Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 7/5/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Clayton Kershaw came close to his second career no-hitter last night. Unfortunately, a meek grounder to the right side ruined those plans. Per Steve Gilbert and Joshua Thornton at
"Where [Bellinger] was at," manager Dave Roberts said, "[and] where the second baseman was at, it was kind of in no man's land, so you don't know if you're going to continue to sell out and get it or just give up on it and hope the second baseman has a enough time to get there. It's one of those tough plays and there's no right or wrong answer on that one."
Per Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider:
“I think I made (Dave Roberts’) job a little easier giving up a hit. He didn’t have to worry about keeping me in or not,” Kershaw said. “No-hitters, after the seventh inning you start thinking about it. Six outs is a lot to get in of itself. After six is not on the forefront of my mind yet.”
Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1935 brothers Tony Cuccinello of the Dodgers and Al Cuccinello of the Giants hit home runs against each others team in the same game -- becoming the first brothers to have ever done so. The Brooklyn Dodgers won the game 14-4. Here's an important lesson why you should never count the Giants out. In 1951 the Dodgers swept the Giants in a three-game series to extend their lead to 7.5 games. Dodgers manager Chuck Dressen then declared, "We knocked 'em out. They won't bother us anymore." Of course, the Giants were not done and ended up taking the pennant away from the Dodgers when Bobby Thompson hit the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" later that year. In 1994 the game between the Dodgers and Expos is broadcast live in five languages (English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Korean) for the first time.
  • Happy Birthday, Hank ThormahlenTommy WarrenJim BaxesDoug Bochtler!
  • Video: Clayton Kershaw speaks after allowing 2 hits through 7 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. (video link)
  • Video: Justin Turners speaks to Alanna Rizzo after hitting a homer against D-Backs, All-Star game and more. (video link)
  • Cat Loves the Dodgers shares her fantastic pics from yesterdays July 4th game at Dodger Stadium. Go here to check them out.
  • He's just a big lovable child... Per Liz Roscher at Big League Stew; "Clayton Kershaw loves fireworks, left postgame news conference early to watch them."
  • ICYMI: Both Cody Bellinger and Kenley Jansen were named National League Rookie and Reliever of the month of June, respectively. Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider tells us all about it, here.
  • I'm sure most of you knew this already. Per Chad Thornburg at; "Bellinger and pitching dad headed to HR Derby."
  • This is coming up on Friday. Per Patrick Cavanaugh at; "Star Wars: The Last Jedi Director To Throw First Pitch At Dodgers Game."

  • BTW, the Dodgers signed a whole bunch of international prospects a couple days ago as part of the leagues opening of the international signing period -- 26 players were signed in total. Both Dustin Nosler at Dodgers Digest and Eric Stephen at True Blue LA provide some background on several of the kid we signed. Below is a group photo of the new Dodger youngsters, pic via the Dodgers.

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