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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed shortstop Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain and recalled shortstop Dee Gordon from Triple-A Albuquerque. Gordon, 25, had a .314 batting average with 19 runs scored, eight doubles, two triples and 12 RBI in 25 games with the Isotopes, while leading the Pacific Coast League with 14 stolen bases in 16 attempts. Gordon appeared in 143 big league games in 2011-12, compiling a .260 batting average with 56 steals, a home run and 28 RBI.

Ramirez was removed from last night’s game after injuring himself on the bases in the sixth inning. The 29-year-old was reinstated from the disabled list on Monday after right thumb surgery and went 5-for-11 with a home run and an RBI in four games.


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  1. Badger says:

    Gordon is only 4 years younger than Hanley. 5 years younger than AGon.

    OK Dee. Here’s your shot. Light a fire under these guys.

  2. Bobby says:

    Please get him 8th for now so he can avoid feeling too much pressure.

  3. Rob says:

    Please no more injuries! We will sacrifice Donnie to the Baseball gods!

  4. Bball says:

    Agon and Crawford playing tonight. And Gordon batting 8th. I actually have a smile on my face. Please no injuries

  5. Brooklyn Dodger says:

    Let’s at least give Gordon a week or two before jumping all over him, i.e., in the event he gets off slowly. And let’s not get too excited if he hits .500 for a week. Actually, I’d give him “at least” 100 ABs before beginning to make any judgments.

    Mark, I noticed in the last thread that my picture (icon, image, or whatever it’s called) has changed. Is there some deep, dark significance to that (SMILE)? Is it maybe the work of the Big Dodger in the Sky? Should I be trembling?

  6. HemmorhoidRage says:

    Gordon will get off to a fast start, it will be maintaining it once the pitchers get a book on him. It sucks that it took so many injuries to get Crash Gordon his chance, but I’ll take it, we need his energy.
    Cruz must go, as soon as we get some players back from DL, Cruz must go.

  7. Bball says:

    Hem. I agree cruz must go cruz must go.

  8. Bball says:

    I wonder what it would take to get Price from Tampa. Puig, McGill, some others. Would we do that. Imagine kershaw Greinke Price Ryu and maybe bills or Beckett at 5. I would do that

  9. KEN says:

    Trade Cruz to the Pirates, that is where dodgers who can not cut it learn how to play.

    Crossing fingers and holding breadth today on every ground ball hit to the dodger in-field.

    Giants 12-14, 5 games out, this day in 2012. LAD 82-82 since that day in 2012.

    Still better than the Angels!

  10. Roger Dodger says:

    Injuries are a part of the game. I do not give Puig up for Superman or Funnyman. Others, ok. But to bring in a pitcher with the hopes of throwing 6 or 7 innings at 2.90 ERA — still does not win games with this squad.

    We need hitters. Face it, Crawford is having a nice beginning season, but the rest of the team is not what we thought.

    AGon is singles and doubles and 2 HRs per month. M. Ellis is a nice, move the runner along guy. The rest of the infield stinks and should not even be here.

    Kemp is in a basket. Ethier is Ethier and not effective.

    AJ is a nice catcher but not Campy or Mike or Johnny or a key hitter.

    So — I bring in another fielder who can make a difference. I have no suggestions.

    If Kemp finds himself, if Hanley comes back, and if the rest of the guys take some chemistry lessons . . . then this team has a chance.

    How many games have our starters pitcher well enough to win — and did not get the win!!!

    Fix this team — or settle for 4th or 5th place. And San Diego is coming.

  11. Bball says:

    No Agon. Shoot man. Here we go its already started

  12. Rob says:

    Kemp the double play machine, Juan Rivera would be proud.

  13. Rob says:

    What a bad start.

  14. Badger says:

    Big picture. Read today’s Shaikin article.

  15. Roger Dodger says:

    Gee, the Dodgers are down 4 to zip — and Dee Gordon has not even come up yet.

    How can he save this team?

  16. Badger says:

    Very Lilly like outing.

    I never figured pitching would be an issue with this team.

  17. Roger Dodger says:

    Some fans in baseball are have some bad days and nights. Eight teams are having a tougher time of it than the Dodger.

    But right now, it is like the Dodgers, as a team on the field, have lost their soul.

    Here ya go:

    Toronto, playing at .323 with 10-21.

    White Sox, playing at .429 with 12-16.

    Angels, playing at .367 with 11-19.

    Houston, playing at .267 with 8-22.

    Mets, playing at .444 with 12-15.

    Miami, playing at .290 with 9-22.

    Cubs, playing at .367 with 11-19.

    Padres, playing at .414 with 12-17.

    And the Dodgers, playing at .464 with 13-15.

    Tonight, look at the bright side — in the bottom of the second inning and the Dodgers are only down 5 to nothing. It could be worse.

  18. Bobby says:

    I think i’ll go ahead and change the channel now.

    this team is not worth wasting a Saturday night on (or any other night for that matter)

  19. Bball says:

    This team blows. Goodnight. Not worth my time

  20. Badger says:

    Matt Kemp – rally killer.

  21. Rob says:

    I agree but I can’t stop watching this train wreck.

