Thursday, August 10, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 8/10/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

The Dodgers just go about their winning ways. Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“I think it’s more a testament to the guys on our team,” Wood said. “It’s literally been a different guy every night.” 
On Wednesday, it was Wood, the bullpen and the No. 7 and No. 8 hitters in the Dodger lineup leading them to their 33rd comeback win of the year and moving them to 68–0 when leading after eight innings. 
“It just shows we can come back and get teams late, and our bullpen’s good enough to shut them down late,” said Joc Pederson, whose RBI double tied the game at 2 before scoring the go-ahead run.
Last nights win was the 80th of the season. Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1966 former Dodger manager Chuck Dressen died at the age of 67. In 1979 Don Sutton recorded his 50th shutout as a Dodger -- setting a new franchise record -- when he defeated the Giants at Candlestick Park, 9-0. In 1995 the first forfeit in 16 years happened during a game between the Dodgers and Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. Following the ejection of Raul Mondesi and Tommy Lasorda in the ninth inning, fans starting throwing souvenir Baseballs onto the field. The balls were given to them as a game giveaway as they entered the stadium. Watch an ESPN news story about it here.
  • Happy Birthday, Rocky ColavitoAl Osuna!
  • Video: Kenley Jansen has been a major bright spot for the Dodgers this year as he adds on another save to his impressive season stats. (video link)
  • Video: Dodgers LowDown chats with Dodger prospect Walker Buehler. (video link)
  • Per Ken Gurnick at; "Urias feeling 'really good' after shoulder surgery."
"I'm not scared," he said. "I'm thinking positively 100 percent. I'm thinking about coming back, maybe even better if I put in the work. I'm not worried about being the same player. After a month and a couple days, I feel really good."
His K-BB mark was 36.6% in May when he really began to open eyes, and it dropped to a still elite mark of 28.1% in June, and it dropped further still (22.6%) in July. Maybe it’s not injury or fatigue related. Maybe it’s just regression, or the cold hard reality that he is not Kershaw or Sale. But it would make some sense if Wood is fatiguing. He has pitched 104 1/3 innings this season, after tossing 60 last season in his return from an elbow injury. He’s the type of arm teams with nothing to play for, and even teams with something to play for, might be cautious with.
  • Per Harold Uhlman at Think Blue LA; "Starling Heredia named Pioneer League Player of the Month for July."
  • Musical chairs. Per Eric Stephen at True Blue LA; "Luke Farrell claimed off waivers by Reds: Move opens spot on 40-man roster."
  • Panini's The Knight's Lance blog shares a bunch of preview pics of their upcoming 2017 Immaculate Baseball set. Check out the Seager, Bellinger and Kershaw cards below. This set officially releases to the public next week. 

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