Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 5/24/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

This was a hard crash, and hopefully Joc Pederson, who got the worst of it, won't suffer any long-term effects. Per Ken Gurnick at
"Luckily, nothing too bad," said Pederson. "Hopefully it comes back better tomorrow and I keep working on it from there. It was just a tough ball in the middle of the gap. Part of playing the outfield, sometimes it happens."

As you can see in the series of photos this was quite a trainwreck, and both Puig and Pederson are fortunate to have been able to walk away from it. Only Puig remained in the game.

BTW, the Dodgers defeated the Cards, 2-1, on a run-scoring double off the bat of Logan Forsythe. On a side note, former Dodger closer Jonathon Broxton gave up the winning hit. Per Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider:
“It’s why its awesome to have Logan back,” said Clayton Kershaw, who went nine innings before four relievers held the Cardinals scoreless through the next three innings. “He had a rough night before that. Same guy at the plate. Doesn’t change. Grinds through another at-bat and puts a great swing on a ball and wins us the game his first game back. Just a testament to him and the way he approaches the game.”
Photos above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2017. Go here to check out more pics by Jon from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1947 Carl Furillo hit a three-run pinch-hit first inning home run against the Phillies at Ebbets Field. The early pinch-hit at-bat only occurred because Philly manager Ben Chapman (yeah, that guy) chose to use his right-handed starting pitcher for Brooklyn's first two batters only -- Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson. Then substituted in a lefty for the next three batters. In 1973 the Dodgers and Mets play a 19-inning marathon at Dodger Stadium that takes a then-club record five hours and 42 minutes to complete. The Dodgers lost, 7-3. Outfielder Willie Davis would collect six hits -- tying a NL record. In 2000 sixteen Dodger players and coaches are suspended (a total of 60 games for players and 24 games for coaches) for a fighting incident at Wrigley Field that resulted in numerous players jumping in the stands on May 16th.
  • Happy Birthday, Billy Otterson, Fred Jacklitsch, Joe Oeschger, Gus Felix, Clancy Smyres, Ellie Rodriguez, Carlos Hernandez, Jason Grabowski, Jae Weong SeoBrad Penny & Andrew Toles!
  • Video: Dave Roberts provides an update on Joc Pederson, Yasiel Puig and comments after Dodgers' 2-1 win over the Cardinals. (video link)
  • Video: Clayton Kershaw speaks after striking-out 10 players through 9-innings and the wild-pitch that took Dodgers through 13 innings. (video link)
  • Per Willian Avila at NBC Los Angeles; "Tommy Lasorda's Legendary Career in Photos."
  • I couldn't agree more. Per Houston Mitchell at the LA Times; "Joe Davis is a worthy replacement for Vin Scully."
  • Apparently, PETA loves the Dodgers. Per their website; "Game for Vegan Eats? PETA’s Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Ballparks Have Them," and Dodger Stadium is ranked #4.
  • Per Joshua Harty at MLB Mayhem; "The Dodgers Are Finally Hitting Lefties."
Currently, the Dodgers have bumped up to middle of the pack in the NL, which doesn't sound like much but when the team was historically bad (for the Dodgers it was one of their worst in the last 15 seasons) middle of the league doesn't seem so bad.
Penny said it was just amazing how phenomenal Cody was doing and she couldn’t be more proud of him.

“Clay has been quite an influence,” she said, in more ways than one. “Even the way Cody cocks his head when he bats, it’s just like Clay. And they both just love the game so much.”
“We’re trying to get ‘Major League III’ done,” Sheen said. “We’re just looking for someone to write a check. Everybody’s back except, sadly, Lou Brown. We’ll do it in his honor.”

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