Dan Haren was, by the Dodgers’ standards, something of a quiet pickup during the off-season.
SCOTT VAN SLYKE, 27, outfield/first base
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly took time after the game to explain his standoff with Dodgers reserve Scott Van Slyke that got Game 6 of the National League Championship Series off to a weird and slightly belated start.
The Los Angeles Dodgers scored an early victory in Game 6 of the NLCS when Scott Van Slyke held firm and refused to budge before St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly finally broke his gaze during a tense pregame standoff. After the national anthem, both men remained standing on the field, transfixed on one another. Show More Summary
In one of the stranger developments in recent baseball postseason history, Joe Kelly of the Cardinals and Scott Van Slyke of the Dodgers were involved in a stand-off that delayed the start of game six of the NLCS. After the National Anthem, both players refused to return to the dugout, standing firm at their spot with hats still off... Show More Summary
Dee Gordon and Scott Van Slyke, neither of whom has played a major league game in center field, were among the Dodgers who worked out at the position Tuesday.
The way the Los Angeles Dodgers' season unfolded, it would surprise nobody if Tim Federowicz or Scott Van Slyke came off the bench and played hero in the playoffs. There is seemingly no shortage of magic for the team that crawled out...Show More Summary
Edinson Volquez recorded quality start No. 1, Adrian Gonalez added three hits and the Dodgers drew six walks, struck out nine and won in 11 innings. I can't say for sure, since this is the only Dodgers team to go on a 55-17 run in my...Show More Summary
And now a voice from the Dodgers’ not-so-distant past.
The first of September arrived and the Dodgers wasted no time in calling up reserves.
He’s up, he’s down, he’s up!
Yasiel Puig and his sore hand were out of the lineup Sunday, which sounds kind of scary but probably isn’t.
If the Dodgers had Stephen Fife (2.74 ERA in 13 career starts) in the rotation the entire season, and had Yasiel Puig, Scott Van Slyke and Hanley Ramirez (pictured) in the line-up all year, they would be 10 games above.500 even if every other team was healthy as well. Show More Summary
As Jose Dominguez talked about realizing his lifelong dream of reaching the major leaguers, Scott Van Slyke walked by and said, “You can write that he throws 103.”
The last time Scott Van Slyke put on a Dodgers uniform, Jerry Hairston was the No. 5 hitter. He’d hit cleanup the day before with Luis Cruz behind him.
Here’s a day most everyone had seen coming since, oh, April.
It’s a twist on the old joke: If the day ends in a “y” it must be time for the Dodgers to put someone on the disabled list.
The Dodgers' bench wasn’t looking any deeper Sunday, particularly in the outfield.
Well, the losing streak has finally subsided! We've seen Dee Gordon and Scott Van Slyke both make the jump to the majors this past week and provide their own sparks in a couple big games. Matt Magill is still surviving at the big league level, too. Show More Summary