Last night's game was a tough one to watch. We took an early lead in the 2nd inning only to see it disappear minutes later. Brett Anderson, who's been hit or miss all season long, was not on his game. Via Anthony DiComo and Ken Gurnick at MLB.com:
"I thought he looked good the first inning," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said of Anderson. "Ball was coming out of his hand pretty good early. Obviously the second was not as good; threw the ball up more. And the third, you were kind of just hoping there that he has a chance to kind of find a groove and give you some innings right through there, but obviously it kind of ended. We couldn't get out of that inning."Fortunately, the Dodger bats shows a little bit of life; albeit too late to really matter. Hopefully, they can look at it as an foundation to build upon for tonight's game.
Photo above of Andre Ethier getting high-fives in the dugout via Jon SooHoo on twitter. Check out more photos from Jon of yesterday's game here. Below are more links to check out:
- Guess who's starting Game 4...
Dodgers announce Clayton Kershaw will start Game 4. Third straight season— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) October 12, 2015
- No doubt related to the Chase Utley situation, Dodger President Stan Kasten is seen having a rather heated discussion with MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred prior to last night's game, via a pic shared by Bill Plunkett on twitter.
Asked Stan what he was discussing w/ Commish. Said they disagreed about movie they had both seen #joking #thetwitter pic.twitter.com/RMbJZioQsH— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) October 12, 2015
- Clayton threw in his two cents. Via Mark Fishman at Yardbarker, "Clayton Kershaw: MLB 'bullied' into Chase Utley suspension."
"Either change the rule or let it happen," Kershaw said. "I don't think you can be on the fence. I feel like MLB got maybe a little bit bullied into suspending him. Never happened before. I've seen slides a lot worse."
- Now Lasorda responds. Via Christian Red at the Daily News, "Tommy Lasorda wants rule change in wake of Chase Utley-Ruben Tejada play."
"You know what I've been saying? They give catchers protection, right? What about those middle infielders? What kind of protection do you want to give them?" Lasorda said outside the Lotte New York Palace in midtown, where the Dodgers are staying.
Told that he had been around baseball long enough to have probably seen plays similar to the one Utley was involved with, Lasorda chuckled.
"Not with a broken leg," he said.
- Via Tom Bartsch at Sports Collectors Digest, "A Tale of a One-of-a-Kind Brooklyn Dodgers Championship Signed Poster."
“The story that went with the poster is that it was made with cardboard and a laundry marker right in the locker room,” Rooney said. “I’ve always imagined that it was the first thing that group of players signed as the official World Champs.”
The makeshift article was no doubt made in a hurry, in the midst of the Dodgers’ celebration. The words “Brooklyn Dodgers World Champs” are spelled out in large dark letters, no doubt made with a marker. Individual autographs are all in pencil.
In the excitement, however, three players never put their “John Hancock” on the piece, including Dodger hurler Johnny Podres, whose Game 7, 2-0 shutout clinched the Fall Classic, earning him the Series MVP Award.
- This is kinda funny. Via jbox at Gaslamp Ball, "will.i.am gives lyrical "finger" to the Padres on The Game's new album."
- I guess it's official. Via ESPN, "Chewing tobacco to be banned in MLB parks under new California law."
- WTF. Come on people! Via ESPN, "Police looking for those involved in fight that critically injured fan." Orel at Sons of Steve Garvey grabs even more details here.
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