The first-place Dodgers' ninth homestand of the season begins tomorrow with a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers: tomorrow, Friday, August 15 at 7:10 p.m. (RHP Jimmy Nelson vs. RHP Zack Greinke), Saturday, August 16 at 6:10 p.m. (RHP Yovani Gallardo vs. LHP Clayton Kershaw) and Sunday, August 17 at 1:10 p.m. (RHP Wily Peralta vs. Dan Haren). All auto gates open at 4:30 p.m. and all stadium gates open at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow. All auto gates open at 3:30 p.m. and all stadium gates open at 4:00 p.m. Saturday and all auto gates open at 10:30 a.m. and all stadium gates open at 11:00 a.m. Sunday.
For the series against the Brewers, Levy Restaurants will offer a special extreme loaded dog, the Bratwurst topped with sauerkraut and spicy brown mustard. It will be available Friday through Sunday at extreme loaded dog concession stands on the Field, Loge and Reserve levels.
The Dodgers take on the Brewers at 7:10 p.m. tomorrow. All auto gates open at 4:30 p.m. and all stadium gates open at 5:00 p.m. Fans are invited onto the field for Friday Night Fireworks presented by Denny's immediately following the game. In an effort to continue to be good neighbors to the residents surrounding Dodger Stadium, fireworks shows will take place before 11:00 p.m. and are subject to cancellation due to length of game. Tomorrow's show is Star Wars themed as part of Star Wars Night.
The Dodgers will present the 6th annual Star Wars Night tomorrow. The special event ticket package is sold out and includes a seat in the Coca-Cola All-You-Can-Eat Pavilion and an exclusive Star Wars T-shirt. Starting at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow Star Wars characters including R2D2 will be amongst Dodger fans in the right-field pavilion, right-field pavilion plaza and left-field pavilion plaza.
Three-time NBA champion and newly appointed Lakers head coach Byron Scott will throw the honorary first pitch. Darth Vader will throw the first ceremonial pitch for Star Wars Night.
Dodger Alumni League member Al Downing will sign autographs in the right-field pavilion plaza and Alumni Leaguer Tim Leary will sign autographs in the left-field pavilion plaza from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Both will sign autographs in the Stadium Club from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A DJ will provide musical entertainment in the right-field pavilion plaza.
The Veteran of the Game presented by Bank of America is U.S. Marine Corps Captain Jonathan Chang of Pacific Palisades. Chang completed Officer's Candidate School in 2008, was commissioned as Second Lieutenant and went onto to become an Artillery Officer. He currently serves with the Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. As the Company Commander, he is responsible for the training welfare and unit readiness of more than 100 Marines. Chang has served a deployment to Marjah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan and his accolades include a Combat Action Ribbon, Afghan Campaign Medal and Navy Marine Corps Achievement medal with Combat Distinguishing Device.
As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball, 250 youngsters from the Harold Robinson Foundation will be in attendance. The Harold Robinson Foundation provides underprivileged children the means, free of cost, to attend a safe, nurturing and non-competitive camp environment where they experience nature and participate in diverse recreational programs designed to strengthen confidence and independence, build character, develop leadership skills and build communities. Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball provides Los Angeles area inner-city youth with a Dodger game experience courtesy of the Dodgers. Transportation to and from Dodger Stadium in a customized Dodger bus, Reserve level tickets, a voucher for a Dodger Dog and beverage and a Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball T-shirt are included.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will hold a silent auction on the Club level by the Vin Scully Press Box. The auction ends at 8:45 p.m. with more than 25 items up for bid, including a Clayton Kershaw autographed baseball, Matt Kemp autographed photo and Hyun-Jin Ryu autographed game-used #42 Dodger jersey from Jackie Robinson Day. The LADF will feature two autographed game-used #42 LA Dodger player or coach jerseys from Jackie Robinson Day at each silent auction for the remainder of the season. All proceeds will benefit LADF and its programs in sports and recreation, education and literacy and health and wellness which help children and families throughout the greater Los Angeles region.
Tomorrow, the Dodgers will also welcome more than 700 Girls Scouts and their families for the second Girl Scouts event of the season. Each ticket sold for this event includes a commemorative Girl Scout patch. A special pre-game recognition of local Girl Scouts who make a difference in their communities will also take place tomorrow. The United Methodist Church will host the 32nd annual United Methodist Family Night at Dodger Stadium. The California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church consists more than 300 churches and missions in Southern California, Hawaii, Guam and Saipan. A special recognition will take place before the game to recognize various leaders in attendance tomorrow.
Tomorrow, Friday, August 15
- Media gates - 3:10 p.m.
- Clubhouse open to media - 3:30 p.m.
- Mattingly media session - 4:05 p.m. (approximately)
- Dodger batting practice - 4:20 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
- Auto gates - 4:30 p.m.
- Stadium gates - 5:00 p.m.
- Brewers batting practice - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
- Pregame ceremonies - 6:55 p.m.
- Game time - 7:10 p.m.
The Dodgers take on the Brewers at 6:10 p.m. Saturday. All auto gates open at 3:30 p.m. and all stadium gates open at 4:00 p.m. Dodger partner Bank of America will distribute flags to the first 30,000 fans in attendance as part of the "Stand and Salute" moment that will take place in the middle of the third inning along with the Veteran of the Game recognition.
The Dodger Stadium Movie Series concludes with a screening of "The Natural," which will follow Saturday's game against the Brewers. The film is about 35-year old rookie Roy Hobbs and his adventures on and off the field. It is rated PG and stars Robert Redford and Robert Duvall. "The Natural" will be shown on the outfield DodgerVision screens. Screenings are free with a game-day ticket. Fans sitting in the right-field pavilion and left-field pavilion will be invited down to the field postgame for a better viewing experience. Tickets for the Dodger Stadium Movie Series can be purchased by visiting www.dodgers.com/movies or by calling 323-DODGERS.
Two-time NBA All-Star and current head coach at Cal State Northridge Reggie Theus will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Mark Lindquist will perform the national anthem. Lindquist is a nationally recognized motivational speaker and world-touring entertainer who has performed in 22 countries and 44 states. He is also a former sergeant in the United States Air Force and an Afghanistan war veteran.
Dodger Alumni League member Dennis Powell will sign autographs in the right-field pavilion plaza and Alumni Leaguer Kenny Landreaux will sign autographs in the left-field pavilion plaza from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Both will sign autographs in the Stadium club from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A DJ will provide musical entertainment in the right-field pavilion plaza and face painter will be on hand in the left-field pavilion plaza.
As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball, 250 youngsters from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater LA and Communities in Schools LA will be in attendance. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater LA provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better. Communities in School LA's mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball provides Los Angeles area inner-city youth with a Dodger game experience courtesy of the Dodgers. Transportation to and from Dodger Stadium in a customized Dodger bus, Reserve level tickets, a voucher for a Dodger Dog and beverage and a Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball T-shirt are included.
The Veteran of the Game presented by Bank of America is U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer (SCPO) Juan Sandoval of Glendale. Sandoval enlisted in 1993, serves as an Aviation Machinist with Fleet Squadron 55 and provides maintenance and repairs to C-130 aircrafts. He has served deployments onboard the U.S.S Kitty Hawk and global missions throughout the world, including in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq. His accolades include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one star. Bank of America will present an authenticated flag and display case to Sandoval. The flag has proudly flown over Dodger Stadium and will be presented on behalf of Bank of America by Navy veteran and a Senior Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch Jesse Smith.
Kim's Hapkido Jang Mu Won has been teaching the traditional Korean martial art of Hapkido since 1960 and will be in attendance Saturday. Hapkido incorporates various self-defense techniques such as striking, twisting, throwing techniques and weapon techniques for self-defense situations. There are six branches across Southern California in the Jang Mu Won Hapkido Association with more than 53 years of martial arts expertise and excellence. A demonstration will take place during pregame ceremonies tomorrow.
Northrop Grumman Federal Credit Union members will be in attendance for their Annual Credit Union Family Night. Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority Art Leahy will throw the first pitch and Credit Union CEO and Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Directors Stan Swenson will catch.
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will host its annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Night. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network helps support individuals and communities across the country and work together to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for pancreatic cancer.
Saturday marks the 3rd annual City of Glendale Night. More than 500 residents and city employees from the City of Glendale will be in attendance to support the City and The Glendale Parks and Open Space Foundation. The Glendale Parks and Open Space Foundation is non-profit organization, who in partnership with the City of Glendale, organizes their Dodger Night to raise funds to support parks projects, recreational programs, and trails and open space activities.
Saturday, August 16
- Media gates - 2:10 p.m.
- Clubhouse open to media - 2:40 p.m.
- Auto gates - 3:30 p.m.
- Stadium gates - 4:00 p.m.
- Pregame ceremonies - 5:55 p.m.
- Game time - 6:10 p.m.
- "The Natural" screening - Immediately following game
On Sunday, the Dodgers take on the Brewers at 1:10 p.m. to conclude the three-game series. The first 15,000 ticketed kids age 14 and under in attendance will receive a Kids' Lunch Box presented by Farmer John. All auto gates open at 10:30 a.m. and all stadium gates open at 11:00 a.m.
To commemorate Cuban Heritage Day at Dodger Stadium, Cuban-American actor Tony Plana, best known for his role as Betty's father on "Ugly Betty" will throw the first pitch. Actress Jessica Alba, who stars in the Weinstein Company's "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," the sequel to 2005's "Sin City" opening on August 22, will throw the ceremonial first pitch. As part of Faith and Family Day at Dodger Stadium, Anthony Evans, former contestant on season 2 of "The Voice" and gospel singer, who has released 7 albums, including his latest "Real Life/Real Worship" will perform the national anthem. Evans will also perform postgame as part of Faith and Family Day.
Dodger Alumni League member Tommy Davis will sign autographs in the right-field pavilion plaza and Alumni Leaguer Al "The Bull" Ferrara will sign autographs in the left-field pavilion plaza from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Both will sign autographs in the Stadium club from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. A DJ will provide musical entertainment in the right-field pavilion plaza and face painters will also be in the right-field pavilion plaza.
Viva Los Dodgers, presented by State Farm, Chevrolet and Time Warner Cable at the historic 76 station, begins at 11:00 a.m. and will celebrate Cuban Heritage. The pre-game family-friendly festival will feature an appearance by All-Star center fielder Yasiel Puig from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Puig will be on hand to greet fans on stage followed by photos with fans in the Dodger autograph tent. Fans are encouraged to arrive early in order to take their place in line for a chance to take a photo with Puig.
In celebration of Cuban Heritage Day, Levy Restaurants will offer a special extreme loaded dog, the Cuban Dog, an all-beef hot dog served with roasted shredded pork, smoked ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and yellow mustard. It will be available Sunday at extreme loaded dog concession stands on the Field, Loge and Reserve levels and at Viva Los Dodgers.
Hanley Ramirez will also make a special appearance at Sunday's Viva Los Dodgers from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the State Farm tent. Fans are also encouraged to arrive early to take their place in line at the State Farm activation for a chance to take a photo with Ramirez.
Musical entertainment will be provided by Charanga Cubana and Quincy Jones Productions' new artist Alfredo Rodriguez. Additionally, Dodger broadcaster Manny Mota will make an appearance and Dodger scout Mike Brito will sign autographs from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Adrian Gonzalez, through the Adrian Gonzalez's Viva Los Dodgers community program, provides all-inclusive tickets and parking for families in greater Los Angeles by partnering with various non-profit organizations. This Sunday, Gonzalez will host families from Hope Hollywood Church, a church that is the product of the joining of Hope International and Hollywood Church after the neighborhood deteriorated and the church was in jeopardy of closing its doors. Led by Pastor Ed Carey, the church turned around and began giving to local compassion ministries, global missions and church planters, (six from its own congregation), in California, New Mexico, India, China, Taiwan, Cambodia, the Philippines and Pakistan. The church also began to host services in Armenian, Russian, Spanish, Korean, and Filipino and is actively involved in the local park and recreation centers for the many underserved young and teen children and families in the immediate community.
Sunday's "Héroes de la Comunidad" honorees at Viva Los Dodgers are Rosa and Raul Porto. Porto's is a family-owned business run by Rosa and Raul's three children Raul Jr., Betty and Margaret with locations in Glendale, Bubank, and Downey. Portos employs more than 800 people. Rosa and Raul Porto as well as their children, are well-respected and beloved members of the community. They lend their support to various organizations incluing the Los Angeles Mission, Make a Wish Foundation and The Los Angeles Unified School District.
All Dodger fans are welcome at Viva Los Dodgers and the event is free with a ticket to Sunday's game.
The Dodgers will present their annual Faith and Family Day Sunday. All fans are invited to celebrate family and fellowship at Dodger Stadium and following the game, Dodgers A.J. Ellis, Adrian Gonzalez, Clayton Kershaw and Scott Van Slyke will share their personal testimonies on faith. A special postgame performance is scheduled by former contestant of "The Voice" contestant and gospel singer Anthony Evans and Christian rock artist Dom Liberati. Discounted tickets for Faith and Family Day at Dodger Stadium are still available for purchase online at www.dodgers.com/faith or by calling (323) 224-1421. A portion of the tickets sold for this event will directly benefit the Not for Sale campaign, an organization that fights against human trafficking. Additionally, groups of 30 or more can enjoy special benefits including a personalized group message on tickets and in-game acknowledgment on the message board.
Kids Run the Bases will not take place on Sunday in order for Dodger fans and families to have the option to enjoy Faith and Family Day's postgame program.
As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball, 250 youngsters will be in attendance from South LA's Ephesus SDA Church, downtown LA's Gratts Elementary School and Hopes Haven Children's Charity, an organization created to enrich the lives of children battling serious illness or injury and assist families facing financial hardship due to their child's medical condition. Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball provides Los Angeles area inner-city youth with a Dodger game experience courtesy of the Dodgers. Transportation to and from Dodger Stadium in a customized Dodger bus, Reserve level tickets, a voucher for a Dodger Dog and beverage and a Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball T-shirt are included.
The Veteran of the Game presented by Bank of America is Cuban-American Fernando Rivero of the U.S. Navy Reserve serving with the Joint Public Affairs Support Element. His responsibilities include coordinating and escorting news media aboard naval ship, ashore and in hazardous combat environment. LCDR Rivero is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. His accolades include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, NATO Medal and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will hold a silent auction on the Club level by the Vin Scully Press Box. The auction ends at 2:45 p.m. with more than 25 items up for bid, including a Yasiel Puig autographed baseball, Zack Greinke autographed photo and Kenley Jansen autographed game-used #42 Dodger Jersey from Jackie Robinson Day. The LADF will feature two autographed game-used #42 LA Dodger player or coach jerseys from Jackie Robinson Day at each silent auction for the remainder of the season. All proceeds will benefit LADF and its programs in sports and recreation, education and literacy and health and wellness which help children and families throughout the greater Los Angeles region.
Fans that purchased an event ticket to Carne Asada Sunday with Andre Ethier will enjoy an authentic Mexican Carne Asada cookout hosted by Ethier and presented by Chef Merito. As part of the event, fans will have the opportunity to eat freshly prepared carne asada seasoned with Chef Merito, the official seasoning of the Los Angeles Dodgers, hear stories from Andre Ethier and have the opportunity to ask the Dodger outfielder questions. All proceeds will go towards the Union Rescue Mission. Ethier, Chef Merito, and Dodgers will host an afternoon of food, music and baseball at the Loge Terrace immediately after the game. The event will last for two hours after the Dodger game concludes. The $50 event ticket includes one Carne Asada dinner buffet, one Dodger gift bag and an opportunity to take a photo with Ethier. No autographs will be permitted. This event is sold out.
Sunday, August 17
- Media gates - 9:10 a.m.
- Clubhouse open to media - 9:40 a.m.
- Auto gates 10:30 a.m.
- Viva Los Dodgers at 76 station - 11:00 a.m.
- Hanley Ramirez at Viva Los Dodgers State Farm tent - 11:00 a.m.
- Yasiel Puig at Viva Los Dodgers - 11:30 a.m.
- Stadium gates - 11:00 a.m.
- Pregame ceremonies - 12:55 p.m.
- Game time - 1:10 p.m.
- Faith and Family day performance and player testimonials - Immediately following game
- Carne Asada Sunday with Andre Ethier - Immediately following game
Fans can play Fantasy Football with Clayton Kershaw, A.J. Ellis, Brian Wilson, Paul Maholm and Chris Perez and have a full day experience at the ballpark. Proceeds from the Big Blue League will support health and wellness grantees of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF). On Friday, August 22, the Dodgers and the LADF will play host to the Big Blue Fantasy Football League. The day's activities will include a live fantasy football draft for the league, an exclusive tour of Dodger Stadium, special access to batting practice and tickets to watch the Dodgers take on the New York Mets. More information can be found by visiting www.bigleagueimpact.com.
