Eric Stephen is the managing editor of True Blue LA, where he's covered the Dodgers since 2009, providing comprehensive analysis of and commentary on the team, their performance, player payroll, old friend alerts, spring training ties, three-inning saves, and even the minutiae of every single roster transaction.
In addition to writing about the Dodgers, Eric is the host of two podcasts on the True Blue LA feed. Leading Off is the weekly podcast co-hosted by Jacob Burch that has delved into the ins and outs of the team since 2013. The Lineup is a daily morning podcast in season that reacts to the news and notes of each day.
Growing up in Palm Springs, Eric watched the Dodgers thanks to the guidance of his two older brothers, and has watched baseball intently (some would rightfully say obsessively) since 1985, when his first favorite player, Pedro Guerrero, tied a record by hitting 15 home runs that June.
Eric’s favorite player of all-time is Eddie Murray, who hit .330/.414/.520 for the Dodgers in 1990. He led the majors in batting average that season but did not win a batting title because Willie McGee’s .335 batting average with St. Louis stood after the outfielder was traded to Oakland in late August, a fact that Eric is still sore about over three decades later.
Eric has worked in a variety of roles for SB Nation and Vox Media. He ran SB Nation Los Angeles, was an assignment editor and copy editor for SB Nation, and wrote about all sports nationally for SB Nation. He has been a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America since 2016, and has covered 10 postseasons and three World Series.
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Dodgers 2023 injured list tracker
Every Dodgers placed on the injured list during the 2023 season, also including stints on paternity leave, bereavement leave, and the family medical emergency list.
Gavin Stone optioned, Alex Vesia returns to bullpen
The Dodgers optioned starting pitcher Gavin Stone to Triple-A Oklahoma City, and recalled left-handed reliever Alex Vesia from Triple-A.
Austin Gauthier wins week award, gets promoted to Double-A
Dodgers minor league utility man Austin Gauthier was named Midwest League player of the week for the second time in 2023 after hitting .350/.519/.600 for High-A Great Lakes. For his efforts, he was promoted to Double-A Tulsa.
Kershaw disagreed with Dodgers honoring Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Clayton Kershaw disagreed with the Dodgers plans to honor the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence on LBGTQ+ Pride Night, which accelerated the announcement of an already-planned Christian Faith and Family Day.
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May 29: Dodgers 6, Nationals 1
Bobby Miller went six strong innings to win his second straight start, and the Dodgers rallied for six runs in the fifth inning to beat the Nationals on Monday night at Dodger Stadium.
Bobby Miller, Dodgers offense roll sixes to beat Nats
Bobby Miller pitched six strong innings to win for the second time in as many major league starts. The Dodgers backed him with six runs in the sixth inning to beat the Nationals at Dodger Stadium.
Dodgers vs. Nationals Game I chat
The Dodgers take on the Nationals on Monday night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
A Dodgers-Mets game on ABC ‘Monday Night Baseball,’ until is wasn’t
Looking back at a 1988 game between the Dodgers and Mets that was televised nationally on ABC’s ‘Monday Night Baseball,’ until rain delayed the game for 34 minutes and ABC refused to switch back to the game.
Dodgers season in thirds: The first 54 games
A look at how the Dodgers fared during the first third of the 2023 season, and how it compares with their first 54 games over the last decade-plus.
Nick Frasso returns, Emmet Sheehan dominant for Tulsa
For the Dodgers’ Double-A affiliate Tulsa, Nick Frasso pitched three scoreless innings in his first appearance in three weeks. Emmet Sheehan followed on the mound with nine strikeouts in a season-high six innings, and even drove in a run while batting.