Hyun-Jin Ryu was on the mound for the Dodgers on St. Patrick's Day. On 46 pitches he went three innings and allowed three runs (two of them earned) against the Rangers. Afterwards, he threw another 19 pitches in the bullpen (65 on the day total) to round out his day. Although not stellar, Ryu was comfortable on the mound and appears healthy after having back issues earlier in camp. Via Eric Stephens at True Blue LA:
"I'm not having any issues with the back anymore," Ryu said after his outing. "This time was three innings. Hopefully next time I'll be able to go four."The photo above is via @MLB on twitter. Below are some more links to check out:
- Scott Kileen shares a bunch of photos of Tommy Lasorda at Camelback Ranch at Sons of Steve Garvey. Check out the pics here.
- This is happening right now! Via a tweet from JP Hoornstra:
The team of Clayton Kershaw and Corey Seager is playing Justin Turner and Daniel Coulombe for the #Dodgers ping pong championship. Intense.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) March 18, 2015
- On the mend. Via Ken Gunick at MLB.com, "Jansen, Beachy progressing in injury rehabs."
"I was able to land on the foot and there was no pain," said Jansen, who had kept his arm loose by throwing while stabilized with a knee on a chair. "I just have to take is slowly. It's still healing, but I didn't feel anything wrong."
- Via Mark Saxon at ESPNLosAngeles.com, "Can Dodgers' Corey Seager remain a shortstop?"
“From the day that he signed, the first thing I ever read about him was that he was going to be too big for short,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Everything I ever read about him, someone always mentions that he’ll probably have to move to third. I’m wondering where that comes from. I’m like, ‘Is anybody watching this kid play short?’ Because I’m watching him play short and I’m thinking, ‘It looks like he can play short to me,’ but what do I know.”
- Via Kevin Baxter at the LA Times, "Playoff snubs ate at Dodgers' Paco Rodriguez, so now he eats better."
"I was very upset," said Rodriguez, who was also left off the Dodgers' 2013 National League Championship Series roster. "That really took a toll on me this off-season. And I thought a lot about it. That motivated me and gave me the extra drive to get healthy and get back to where I once was."
- Via Jared Massey at Dodger Nation, he gives us an rundown on minor league camp for the Dodgers at Camelback Ranch.
- Fantastic! John Thorn at Our Game follows up with Part 3 of his series on "Black Ball" that covers the Negro Leagues from the 1930's to WWII. Check it out here. He discusses Satchel Paige, barnstorming as a precursor to integrated Baseball and the lead-up to integrating MLB.
- Awesome! This is as oddball as you can get. Antiques Roadshow appraises 1910 Fat Men's Amusement Co Baseball jersey and memorabilia. Watch the video here. Although there isn't much known about this barnstorming team their postcards do come up often for sale and can sell for a healthy amount. (Hat Tip: Paul Lukas at UniWatch on twitter)
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