Monday, April 23, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 4/23/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


Far from his best outing, Kenley Jansen recorded his second consecutive scoreless inning to record only his third save of the season last night. Per Ken Gurnick at MLB.com:
"It's testing my patience right now, it's annoying," said Jansen, who allowed a soft single to pinch-hitter Matt Adams and a liner by Wilmer Difo, then struck out Andrew Stevenson and Trea Turner before former Dodger Howie Kendrick flied out to center to end the game. 
"I wanted to watch that video right away. It was a perfect pitch to Matt Adams right there, but he's strong enough. He opened up because he's looking in and he finds the green right there," Jansen said. "Then I hung a slider to Difo and he put it on the green. I had to calm myself, even though I was angry, and got out of it. It's good to be angry. All this is making me push and push to get where I want to be."
Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1946 Dodgers righty Ed Head threw a no-hitter against the Boston Braves, 5-0. He said after the game: “I knew I had it all the time – don’t ask me how, but I knew it.” In 1958 Dodger first baseman Gil Hodges hit his 300th career home run on the same day that Pee Wee Reese played his 2,000th career game. In 1999 Cardinals third baseman Fernando Tatis becomes the first player in MLB history to hit two grand slams in one inning when he did it against Chan Ho Park of the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, 12-2. You can watch it here.
  • Happy Birthday, Dolph CamilliBob O'BrienAndruw Jones!
  • Cat Loves the Dodgers shares a bunch of her pics from Hello Kitty Night, here. You can also see he pics from Saturday's game here.
  • YouTube: Best Coast Show - Ep 93 - Dodgers Find Their Winning Ways (YouTube Link).
  • Via Adrian Garro at Cut4; "Dodgers organist Dieter Ruehle played 'Wake Me Up' in memory of Avicii, who died at age 28."
  • Per Nick Schwartz at For the Win; "Air Force captain has touching reunion with his wife at Dodgers game."
  • This mornings Baseball America Prospect Report makes note of Dodgers catcher Connor Wong:
Connor Wong hit a pair of home runs on Sunday and now leads the minors (along with Jabari Blash) with eight home runs. Wong is yet another in the long line of Dodgers catchers who has a background in the middle infield (like Austin Barnes and Will Smith).
  • Statistics appear to back this up. Per Mike Petriello at MLB.com; "Matt Kemp is in the best shape of his life (he really is): Dodgers outfielder has added most speed in MLB since 2017." 
  • Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com; "Turner 'getting better' but not ready to swing: Dodgers third baseman rehabbing broken left wrist."
Turner said he still has pain making certain movements, but emphasized that his fractured left wrist continues to heal without a setback.
"It's getting better every day and it's been a good week as far as range of motion and pain tolerance, but not there yet," Turner said to reporters. "When I hit a ball off a tee, I'll be the first one to stand here and let you guys know. I'll send a tweet and tag you guys. Maybe you can get some followers."


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