Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Blog Kiosk: 6/14/2016 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

The kid continues to mash!

Corey Seager has been fantastic.  In last nights game he had a hand in both runs the Dodgers scored.  He came home on a double by the recently resurgent Justin Turner in the first inning, and then tied the game in the fifth when he homered off Grienke.  Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to defeat Zack and the Diamondbacks.  The Dodgers lost 3-2.  BTW, last night was the first game the Dodgers played against Greinke since he skipped town.  Via Doug Padilla at ESPN:
“It was probably a little more [fun] than normal,” Greinke said. “But I’ve played on several teams, so I’m used to facing former teams. That really wasn’t much. But the fans were pretty loud today, so that made it more so of an intense game.”
“The first couple innings, the first time through the order they were swinging a lot early,” Greinke said. “And they were taking the pitches I wanted them to swing at. The first couple innings was a combination of me not pitching real good and them taking quality at-bats. The last three innings I thought I pitched better -- besides the home-run pitch to Seager.”
Photo above via Jon SooHoo on the Dodgers twitterGo here to check out more pics by Jon from yesterdays game.  Below are more links to check:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1993 the Dodgers play their first ever game in Colorado.  They defeat the Rockies 9-4.  In 1995 Hideo Nomo set an Dodgers all-time rookie record for strike outs in a game at 16 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • Happy Birthday, Don Newcombe and Greg Brock!  Newk turns 90 today!
  • Via Erin Edwards at Dodger Insider; "Second annual LADF Blue Diamond Gala on July 28 will honor Vin Scully, feature Fleetwood Mac." 
  • Via Matthew Moreno at Dodger Blue; "Yasiel Puig Hits Home Run In First Rehab Assignment With Quakes."
  • Via Doug Padilla at ESPN; "Dodgers' Andre Ethier remains in limbo as leg fracture is slow to heal."  BTW, you can watch Ethier talk about his recovery at SportsNet LA, here.
“You always think you can bounce back quicker than you do, and this was one of those,” Ethier said. “In my downtime I did a little research into other athletes that have suffered it and you see this is right on the timetable and is still sooner than when most of those guys returned.”
  • Via Mike Rosenbaum at MLB.com, Dodgers second base prospect Willie Calhoun is named to MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week.
Calhoun opened last week with his first multihomer game of the season and then secured PTOW honors by going deep in back-to-back games for Tulsa over the weekend. In total, seven of the 21-year-old's nine hits went for extra bases. He's hitting .271/.339/.511 with 12 homers and 40 RBIs through 60 games in his first full campaign as a professional.
  • Per a tweet by Ken Gurnick, outfielder Carl Crawford has officially been released by the Dodgers.  Last week the club DFA's him.  As you may know, Crawford is still owed $35 million for the two years remaining on his contract, and the Dodgers are on the hook for all of it.
  • Awesome stuff.  Via Chris Landers at Cut4; "The origin stories behind 11 uniquely strange baseball terms."
  • Poor Juan.  Via Mike Oz at Big League Stew; "Aw, nuts: Juan Uribe injured by 106 mph grounder to the groin."
Uribe — the veteran Cleveland Indians' third baseman — took a grounder to the baby-maker, then stayed on the ground for a few minutes in obvious pain before being carted off the field. He was eventually diagnosed with a "testicular contusion," which is as horrible as it sounds.

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