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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May 23: Dodgers 8, Braves 1
Bobby Miller pitched five strong innings to win his major league debut, backed by a Dodgers offense that scored eight runs for a second straight night to beat the Braves at Truist Park in Atlanta.
Dodgers vs. Braves Game II chat
The Dodgers play the Braves on Tuesday night at Truist Park in Atlanta.
Bobby Miller called up, Dustin May moved to 60-day IL
The Dodgers called up top pitching prospect to make his major league debut, and Dustin May was transferred to the 60-day injured list to make room on the 40-man roster. Reliever Tyler Cyr was placed on the 15-day injured list with a right shoulder impingement.
Notes: Freddie Freeman, Trayce Thompson, Julio Urías
A look at Freddie Freeman’s second return to Atlanta, Trayce Thompson’s slump and tenuous spot on a Dodgers roster spot, plus an upcoming bullpen session for Julio Urías, and more.
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May 22: Dodgers 8, Braves 6
The Dodgers got a combined seven hits and three home runs from J.D. Martinez and Freddie Freeman in a comeback win over the Braves on Monday at Truist Park in Atlanta.
Martinez, Freeman power Dodgers comeback over Braves
J.D. Martinez homered twice and had four hits. Freddie Freeman had three hits, including the go-ahead three-run home run in the Dodgers comeback win over the Braves in Atlanta.
Dodgers vs. Braves Game I chat
The Dodgers start a three-game series with the Braves on Monday night at Truist Park in Atlanta.
Kershaw on bereavement leave, Tayler Scott joins ‘pen
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was placed on the bereavement list, going to be with his family after the death of his mother Marianne on May 13.
Gavin Stone recalled from Triple-A, Suero DFA’d
The Dodgers recalled pitcher Gavin Stone from Triple-A to start Monday against the Braves, and designated reliever Wander Suero for assignment.
Rule 5 pick Gus Varland back with Dodgers
The Dodgers got pitcher Gus Varland back from the Brewers after the Rule 5 Draft pick was designated for assignment by Milwaukee last week and cleared waivers.