Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 6/14/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

This Cody kid is good. Not only did he break a slump that saw him slash .143/.250/.286/.536 during a ten game stretch, but he has done it in glorious fashion. Over the past three games he has slugged five home runs and driven in eight, and last night he wowed his contemporaries by becoming the fastest player in Major League history to have four multi-homer games -- in 45 career games. Per Jordan Bastian at
"[He's] exceeded all of our expectations," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "It's easy to say he's only going to get better, and he keeps getting better." 
Even against a pitcher of Miller's caliber. 
"I think it's more crazy before a game," Bellinger said. "Once you step in the box, it's nothing new."
Pic above via ESPN on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1991 the Dodgers signed 17-year old amateur free agent pitcher Ismael Valdéz out of Victoria, Mexico. He would eventually play seven seasons in LA during an 12 year career -- accumulating an 61-57 record, an 3.48 ERA, a 3.88 FIP and a WHIP of 1.235 as a Dodger. In 1993 the Dodgers play their very first game in Colorado against the expansion Rockies. Behind the pitching of Pedro Astacio, Los Angeles pounded out 12 hits (including a Jody Reed homer) to win the game, 9-4. In 1995 Dodger hurler Hideo Nomo struck out 16 Pirates to set an Dodgers all-time rookie record for strikeouts. 
  • Happy Birthday, Don NewcombeGreg Brock!
  • Video: Cody Bellinger speaks to Alanna Rizzo about his two home runs and facing left-handed pitchers after Dodgers 7-5 win over the Indians on series opener. (video link)
  • ICYMI: Adrián González was placed back on the DL yesterday for back discomfort while Joc Pederson was reinstated from the seven-day DL due to a concussion.
  • He's still a knucklehead. Per an ESPN report; "After celebrating homer, Yasiel Puig aims obscene gesture toward fans in Cleveland."
"I reacted that way," Puig said through an interpreter after the Dodgers posted a 7-5 win against the Indians. "I stooped to their level."
(pic via Big League Stew)
Scully will narrate “Lincoln Portrait” by Aaron Copland, which mixes orchestral music with the words of Abraham Lincoln, excerpted from speeches and debates.
The performances are featured in the July 13 and July 18 shows, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. The shows also include Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man” and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
Catcher Will Smith, the Dodgers’ first-round supplemental pick in 2016, and outfielder Luke Raley were both elected to start for the South, while outfielder DJ Peters, first baseman Ibandel Isabel, and pitchers Dennis Santana and Caleb Ferguson were selected as reserves.
  • I'd love to now more about the Dodgers visit this morning to the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Per a tweet by Joe Jareck:

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