Thursday, June 21, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 6/21/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Yesterday's 4-0 loss at the hands of the Cubs marked our first series loss since mid-May -- a string of nine straight. Fortunately, I don't feel so bad about it. For whatever reason, I can't help but think that nothing but sunny skies are in front of us. Per Ken Gurnick at
"We're going to be somewhere in October," said Roberts. "I can't speak to the opponent, but we're going to be somewhere."
"It was a fun series. Two good clubs, very evenly matched. The series could have gone either way. You're not going to win every series, but going into New York, we feel pretty good about ourselves."
Photo above of Chris Taylor via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2018 at Dodger Insider. He had left the game early due to a hamstring issue. Per a Gurnick story:
"It wasn't a pull or anything, but after that play, there were a couple instances where it kind of grabbed. I don't expect to miss any playing days. If everything goes as planned, I think I should be in there."
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1998 the Dodgers replaced their manager, Bill Russell, with coach Glenn Hoffmann. Tommy Lasorda also becomes the GM. In 2016 the Dodgers signed Dean Kremer -- the first ever Israeli to sign a contract with a major league club. He had just been drafted in the 14th round of the 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft.
  • Happy Birthday, Randy MooreJackie Collum & Rick Sutcliffe!
  • Better late than never, eh? Cat Loves the Dodgers shares her pics from, "Puig’s Poker Tournament." She includes a bunch of pics of the food.
  • This mornings Baseball America Prospect Report makes note of Dodgers shortstop Drew Jackson:
Jackson went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs for one of his best days as a pro. Jackson is known more for his speed than his power, but he now has seven home runs this season.
McVay is a big Phillies fan and doesn't plan any legal action. However, she does have a message for fellow fans in the stands.
"Just to be aware, because you never know. I understand a baseball, but not a hot dog," she said with a quiet laugh.
  • Ryan Cracknell at Beckett provides some preview pics for Topps upcoming 2018 Stadium Club Baseball card brand; including the photos of cards for Clayton Kershaw and Cody Bellinger seen below. Go here to check out more pics. This set hits stores next week.
  • Topps' National Baseball Card Day is set for August 11th and Blowout Cards has a bunch of preview pics to check out. Below is a look at a Cody Bellinger card. Go here for more information on this exclusive hobby shop promotion.
  • One of these days I will do this. Registration for Dodgers/White Sox fantasy camp held at Camelback Ranch is now open. It'll take place from January 13th to 19th next year. Go here for more information.
  • Per Austin Moseley at NewsOK; "OKC Dodgers catcher having best season of career."
In the first 10 games of the season, Gale was batting .200, well below his career average of .254.
“I don't think traditionally I've had the best Aprils and Mays,” Gale said. 
Then April 23 came. It was a normal game, Gale finished 1 for 4 with a single, but that game started the stretch that turned his season around.
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