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  1. Scouting the opponent: Boston Red Sox

    Mark Saxon

    By Gordon Edes ESPN Boston ANAHEIM, Calif.-With the Red Sox coming to town for a four-game series, ESPNLA colleague Mark Saxon (Mark, shouldn't that be the ESPNLA of Anaheim?) was interested in some first-hand observations about the state of t...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  2. Rapid reaction: Giants 2, Dodgers 1

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO - The Dodgers lost another maddening, one-run game at AT&T Park Wednesday night, but it was nothing like the pain they could be feeling if their best hitter is out for an extended period of time once again. Hanley Ramirez got hit...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  3. Hanley Ramirez of Los Angeles Dodgers leaves game after hit on ha...

    Mark Saxon

    Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez left Wednesday night's game against the Giants after getting hit in the left hand by a Ryan Vogelsong pitch in the seventh inning.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  4. Extra Bases: Jansen's fastball is back

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers added a lot of well-paid, veteran relievers to their bullpen over the winter, but the most impactful addition might have shown up all by itself without any contract demands. Kenley Jansen's fastball came ba...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  5. Depth hasn't yet paid off in bullpen

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Dodgers got The Beard back before Tuesday's game, but Brian Wilson was the only reliever who didn't pitch. He warmed up a couple of times and would have pitched at the end if the Dodgers could have gotten a lead in extra innings....

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  6. Rapid Reaction: Giants 3, Dodgers 2 (12)

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- A few years ago, a Josh Beckett-Tim Lincecum game would have made for a great pitching matchup. Now, it makes for a long game. Both starting pitchers, working with diminished tools, managed to wobble their way through five innings...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  7. Los Angeles Dodgers activate Brian Wilson; Clayton Kershaw improv...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are gradually recovering from their season-opening trip to Australia.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  8. Series preview: Dodgers at Giants

    Mark Saxon

    The schedule maker loaded up rivalry games in the early part of the Dodgers' schedule, with 11 of their first 16 games coming against the San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers have handled Arizona relatively easily, going 5-0,...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  9. Stock watch: A-Gon heating up

    Mark Saxon

    Rising Adrian's power: Adrian Gonzalez is the most consistent hitter in baseball. He has the same season over and over ... with one exception. His power hasn't been the same since shoulder surgery four years ago, and pitchers haven't been as careful...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  10. Series preview: Dodgers at D-backs

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers return to the scene of the crime -- or at least some people seemed to view it as a crime when they playfully took a dip in the Chase Field swimming pool while celebrating their NL West title last September. Several Arizona ...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  11. Dodgers in better shape to withstand injuries

    Mark Saxon

    There are some eerie similarities. The Dodgers began the 2013 season winning six of their first 10 games, precisely as they have done this year. In the ninth game of 2013, Zack Greinke broke his collarbone in a fight with Carlos Quentin in San Die...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  12. A.J. Ellis of Los Angeles Dodgers to have arthroscopic surgery on...

    Mark Saxon

    Catcher A.J. Ellis underwent arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and will be out four to six weeks, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  13. Like Ausmus, Ellis has look of a manager

    Mark Saxon

    Years ago, someone asked Houston Astros manager Phil Garner why he was playing Brad Ausmus so frequently at catcher. "I have to keep him playing, because if he starts managing he'll be better than me," Garner said. The Dodgers have one of those...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  14. Four-outfielder drama begins ominously

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- When Don Mattingly walked into the Los Angeles Dodgers' interview room at about 9:45 a.m. Friday, he was unaware that Yasiel Puig was running late for pregame stretch, an infraction that -- 20 minutes later -- would cause Mattingly to ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  15. Rapid Reaction: Giants 8, Dodgers 4

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers had a strange pregame warm-up for their home opener and a chaotic start to the game, and the two might not be unrelated. Matt Kemp was upset about not being in the starting lineup, and then, suddenly, he had not...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  16. Billingsley maybe a month from return

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES - Chad Billingsley just might re-join the Dodgers rotation before Clayton Kershaw does. Billingsley begins a minor-league rehab assignment Sunday for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga and said he has five starts planned. After that, the team mi...

    Blog | April 04, 2014