Blog | March 31, 2012
  9. Kershaw not happy with slider

    Tony Jackson

    PHOENIX -- Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw, the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, revealed after his fourth Cactus League start on Sunday that his slider hasn't been quite to his liking all spring. ''It's not wh...

    Blog | March 25, 2012
  10. The crazy life of Clayton Kershaw

    Tony Jackson

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- It ain't easy being a reigning National League Cy Young Award winner. Just ask Clayton Kershaw. The Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander twirled four shutout innings in Wednesday night's Cactus League game, a 9-1 victory over t...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  11. Mattingly a year later: putting the doubters to rest

    Tony Jackson

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- There were plenty of skeptics, and I have to admit, I was one of them. At the time, I was among those who thought Tim Wallach would have been a better choice to manage the Los Angeles Dodgers. What we quickly found out, though, was...

    Blog | March 10, 2012
  12. Dodgers get out their crystal ball

    Tony Jackson

    Somewhat lost amid all the things we can expect to see when the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Oakland A's at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in a few hours -- Aaron Harang making his Dodgers debut, back-end bullpen mates Kenley Jansen and Javy Guerra ...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  13. Billingsley takes the direct approach

    Tony Jackson

    AP Photo/Paul Connors Chad Billingsley's first start of the spring was brief and to the point, the Dodgers right-hander really seeking to do nothing more than throw strikes. It was a refreshing approach by Billingsley, who at times over the years ha...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  14. The plan for Kershaw

    Tony Jackson

    Clayton Kershaw, the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner and the scheduled Opening Day starter for the Dodgers, will have to make his first spring training start in advance of the Cactus League schedule in order to get the requisite number...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  15. Chad Billingsley works on changing things up

    Tony Jackson

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- There is a strange irony to being a major league pitcher. On the one hand, you are striving for consistency. On the other hand, you are constantly tinkering with your delivery in an effort to get it just right. It is along those...

    Blog | February 26, 2012
  16. Kershaw is "good"

    Tony Jackson

    That was the answer Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt got halfway through Clayton Kershaw's first bullpen session of the spring when he asked Kershaw how he was feeling, and that was the answer the beat reporters got when they asked Kershaw the s...

    Blog | February 24, 2012