Tuesday, August 30, 2016

2016 Bowman Platinum Baseball - The Dodgers Base Cards

Last week saw the release of a recently retired Topps brand as a Walmart exclusive set.  Available at Walmart stores only are boxes of Topps 2016 Bowman Platinum, and it includes everything you have come to expect from the set.  It is filled with a ton of prospects and puts them on an attractive looking card for the more discerning collector.  Go here for a complete checklist.

There are 100 cards in the base set, and five different Dodgers can be found within it.  See them below.  I hope to have pics of the various inserts in a few days.

#26 Julio Urias                                    #40 Corey Seager

Blog Kiosk: 8/30/2016 Dodgers Links - Puig, Bellinger and Adrian Gonzalez

Before the start of the misery that was yesterdays ballgame, Dodgers slugging first baseman Adrian Gonzalez spent the early afternoon enjoying the beauty and majesty of Denver's Downtown Aquarium, as evidenced by a pic he tweeted out.

As for the game, let's just forget all about it.  After all, we wasted a good start by Kenta Maeda.  He went five innings and gave up two earned runs on four hits - leaving the Dodgers still contention to take the game.  The Rockies scoring at that point was as an result of a two-run homer by Nick Hundley.  Per Ken Gurnick and Ben Weinrib at MLB.com:
"Overall I thought I pitched pretty well," said Maeda. "That one pitch, a slider, was definitely a mistake pitch. I always want to pitch longer, but that one pitch led to the team losing. It was very regrettable."
Frankly, it was a five run seventh inning by Colorado ruined it all.
"It got away from us," said Roberts. "I liked the matchup with Grant and we got a scoreless inning there. And this park, if you keep it close, you have a chance, but it just didn't go our way tonight."
Heck, when you only score a single run in Coors Field you are not likely to win. With the 8-1 loss the Dodgers now hold a precarious 1.5 game lead over the Giants.  Below are more links to check out:
  • Today in Dodger History:  In 1952 former Dodger infielder Arky Vaughn dies in a fishing accident.  He drowned in a lake near Eagleville, CA when his boat capsized.  In 1953 Roy Campanella tied a NL record for RBI's by a catcher at 122.  He would finish the year with a Major League best 142 RBI's for a catcher.