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- Huh! Via Scott Andres at Lasorda's Lair, "Tommy Lasorda Asteroid To Travel Near Earth Today." This occurred the other day.
- Via Walter Villa at ESPN, "Yasiel Puig back in Dodgers' lineup, receives challenge from manager."
"It's really almost up to him," Mattingly said. "Is he going to make adjustments to pitching and how they are pitching him? Is he a guy who just goes up there reacting, or does he actually have a game plan?
"Usually, the guys who have a game plan are the ones who can change over time. If you are just reacting, then the way you are the first time we see you is probably what you are your whole career."
- Via Frank Cesare at the Gammons Daily, "Clayton Kershaw’s Slow Start."
There isn’t a mechanical flaw or a decrease in talent for Kershaw. It’s been a combination of bad luck and not being as crisp as he typically is. Although his GB/FB rate is up to 1.98 from 2014’s 1.77, and his FB% is down to 25.6% from last year’s 29.2%, his HR/FB rate has jumped from 6.6% to 17.2%.
- Via Bill Plunkett at the OC Register, "Dodgers getting up-close look at better version of Dee Gordon."
This year’s success comes from being in “a great situation” where his game fits better than it would have in the Dodgers’ lineup, Gordon said.
“I appreciate every opportunity they gave me,” he said. “I think it was better for me to go to a different situation.”
- Via Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider, "Vin Scully’s ‘tryout’ with Brooklyn in center field."
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