September 7, 2015 |
Baseball loves to commemorate its history-making moments. But here's one notable event you won't find in any Cooperstown display. In the third inning of a Giants-Dodgers game on the night of May 16, 1970, Manny Mota swung late at a Gaylord Perry fastball. Somehow, the pesky L.A. outfielder managed to tick the pitch with the end of his bat. The misdirected projectile that resulted, later estimated to be traveling at more than 80 m.p.h., whizzed toward the visitors dugout. Seated two rows behind the dugout, 14-year-old Alan Fish never had a chance.
August 21, 2015 |
Knowing how to say goodbye to Chase Utley would be a lot easier if he ever really said hello. In that case, there would be stories to tell from his 13 seasons, and insights from across the years that would help put his place in franchise history into perspective. There would be emotions and feeling and the poignant sense that someone we knew so well was moving on. That wasn't the deal Utley made with Philadelphia, however, and, hometown or not, it's not the one he will make with Los Angeles, either.
July 10, 2015 |
LOS ANGELES - After watching the man Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis called "the best pitcher on the planet" finish off a 13-strikeout, complete-game shutout against his team, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin sat in the visiting clubhouse at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night almost in awe of Clayton Kershaw. "What impressed me was that ninth inning," Mackanin said. "He wanted that shutout. " Tonight, Cole Hamels will take the mound opposite fellow former World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner when the Phillies begin a three-game series at AT&T Park with the reigning world champion San Francisco Giants.
July 8, 2015 |
LOS ANGELES - As the Phillies began their stretching lines Monday at Dodger Stadium, the sea of red uniforms was interrupted by one player in blue. Phillies players took turns embracing Jimmy Rollins as they readied for batting practice. For the first time, the franchise's all-time hits king was the opponent. "I haven't thought about it, honestly," the Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop said earlier about facing his longtime team. "There's enough going on around here to keep me occupied.
March 30, 2015 |
PHOENIX - Jimmy Rollins sat at his corner locker stall and nodded toward one locker designated for Yasiel Puig and another belonging to Clayton Kershaw. "You've got 66 and 22. Those are the stars," Rollins said, referring to the players by their uniform numbers. "Everybody else falls in behind them. And that's quite OK. You just do your job, and if they do their jobs, they get the headlines. " If there was ever an indication of Rollins' new life with the Los Angeles Dodgers, it's this admission.
April 24, 2014 |
LOS ANGELES - Ten weeks to the day that he announced he was behind schedule heading into spring training and unlikely to pitch on Opening Day, Cole Hamels will take a major league mound for the first time. Hamels is starting his first game of the 2014 season tonight at Dodger Stadium opposite righthander Zack Greinke. It will be Hamels' first start in Los Angeles in almost 5 years, when he started Game 1 of the 2009 National League Championship Series. "It's been a while," manager Ryne Sandberg said of seeing Hamels pitch in a game, period.
April 20, 2014 |
DENVER - The Phillies will have played for 24 days when Cole Hamels throws his first pitch Wednesday at Dodger Stadium. That, in all likelihood, is the return date for Hamels. It will mark the franchise's longest period without its homegrown ace since 2007. They crave his presence. "It's pretty much right on schedule when you think about it," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. There is still some internal debate whether to start Hamels on Tuesday or Wednesday, but Sandberg believed Wednesday was best because that order places A.J. Burnett between Cliff Lee and Hamels, his two lefthanded starters.
April 18, 2014 |
COLE HAMELS will make what is likely his final minor league tuneup tonight in Clearwater, Fla., against the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Hamels will take the mound for Class A Clearwater for the third time in 12 days. His next start will likely come next week at Dodger Stadium, the second stop on the Phillies' upcoming, 10-game, three-city ,Western road trip. "I'm optimistic," manager Ryne Sandberg said. "It's a distinct possibility," assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said.
June 27, 2013
At Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles. Thursday at 10:10 p.m. RHP Jonathan Pettibone (3-3, 4.14 ERA) vs. Los Angeles RHP Zack Greinke (4-2, 3.79) Friday at 10:10 p.m. LHP John Lannan (0-2, 5.84) vs. Los Angeles LHP Chris Capuano (2-4, 4.09) Saturday at 10:10 p.m. LHP Cliff Lee (9-2, 2.51) vs. Los Angeles LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (6-3, 2.85) Sunday at 4:10 p.m. RHP Kyle Kendrick (7-4, 3.46) vs. Los Angeles TBA
April 18, 2013 |
THE NHL is planning six outdoor games next season, ESPN.com reported Tuesday, citing sources. The first outdoor game will be the annual Winter Classic, in which Toronto and Detroit will meet at Michigan Stadium on Jan. 1, 2014. The other games, according to the report, are being planned as followed: * Anaheim Ducks vs. Los Angeles Kings, Jan. 25, Dodger Stadium. * The New York Rangers vs. the New Jersey Devils on Jan. 26 and the New York Islanders on Jan. 29. Both games would be held at Yankee Stadium, the week before the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands, Feb. 2. * The Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Chicago Blackhawks on March 1 at Soldier Field.