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01.06.2019 02:55
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — e brink of World Series elimination Alex Cobb Jersey , and now the pitcher regarded as the best of his generation might be on his way out of Los Angeles.Down 3-1 to the Boston Red Sox, the Dodgers turned to their three-time NL Cy Young Award winner to deliver a victory and force the best-of-seven Series back to Boston.Instead, it was another postseason shellacking for Kershaw.The left-hander gave up three home runs, including a two-run shot by Steve Pearce in the first inning, and the Dodgers lost 5-1 on Sunday night.“It just hurts worse when you make it all the way and get second place,” Kershaw said quietly.The Dodgers glumly watched the opposition celebrate a World Series championship on their field for the second straight year. Last October, it was Houston partying at Chavez Ravine after winning Game 7 by the same 5-1 score.This time, the Dodgers only lasted five games.“It might not be a personnel thing,” Kershaw said of his team’s failures. “It might just be a play better thing.”Manager Dave Roberts visibly exhaled. Rookie Walker Buehler stared at the Red Sox hugging near the mound.“This one hurts for all of us,” Roberts said.The Dodgers managed just one baserunner — via walk — after the third inning. They were held to three hits.Kershaw gave up four runs and seven hits in seven innings, struck out five and walked none. Kershaw has a 6.06 ERA in six career postseason starts with his team facing elimination, the worst among any starter with four such appearances — Pedro Martinez is next on the list at 5.92.After falling out of contention to start the season, the Dodgers beat Colorado in the NL tiebreaker for a record sixth straight division title and got by Milwaukee in seven games to earn their second consecutive NL pennant.But they couldn’t get it done when it counted most. It’s been 30 years since the storied franchise won the last of its six titles.“Ran up against a very good ballclub,” Roberts said, “and just a little bit too much for us.”Kershaw can opt out of the last two years and $65 million of his contract now that the World Series is over. Dodgers ownership has made it clear they’d like to keep their 30-year-old ace. He has never played anywhere else during his big-league career.“I’ve got three days now to think about all that stuff, and so it will be an eventful three days for me,” Kershaw said. “I haven’t made the decision yet. We have three days to talk Wade Boggs Jersey , between us and the Dodgers, see what happens.”Roberts addressed his team after the game, and singled out Kershaw, who has been the face of the franchise for years.“I did mention Clayton by name as far as his legacy with the Dodgers, and what’s he done for the organization, the fan base,” Roberts said. “Wearing this jersey, Clayton exemplifies what it is to be a Dodger and to be a man of character.”Fellow left-hander Rich Hill credited Kershaw for being what he called “the heart and soul of this organization.”“Clayton is the Dodgers,” he said. “I just hope they do the right thing.”Manny Machado could be gone, too, after a short stay in Los Angeles. He was hitless in four at-bats Sunday, with three strikeouts, including one to end the game.Acquired before the July trade deadline, Machado showed excellent defense at shortstop, but his lack of hustle and incendiary antics were even more notable. Injured Corey Seager will be back in the hole next year.Roberts hasn’t received a contract extension, but he said afterward, “I expect to be managing the Dodgers.”A year after leading the majors in victories Wilson Ramos Jersey , the Dodgers were on a whipsaw ride. They often fell behind and had to rally. Many times it worked. Other times not.“I expect us to be back here next year,” Roberts said.Maybe not everyone, though. A big off-season for the Birds gets even BIGGER!"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Commentary & AnalysisOrioles ProspectsOrioles Game RecapsOrioles News and RumorsCamdencastBird DroppingsSunday’s Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles have signed another infielderNew,17commentsA big off-season for the Birds gets even BIGGER!ESTShareTweetShareShareSunday’s Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles have signed another infielderCharles LeClaire-USA TODAY SportsMorning, Birdland!It feels like spring training matters more to the Orioles this year than it has for a very long time.First, there are position battles all over the field. Cedric Mullins is going to the be the centerfielder, and Chris Davis is likely the everyday first baseman, but are any other players’ roles set in stone? The team now has more than a dozen infielders in camp. Nearly all of the big-name prospects are getting a chance to show off. And the pitching puzzle always feels incomplete for this team.Second, there is the creation of a culture. When there is a major regime change like happened with the Orioles this off-season, suddenly every player is put on level footing. Organizational veterans and newbies alike are strangers to the manager and front office. Relationships are formed. Processes are built. Decisions are made.That doesn’t mean it will turn into wins on the field during the upcoming summer. But it does make the spring more interesting that it has been for several seasons. It’s anyone’s guess as to what the Orioles will look like on Opening Day. For now, all eyes are on Sarasota.LinksTop prospect Diaz looks to break camp with O’s - MLB.comIf the Orioles were looking to put the absolute best team on the field from the beginning of the season, there would be a decent chance that Yusniel Diaz fights his way onto the 25-man roster this spring. But they aren’t. Even if they were, Diaz likely still has a bit of seasoning to do before he is ready for the big stage.Orioles agree to terms with SS Alcides Escobar - ESPNBring Mike Elias ALL of the middle infielders you can find! Alcides Escobar hasn’t been good for a few years. But there is no evidence, yet, that any of the other shortstops that the Orioles have in camp are any good either. It won’t hurt to add an experienced player to the mix. Austin Hays is healthy, ready to re-establish himself as a top prospect - Baltimore SunDespite his atrocious 2018, I’m still a big believer in Hays. The guy has oodles of tools , and he put them together well enough in 2017 to rocket through the minors and make his big league debut. Maybe one injury-plagued season erases all of that, but he is in the right organization to get an opportunity to bounce back.O’s full-squad reporting date will arrive with almost everyone in camp - Baltimore SunJust some quick hits here, but the meat of it focuses on the fact that just about all of the Orioles are already in camp ahead of the mandatory reporting date. That’s good! I mean, it doesn’t really matter to me, but some people want to see DEDICATION like that.Orioles birthdays and historyIs it your birthday? Happy Birthday! Scott Williamson is 43 today. The right-handed reliever was a member of the Orioles bullpen in 2007, throwing 14.1 across 16 games in what would be the final action of his MLB career.It is also the birthday of the late Alan Wiggins (b. 1958, d. 1991). The utility-man played in 232 games for the Orioles from 1985 through 1987 before off-field issues ended his career prematurely.Former outfielder Mike Hart turns 61. He had a brief big league career, playing in 34 games for the ‘87 O’s.Willie Kirkland celebrates his 85th big day. He was a journeyman, playing for four different teams in his nine-year career. His time with the Orioles was short-lived as he played in 66 games for the team in 1964 before being purchased by the Washington Senators.1955 - The Orioles trade first baseman Frank Kellert to the Brookyln Dodgers in exchange for pitcher Erv Palica. Kellert would go on to play in just 39 games for the Dodgers. Palica had a 9-22 record for the O’s between the ‘55 an ‘56 seasons.1995 - Amid the strike that lasted from the previous season, the Orioles announce that they will not play exhibition games against teams using replacement players.2003 - Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler dies of multi-organ failure. He collapsed following a spring training workout the previous day. The Broward County medical examiner determined that Bechler’s death was a result of “abnormal liver function and mild hypertension.” 2014 - The Orioles sign two pitchers. Ubaldo Jimenez inks a four-year, $50 million deal, and Suk-min Yoon finalizes a three-year, $5.75 million pact. Both of those contracts would go on to be highly successful, and the Orioles would have no regrets about either of them.

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