Clayton Kershaw struck out Danny Espinosa to lead off the game to record his 1,000th career strikeout — and that only set the tone for his ensuing performance.
Jordan Zimmermann won his NL and major league-leading seventh game, Ryan Zimmerman drove in three runs and the Washington Nationals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2 on Monday night after losing Bryce Harper in a violent collision with the wall in right field.
Zack Greinke will pitch on Wednesday. Whether he does it against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium or the San Jose Giants in Rancho Cucamonga, where the Dodgers’ Single-A team plays, remains to be seen.
Even the divine arm of Clayton Kershaw was not enough to quiet the tremendously hot bat of Paul Goldschmidt, as his first career multi-home run game helped Arizona complete the sweep of the Dodgers, 3-2.
The Dodgers have recalled catcher Tim Federowicz from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned shortstop Justin Sellers.
Brandon League came in to pitch the ninth inning during a 3-3 tie, and walked off the mound losing 5-3 after giving up a 2-run homer to Paul Goldschmidt as the Dodgers dropped their sixth straight game.
The Dodgers placed infielder/outfielder Jerry Hairston Jr. on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a left groin strain, and recalled utility player Elian Herrera from Triple-A Albuquerque.
Chris Capuano gave up six runs through four innings as the Diamondbacks took advantage of a quiet Dodger lineup for their fifth straight win against Los Angeles, 8-2, moving the Dodgers into last place in the National League West.
There is more traffic between the Dodgers’ disabled list and their active roster than there is in the parking lot after a ball game.
Hanley Ramirez went 3-for-4 but it wasn’t enough as the Dodgers lost 7-3 and dropped their first series against the Rockies two games to one.
Hanley Ramirez belted his first home run of the season and added a double, while Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out 12 through six innings as the Dodgers evened up with the Rockies 6-2 on Tuesday.
Ted Lilly and Josh Wall gave up a combined 11 earned runs off 16 hits and the Rockies handled the Dodgers in implacable fashion with a 12-2 win at Dodger Stadium on Monday night.
The Dodgers activated shortstop Hanley Ramirez from the disabled list Monday, making room for him on the roster by placing pitcher Clayton Kershaw on the bereavement list.
Carl Crawford connected on the first Brewer pitch of the game for his third home run of the season, and hit his fourth homer in the fifth inning, as Clayton Kershaw gave up no runs and fanned 12 over eight innings to give the Dodgers their second series in a row, 2-0.
The Dodgers were hoping to continue steering in the right direction to open their home series against the Brewers, and there were rockets throughout most of the night — and we’re not talking about the post-game fireworks display.