Brett Anderson posted his first victory with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Scott Van Slyke hit a two-run double, and the two-time defending NL West champions completed a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday night.
AT THE PLATE: Jimmy Rollins, Scott Van Slyke and Enrique Hernandez had two hits each, with Van Slyke slugging his first homer of the Cactus League season. For Rollins, the two hits raised his spring average to.368, while the two hits for Hernandez were one more than he had in 20 at-bats coming...
Brett Anderson threw three scoreless innings and Scott Van Slyke homered, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Cleveland Indians 7-2 Saturday.
SCOTT VAN SLYKE, 28, outfielder.
The Dodgers don't have many fond memories of their most recent playoff game with the Cardinals -- Game 6 of last fall's National League Championship Series, in which St. Louis pounded Clayton Kershaw for sevens runs in a 9-0 win.
KEY MOMENT: Scott Van Slyke singled with one out in the 12th inning and scored the winning run, rounding the bases on a hit by pitch, a stolen base and a wild pitch to give the Dodgers a 6-5 victory.
Scott Van Slyke scored the winning run on Franklin Morales' wild pitch in the 12th inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Colorado Rockies 6-5 on Saturday night.
KEY MOMENT: Darwin Barney's pinch single to open the sixth inning sparked a six-run rally that included a bunt single from Dee Gordon, a run-scoring single from Scott Van Slyke, two-RBI hits from Justin Turner and Juan Uribe and a sacrifice fly from Barney, who batted twice.
As the Dodgers edge toward the playoffs, grousing among the outfielders Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford, Matt Kemp, Scott Van Slyke, Yasiel Puig and Joc Pederson has subsided.
Last fall, prior to Game 6 of the National League Championship Series between the Cardinals and Dodgers, St. Louis pitcher Joe Kelly and Los Angeles left fielder Scott Van Slyke somehow found themselves in a standoff after the playing of the National Anthem, each trying to be the last guy to leave the field. Who […]
The Nationals won because it's literally their anthem. Pre-game standoffs have happened before. Before the 2013 NLCS, Scott Van Slyke acted like a couple of maroons and hung out on the field, and bless them for it. This, then, is something of a cover song. Show More Summary
KEY MOMENT: An eighth-inning solo home run by Scott Van Slyke reduced the Dodgers' deficit to 8-7, but right-hander Chris Perez unraveled spectacularly in a four-run eighth for the Pirates. Perez walked four consecutive batters, at which point he was replaced by Brandon League. The unraveling...
“Boys will be boys” said Vin Scully on Sunday about the Dodgers teammates hotfoot prank on outfielder Scott Van Slyke during their 6-0 defeat of the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodgers Stadium on Sunday. Consequently, the Los Angeles City Fire Department is saying that boys shouldn’t play with matches. Show More Summary
Fireworks came a bit early for the Dodgers as Scott Van Slyke was introduced to the hot foot by his teammates on Sunday. Enjoying the rare treat of having Vin Scully call the play-by-play on the prank made the event quite special. As...Show More Summary
Over the course of a 162-game season, both baseball games and the season as a whole can seem to drag on a bit, so the players need to create their own excitement. Because, well, baseball itself doesn’t really get very exciting until about September or so. In the interim, baseball being the bastion of philosophy and […]
You know things are going well when teammates are pranking each other during games. The Los Angeles Dodgers are playing good baseball right now and have already overcome an early-season deficit in the National League West. That means...Show More Summary
From Baseball’s Unwritten Book of Clubhouse Hilarity.
It took teamwork and patience by the Dodgers dugout, but they successfully gave outfielder Scott Van Slyke a hot foot. Read more...
KEY MOMENT: Jhonny Peralta broke a 1-1 stalemate in the fifth inning, when he drove in two runs on a double to right-center field off Hyun-Jin Ryu. Center fielder Scott Van Slyke appeared to pull up while pursuing the ball when he saw right fielder Yasiel Puig coming his way.
Scott Van Slyke was 13, standing in the outfield during the championship game of a baseball tournament. The crowd was tense. This very well could have been the most important game of the kids' lives. Focus was imperative.