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:
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
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.
Yasiel Puig watches his fifth home run of the season leave Petco Park on Friday in San Diego. (Getty Images)
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.
Here are some postgame comments from Dave Roberts, Scott Kazmir, A.J. Ellis and Yasiel Puig:
Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis has taken on a mentorship role with rookie Austin Barnes. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)
SAN DIEGO — Austin Barnes is catching today, A.J. Ellis is catching tomorrow, and that’s a sentence I should probably copy and paste for future use this week.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he likes the every-other-day rotation between his two catchers. Barnes is 26 and just made his first Opening Day Roster. Ellis is 34 and has experience in parts of nine major league seasons.
“I love the way that (Ellis) can mentor Austin,” Roberts said. “Those two guys, it’s a nice combination.”
In Ellis, Roberts said, “I see a mentor, I see a big brother a great teammate. A.J. is in it for the right reasons. He’s a mid- to low-round pick who’s had to establish himself to carve out a nice career. He’s here for the right reasons. He’s here to win baseball games. Whatever it takes.”
Maybe the best thing Roberts did in his pregame media scrum Tuesday was introduce a word into the baseball lexicon: Ploach.