Monday, August 28, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 8/28/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

It took Players Weekend for the Dodgers to finally lose a series. They last felt the sting during an early June set against the Nationals. That's 21 consecutive series' they have either tied or won. Per Joshua Thornton and Austin Laymance at
"I think that -- look at our club offensively -- I think that's where we're a little cold right now," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "It happens to every ballclub at some point in time in the season. You look at the guys throughout the lineup that aren't swinging the bat the way they're capable of or have been this year, it's all kind of happening at once. We'll get through it."
Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1945 Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson meet to discuss plans for integrating Baseball. During the three hour meeting Rickey berates Robinson with a flurry of racial epithets to test his mettle. In 1952 the Brooklyn Dodgers set a National League record when they hit into a double play in their 23rd consecutive game. In 2002 Eric Gagne recorded his 45th save of the season, setting a franchise record and earning a bottle of Dom Perignon autographed by each Dodger teammate. In 2003 Eric Gagne recorded his 44th straight save to establish a new Major League record.
  • Happy Birthday, Joe YeagerGoody RosenDarren Lewis!
  • Video: Dave Roberts talks about Yu Darvish's performance and Dodgers dropping series finales to the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. (video link)
  • Video: Yu Darvish addresses the media after his first star against the Brewers since being placed for 10-days on the DL. (video link)
  • Audio: SportsNet LA Host Kelli Tennant is interviewed by Outlier Magazine. (link here)
  • Per Travis Sawchik at FanGraphs; "Simplicity Becomes Sophistication for Kenley Jansen."
The truth, in this case, is that Kenley Jansen has dominated with one pitch like few before him — specifically, with a cutter that he’s thrown 86.0% of the time this year and 88.4% of the time over his career.
“One pitch because becomes four pitches,” Jansen told FanGraphs. 
“Why [do] I say four? Because, I’m really working on my location, understanding throwing hard is not the thing in the big leagues,” Jansen said. “Down and away, up and away, up and in, down and in… [Then] one pitch basically is four pitches. Add in the two-seamer, plus the slider, and it becomes six. That’s how I see it.”
Scully, 89, said he appreciated the sentiments but had no intention of going back on what he said last year. When he hung up the headset in October in San Francisco, he really did call it a career.
“I’m very careful about that,” Scully said. “Fox has been kind every year when the Dodgers get into the playoffs. They’ve asked me to come in and do an inning or so. I don’t want to do that, and I certainly don’t want to get in the way of the Dodger broadcasts. They’re the ones who have been riding the horse all the way. I would feel very awkward, as if people might think I can’t wait to get back in the spotlight.
"It was fun to pitch again. It had been a long time," Kershaw said. "Everything felt healthy and good to go, so I'm ready for the next one.
You can watch Kershaw highlights, via Dodger Blue, here. Also, he is expected to return to Los Angeles to pitch on Friday, per Joshua Thornton at

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