Friday, August 07, 2015

Blog Kiosk: 8/7/2015 - Dodger Links - Greinke, Seager and Puig

We all knew Zack Greinke could hit... But, man-o-live!  He had a heck of a day at the plate yesterday afternoon.

He went 3 for 3, with two singles and a home run in the third inning that put the Dodgers on top, 6-5.  Watch his round tripper below, via a gif from @Dodgers on twitter.

Did you see that bat flip?  On the mound it was a different story.  Greinke got shelled in the first inning; giving up five runs on four hits and committing his second error of the year.  Needless to say, he was not a happy camper.  Via a Reuters story at the NY Times:
"Today, I was really mad after that first inning, so more motivation to try and get some hits," Greinke said.

"Usually, I just try to focus on pitching, but we were down by some runs, so I needed to put some good at-bats out there today."
Photo at the very top via @Dodgers on twitter.  Below are some links to check out:
  • So, when did Lasorda's Lair turn into Dodgers Way?  What did I miss?  Anyway... Alex Campos wonders what most of us have been wondering, "When Will it be Corey Seager Time?"
  • Via Mark Saxon at ESPN, "Yasiel Puig might get less playing time now."
"I think the days off are good for Yasiel, honestly," Mattingly said. "I don’t know if he was just used to playing less games in Cuba, but his focus just seems sharper when he’s getting a day-off-a-week or something like that."
  • Via Harold Uhlman at Think Blue LA, "Darryl Brinkley in it for love of the game."  Brinkley is the hitting coach for the Dodgers rookie level club Ogden Raptors.
“This is way harder than I thought it would be, but it’s way more gratifying,” Brinkley said. “I had no idea I was going to enjoy being a hitting coach more than playing. I really, really enjoy it. It’s a great feeling to see these kids do well and know you were a part of their success. It’s a phenomenal feeling.”

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