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  1. 'Maestro' of the bat flip in a changing game

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- You can tell something has blossomed into a true social phenomenon around the Los Angeles Dodgers when Vin Scully comments on it. Two seasons ago, he discovered Twitter. As he read new outfielder Shane Victorino's tweet, h...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  2. Winter meetings shopping list: Fourth outfielder

    Mark Saxon

    It might take a while for the Dodgers to nail down their pitching staff this winter. The big names, such as Zack Greinke and Anibal Sanchez, remain unsigned and they might remain so until at least the middle of next week. Meanwhile, the Dodgers have ...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  3. Grading the outfield

    Mark Saxon

    Bob DeChiara/US Presswire Carl Crawford could be the final piece of the most dynamic outfield in baseball next season. Perhaps the most important Dodger for 2013 has yet to make an appearance in the team's clubhouse or dugout. He has quietly begu...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  4. Grading Matt Kemp

    Mark Saxon

    In the 34 games before his first hamstring injury, Matt Kemp batted .359 with 12 home runs and a 1.173 OPS. The Dodgers went 23-11. He played in two games over the next two months (re-injuring his hamstring in late May) and the Dodgers went 24-29....

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  5. 3 Up, 3 Down: Dodgers 7, Rockies 1

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers continued their last-minute push. They beat the Colorado Rockies 7-1 on Sunday afternoon to complete the three-game sweep and win their fifth straight game, but didn't gain any ground in the wild-card hunt. T...

    Blog | September 30, 2012
  6. 3 up, 3 down: Dodgers 8, Rockies 0

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The idea at this time of year is to play meaningful games until they run out on you. With five games left, the Dodgers still have something to play for. They beat the Colorado Rockies 8-0 Friday night at Dodger Stadium to stay withi...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  7. Dodgers complete Victorino deal

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers said Friday they have sent infielder Stefan Jarrin to the Philadelphia Phillies as the player to be named later in the Shane Victorino trade. Jarrin is the son of Dodgers Spanish-language broadcaster Jorge Jarrin and the gr...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  8. 3 Up, 3 Down: Dodgers 8, Padres 2

    Mark Saxon

    It appears to be a little too little and a lot too late, but the Los Angeles Dodgers broke out of their hitting slump with an 8-2 road win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday afternoon. The Good: Main man. It's amazing how closely the Dodger...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  9. 3 up, 3 down: Padres 2, Dodgers 1

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are on the brink of elimination, and they have no one to blame but themselves. They lost a sloppy 2-1 road game to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night and now trail the St. Louis Cardinals by 4 1/2 games for the last wild...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  10. Slowly slipping away

    Mark Saxon

    Late on the afternoon of Aug. 25, the Dodgers appeared to be going places. They had just gotten a dramatic three-run home run in Adrian Gonzalez's first at-bat as a Dodger and eight strong innings from Clayton Kershaw. They were two games behind t...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  11. Ups and downs: Reds 6, Dodgers 0

    Mark Saxon

    It's not that the Dodgers aren't going to be involved in any clinching parties. It's just that they probably won't be their own. For the second time on this road trip, the Dodgers had to watch a team lock something up right in front of them. This ...

    Blog | September 22, 2012
  12. 3 up, 3 down: Nationals 4, Dodgers 1

    Mark Saxon

    Who knows, maybe the Los Angeles Dodgers have a run left in them. But after Thursday's 4-1 loss that allowed the Washington Nationals to clinch a playoff berth in D.C., there's no sign of it. In fact, there's no sign of life, not after the Dodgers...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  13. Desperation time in D.C.

    Mark Saxon

    On April 29, Chris Capuano won a 2-0 game over Gio Gonzalez at Dodger Stadium as the Dodgers finished a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals. And here's how much the Dodgers can take from that as they prepare for three crucial games in the na...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  14. Shane Victorino, not a happy Dodger

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- A few days after the Los Angeles Dodgers traded for Shane Victorino, first-base coach Davey Lopes -- who made a living for 15 years disrupting another team's flow -- was asked how much Victorino could help spark a team struggling to cr...

    Blog | September 16, 2012
  15. Kemp throws his way into the lineup

    Mark Saxon

    As he watched Matt Kemp strike out in his first three at-bats Saturday night, manager Don Mattingly formed a plan for Sunday's day game. He was going to give Kemp a "mental day," a game to sit and watch and take his mind off this protracted batting s...

    Blog | September 16, 2012
  16. 3 up, 3 down: Dodgers 4, Cardinals 3

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers got the kind of stirring victory that can turn a pennant race. They rallied for two runs in the ninth inning to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 and pull into a dead heat in the race for the second wild-card ...

    Blog | September 15, 2012