About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

Game 127: Giants lose no-hitter, Dodgers lose a game and a clubhouse leader.

Corey Seager Matt Moore

Dodger fans celebrate Corey Seager’s single with two out in the ninth inning to break up a no-hit bid by the Giants’ Matt Moore during San Francisco’s 4-0 victory over the Dodgers on Thursday. (Kevin Sullivan/Staff photographer)


The Dodgers traded A.J. Ellis to the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday afternoon. By Thursday night, it appeared they still had not recovered, as Matt Moore took a no-hitter into the bottom of the ninth inning in the Giants’ 4-0 win. The box score is here.

The photo gallery is here.

Watch Vin Scully’s call of Seager’s single here.

Here’s what they were saying after the game:
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Watch: Vin Scully calls the end of Matt Moore’s no-hit bid.

Vin Scully didn’t get to call a no-hitter last night after all. That’s OK.

Hearing Scully call Corey Seager‘s single with two outs in the ninth inning Thursday, the Dodgers’ only hit against Matt Moore in a 4-0 loss, was enough of a reward for anyone who watched the game on SportsNet LA. See for yourself:

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Dodgers activate Rob Segedin and Shawn Zarraga, option Luis Avilan to Triple-A.

Scott Van Slyke

Scott Van Slyke batted .225 in 102 at-bats this season. (Getty Images)

The Dodgers selected Shawn Zarraga‘s contract from Triple-A, giving them a backup catcher on the day A.J. Ellis was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for Carlos Ruiz. Ruiz is expected to arrive in Los Angeles in time for tomorrow’s game against the Chicago Cubs.

The Dodgers also reinstated Rob Segedin from paternity list and optioned pitcher Luis Avilan to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

In a corresponding move, Scott Van Slyke was transferred to the 60-day DL. Van Slyke had been on the 15-day disabled list, hoping to avoid season-ending surgery on his right wrist. Regardless of whether or not he has surgery, Van Slyke’s season is over. He is not eligible to be activated until Oct. 7, five days after the Dodgers’ final regular season game.

This is the first major league call-up for Zarraga, a 27-year-old career minor leaguer who’s shuttled between Double-A and Triple-A this season. The native of Aruba was slashing .194/.268/.222 at Oklahoma City.

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Dodgers trade A.J. Ellis to Philadelphia.

The Dodgers have acquired catcher Carlos Ruiz and cash considerations from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for catcher A.J. Ellis, minor league pitcher Tommy Bergjans and a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Ellis was the Dodgers’ longest tenured player, a product of the same 2004 draft class that yielded Matt Kemp and Chad Billingsley.

See what Ellis said today here, here and
here
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Ruiz, 37, had a .261 batting average in 48 games for the Phillies this season.

Read a full recap of the trade and Ellis’ comments here.

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Andre Ethier will begin rehab tonight in Rancho Cucamonga.

Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga tonight. He’ll face Padres pitcher Tyson Ross, who is on a rehab assignment with Lake Elsinore.

Ethier has not played this season while recovering from a fractured right tibia.

The Quakes host the Storm in the 7 pm game at LoanMart Field.

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