I love this photo. Above is a fans-eye-view of the ballfield at the Coliseum during the 1958 Baseball season, pic via @DugoutLegends.
- Mark Langill at the Dodger Insider tells us why Opening Day at Dodger Stadium is a day game.
- Via Cory DiBenedetto at the Daily Gammons, "Hyun-Jin Ryu's zone location approach."
- Daniel Brim at Dodgers Digest takes a look at, "Hyun-Jin Ryu’s Other New Toy."
The curveball wasn’t only different pitch for Ryu. According to the data, Ryu has added a sinker (the pitch could also be a two-seam fastball, since Brooks often groups the two pitches together).
- ICYMI: Brian Wilson was officially placed on the 15-day DL, and the Dodgers recalled reliever Jose Dominguez from AAA.
The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed right-handed pitcher Brian Wilson on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to March 31) with right elbow ulnar nerve inflammation and recalled right-handed pitcher Jose Dominguez from Triple-A Albuquerque. In nine appearances for the Dodgers in 2013, the hard-throwing right-hander posted a 2.16 ERA (2 ER/8.1 IP) with three walks and four strikeouts in his first big league season.
- Via Bill Shaikin at the LA Times, "Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw leads MLB pitchers in jersey sales."
- Via Dylan Hernandez at the LA Times, "Dodgers' Yasiel Puig seeks advice, gets it."
"I'm preparing very well in practice, in batting practice, everything I'm doing with the coaches," he said. "I'm learning more about the pitchers, the pitches they throw, how to not let them beat me with pitches out of the zone, wait for the pitches I can hit and to trust my hands."
- Via Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider, "Trayvon Robinson: You can come home again."
- Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com, "Kemp confident he's ready for Dodgers' home opener."
"I'm as ready as I can be, and [I'm] excited to get out and compete again," Kemp said. "I've done all the practicing I can do, I've done the rehab. I've busted my butt and now I hope all the work has paid off."
- So, first we hear that the Dodgers SportsNet LA negotiations between Time Warner and Direct TV have stopped since Direct TV walked away from the table(via Joe Flint at the LA Times). Then, we hear that this announcement was just a sly tactic by Time Warner, and Direct TV is in fact still talking with them (via Ben Bergman at KPCC). Who knows what to believe.
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