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Justin Turner singled, doubled, walked, scored a run and stole a base in Friday's triumph at the Mets' expense.

Heat Check on Aisle Justin Turner. Heat Check on Aisle Justin Turner. Currently riding a six-game hitting streak, the utility man set free by these same Mets over the winter is 9-for-19 (.474) with three doubles, a homer, two steals and five RBI in that span. Turner is slashing an impressive .318/.391/.448 and needs to be started in all NL-only leagues for as long as Juan Uribe is disabled. If you're a mixed league owner with gamble in you and you want to see how long Turner can keep punching above his weight class, knock yourself out.
Aug 23 - 12:58 AM

Dan Haren pitched well over seven innings, allowing only a run on three hits, in a win against the Mets on Friday.

This start of Haren's was moved up 24 hours to give Zack Greinke a few extra days off, but Monday's off-day meant the veteran remained on normal rest. This was his third consecutive quality start. Despite the recent success, he came into tonight 2-6 with a 7.26 ERA over his last eight outings. Haren improves to 11-10 with a 4.44 ERA and 1.27 WHIP.
Aug 23 - 12:56 AM

Carl Crawford is not in the Dodgers' lineup against the Mets on Friday.

It appears to just be a routine day off for the left fielder. Crawford has been swinging it well of late, batting .338/.368/.400 in August. Scott Van Slyke started in left in his place Friday.
Aug 22 - 6:59 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) threw another bullpen session Friday.

That's back-to-back days throwing off a mound, a good sign for the left-hander. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Thursday that Ryu should be activated within a few days of August 30, when he's first eligible to come off the disabled list. Assuming all continues to go well, Ryu should be ready to roll by the start of September at the latest.
Aug 22 - 6:22 PM

Paco Rodriguez (back) has begun a sub-maximal throwing program.

Rodriguez has been on the shelf since earlier August with a teres major strain. He won't be activated until sometime next month.
Aug 22 - 11:08 AM

Justin Turner blasted a game-winning two-run homer off Tyson Ross in the eighth inning Thursday to push the Dodgers to a 2-1 victory over the Padres.

Los Angeles couldn't get anything going against Ross all night, so it was quite the surprise when Turner blasted the round-tripper over the left field fence right after Carl Crawford reached on an infield single. Turner finished 2-for-3. The utility man has been a revelation whenever called upon in 2014, slashing an impressive .314/.386/.441 over 220 at-bats. As long as Juan Uribe is on the shelf, he'll play every day, making him a solid start in NL-only formats.
Aug 22 - 1:08 AM

Kenley Jansen slammed the door on the Padres on Thursday, working around a one-out walk to preserve a one-run victory.

The right-hander walked Jedd Gyorko but punched out two Padres to escape the inning without much ancillary drama. Jansen's ERA sat at 4.55 on June 20, but he's given up a run in only two of 22 outings since then. Because of that, his ERA is down to 2.92. In addition, he boasts an outstanding 1.17 WHIP and 83/15 K/BB ratio over 52-plus innings.
Aug 22 - 1:01 AM

Clayton Kershaw pitched eight innings of one-run ball to earn his 15th win of the year as the Dodgers topped the Padres 2-1 on Thursday.

San Diego nickel-and-dimed Kershaw for a run in the seventh, culminating in Rene Rivera singling home Abraham Almonte, but was otherwise helpless against the best pitcher in the world. Kershaw was originally scheduled to start tomorrow in the series opener against the Mets, but Zack Greinke was pushed back a few days to give his sore elbow some rest, and the Dodgers took advantage of Monday's off day to keep Kershaw on regular rest. Kershaw "struggled" to the tune of a 4.08 ERA in May. He allowed one run in a start in March, missed April, had a 0.82 ERA in June, a 1.07 ERA in July, and owns a 2.25 ERA so far in August. Overall, he's 15-3 with a 1.82 ERA, numbers he takes into a date in Arizona on Wednesday.
Aug 22 - 12:58 AM

Chris Perez (ankle) isn't expected to be activated from the disabled list until rosters expand next month.

Perez began a rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Monday, but he'll remain there through next Friday. The veteran reliever struggled with a 5.03 ERA and 1.45 WHIP while walking 21 over 39 1/3 innings before landing on the DL earlier this month with bone spurs in his right ankle.
Aug 21 - 7:24 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Thursday that Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) should be activated "within a day or two" of when he's first eligible on August 30.

Ryu threw a bullpen session on Thursday with no issues. He's not expected to need a rehab assignment, so the left-hander will throw a few more bullpen sessions and/or simulated games before being activated. Ryu holds a 3.28 ERA over 23 starts this season.
Aug 21 - 7:21 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly reiterated Thursday that Hanley Ramirez (oblique) should be activated on Sunday, the first day he's eligible.

Ramirez took batting practice and went through other drills again Thursday and appears to have come out of it no worse for the wear. The shortstop was batting .277/.367/.455 with 12 homers and 12 steals over 100 games before going on the disabled list.
Aug 21 - 7:18 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) threw a bullpen session on Thursday.

It comes after he played catch the previous two days. The Dodgers have said that Ryu won't need a rehab assignment before returning, so he appears to be on track for activation on August 30, the first day he's eligible.
Aug 21 - 6:26 PM

Dodgers right-handed pitching prospect Grant Holmes struck out five over five shutout innings, scattering two hits and one walk for rookie-level Ogden on Wednesday.

Holmes primarily employs a low-to-mid-90s fastball and a power curveball that is already above-average to shut down batters. His first start was rough, but his bounceback outing from Wednesday is a great sign. The Pioneer League is one of the most hitter-friendly leagues in professional baseball, and he could have inflated statistics as a result. Holmes' third pitch, a change-up, is the definition of a work in progress. He rarely threw his change-up before turning pro, and he will need a lot of work before he has a chance to reach the major leagues.
Aug 21 - 9:23 AM

Roberto Hernandez coughed up four runs -- three earned -- over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Padres.

He was touched up for eight hits while striking out two and walking two. Hernandez converted some fantasy believers over the last month-plus, allowing only nine earned runs total in six starts since July 9 to slash his ERA from 4.25 to 3.72. Unfortunately, the former Fausto Carmona just doesn't have the stuff to remain a reliable fantasy hurler. Yeah, the ERA is passable, but it comes with an 87/61 K/BB ratio that guarantees a stinker outing every now and again when those sharp ground balls find holes. His ability to keep the ball on the ground will be key in Arizona next week.
Aug 21 - 1:28 AM

Juan Uribe (hamstring) took batting practice before Wednesday's game.

Uribe was reported to be "feeling better" on Tuesday, and the fact that he's progressed to baseball activities is a good sign. Uribe hit the shelf on Saturday, but it seems he'll be back sooner than later. A return in early September appears possible.
Aug 20 - 11:13 PM


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