LOS ANGELES – The Cubs have scored zero runs in 18 innings at Dodger Stadium this weekend and still haven’t faced Clayton Kershaw yet. Neither game got close enough for Kenley Jansen and the sound system blasting “California Love” in the ninth inning. Of course, the Cubs survived a 21-inning scoreless streak last October and came roaring back to eliminate the Dodgers and win their first National League pennant in 71 years. But muscle memory and been-there, done-that confidence will only take the Cubs so far. The Cubs keep saying this is a new year, talking around the issues with their rotation, the learning curves for young hitters and what was supposed to be an airtight defense. But you could
Jim Bunning has died at age 85. The baseball Hall of Famer spent 16 seasons in MLB, pitching for the Tigers, Phillies, Pirates and Dodgers. Hall of Fame pitcher and former U.S. senator Jim Bunning has died, the Associated Press reported on Saturday.
There is good news on the Tommy Lasorda front.The former Los Angeles Dodgers manager and baseball icon was hospitalized last weekend for an infection. Then on Friday, the Dodgers said Lasorda underwent surgery to replace his pacemaker. But Lasorda, 89, has