Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.
The Los Angeles Angels have bolstered their bullpen by acquiring left-handed reliever Joe Thatcher and outfielder Tony Campana for outfielder Zach Borenstein and minor league right-hander Joey Krehbiel.
Paul Goldschmidt and Miguel Montero homered to help Bronson Arroyo win his third straight start and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 Sunday, preventing a three-game sweep.
Once he put Paul Goldschmidt’s first-inning homer behind him, Dan Haren found his bearings and his rhythm. From then on, it was another professional job for the three-time All-Star.
Cody Ross hit his first home run of the year, Eric Chavez went deep for the second consecutive day and the Arizona Diamondbacks won a home series for the first time this season with a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
Paul Goldschmidt homered twice, had a career-high six RBIs and set a team record with five runs scored, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks bash the Los Angeles Dodgers 18-7 on Saturday night.
Zack Greinke threw eight sharp innings, Yasiel Puig and Scott Van Slyke homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers added to their mastery of Arizona with a 7-0 victory over the Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Clayton Kershaw threw a simulated game on Sunday and reported no discomfort after topping out at 90 mph.
It looks like Dodgers slugger Hanley Ramirez’s left hand is okay after getting nailed by a fast ball by Giant’s pitcher Ryan Vogelsong on Wednesday.
Adrian Gonzalez homered for the fourth consecutive game and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-6 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer, Zack Greinke improved to 3-0 and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-5 on Saturday night.
Hyun-Jin Ryu gave up two hits in seven dominant innings, Adrian Gonzalez drove in five runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-0 on Friday night.
Injuries mean opportunities. Diamondbacks’ Archie Bradley could land a spot in the starting rotation.
Clearly, sports-mad Australia loved having the world’s best baseball players in Sydney. So did their rugby, cricket, soccer and Aussie Rules football stars who took time to mingle with Kershaw and Puig, among others, for photo shoots.
Suspensions to eight players and a controversial swimming pool incident following last season’s NL West clincher helped expand a growing rivalry between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks.