Congratulations, Stephen Fife, on your very first Major League win. May there be many more. Pic via twitter @DodgersPR.
- Via Chosun Ilbo, "Dodgers' Ryu Gives Sales of Baseball Merchandise a Boost".
- Scott Elbert's rehab assignment has not gone well. Via a tweet from Eric Stephen of True Blue LA.
Eric followed the above up another tweet indicating that Elbert has an appointment with Dr. Neal ElAttrache tomorrow. Tommy John surgery looms? Here's Eric's story at True Blue LA.
- The Jackie Robinson game-used glove auctioned by Steiner Sports just sold at $373,00.00, via Mark Newman at MLB.com.
- Yasiel Puig's 1st Dodger game was definitely memorable. In addition to recording his first two Major League hits, he nailed a runner on 1st base to end the game. Wow! Via Bill Plunkett, let's not forget that Puig isn't the only person responsible for that last out.
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Yasiel Puig's laser from the RF wall was eye-popping but #Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez said real heroes on the play were middle infielders Luis Cruz and Nick Punto. Padres baserunner Chris Denorfia was running on the pitch and slid into second base when Cruz and Punto pantomimed a double-play grounder. Denorfia had to scramble to his feet and was called out on a very close play at first base.
“It was an incredible throw. ... But the biggest part of that play is faking him out,” Gonzalez said. “If they don’t do that, he’s standing up at first base. It was a big throw. It had to be on target which it was. As soon as he let go of it I knew we had a shot because I took a peek and saw where Denorfia was.”
- If you haven't seen the play, below is the catch and throw to end last nights game.
- Below is a video of Puig's first two Major League hits.
- BTW, if you're interested in picking up a unused ticket from the game to commemorate Puig's first game, check out this eBay auction.
- If you want to check out a bunch of pics from yesterdays game then there is no better place than Jon SooHoo's Photog Blog.
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