Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 5/22/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

The kid was good. Not only that, he showed his mettle. Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com:
Even more than for firing a two-hitter for seven innings, Buehler earned peer respect for taking a 108 mph liner off the ribs and staying in the game to nearly overshadow a 2-1 loss to the Rockies that snapped the Dodgers' win streak at four.
"After taking that line drive off the ribs, I think he showed, not only myself but all the guys, what he's made of," said Chase Utley.
When "Dad" approves you know you're doing right.

On another note, last night was the kind of game the Dodgers need to start winning.

Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1949 Don Newcombe makes his first major league start, firing a five-hit shutout in a 3-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. He would go 17-8 with 19 complete games, five shut outs and an 3.17 ERA, and win both the Rookie of the Year award and the Cy Young. In 1987 the Dodgers traded the enigmatic reliever Tom Niedenfuer to the Orioles for John Shelby and Brad Havens. Shelby would go on to have a very impactful season for the World Series Champion Dodgers the next season.
  • Happy Birthday, Bill LohrmanTommy John!
  • Audio: Corey Seager caught up with David Vassegh to give updates on his rehab process (Audio Link). 
  • Check out pics from yesterdays game from Cat Loves the Dodgers, here.
  • Keep your fingers crossed. Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com; "Kershaw's return date coming into focus."
"He's going to throw a bullpen [session] on Wednesday, around 30 or 40 pitches, then a simulated situation on Saturday, three or four innings up and down," said Roberts. "If that goes well, then we can figure out where to pencil him in."
  • Congrats! Via Jeff Fletcher at the OC Register; "Angels manager Mike Scioscia on the verge of passing mentor Tommy Lasorda."
Lasorda also said he never thought of Scioscia, the player, becoming a manager, but once he did, he knew he’d be a good one.
“I was worried about him beating me out,” Lasorda said by phone on Monday. “It took a better man than me. He is great. I am happy for him. He is one of the greatest managers and greatest players that God ever put on this earth. I’m so proud of him.”

Like height marks on a bedroom wall, my growth as a youth can be measured by how Roger Owens threw me a bag of peanuts. When I was an infant, the Peanut Man of Dodger Stadium dropped the bag in my lap. As a toddler, I received an underhand toss. At 10, he fired one in from the next aisle over. By the time I was a teenager, he’d sling three bags behind his back at once that somehow found their way to me, my friend, and a guy sitting two rows behind us. There are generations of Dodgers fans who measure their youth the same way, because this year marks the 60th anniversary of the Dodgers’ move from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, and Owens has been the star of the stands through every single one of them.

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