The Dodgers just keep rolling. Their Magic Number is now 12. Pic above via @Dodgers on twitter. Check out Tony Jackson's (Dodger Scribe) great recap of the game here.
- Unsurprisingly, the Dodgers recalled Chris Withrow from AAA, yesterday. He was temporarily sent down due to the recent pick-up of Edinson Volquez. Per a Dodgers press release:
Withrow, who will be appearing in his third stint with the Dodgers this season, was optioned on Friday and made one appearance for the Isotopes, tossing a scoreless inning of relief on Sunday at New Orleans. On the season, the right-hander went 4-0 with a 1.71 ERA (5 ER/26.1 IP), while striking out 33 and walking 13 in 25 games at Albuquerque. In 17 appearances with the Dodgers this season, Withrow has posted a 2-0 record with a 3.38 ERA (9 ER/24.0 IP).
- "Clayton Kershaw and How He Ranks Historically," via Andrew Vigliotti at Outside Pitch MLB.
- "The reemergence of Ricky Nolasco," via Alex Skillin at Beyond the Boxscore.
- Matt Kemp is heading to Camelback Ranch to continue his rehab. Tony Jackson at Dodger Scribe shares, "The plan for Matt Kemp’s trip to CB Ranch".
Don Mattingly said Kemp will get 10-12 at-bats a day, along with outfield work and running work, while he is there. Mattingly was non-committal on what happens after four days, but he did rule out any possibility of the Dodgers activating Kemp on this trip, which ends on Sunday night in Cincinnati.
- "Dodger Stadium map from 1957 proposal," via Josie Becker at True Blue LA.
- Via Ted Berg at For the Win, Yasiel Puig’s new walk-up song is called ‘Yasiel Puig’.
- Via Jeff Passan at Yahoo, Dodger prospect Joc Pederson makes the "Yahoo Sports' all-minor league team". Corey Seager and Julio Urias are also mentioned.
- Eric Stephen at True Blue LA has the complete 2013 MLB Playoff schedule.
- "(Hanley) Ramirez has felt at home in L.A.," via Mark Saxon at ESPN.
"Nobody knows what goes on in that clubhouse. The last two years, wasn't fun for me. I got hurt a couple times and I was struggling," Ramirez said. "It's not the same when you're struggling. When you're hitting, everything is easy. What can I say, I'm just really happy to be in the Dodgers organization."
- "For your consideration: Dodgers' Ned Colletti, executive of the year," via Steve Dilbeck at the LA Times. Sounds crazy, I know, but Dilbeck has a point.
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