Monday, May 01, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 5/1/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Not only did the Dodgers complete their first series sweep of the season, but we also witnessed Hyun-Jin Ryu's first win since 2014. Per Ken Gurnick at MLB.com:
"Today's definitely a milestone for me," said Ryu. "It's been almost 1,000 days since I've had a 'W,' so it's definitely a milestone and I'd like to build on it from this moment and always put the team in position to win."
Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2017. Go here to check out more pics bu Jon from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1906 the Brooklyn Superbas (Dodgers) are no-hit by Philadelphia pitcher John Lush, 6-0. In 1920 the Dodgers and Boston Braves play a 26-inning game - the longest in major league history. Starting pitchers Leon Cadore of Brooklyn and Joe Oeschger of Boston both finish the game, as it ends in a 1-1 tie. In 1965 Tommy Davis dislocates and breaks his ankle while sliding into second base trying to break up a double play.
  • Happy Birthday, Charlie Reynolds, Von Joshua, Ray Searage, Phil Hiatt & Iv├ín De Jesus!
  • Per Steve Dilbeck at MLB.com; "Bellinger's first Dodgers stint likely to be short."
"I do know he is here because of injury and these guys are coming back," Roberts said. "We'll get Joc, Logan and Franklin back. It was just a good opportunity to get Cody his feet wet. Do I see him coming back here at any other point? Yeah."
“It was mind-blowing how the city erupted,’’ says(Eric) Davis, who also grew up in South Central, told USA TODAY Sports. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would witness something of that magnitude.

“I don’t condone any violence, but after what happened with that verdict, people got a chance to fight back. And they were going to use everything they had. I’m not going to say what was right or wrong, but I understood the anger.
Edwin Rios, winner of the Dodgers’ 2016 Branch Rickey Minor League Player of the Year award has been destroying opposing pitchers here in 2017. Leading his team in multiple categories, the Puerto Rican born Rios is making Texas League play look easy. The Tulsa Drillers’ third baseman is batting a phenomenal .370/.388/.580 after 20 games in DrillVille, recording seven multi-hit games.
According to WYTV in Youngstown, Craig McCormick will spend three years behind bars and five years on probation for his role in the scam, which prosecutors say defrauded at least 20,000 eBay customers out of approximately $2 million from 2010-2014.

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