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Colletti responds to Ken Rosenthal's article that Dodgers' skipper Don Mattingly will be fired as soon as this week...
Money: "Ned, Ken Rosenthal is a colleague of ours, he wrote it for FOXSports.com and he suggested that Don Mattingly could have been let go yesterday. Had conversation ever come close to being to that point between you and Stan [Kasten] in the front office?"
Colletti: "Well, why don't you ask Ken his source?"
Money: "Well, he's not given that up."
Colletti: "Oh, okay. I'm not going to get in to an argument with him or you on the radio. Unless there's people outside the people I mentioned, I don't know who would be telling Ken Rosenthal anything."
Money: "Obviously just following up on the report that was out there whether or not Don's job is in trouble or not, I guess we get the sense that it's not, that Don is fine as Manager of this team."
Colletti: "You got it."
Money: "That's accurate?"
Colletti: "Yes, sir."
Eric Karros gives Petros and Money the latest rumors surrounding Don Mattingly maybe being on the hot seat: "They’re five games back and now if you as a fan or ownership want to say ‘well they should be better.’ Well wait a minute, why should they be better? Your franchise guy has two homeruns and is having trouble driving the ball. Your shortstop, who you went into the season with as a big cog offensively has been hurt the entire time. The third baseman, that you gave the job to based on three months last year has not played like he did those three months. A pitcher that didn’t have Tommy John is out for the year. A closer that you signed has not done the job. So I guess my point is, if I’m the Dodgers, I’m ecstatic that I’m five games out with everything that’s gone on and with the lack of production that I’ve got from guys. I’m ecstatic."
Hea added, "It’s easy to blame the manager. And I think [Mattingly] looking around, he’s frustrated because he wants somebody in that clubhouse, somebody to just go, ‘I’ve had enough. I’ve had enough of this garbage, this mediocrity and you know what, I’m not taking it anymore.’ And I think that’s kind of what he was alluding to the other day. Look, the coaches can’t do that. And when the coaches did try to do that — that was Larry Bowa and Bob Schaffer — Larry Bowa they ran him out. So, it’s got to come from the players and maybe they do it; maybe they don’t. We’re not aware of it as media, we’re not there in that clubhouse. But, you usually hear about it if somebody does go off, and I haven’t heard it."
MILWAUKEE -- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said the club has had internal conversations about calling up outfield prospects Joc Pederson or Yasiel Puig.
Puig and Pederson are the Nos. 1 and 3 Dodgers prospects, according to MLB.com.
That said, the Dodgers have had plenty of chances with countless roster moves this season and, to this point, stuck with the plan of allowing the pair to continue their development at Double-A Chattanooga.
Mattingly said the decision rests with general manager Ned Colletti and the development department of vice president DeJon Watson.
Mattingly argued both sides of the issue.
"You saw with Dee [Gordon], we kind of rushed him and in a sense it set him back," Mattingly said. "Sure, the players love it. But it can really hurt the development if it doesn't go good, and most of the time it doesn't go good. Maybe it goes OK."
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Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Carl Crawford and Scott Van Slyke both went 2-for-4 with two RBI as the Los Angeles Dodgers downed the Milwaukee Brewers, 9-2, to take the rubber match of a three-game series at Miller Park on Wednesday.
Ramon Hernandez had a solo homer and Adrian Gonzalez, Matt Kemp and Nick Punto each added an RBI for the Dodgers, who had dropped four of five coming in.
Hyun-Jin Ryu (5-2) threw a stellar 7 1/3 innings, giving up six hits and two runs while striking out four with two walks.
The Dodgers reached the Brewers' bullpen quick as starter Wily Peralta (3-5) had his worst outing of his young career. He gave up six runs -- four earned -- on seven hits over just 1 2/3 innings.
Norichika Aoki finished with two hits and a run scored for the Brewers, who haven't won a series dating back to late April against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Kemp got the scoring going early with a two-out RBI single in the first inning, which followed a Crawford single and stolen base.
The Dodgers then opened the game up in the second with some small-ball and a couple of bases-loaded walks. They had three straight singles to begin the inning, and Crawford added another two batters later to bring in two runs and make it 3-0. Gonzalez reached on a fielding error by shortstop Jean Segura with the bases loaded to score another run.
Peralta then gave up two consecutive bases-loaded walks to go down 6-0 and end his day on the mound. The Brewers' bullpen had a good showing afterward, giving up three runs on five hits over 7 1/3 innings.
Hernandez led off the third inning with a home run to left, his first of the season, to add to the lead.
Ryan Braun got the Brewers on the board with a solo home run in the sixth.
Los Angeles tacked on two more runs in the ninth on a Van Slyke double and a double-play ball from Juan Uribe with the bases loaded.
Game Notes: Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse will miss his next start due to irritation in his right elbow, the team announced Wednesday ... Hernandez leads all active catchers with 167 career home runs... Ryu has allowed two earned runs or less in seven of his 10 starts this season ... The Brewers are 6-21 when opponents score first ... Hernandez ended an 0-for-17 hitting slump ... Crawford ranks third among active players with 441 career stolen bases.
