June 2008 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap
Dodgers Beat Angels 1-0 Without A Hit
The Dodgers became the fourth team in modern MLB history to win a game in which they didn?t get a hit, defeating the Angels 1-0 on Saturday night, as reported by the Associated Press. The Angels? Jered Weaver pitched six hitless innings before he was lifted for a pinch-hitter; then Jose Arredondo pitched the next two innings. Since the Dodgers didn?t have to bat in the ninth, the game doesn?t qualify as a no-hitter.
Dodgers' Reliever Proctor: 'I'm...Pathetic'
Dodgers' reliever Scott Proctor is rather upset with himself after a few substandard outings on the mound, according to The Los Angeles Daily News. He failed to retire any of the five batters he faced in a loss to the Indians on Saturday. "I'm not talking about that," Proctor said. "There is nothing (wrong), and I'm tired of people making excuses and saying I'm hurt. My job is to get outs, and I'm (expletive) pathetic. It's embarrassing to know this team battled like that all day, and I pitched like that. It's (expletive) stupid."
Dodgers Place Kuroda On 15-Day DL
Japanese pitcher Hiroki Kuroda was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Dodgers on Thursday due to tendinitis in his right shoulder, as reported by Yahoo.com.
MRI Shows Dodgers' Hiroki Kuroda Has Tendinitis
Dodgers' starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda was diagnosed with tendinitis in his right shoulder on Wednesday after an MRI revealed the injury, according to The Los Angeles Times. He was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday against the Cleveland Indians. Kuroda, 3-6 with a 4.04 ERA, underwent the MRI Wednesday in Los Angeles. He had a cortisone injection and is scheduled to resume throwing Saturday.
Furcal Not Expected Back Before All-Star Break
The Dodgers do not expect shortstop Rafael Furcal to return before the All-Star break in July, according to The Los Angeles Times. He is still limited to playing catch while he is recovering from a bulging disc in his back. "If we get him back before the All-Star break it's a bonus, but I don't see that happening," Manager Joe Torre said. He claimed that surgery has not been discussed.
Dodgers Place Penny On DL With Sore Shoulder
The Dodgers put right-hander Brad Penny on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a sore shoulder that has bothered him for much of the season, according to an Associated Press report.
Penny To Have MRI
Dodgers' righthander Brad Penny is headed back to Los Angeles on Sunday to have an MRI exam on his ailing right shoulder, according to a Yahoo.com report. Penny endured his seventh consecutive defeat in a loss to the Tigers on Saturday, including losses in his last five decisions, with his shortest outing of the season.
Laffey, Dewitt Named Rookies Of The Month
Cleveland's pitcher Aaron Laffey and Los Angeles' third baseman Blake Dewitt were named the rookies of the month for May. Laffey went 3-2 with a 0.79 ERA in his five May starts. In his 34.0 innings, he struck out 19 while allowing just 28 hits and seven walks. The 23-year-old left-hander went seven innings in each of his first four May starts and tossed six innings in his last outing in the month, allowing two runs or less in each appearance. In 26 games in May, the 22-year-old DeWitt batted .322 with five home runs and 18 RBI. The left-handed hitter went 28-for-87, scored 14 runs, hit two doubles, drew eight walks, and posted a slugging percentage of .517 and an on-base percentage of .379. DeWitt had at least one RBI in each of his last five games in May.
Nomar Returning To Short
The Dodgers plan to use Nomar Garciaparra at shortstop as Rafael Furcal is expected to miss another three weeks, according to The Los Angeles Times. Manager Joe Torre hopes Garciaparra will begin a minor league rehabilitation assignment within the next week. "The only thing I told him was, with the news with Raffy, go play shortstop," Torre said. Garciaparra, a five-time All-Star at short (six total), hasn't played the position in three years. He has not played since April 26th because of an injured left calf muscle.
Royals Trade Angel Berroa To Dodgers
The Kansas City Royals have traded shortstop Angel Berroa and cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor league infielder Juan Rivera. Rivera, a 21-year-old from San Pedro de Macoris, DR, appeared in 10 games with the Great Lake (Mich.) Loons of the Midwest League in 2008, compiling a .241 average (7-for-29) with 3 RBI. He signed with the Dodgers as a non-drafted free agent on July 21, 2003. Rivera owns a .248 career average with 8 home runs and 71 RBI in five minor league seasons. He will report to the Class-A Burlington Bees. Berroa, a 30-year-old native of Santiago, DR, batted .291 with 10 home runs, 27 RBI, and 34 runs in 51 games for the Omaha Royals in 2008. Los Angeles has assigned Berroa to their Triple-A affiliate, the Las Vegas 51?s.
Fantasy Report: Kent Sees Power Surge
Second baseman Jeff Kent has hit four home runs in the last seven games.
Kemp, Torrealba Suspended For Fight
Matt Kemp and Yorvit Torrealba have been suspended by MLB for their involvement in a fight earlier this week.
Santana Gets Win No. 100 Against L.A.
Johan Santana notched the 100th win of his Major League career in the Mets' 6-1 win over the Dodgers on Sunday night.