Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 7/30/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Here's an up-close look at a Dodger stealing home. Featured above is a INP press photo, dated May 16, 1946, of Dodger great Pete Reiser (eBay auction link). Per the descriptor on the reverse:
The Dodgers great base stealer Pete Reiser shows his style in this sequence of photos at Ebbets Field today. With Stan Rojak at bat, Reiser makes his dash for home. He leads the league in steals and stealing home has become his specialty.
BTW, this photograph was part of the famed George Michael Collection of vintage baseball sliding pics. Below are more links to check out:
But the frustration of repeated mistakes boiled over for Pederson, who grounded out sharply to first base to cash in Will Smith’s leadoff double in the eighth inning with the Dodgers trailing, 6-0. Pederson stopped one-third of the way to first base and tossed his bat aside. For the bottom of the eighth, Tyler White played first base.
“It is what it is,” said Pederson. “I think that it was unprofessional. I let the emotions get the best of me, and I need to be better than that. There’s no single thing [that led to the frustration], combination of things.”
 Manager Dave Roberts called Pederson on it.
“Got to run the ball out,” said Roberts. “I think there’s a certain way to play the game. I didn’t see the effort there.”

The 30-year-old Thornburg has gone through a sharp, injury-caused fall from grace since a brief run as one of the game’s top relievers. Thornburg debuted with the Brewers in 2012, but it took until 2016 for him to enjoy what looked like a breakout season. That year, Thornburg recorded a sparkling 2.15 ERA/2.83 FIP with 12.09 K/9 and 3.36 BB/9 in 67 innings. 

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