Andre Ethier is congratulated in the Dodger Dugou after tripling and coming home to score on Puig's double in the 1st inning of last night's game, pic via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2014.
- BTW, Andre made a visit to Nightingale Middle School in Cypress Park this morning to celebrate a new partnership between the LA Fund For Public Education (LA Fund) and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) in support of the School Fuel program. The Dodgers have committed $200,000 to fund breakfast for student in LA area schools. Go here for more information, pic on the right via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers. Click on the photo to embiggen.
- Via Earl Bloom at MLB.com, "Billingsley throws sim game at Dodger Stadium."
"It's been a long process, and I just got to keep working until I get back out there in a game," Billingsley said. "The arm is feeling really good right now, and I'm really happy with the way it has responded."
- Dee Gordon is having quite a year. Via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA, "Dee Gordon ties career high in stolen bases."
- Via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA, "Dodgers 2014 season in thirds: The first 54 games."
- Mark Saxon suggest it's time. Via his story on ESPNLosAngeles.com, "Time to slide Ramirez to third base."
He has, frankly, been exposed. He's not a shortstop any longer. The advanced defensive metrics paint an absolutely frightening picture for the Dodgers: Ramirez is -10 in Defensive Runs Saved; -6.9 in UZR. He is the worst shortstop in the major leagues, by a wide margin, according to defensive WAR.
- Nachos Grande shares some photos from his recent visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Check them out here.
- True to the Blue shares his day getting a Fernando Valenzuela autograph.
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