Los Angeles Dodgers
Keone Kela balked home pinch runner Kike Hernandez with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Rangers lost a 1-0 heartbreaker to the Dodgers on Thursday night.
Joey Gallo and Prince Fielder went deep to help Texas beat the Dodgers by a score of 5-3 on Monday night as the teams switched venues after two home wins by the Rangers.
Robinson Chirinos hit one over the wall to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Rangers a 3-2 walk-off victory over the Dodgers on Tuesday night.
Rougned Odor made a big return Monday with a two-run single among three hits, while Yovani Gallardo threw seven scoreless innings as Texas got a 4-1 win over the Dodgers.
An 11th-round Draft choice by the Dodgers out of high school, Los Angeles knew it was taking a risk by drafting Joc Pederson, as he had pretty high bonus demands and had already committed to play baseball at USC. But the Dodgers were OK with the risk that late, and OK with giving him a hefty bonus, and now five years later it looks as though it’s all going to pay off.
The Dodgers have set a baseball record with a $270 million opening day payroll, including nearly $44 million going to players who are no longer on the team.
Jimmy Rollins hit a leadoff double in Los Angeles’ five-run third inning, and a split-squad of Dodgers beat the Texas Rangers 10-5 in spring training on Sunday.
Howie Kendrick hit a three-run homer estimated at 440 feet and the Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers tied 11-11 Tuesday.
There’s a contemporary push to place starting pitchers in the same realm as everyday players, which is confusing as it is annoying.
Dodgers ace and DFW native Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the NL MVP award since Bob Gibson in 1968, coasting to an easy victory on Thursday.
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was a unanimous winner for his third NL Cy Young Award after leading the majors in victories and ERA and throwing a no-hitter.
First it was the ice bucket challenge. Now it’s time for Kershaw’s Challenge. The Dodger Pitcher and two-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw kicked it off at Highland Park High School where his pitching career began.