Friday, April 19, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 4/19/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

The Dodgers decided to celebrate National High Five Day by defeating the Brewers for their fifth consecutive victory last night. Best yet, it all came about as a result of the clubs fifth straight quality start -- this time by Julio Urias, who went 6 innings of scoreless one-hit ball. He also struck out a career high nine batters. (boxscore) Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“When your fastball is working, when it’s being placed well, the batter has to think about three pitches to worry about,” said UrĂ­as, who also got five swinging strikes with his changeup. “When you throw it with conviction, things go well.”
Photo above via Joo SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2019 at Dodger Insider. Go here to check out more pics from yesterdays game. below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1890 the Brooklyn Bridegrooms (Dodgers) play their very first game as a member of the National League. In 1938 Dodgers outfielder Ernie Koy hit a home run in his first major league at-bat. In 1956 Roy Campanella recorded his 1,000th career hit at New Jersey's Roosevelt Stadium - a tenth inning double. This was also the first ever MLB game played in New Jersey. The Dodgers would play several home games here just prior to moving to Los Angeles. In 1968 Met's hurler Nolan Ryan throws an Immaculate Inning (three strikes out on nine pitches in one inning) against the Dodgers in the third inning.
  • Happy BirthdayBill GreenwoodRJ ReynoldsBrett MayneJose CruzDennys ReyesGeorge SherrillJoe Beimel & Alberto Callaspo!
  • Dodger Talk -- A.J. Pollock Talks with David Vassegh about his big home run in the sixth vs. the Reds (Audio Link).
  • Video -- Relive all the beautiful moments as the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate Jackie Robinson's centennial birthday (video link).
  • Video: Ned Colletti joins the Chatting Cage to answer questions from fans (video link).
  • Per Mike Oz at Yahoo Sports -- "'My First Home Run': They thought Justin Turner was going to bunt, he hit a dinger instead."
  • Via Jacob Unruh at The Oklahoman -- "OKC Dodgers: Journeyman Blake Gailen gets his shot in rare bullpen appearance."
The Dodgers desperately needed a relief pitcher Tuesday night, even if it meant activating their 34-year-old outfielder who had yet to play this season.
It was supposed to be a last-ditch effort to survive the night. An inning, maybe two. It turned out to be so much more.
“It was a blast, man.”
  • This weeks Throwback Thursday exclusive Topps online set features the 1984-85 Topps Hockey design and six of the leagues top young players -- including Cody Bellinger. Go here to check it out and order. To the right is a look at the Bellinger card. Note that this card design is very similar to the 1983 Topps Baseball card design.
  • Via Jeff Todd at MLB Trade Rumors -- "Dodgers To Sign Logan Bawcom." Bawcom was drafted by the Dodgers in 2010 and eventually traded to Seattle as a part of the Brandon League trade. Now at 30-year old he returns to provide some bullpen depth.
  • Via Troy Schulte at -- "Texas notes: Lux takes cues from the top - Dodgers No. 3 prospect thriving with advice from L.A.'s veterans."
And he gives part of the credit to those winter talks with Utley.
"I'm super left-eye dominant. I never knew that until this offseason," he said. "So, I started opening up and, honestly, I'm just trying to stay inside and shoot it the other way, and if he stays inside, pull it. I just think the more you see them, the more you get off of them."

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