  22. Ken says:

    Very soon it will be time to make the determination that this team is just not very good, and that they as unpredictable as a discharged soldier with PTSD or a person with Bipolar disorder.

    I will not vote for any of these chokers to attend the All-Star game this year.

  23. Jason says:

    I gave Kemp the benefit of the doubt for rust but something is just plain wrong with him.

  24. Roger Dodger says:

    Maybe, the impossible, that Kemp needs a re-hab assignment.

    Maybe he just needs to go down, and work on his hitting. He is not doing it here.

  25. Jason says:

    The infield is booting the ball all over the place.
    Cue the circus music.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Another one bites the dust, see you later Jerry

  27. Jason says:

    Now Hairston pulled something. YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Roger Dodger says:

    Boy, these Dodgers just never give up . . .

  29. Roger Dodger says:

    Gordon is the man. Just where have they been hiding him???

  30. Bobby says:

    Im just kidding. Im back!!

    but like i said yesterday, this Sue Falsone must suck at her job. How is EVERYONE pulling something?? Stretch you idiots!!!!

  31. Mark_Timmons says:

    Let\’s hope she doesn\’t…

  32. Rob says:

    Ellis has had a horrible game blocking pitches.

  33. Bball says:

    Gordon= electric. That’s y he is up.

  34. Brooklyn Dodger says:

    I only watched parts of tonight’s game. 9 runs, and they’re still not hitting. After a 7 run inning the Dodgers managed to tack on just one more run. As long as Kemp and Ethier continue not to hit, this team will not score.

    I hope Gordon’s game is a harbinger of things to come. Nice start, but it’s only one start. He needs to keep it up, and if he does, he has to remain in the lineup after Hanley returns. The pieces are there, they just have to put it together.

  35. Badger says:


    Come from behind seems to be easy for those guys.

    It’s only May 5th and this is getting old.

  36. Jason says:

    Can someone please tell me why they signed League again?

  37. Badger says:

    League hung one to a career back-up minor league .249 hitter.

    This is indeed a team effort.

    Any time now. We’re waiting.

  38. DodgerDude says:

    This team really sucks

  39. Roger Dodger says:

    The pen is the thing.

    Face it, there is really no one in the minors to come up like Dee and take over as closer like — shutting the door.

    Painful last night. I was wondering if Clayton might have volunteered to pitch in the 9th.

    Dee was great to watch. My memory keeps seeing Dee’s hand crossing the plate a second before Posey’s tag attempt.

  40. KEN says:

    Many attempts at success last night but in reality it was just another parity of Peanuts where Lucy pulls the football away when Charlie Brown he attempts to kick it. I think that maybe I should just go away and play the piano.

    Lest you all think Gumby is the second coming, explain to me why he must do the hop skip and jump, instead of the spin and push off, every time that he tries to change directions by more than 5 degrees? A player with good to slightly below average footwork would have caught the pop up in the first inning. This is another reason that his range on ground balls is limited and he gets thrown out when he appears to be running so fast.

    Can the dodgers please hire a pitching coach that makes the starting pitchers throw breaking balls in the bullpen so that when the starting pitcher gets into the game he can actually throw a breaking ball for a strike and we do not have to watch predictable fastballs until 2 runs are across the plate?

    The problems are with both the players and the coaches. Change some of the coaches and then see if any of the players change.

    Why is Bills not on the 60-Day DL and Mark Ellis still on the active roster when the dummies could have called up SVS and had him as the insurance guy for Adrian instead of Hairston.

    Ned is still acting like McCheap is his boss by not putting players on the 60-Day DL, not adding players to the 40 man roster, not making trades for better utility players, not eating some salaries and DFAing some players, and not starting some young player’s service clocks.

  41. Roger Dodger says:

    That first inning pop fly to medium-short centerfield . . . with the sun factor bothering Kemp, and the ball in no-man’s zone — I think Gordon made a nice last second try.

    Not many SS would have made that play under those conditions. Plus the park was about full of yelling Giant fans.

    I do not fault Gordon on that play. He hadn’t even turned in his airplane voucher as of then.

    Try instead, 3 wild pitches (Magill, Howell, P. Rod.) One hit batter (Guerra). Those did not help.

    Also, Mr. Kemp 1 for 6. Ethier hit his average, 1 for 4, or .250.

    But remember Eric Karros — “it’s still early . . .”

  42. Badger says:

    All 10 runs were earned.

    Will Magill get another chance any time soon? Prolly not.

    Good question about that 60 day DL thing. Get some young players on this team and see if they make the difference. What could be the harm?

    Gordon will be a spark this team hasn’t had. The kid is electric. Still raw, but, he has the skills that this team needs.

    It is still early. The midgets cannot keep pulling it out of their ass…. can they? I have to admit, they just look and act more confident than do the Dodgers. It’s like they KNOW they can come back and beat anybody. They are the champs. And for a reason. Bochy Ball. I respect it, but I hate that it is the midgets doing it, not the Dodgers.

    Keep the faith. Kemp will start hitting, Ethier will have a streak, AGon will be back and the staff will get it worked out.

    I remain confident.


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