Thursday, September 28, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 9/28/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

These guys had a great game yesterday. Austin Barnes, who is looking more and more like our catcher of the future, not only caught a great game but also pounded out three hits; including two doubles, to drive in two runs. Rich Hill is looking like his old self. He pitched seven shutout innings, struck out ten and walked only two batters to record his 12th win of the season. Per Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider:
“I think it all comes down to effort and comes down to the way you go about your business,” Hill said of keeping his feel. “It doesn’t matter when the game is or when the next outing is, for me it’s about keeping that effort consistent and that intensity consistent. When you’re doing that you’re giving yourself a chance.”
The photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
"You know my whole career I've always been a guy that thought about getting on top of the ball and hitting ground balls and line drives," says Taylor.  "For the first time in my career I'm trying to hit the ball in the air and slug a little bit."
  • BTW, Taylor is doing fine after being pulled during yesterdays game. Per Eric Stephen at True Blue LA; "Chris Taylor leaves game with left knee contusion after slipping on first base."
“It was more of a scare,” Roberts said. “It’s not a good feeling seeing your center fielder and center fielder hobbling out there.”
The Los Angeles Dodgers officially shut down veteran first baseman Adrian Gonzalez on Wednesday, electing to focus on the 2018 season. Manager Dave Roberts said he spoke with Gonzalez, who reported to the stadium with back tightness, and called the decision a “unified” one.
“We will be doing something,” Dodgers president Stan Kasten said Tuesday. “We’ll have more to say after the season.”
The protective netting at Dodger Stadium extends to the near end of each dugout, but the cables supporting the netting extend to each foul pole. Major league teams have focused on extending protection to the seats behind the dugouts; Japanese teams extend the netting to the foul poles.
  • I still hate Jack Clark too. Per NBC Sports; "Former Giants slugger still hates Dodgers: 'This is where their a-- should be'"
  • David Hill at Call to the Pen tell us a little bit about the Baseball history of former Dodger George Pfister.

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