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Kenley Jansen cleaned up a mess, escaping the ninth inning with his fourth save as the Dodgers won 6-3 against the Braves on Monday.

The Dodgers entered the bottom of the ninth with a four-run lead, so Chris Hatcher started the frame. He allowed a double and a single to put runners on the corners and no outs, so manager Don Mattingly went to Jansen to escape the jam. Jansen got a strikeout, induced a run-scoring ground out, and ended the game with another ground out. Jansen has been dominant since returning from the disabled list, converting all four save chances with five scoreless innings and a 9/0 K/BB ratio.
May 25 - 11:17 PM

Jimmy Rollins went 1-for-5 with a solo home run as the Dodgers rallied late to beat the Braves on Monday.

Rollins hit the last of three home runs against reliever Nick Masset in the eighth inning. His was a solo shot to make it a 6-2 ballgame. Rollins has been a disappointment in his first season with the Dodgers, batting .201/.275/.348 with five home runs, 14 RBI, and five stolen bases in eight attempts.
May 25 - 11:15 PM

Brett Anderson pitched a season-high seven innings, allowing only two runs, in a no-decision on Monday as the Dodgers beat the Braves.

Anderson hasn't been much of an innings eater despite pitching relatively well, coming into Monday's start averaging 5 1/3 innings per start. Both runs came in on RBI singles in the fourth and fifth innings, accounting for two of the seven hits he yielded along with a pair of walks and three strikeouts. Anderson now has a 3.47 ERA, a 1.36 WHIP, and a 34/11 K/BB ratio in 49 1/3 innings. He has a road date with the Cardinals next.
May 25 - 11:13 PM

Alex Guerrero slugged a pinch-hit two-run home run in Monday's win against the Braves.

Guerrero pinch-hit for the pitcher against right-handed reliever Nick Masset with a man aboard, socking a pitch to deep left-center, extending the Dodgers' lead to 5-2. Guerrero also homered on Sunday and now stands with eight along with 20 RBI and a .309/.337/.679 batting line.
May 25 - 11:08 PM

Andre Ethier broke a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning with a solo home run, helping lead the Dodgers past the Braves on Monday.

Ethier started what turned out to be an avalanche of home runs, as Alex Guerrero and Jimmy Rollins followed up with round-trippers of their own. Ethier finished 2-for-3 with a walk on the evening. He has cooled off over the last couple of weeks, but still maintains a stellar .313/.407/.548 triple-slash line with six home runs and 17 RBI.
May 25 - 11:05 PM

Chad Gaudin could be ready to pitch in a month after undergoing carpal tunnel release surgery.

Gaudin has battled nerve issues the past couple years but is hoping that this operation finally puts them to bed. He could potentially get a shot at some point with all the Dodgers' pitching injuries, but they certainly won't be counting on him.
May 25 - 8:36 PM

Yasmani Grandal has passed all concussions tests given to him by the Dodgers' medical staff.

He'll play in three rehab games with Triple-A Oklahoma City beginning on Tuesday -- serving as the designated hitter -- before being activated on Saturday when first eligible. Grandal sports a nice .291/.403/.466 batting line with four homers and 17 RBI for the Dodgers this season.
May 25 - 5:11 PM

Dodgers pitching prospect Zach Lee improved to 5-3 Sunday with a win for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The 2010 first-round pick threw 59 of his 88 pitches for strikes, allowing four hits and no runs. The seven-inning effort lowered his season ERA to 2.52, fifth-best in the Pacific Coast League. The 23-year-old seems to have turned the corner after struggling badly in his first season in Triple-A (5.38 ERA in 150 2/3 innings for Albuquerque last season). He'll be someone the Dodgers could look to if they need rotation help later in the year.
Source: MILB.com
May 25 - 1:56 PM

Yasmani Grandal (concussion) will serve as the designated hitter on his upcoming rehab stint with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

It's a good sign that he'll be ready to come off the 7-day concussion disabled list as soon as he's eligible to do so, as his timing shouldn't be off. Expect Grandal to rejoin the Dodgers by the end of next week.
May 24 - 7:30 PM

Alex Guerrero hit a two-run homer in Sunday's big loss to the Padres.

Guerrero smacked his homer off of James Shields in the seventh inning, drawing the Padres to within 10-3. There was no epic comeback in the works, though, and the homer worked merely to pad Guerrero's stats. Not that they need much padding. With a .300/.329/.638 slash line, plus seven homers and 18 RBI in just 80 at-bats, Guerrero has taken advantage of limiting playing time to put up productive numbers.
May 24 - 7:06 PM

Carlos Frias was hammered in a loss to the Padres on Sunday, serving up 10 runs on 12 hits over four innings.

The Padres unleashed the carnage early, scoring eight runs in the first two innings. Justin Upton was the main carnage man in this case, as he belted a grand slam in the first inning and a two-run double in the second. The rough start took its predictable beating on Frias' numbers, jumping his ERA from 2.82 to 5.34. Not the best day's work. This start was, by far, the worst of Frias' season. To this point, he had actually done a nice job holding down a spot in the rotation. Things don't get any easier moving forward, as a road start against the Cardinals awaits.
May 24 - 6:59 PM

Pedro Baez (pectoral) is pain-free and will begin a throwing program soon.

Baez has been out for over a week with a right pectoral strain, but he's apparently over the ailment. It sounds like he could be ready for activation when eligible or shortly after.
May 24 - 2:29 PM

Yasmani Grandal (concussion) is expected to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible next Saturday.

Grandal was placed on the DL Saturday with a mild concussion, but the Dodgers anticipate him being ready to play in a few days. He could play 2-3 rehab games before being activated.
May 24 - 2:28 PM

Mike Bolsinger delivered eight shutout innings Saturday in the Dodgers' 2-0 win over the Padres.

Bolsinger was absolutely terrific, yielding only one hit while striking out eight against a plenty-good Padres lineup. He did not walk a batter. The 27-year-old has posted tremendous numbers this season between Triple-A Oklahoma City and Los Angeles, and he's worth a shot in mixed fantasy leagues while the fire is lit. Some regression is probably coming. A road date with the Cardinals is next.
May 24 - 12:32 AM

Joc Pederson slugged his 12th home run of the season Saturday in the Dodgers' defeat of the Padres.

It was a first-inning solo shot off Padres starter Ian Kennedy. Pederson, 23, boasts a .943 OPS through 42 games this season and he's on pace for 46 homers and 100 runs scored. Just give him the NL Rookie of the Year Award.
May 24 - 12:24 AM


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