NL West News and Rumors

  • LEADING OFF: Rockies' Gonzalez Expected to Return to Lineup

    LEADING OFF: Rockies' Gonzalez Expected to Return to Lineup

    nytimes.com Updated 3 hours ago
    A look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today:
    Share Tweet
  • Kemp Homers as Padres Beat Mariners 8-5

    Kemp Homers as Padres Beat Mariners 8-5

    nytimes.com 7 hours ago
    Matt Kemp and Wil Myers homered, leading Andrew Cashner and the San Diego Padres to an 8-5 exhibition win against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
    Share Tweet
  • Cain Goes 4 Innings in Giants Win Over LA

    Cain Goes 4 Innings in Giants Win Over LA

    nytimes.com 9 hours ago
    Matt Cain gave up three runs in four innings, Buster Posey and Angel Pagan each had two hits and drove in two runs and the San Francisco Giants beat a Los Angeles Dodgers split-squad 11-9 on Sunday.
    Share Tweet
  • Rockies Beat Diamondbacks 11-10 in Mexico

    Rockies Beat Diamondbacks 11-10 in Mexico

    nytimes.com 9 hours ago
    Matt McBride homered twice and drove in four runs, helping the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-10 in a split-squad game on Sunday.
    Share Tweet
  • Hudson Makes Case for D-Backs' Rotation in Loss to Rockies

    Hudson Makes Case for D-Backs' Rotation in Loss to Rockies

    nytimes.com 9 hours ago
    Daniel Hudson looked strong in a short outing, showing both sides of the argument on whether he should start or relieve for the Arizona Diamondbacks in their 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies in a split-squad game Sunday.
    Share Tweet
  • Rollins Helps Dodgers Beat Rangers 10-5

    Rollins Helps Dodgers Beat Rangers 10-5

    nytimes.com 10 hours ago
    Jimmy Rollins hit a leadoff double in Los Angeles' five-run third inning, and a split-squad of Dodgers beat the Texas Rangers 10-5 in spring training on Sunday.
    Share Tweet
  • Rockies' Gonzalez pain-free after knee scare

    Rockies' Gonzalez pain-free after knee scare

    ESPN.com 17 hours ago
    Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez acknowledges he was "scared" when he felt pain again in his surgically repaired left knee.
    Share Tweet
  • Arrieta Goes 4 Shutout Innings, Homers as Cubs Rout Rockies

    Arrieta Goes 4 Shutout Innings, Homers as Cubs Rout Rockies

    nytimes.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    Jake Arrieta pitched four shutout innings and also homered, doubled and drove in four runs as the split-squad Chicago Cubs routed the Colorado Rockies 18-4 Saturday.
    Share Tweet
  • Mike Trout robs a homer and hits a homer in big spring performa…

    Mike Trout robs a homer and hits a homer in big spring performance

    yahoo.com MLB.com nytimes.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    Your browser does not support iframes. There's midseason form and then there's Mike Trout's advanced version of midseason form that only the man himself can achieve. On Saturday, we were fortunate enough to experience the latter during the Angels 5-4 lo…
    Share Tweet
  • Ross Strikes Out 12 in 6 Innings for Padres in Win

    Ross Strikes Out 12 in 6 Innings for Padres in Win

    nytimes.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    Tyson Ross showed off his arm for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, striking out 12 in six dominant innings and leading the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.
    Share Tweet
  • Shields to make Padres debut Opening Day

    Shields to make Padres debut Opening Day

    ESPN.com MLB.com nytimes.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    San Diego Padres newcomer James Shields has been picked to start on opening day.
    Share Tweet
  • Batting pitcher eighth not a new move

    Batting pitcher eighth not a new move

    MLB.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    Twice in the past week, Rockies manager Walt Weiss hit the pitcher eighth and a position player ninth. It is something he is thinking about using, at least on occasion, during the regular season, too.
    Share Tweet
  • Dodgers' Greinke Struggles in 8-4 Loss to Giants

    Dodgers' Greinke Struggles in 8-4 Loss to Giants

    nytimes.com Mar 28 (2 days ago)
    Zack Greinke struggled with his command in his fourth spring start, allowing five hits in 3 2-3 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the San Francisco Giants 8-4 on Friday night.
    Share Tweet
  • Video - Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth 00:29

    Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth

    Mar 20
    Clayton Kershaw was hit by Andy Parrino's broken-bat liner in the bottom of the third inning in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the A's. Kershaw remained in the game.
  • Video - Leaving San Francisco Was Easy Call For Sandoval 01:46

    Leaving San Francisco Was Easy Call For Sandoval

    Mar 9
    ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses Pablo Sandoval's comments about feeling disrespected by the Giants.
  • Video - Yasiel Puig Puts On A Big Head 01:06

    Yasiel Puig Puts On A Big Head

    Mar 9
    While signing autographs during spring training, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig decided to have some fun by putting on a giant head of himself.
  • Video - Matt Kemp Conversation 03:19

    Matt Kemp Conversation

    Mar 7
    Padres outfielder Matt Kemp talks to Josina Anderson about moving on from the Dodgers' organization, preparing to play in a San Diego Padres uniform and addresses durability questions.

Sports Columnists

  • Extra Points: How the PAT Could Change by This Fall

    Mar 30
    We’re exactly one month out from round one of the NFL draft. There’s a lot to cover this week, including: Ten questions for eight coaches at the league meetings, which just concluded in Arizona Pete Carroll tells me he is not tortured. (Didn’t think he …
  • ESPN Now

    Mar 28
    Seven of the top 21 players at the top of Chad Ford's draft Big Board are in action tonight.
  • Chad Ford's Big Board

    Mar 28
    CHAD FORD'S BIG BOARD
  • NBA - Kevin Durant's cautious approach a welcome change

    Mar 27
    Why OKC star's surgery path is preferable to the often reckless heroism of the past