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SportsNet LA debuts on Time Warner Cable

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The long awaited Dodgers network known as SportsNet LA, part of a twenty five year, $8 billion deal launches on February 25th at 7 PM PST.

Unlike the Time Warner Sports Net channel that is shared by the Los Angeles Lakers, Sparks, and Galaxy, this new network is owned and operated by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Time Warner customers can tune in to HD Channel 431 and standard Definition Channel 231. Time Warner is said to be in talks with various other operators such as AT & T U-verse, DirecTV, and COX. A deal should be coming soon between the various providers, however no projected date has been scheduled.

This new network will include exclusive behind the scenes coverage of the Dodgers with shows like Backstage:Dodgers, interviews, and most importantly the chance for fans to watch every Dodger game home and away.

The new SportsNet LA network consist of a dynamite line up includes insight from Jerry Hairston Jr., former Cy Young winner Orel Hershiser, Nomar Garciaparra, Alana Rizzo (formely of the MLB Network), and John Hartung (formerly ABC 7 in Los Angeles).

As Dodger fans get to hear that golden voice of summer known as Vin Scully call all of the Dodger home games and a few away games this season.

I’m looking forward to enjoying this new Dodgers network, that has been a long time in the making, but I’m sure will be well worth the wait.

 

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Greinke, Puig, and Dodgers cruise past Padres

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Zack Greinke’s brilliant performance on the mound, and the timely hitting of Yasiel Puig, allowed the Los Angeles Dodgers to defeat San Diego Padres 2-1 and sweep the series.

Greinke also stole a base, which gave him two stolen bases on the season. He became the first Dodger pitcher to do that since Orel Hershiser.

Greinke (14-3) gave up two hits, struck out seven and walked two in the victory.

“It’s been good the last nine, 10 starts. Location’s been as good as it’s been for a long stretch,” Greinke said about his performance.

The Dodgers tied the score 1-1 on a Mark Ellis RBI single to left that scored Carl Crawford in the third inning.

Puig stepped up big time in the sixth inning, when he crushed a solo home run deep to center off of Dale Thayer for the 2-1 lead. Puig’s 14th home run on the season in just 79 games played in the major leagues.

Of course I felt good I hit a home run on Cuban Heritage Day,” Puig said.

Kenley Jansen struck out two in the ninth and captured his 24th save with 100 career strike outs.

Jansen wants to be that guy. We’re seeing a guy who is more and more confident,” said manager Don Mattingly.

Padres starter Tyson Ross was sensational as he struck out ten, gave up one run in five inning of work.

“I wish I could have pitched deeper into the game, but they were making me work and having some patient at-bats,” Ross said. “I was just trying to execute in a couple of tough situations.”

Reliever Dale Thayer (2-5)  gave up one hit and one run in 1 2/3 innings in the loss.

Infielder Michael Young acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies in a trade over the weekend, will join the Dodgers in Colorado on Monday against the Rockies.