Thursday, June 14, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 6/14/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


What a thrilling game.

Not only did we get a walk-off win in extras, but we also witnessed a collision at the plate -- something I feared had disappeared from the game. Per Ken Gurnick at MLB.com:
"Blocking the plate, ran him over. Pretty much that simple. I was out. It was the shoving match we had [that earned the ejections]. It's not a big deal. Two guys shoving each other and then it's over, really. Not that big of a deal, honestly. You all want more? We play them again in August. I don't think there will be anything coming from it. I'm just happy we got the win.
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"He still has a right to the plate," said Roberts. "There's a collision right there. There was no intent. That's just hard-nosed baseball."
Old-school Baseball, baby! You can watch a replay of it here.

Photo above via a YahooSports article/AP. Go here to check out more pics from yesterdays game via Dodger Insider.Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1991 the Dodgers signed 17-year old amateur free agent pitcher Ismael Vald├ęz out of Victoria, Mexico. He would eventually play seven seasons in LA during an 12-year Major League career -- accumulating an 61-57 record, an 3.48 ERA, a 3.88 FIP and a WHIP of 1.235 as a Dodger. In 1993 the Dodgers play their very first game in Colorado against the expansion Rockies. Behind the pitching of Pedro Astacio, Los Angeles pounded out 12 hits (including a Jody Reed homer) to win the game, 9-4. In 1995 Dodger hurler Hideo Nomo struck out 16 Pirates to set an Dodgers all-time rookie record for strikeouts. 
  • Happy Birthday, Don Newcombe & Greg Brock!
  • Video: Watch Matt Kemp's postgame interview after his collision at the plate (YouTube Link).
  • Check out pics from last nights game from Cat Loves the Dodgers, here.
  • Congrats, Adrian! Per Jay Jaffe at FanGraphs; "Adrian Beltre Is Now MLB’s International Hit King." 
  • Former Dodger ace Kevin Brown is in the news. Per Laura Corley at the Miami Herald; "Ex-major league pitcher catches alleged mail thieves in action, deputies say."
After several reports of stolen mail in a north Macon neighborhood, former major league pitcher Kevin Brown hid in a neighbor's yard and waited on the thieves to strike again.
A 15-year-old and another man were arrested Wednesday afternoon outside of Brown's multimillion-dollar home off Rivoli Downs. The mailbox was ajar as the baseball star explained the situation to four Bibb County sheriff's deputies.

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