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:
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.
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.
The Dodgers signed first-round draft pick Gavin Lux, a shortstop from Indian Trail Academy in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Lux receives a $2.317 million signing bonus, slightly above the $2.316 million value MLB assigned to the 20th overall pick.
The Dodgers have a total pool of $9,336,500 to spend from.
The San Diego Padres hit the last of five home runs Friday, a walk-off shot by Melvin Upton Jr. against Kenley Jansen, in an 8-7 win over the Dodgers. The box score is here.
The Dodgers are 21-22, 3 ½ games behind the first-place San Francisco Giants. Jansen isn’t the problem, but they’ll carry eight men in their bullpen for another five games after today anyway.