Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 6/13/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

You can't stop this train!

Joc Pederson, Max Muncy and Yasiel Puig all hit homers against the portly one, Bartolo Colon, last night to continue an offensice spurt that has seen the Dodgers go from ten games below .500 to games back to two games above. They now sit just three games back of the Diamondbacks. Per Ken Gurnick at
"This energy, this confidence. Hitting is contagious," said Pederson. "It's a fun thing. Winning's fun."
"I try not to think about it. It's hard not to," Muncy said of his torrid streak. "Games are a lot of fun right now. Everyone's feeling the momentum up and down the lineup."
Photo above of Yasiel Puig via Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1973 the famed Dodger infield of Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Bill Russell and Ron Cey play on the field for the first time. Ten days later they would be inserted into the starting lineup for the first time. In 1998 the very first triple play is executed at Dodger Stadium. It sequence is 1-6-4-5 in the fifth inning -- with men at 1st and 2nd, Darren Dreifort fields a sacrifice bunt attempt, throws to shortstop Jose Vizcaino at 2nd, who then throws to covering second baseman Eric Young at 1st, who then throws to Bobby Bonilla at 3rd to get the final out. See the GIF on right to see the play.
  • Happy Birthday, Gene McCannBill Bergen & Charlie Malay!
  • Cat Loves the Dodgers shares her pics from last nights game, here.
  • It's All Star Ballot time. Go here to vote for your 2018 All-Stars.
  • Audio: Executive Access via -- Friedman talks journey from finance to Rays to LA (Audio Link).
  • Podcast: True Blue LA -- Podcast episode 1812: Dodgers 2018 draft review with David Hood (Podcast Link).
  • Podcast: Dodgers Nation -- Ross “Mad Dog” Stripling | Episode 6 | Blue Heaven Podcast (Podcast Link).
  • FYI, the Fourth Annual Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Blue Diamond Gala was a big success. According to a press release there were 1,700 attendees and it raised over $2.2 Million.
  • In case you don't now, the Second Annual Yasiel Puig Celebrity Poker Tournament is on Thursday. It will be held in the Dodgers Stadium Club. Go here for more information.
  • Boo! Walker Buehler is now on the 10-Day DL. Per a tweet by Andy McCullough:

Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider;:
Manager Dave Roberts said Buehler’s 10-day DL stint is backdated, so he’ll be eligible to return in a week but could need a couple weeks.
“That’s the hope, but you never want to really put a timeline on something where there is a microfracture, and you don’t really know what type of pain Walker was in,” Roberts said. “Knowing Walker wants to pitch obviously is a big thing, and we’ll just continue to monitor his throwing.”
  • Via Fabian Ardaya at The Athletic (subs. req.); "‘A nice little day’: How Andrew Shaps, once all but out of baseball, became the Dodgers’ 31st-round pick."
  • Awesome! There's nothing like listening in on a coach arguing with an umpire. Per a Reddit post via u/meteorblade we witness Mets manager Terry Collins getting heated with the umpires after Noah Syndegaard is tossed out of the game for throwing at Dodger "Dad" Chase Utley. This occurred on May 28, 2016 -- you'll remember that this was one of Utley's greatest game as a Dodger. He hit two homers against the Mets - a solo shot in the 6th and then a grand slam the next inning.

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