Dodgers beat writer for the LA Times.

Dodgers relievers finish Zack Greinke's strong start

latimes.com — Kenley Jansen was unavailable to pitch Thursday. So were Juan Nicasio and J.P. Howell. Learning that made Zack Greinke smile as he reflected on the Dodgers' 1-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. "I didn't know that many people were not available," Greinke said. "It's a good thing I didn't have a bad outing today."

Yasiel Puig hurts right hamstring again in Dodgers' 1-0 win over Reds

latimes.com — Yasiel Puig was starting to find his form, compiling a season-long 10-game hitting streak and looking like the kind of player who could make a difference for the Dodgers in the final months of the season.
Aug 28, 2015

Yasiel Puig placed on the DL. Here's what he said yesterday about his hamstring injury: lat.ms/1NEQFbh

Dodgers' Yasiel Puig exits game against Cincinnati Reds with hamstring injury

latimes.com — Four innings after Adrian Gonzalez departed the Dodgers' series finale against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday with a bruised right knee, Yasiel Puig was taken out with an apparent right hamstring injury. Puig pulled up as he ran through first base on a ninth-inning infield single off Reds closer Aroldis Chapman that loaded the bases for the Dodgers, who were leading, 1-0.
Aug 27, 2015

Yasiel Puig's right hamstring feels worse than when he first strained it; Adrian Gonzalez expects to play tomorrow: lat.ms/1JoULQP

Aug 27, 2015

RT @dylanohernandez: Yasiel Puig's right hamstring feels worse than when he first strained it; Adrian Gonzalez expects to play tomorrow: lat.ms/1JoULQP

Bruised knee forces Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez out of game

latimes.com — A bruised right knee forced Adrian Gonzalez to make a fifth-inning departure from the Dodgers' series finale against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday. Gonzalez fouled a pitch off the inside of his knee in a third-inning at-bat that ended in a strikeout.
Aug 27, 2015

Adrian Gonzalez made an early departure today because of a bruised right knee: lat.ms/1NCXJVH

A.J. Ellis is doing well in backup role with Dodgers

latimes.com — With another overmatched rookie pitcher on the mound Wednesday night for the Cincinnati Reds, the Dodgers powered their way to a 7-4 victory at Great American Ball Park behind three fourth-inning home runs. Right fielder Yasiel Puig hit his 11th and left fielder Scott Van Slyke his fifth.

Yasmani Grandal is expected back in Dodgers lineup

latimes.com — Yasmani Grandal is expected to return to the Dodgers starting lineup Thursday, but Manager Don Mattingly sounded resigned to the possibility that his primary catcher could be limited by a bruised left shoulder for the remainder of the season. "Any time it's this time of year, pretty much for everybody, especially catchers, they are banged up," Mattingly said.

Dodgers beat Reds, 5-1, to end skid at five games in a row

latimes.com — Perhaps pitcher Clayton Kershaw's call for an increased sense of urgency were heard around the clubhouse. Or maybe the Dodgers simply capitalized on the experience of the opposing pitcher. Whatever the case, their losing streak ended Tuesday night at a season-long five games at Great American Ball Park with a 5-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds that included home runs by third baseman Justin Turner and shortstop Jimmy Rollins.

Dodgers' Joc Pederson is taking demotion to bench in stride

latimes.com — Joc Pederson was on the bench again Tuesday for the Dodgers' 5-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The rookie said he understood why. "We're going to put the best lineup out there that's going to give us the best opportunity to win a game," Pederson said. "Right now, that's not me."

Don Mattingly hopeful Dodgers will respond to Clayton Kershaw

latimes.com — Two days after Clayton Kershaw said he wanted the Dodgers to play with a greater sense of urgency, Manager Don Mattingly sounded hopeful the team would respond to the words of the three-time Cy Young Award winner. "I think Kersh is one of our leaders," Mattingly said.
Aug 25, 2015

Manager Don Mattingly is hopeful the #Dodgers will respond to what Clayton Kershaw said two days ago: lat.ms/1MSdw32

Dodgers seek to end slump, and maybe the Cincinnati Reds can help

latimes.com — Three years ago, the Dodgers were in an even worse late-season slump than the one now. In an attempt to change the atmosphere in the clubhouse, they canceled batting practice and played make-believe. Smiles appeared as the players started throwing an imaginary baseball around the infield.
Aug 25, 2015

What do the #Dodgers have to do to break out of this late-season funk? lat.ms/1IcKenF

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Aug 29, 2015

Mares really, really tough. Taking sharp punches, legs look heavy, but still committing to his shots. #SantaCruzMares

Aug 29, 2015

You get the feeling Santa Cruz is starting to wear down Mares. #SantaCruzMares

Aug 29, 2015

Some close rounds. Wouldn't be surprised if scorecards are all over the place. #SantaCruzMares

Aug 29, 2015

Mates and Santa Cruz really looking to hurt each other. They're throwing nothing soft. #SantaCruzMares

Aug 29, 2015

RT @AP: BREAKING: Atlanta police: Fan dies after falling at Turner Field.

Aug 28, 2015

Yasiel Puig placed on the DL. Here's what he said yesterday about his hamstring injury: lat.ms/1NEQFbh

Aug 27, 2015

Yasiel Puig's right hamstring feels worse than when he first strained it; Adrian Gonzalez expects to play tomorrow: lat.ms/1JoULQP


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