Hyun-Jin Ryu is the cover subject of the August issue of Dodger Insider magazine, which again boasts more than two dozen stories touching upon every aspect of Dodger baseball. Among the features: a sit-down interview with Don Mattingly to discuss the Dodgers' down-and-up first half (accompanied by a photo essay of first-half highlights), the latest on efforts to reduce Tommy John surgery, an exploration of the distinctive deliveries of such pitchers as Clayton Kershaw and J.P. Howell, analysis of the Dodgers' ability to hit with runners in scoring position, a progress report on Dodger prospects and much more.
Dodger Insider serves as a companion to the Dodger Insider blog, located at www.dodgers.com/insider and published multiple times daily. Dodger Insider magazine and the 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers Yearbook, featuring a 21-page commemorative section dedicated to Vin Scully in his own words, are on sale throughout Dodger Stadium, including the Top of the Park store and online at www.dodgers.com/magazine. Subscriptions to the magazine can be ordered at any time. A digital version of Dodger Insider magazine, featuring embedded video links, is also available.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 5K Run and Kids Fun Run presented by your SoCal Honda Dealers will be held on September 21 at Dodger Stadium. The 5K registration for the LADF 5K Run and Kids Fun Run is now open online at www.dodgers.com/5K. Fans can register for the 5K Run for $50 and just $25 for the Kids Fun Run. The 5K Run course includes views of Dodger Stadium, downtown Los Angeles, a cool-down run around the Dodger Stadium warning track and appearances by Dodger Alumni League members. The Kids Fun Run will take place on the Dodger Stadium warning track. Awards will be given to top participants in male and female categories. Each LADF 5K Run and Kids Fun Run participant will receive a Dodger tech shirt and medal. All proceeds will benefit LADF and its programs in sports and recreation, education and literacy and health and wellness which help children and families throughout the greater Los Angeles region.
The Dodgers' auto gates are open 2.5 hours before game time and the stadium gates are open two hours before the scheduled first pitch. Fans taking advantage of this early arrival time can enjoy various family-friendly activities as soon as gates open throughout Dodger Stadium, including in the newly enhanced right and left-field pavilion plazas which feature the Budweiser and Bud Light bullpen overlook bars and the new Tommy Lasorda Trattoria and the Think Blue BBQ. In the left and right-field pavilion plazas, there are also plenty of photo opportunities with Dodger memorabilia, including five-foot diameter World Series rings, an eight-foot replica of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, a life-size statue of the iconic Farmer John Dodger Dog, interactive replicas of the 76 ball and various bobbleheads. Autographs for fans with Dodger Alumni League members and family friendly activities also take place before each game in the pavilion plazas and reserve level plazas.
Tickets are available for all games against the Brewers and can be purchased by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets or by calling (323) DODGERS.
Fans are urged to arrive early and are encouraged to utilize the many transportation alternatives that serve Union Station and will connect them to the Dodger Stadium Express, which will operate starting 90 minutes prior to first pitch. Fans can find specific route and schedule information by visiting www.metro.net or calling 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876). Dodger Stadium transportation and parking information can be found by visiting www.dodgers.com/parking.
Saturday's game will be featured on MLB Network. All Dodger games are televised on SportsNet LA, the exclusive new 24/7 TV network of the Los Angeles Dodgers and includes live pre-game programming "Leadoff LA" and "Access SportsNet: Dodgers." Spanish-language telecasts take place for each home game. Time Warner Cable customers can watch live Spanish-language Dodger game telecasts in high definition on channel 382 in Los Angeles, 324 in the Desert Cities and 664 in Barstow. For more information about SportsNet LA's Spanish-language games and standard definition channel numbers, visit the "ESPAÑOL" tab on www.sportsnetla.com. The network will also offer Korean-language Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) for all live Dodger games on its air this season, a first for any MLB team. The Dodgers have partnered with Radio Korea, the team's Korean radio broadcast partner, to provide this service. For more information about SportsNet LA or to demand the network, visit www.ineedmydodgers.com or www.quieromisdodgers.com or call 1-844-I-NEED-MY (1-844-463-3369).