Clayton Kershaw was spotless in two innings of work yesterday. It was his second start of spring. Per Ken Gurnick at MLB.com:
"Kersh had everything working," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. "Two clean innings and it was good to see. It was a good day, overall."In other Dodger news, Sergio Romo was stifling in his first inning as a Dodger yesterday. He struck out the side.
Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2017. Go here to check out more pics by Jon from yesterday. Below are more links to check out:
- This Day in Dodgers History: In 2001 the Dodgers signed free agent amateur outfielder Roger Cedeno. In 2010 the Dodgers signed free agent outfielder Garret Anderson.
- Happy Birthday, John Ward, Wee Willie Keeler, Ed Phelps, Joe Koukalik, Bert Griffith, Scott Radinsky & Matt Treanor!
- Longtime LA Kings broadcaster Bob Miller is retiring. Per Tom Hoffarth at the Los Angeles Daily News; "Hoffarth: If this is Bob Miller’s time to skate away, we’ll tap our sticks in respect."
“Doctors have told me to slow down, but you know, there’s really no slowing down in this job. When they drop the puck, you’re going. You’re either doing it right with some energy, or if you’re not, it’s very noticeable to the fans. What’s wrong? Why isn’t he into this game?
“I also don’t think a lot of us realize during a game there is stress you don’t realize is affecting you. Are you going to score? Are you going to come from behind? The stress of a three-hour live television show. Stress is critical to your health.”
Oh, man! LA Sports will never be the same. We lost Vin Scully last year, and now we are going to lose Bob Miller this year. Ugh! BTW, Bob hopes to call the last two games of the season, so we fans have something to look forward to.
- Via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA; "MLB rule changes: No more outfield markers for Dodgers."
- Jim Callis at MLB.com shares MLBPipeline.com's new prospect rankings for the Dodgers; "Breaking down the Dodgers' Top 30 Prospects: Los Angeles farm remains among baseball's best despite significant graduations."
Gunning for its fifth straight NL West title, Los Angeles has a crowded roster and more young talent coming from a system that currently ranks as the sixth-best in baseball. First baseman/outfielder Cody Bellinger, right-hander Brock Stewart and catcher Austin Barnes would be pushing for starting roles on a lot of clubs, but they'll have to wait their turn. Outfielder Alex Verdugo, second baseman Willie Calhoun and righty Walker Buehler -- all Top 100 Prospects -- are only a year away.
- Via Bill Plunkett at the Daily News; "Alex Wood ready to compete for Dodgers rotation spot."
“It’s one of those things where – it is what it is,” Wood said. “I mean, it’s not the same (as last year) because I don’t consider it a competition or anything along those lines. Nothing any of us who are vying for a spot in the rotation does in spring training is going to (decide who gets a spot). It’s all about who they want, who’s healthy and how they go about it. They know what all of us can do and we’re all very capable.”
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