It was almost a perfect memorial Day for the Dodgers yesterday as Hyun-Jin Ryu took a perfect game into the 8th inning last night, pic above vie the Dodger tumblr site. Via Earl Bloom at MLB.com, "Dodgers hang on after Ryu loses perfecto bid." BTW, go here to see Jon SooHoo's pic from the game.
- Are you kidding me? As you likely know by now, AJ Ellis has been placed back on the 15-Day DL, and Tim Federowicz has been recalled. Via Mike Axisa at CBSSports, "A.J. Ellis suffers severe ankle sprain during no-hitter celebration."
- Eric Stephen at True Blue LA, "Dodgers minor league report May 26: Brandon Dixon, Darnell Sweeney keep hitting."
- Via Stuart Wallace at The Gammons Daily, "Simplified approach key to Brandon League’s newfound consistency and success."
Despite three pitches, Leagues has excelled as of late with a simple approach, throwing his sinker nearly 80% of the time, with a smattering of sliders (2.3%) to go along with an increased use of his split-finger fastball (17.2%).
- Noted political blogger digby at Hulabaloo shares her frustration at not being able to watch the Dodgers on TV.
- You lucky dogs! Dodger Penguin tells us of a special "meet and greet" he was invited to with LA Kings centerman Bernie Nicholls. I am so envious.
- Via Aaron Wasser at Sports Collectors Daily, "Baseball Hall of Fame Coin Sales Soaring." I want one of these.
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