Don Mattingly may well be in his final days as Dodgers manager, but he’s apparently not going to protect his players any longer.
Mattingly held Andre Ethier out of his starting lineup Wednesday in Milwaukee, saying, “I’m putting out my lineup that I feel is going to be the most competitive and going to compete the hardest.”
But it wasn’t only Ethier who seemed to draw Mattingly’s wrath – and it shouldn’t be. In a 5-2 loss to the Brewers on Monday night, the Dodgers’ offensive struggles continued. They were 3 for 14 with runners in scoring position and left 14 runners stranded.
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MILWAUKEE -- Before Tuesday night's game, Don Mattingly was asked who his closer was.
"I don't know," the Dodgers manager said. "We'll see."
So, there you have it. The bullpen-wide slump that cost the Dodgers a sweep in Atlanta has the manager as uncertain about the late innings as the fans.
"I know who I want to use. But I don't know if I want to anoint anybody," said Mattingly, who seems to be leaning toward Kenley Jansen over Brandon League in high-stress situations based on recent use. "I'd really like to see the bullpen get its confidence back and some semblance of order and get the guys in the roles we designed.
"I know where I want it to go, it just hasn't gone there. They set the roles the way they are pitching. Now it's hard to say, 'That guy deserves that inning.'"
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By David Vassegh
Don Mattingly was asked why Andre Ethier was not in the starting lineup today, he responded with this answer:
Mattingly also talked about in general he wants players that will play hard for the game of baseball and in particular, the Dodger organization and the legacy they have as one of the great franchises:
The Dodgers have under achieved to this point in the season being in last place of the NL West. I'm sure Andre Ethier will not be happy about Mattingly's comments
Dodgers assistant coach and now MLB Network analyst Larry Bowa tells The Petros and Money Show about the rumors circulating around Dodgers Skipper Don Mattingly: "If you want to be a nice guy as a manager and you want everybody to like you that’s fine, I’ve got no problem with that. But there comes a time maybe where some coaches got to jump in and maybe say 'you know what, this isn’t working guys, let’s kick it in the rear or do this.' That’s what coaches are for, there not just, 'Oh, a name with a coach on it.'"
(Sports Network) - Right-hander Zack Greinke returns to the scene of his initial National League success on Tuesday night, when the Los Angeles Dodgers visit the Milwaukee Brewers for the second of three games at Miller Park.
Greinke, a 29-year-old Floridian, spent 2011 and the early part of 2012 with the Brewers and won 25 of 34 decisions across 49 starts between stints with the Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
He was dealt to the Angels for three players on July 27, 2012, then signed a deal with the Dodgers in the offseason that could pay him as much as $147 million through 2018.
His initial weeks with the Dodgers have been littered by injuries that have limited him to just three starts, two in April and another in a return on May 15, when he allowed a run on five hits in 5 1/3 innings of a 3-1 win over Washington.
Greinke, of course, suffered a broken collarbone in a brawl against the San Diego Padres on April 11.
In 16 2/3 overall innings, he's given up just three runs and 12 hits while walking one batter, striking out 14 and allowing an opposition batting average of .200.
The Brewers reply with rookie righty Hiram Burgos, who tries to end a four- start winless skid.
The Puerto Rican debuted with a 5-1 defeat of the Chicago Cubs on April 20, but has since gone 0-2 in four outings while his earned run average has puffed up from 1.50 in five innings to 6.58 in 26 innings.
He was nicked for three runs on eight hits in five innings at Pittsburgh in a May 16 outing, dropping a 7-1 decision.
Burgos faced the Dodgers in his second start on April 26 and allowed three runs on four hits in six innings of a game the Brewers ultimately lost, 7-5.
He's 1-0 in two home starts.
On Monday, Clayton Kershaw fired a three-hit complete game, and Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp homered, as the Dodgers edged the Brewers, 3-1.
Kershaw (5-2) walked one and had five strikeouts to earn his 10th career complete game. He was one out shy of going the distance in his most recent start, last Tuesday against the Washington Nationals.
"It's pretty amazing to play defense behind him," Ethier said. "You thank your lucky stars you don't have to face him. It feels good, but we still need to score more runs for him."
Ethier tacked on an RBI triple for the Dodgers, who were swept in a three-game set at Atlanta over the weekend.
Yovani Gallardo (3-4) surrendered eight hits and three runs and had seven strikeouts over six innings for the Brewers. He's lost three consecutive starts.
Gallardo exited after throwing 105 pitches with just 57 for strikes.
"I think his pitch count is always up in the past because he's a strikeout pitcher," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "I think Yo will get better than that and will be able to go deeper. His command is getting better and he had more life on his fastball."
Norichika Aoki drove in the lone run for Milwaukee, which fell to 3-15 this month.
The Dodgers won two of three from the Brewers in a late April series this season, while Milwaukee won six of seven games between the teams in 2012.