Los Angeles Dodgers
With the Red Sox and Dodgers both finishing the season atop their division with 90+ wins, which of these two has the best chance to finish the season as champions?
Not only do many of us see the Dodgers as a five borough endeavor, an extension of our blue-collar grit and white-collar elitism, but we now must watch our enemy rocket to the top with a Yankee icon at the helm.
Former Yankee Chad Curtis faces up to 15 years in prison after a jury in West Michigan found him guilty Friday on charges that he inappropriately touched three teenage girls.
“I don’t need to see a replay,” a well-iced Hawkins said Thursday. “I know where it got me. It got me dead-on, but it’s not the end of the world.”
Down late in the game, the Dodgers were just setting the stage for more timely hitting and another scintillating comeback. “Seriously? Explain that game?” LA manager Don Mattingly said.
Hiroki Kuroda says he doesn’t know what his future holds beyond this season.
Matt Harvey (9-4) gave up four runs and eight hits in six innings, struck out three and walked two. The right-hander was coming off his first career shutout, pitching a four-hitter in a 5-0 win over Colorado on Aug. 7.
Jenrry Mejia (1-2) gave up three runs – two earned – and six hits in six innings as the Mets’ two-game winning streak ended. New York had won five of six.
Flores is the third player in Mets history to collect nine or more RBIs in his first six games with the club.
Former Dodgers pitcher Hiroki Kuroda and current Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw dueled for much of the game, with neither allowing a run. Then came the 9th inning.
Mark Ellis delivered the winning single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Dodgers a 3-2 victory over the Yankees on Tuesday night.
Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte has never finished a season with a losing record in his 17-year playing career.
Matt Kemp, who finished runner-up to Ryan Braun in voting for the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player award, thinks the suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger should be stripped of the honor.
The Yankees have placed Jayson Nix on the DL and signed infielder Luis Cruz who will play shortstop tonight and bat eighth.
The Texas Rangers have signed Manny Ramirez to minor league contract. He has agreed to cut his dreadlocks.