Thursday, June 22, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 6/22/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

The Dodgers have now won six games in a row and sit atop of the National League West. Their lead is just half a game over the Rockies, but it's nice that all of their efforts are bearing fruit. And it's doubly nice that Yasiel Puig is beginning to contribute once again. He launched a massive home run last night that effectively put the lights out in the Mets clubhouse. It was so big Yasiel could do nothing but admire his masterpiece.  Of course, the whining masses had to complain. Per ESPN:
"I don't think he knows what having respect for the game is," Flores (Mets first baseman) said. "We're playing horrible right now. We don't need his [behavior]. He disrespected us."
To which Puig responded:
"If that's the way he feels, it might be a result of them not playing so well," Puig said.

That was a nice simple little burn -- use Flores' own word to show how stupid this all is.

Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2017. Go here to check out more pics from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check out:

  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1936 Reds outfielder Ival Goodman hit a three-run home run at Ebbets Field that lands and stays on top of the Schaefer Beer scoreboard in right field. Rules at the time dictate that it is still considered in play, so Goodman rounded the bases for the easiest inside-the-park home run ever. In 1947 Reds pitcher Ewell Blackwell, after having thrown a no-hitter his last time out, lost out on throwing a second consecutive no-no when Dodgers second baseman Eddie Stanky single with one out in the ninth inning. In 1959 Sandy Koufax struck out 16 Phillies batters to set a new record for strikeouts in a night game. 
  • Happy Birthday, Luis Maza!
  • Video: Hear from Dave Roberts after the Dodgers 8-2 win over the New York Mets on Wednesday night. (video link)
  • Video: Alanna Rizzo catches up with Yasmani Grandal after hitting two home runs in the Dodgers 8-2 win over the Mets on Wednesday night. (video link)
  • To the surprise of no one the Dodgers have announced that a new bobblehead will be added to the current roster of stadium giveaways. In addition to the ten known bobbles already scheduled the Dodgers will add an eleventh, and it will feature Cody Bellinger. This special day will happen on Friday, September 8th in a game against the Colorado Rockies -- which should be a good one.
  • Per Catherine Reagor at The Republic; "LA Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier pays $1.65M for new Phoenix home site in Arcadia."
  • Per Bill Plunkett at the Whittier Daily News; "Dodgers’ Rich Hill hopes to start meeting his own expectations."
“It’s awesome to see the team doing well,” he said. “We’ve gone 10-1. But I look at that and see that one loss and think, ‘That was me’ (laughs). … You don’t want to walk around with such a poopy diaper all the time. Be optimistic. I’ve caught myself a couple times this year.”
"I don't see or haven't heard of him picking up a baseball," Roberts said. "Like I said before with Julio, we're trying to be extra cautious, but I haven't heard anything definitive at all."

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