Friday, July 19, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 7/19/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Check out Pee Wee Reese's acrobatic throw to first. Unfortunately, the runners break-up attempt worked.
Some Snappy Work at Second
Chicago - Marvin Rickert of Cubs slides into 2nd too late in the 5th inning as Brooklyn Dodger Pee Wee Reese leaps high into the air to throw to first in an unsuccessful attempt to double Ed Waitkus in the June 8 game between the Cubs and Dodgers at Wrigley Field. Cubs won, 2-0. (6-9-1946) (boxscore)
Acme press photo above found on eBay (eBay Link). Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1977 Don Sutton took home All-Star Game MVP honors when the NL defeated the AL 7-5 at Yankee Stadium. As the starting pitcher, Sutton threw three scoreless innings, allowing just one hit, one walk and struck out four. Fellow teammate Steve Garvey hit a third inning solo home run. In 1993 outfielder Raul Mondesi made his Major League debut and recorded a single in his very first at-bat. In 2015 Zack Greinke extends his scoreless innings streak to 43 2/3 by pitching eight shutout innings against the Nationals (boxscore)
  • Happy BirthdayBill HartErve BeckBen GeraghtyLuis Avilan & Rachel Robinson
  • Per David Laurila at FanGraphs -- "Justin Turner Talks Hitting."
Laurila: Why is being rotational counterproductive to your swing?
Turner; “I personally believe that rotational swings aren’t efficient swings. I feel that rotational swings are more collision-hitting. You’re in and out of the zone so fast when you’re rotational. The more linear you are, the sooner you’re in the zone, and the longer you’re in the zone. There’s more room for error. If you can be linear, your barrel is going to stay in the zone longer, which gives you a chance to hit different types of pitches, and different types of speeds. The rotational guys are usually in and out of the zone in a very small window, so they almost have to be perfect to square up a 98-mph fastball.”
  • This mornings Baseballl America Prospect Report makes note of Dodger stud Gavin Lux:
Lux just keeps on hitting for Triple-A Oklahoma City. The shortstop had five hits from the leadoff spot including two doubles and a solo home run in the sixth inning. Lux has a 16 game hit streak going, with nine multi-hit performances during that span.
  • Here's a story, via Sam Dykstra at, that highlights Lux's fantastic day -- "Lux, Garlick power 18-run Dodgers romp."
"Everyone here is pretty much in awe of what he's doing," said Oklahoma City manager Travis Barbary. "When he gets a double, everyone's thinking, 'Really? Here we go again.' Then, he hits another homer, and you can only think, 'Really?' There's a little bit of sarcasm in that, but I think everyone here knows we haven't seen someone be this hot before. Even my hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh said that he hasn't seen a hitter on a run like this. In the gap, out of the park, all over the place -- if he gets his pitch, he's not gonna miss it."
"At this point, you just try to stay out of their way," Barbary said. "I talked to him yesterday after our pitcher got on and said, 'Listen, I want you to bunt him over.' He just kind of looked at me. I was just kidding, obviously. I think the only thing I could to do him now is hurt him, so just let him keep on like he has been doing and he'll be fine."

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