Monday, June 26, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 6/26/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

That game was unreal. Not only did the Dodgers capture their 10th win in a row, but they did it in the most unusual way. Trailing by five runs in the third inning they stormed back to win, 12-6, with the help of the home run ball (including two by Bellinger) and four wild pitches by the Rockies most consistent middle reliever. In fact, those wild throws resulted in five runs. Per Thomas Harding and Joshua Thornton at
"Their guys were on the ropes," Roberts said. "We didn't even give them any extra outs on the bases. We kept grinding and made those guys continue to make pitches. You look at what we did from the first game of the series, what we're doing to pitching staffs, there's a relentless kind of approach to what we're doing."
And to add insult to injury Kenley Jansen hit a double to drive in the first RBI of his career before recording his 17th save of the season. Per Matthew Mesa at Dodger Insider:
“It was a crazy game,” Kenley Jansen said. “I’ve never seen this before.”
Photo 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 HistoryIn 1944 the Dodgers, Giants and Yankees play an exhibit charity game in front of 50,000 fans for the war bond movement dubbed the Tri-Cornered Baseball Game.  The Dodgers won the contest: Dodgers 5, Yankees 1, Giants 0.  Check out what I wrote about it hereIn 1999 Dodgers catcher Todd Hundley hit a three-run game-winning home run off of Giants closer Robb Nen in the ninth inning to spark a come-from-behind victory at Candelstick Park, 7-6. 
  • Happy Birthday, Jean-Pierre RoyHenry SchmidtRodney MyersBabe Herman!
  • Video: Dave Roberts speaks after the Dodgers make a come back from a 5-run deficit to sweep against the Rockies on Sunday, 12-6. (video link)
  • Video: Cody Bellinger speaks after another multi home-run game about Dodgers scoring five runs on wild pitches to sweep the Rockies on Sunday, 12-6. (video link)
  • Video: Per Michael Duarte at NBC4; "WATCH: Newest Laker, Lonzo Ball, Throws Out Ceremonial First Pitch at Dodger Game."
  • Per an AP story at ESPN; "Ex-Dodgers great Maury Wills retires from broadcasting in Fargo."
The 84-year-old Wills is stepping out of the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks' broadcast booth after providing color commentary for the minor league team for 22 years.
  • Here's a nice story on the Dodgers broadcaster. Per Sarah Morse at Thrive Global; "Kelli Tennant On How Alone Time Gives Her Energy:The TV host shares her secret life hack and the book that changed her life."
  • Per Ken Gurnick at; "Urias to have shoulder surgery, miss 2017."
Left-hander Julio Urias will undergo anterior capsule surgery on his left shoulder on Tuesday morning and will miss the rest of the season, the Dodgers announced on Friday.
He is expected to be for 12 to 14 months. More frustrating is this little tidbit, per Bill Plunkett on twitter:

  • ICYMI: Per Mark Townsend at Big League Stew; "Dodgers rookie is admittedly unfamiliar with Jerry Seinfeld." Naturally, his teammates had plenty to say about this. Per ESPN; "Dodgers teammates react to Cody Bellinger not knowing who Jerry Seinfeld is."

The former Vanderbilt ace struck out 10 Sunday, a career high as a pro, including five in a row, but Double-A Tulsa fell to Northwest Arkansas 2-1 behind six strong innings from Foster Griffin. Buehler hasn’t allowed more than two runs in his 13 starts this season and now has 71 whiffs in 52 innings.
Q: Tell me about your relationship with Yasiel Puig.
KJ: I am telling you right now, the Yasiel Puig that everybody sees outside is not that. He is just a great guy; a fun guy [with a] great heart. That's who he is. That's his personality. 

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