Friday, June 21, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 6/21/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Cody doesn't only slug -- he's got a golden glove too. Last night he saved the day when he fielded a sacrifice bunt attempt and threw out the lead-runner at third base. It not only recorded an important first out of the ninth inning, but also helped salvage a precarious one-run lead. Per Ken Gurnick at
"Cody's play saved the game," said catcher Austin Barnes, who added that he would have accepted the out at first base on Austin if Bellinger hadn't cut in front of him. "Cody's crazy. He won the game." 
"I just started crashing once he squared around and knew that Vogt was running," said Bellinger. "It was more of whoever was picking up would throw to the base you think. I didn't hear anything, just focused on third. Turned out to be a big play. It probably would have been the weirdest loss I've ever been a part of. Good thing it wasn't, and a win is a win."
Photo above via Juan Ocampo/Los Angeles Dodgers 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 1959 former Dodger Don Newcombe, now a pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, throws a complete game victory over Los Angeles, 17-3, at the LA Memorial Coliseum. It is his eighth win of the season. He recorded six strike outs and goes 4-for-4 at the plate -- all singles with four runs driven in. In 1998 the Dodgers replaced their manager, Bill Russell, with coach Glenn Hoffmann. Fred Claire is also fired, as Tommy Lasorda becomes the new 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 BirthdayRandy MooreJackie Collum & Rick Sutcliffe!

2019 Topps Now -- #404 -- Dodgers are First to 50

Following the Dodgers 50th victory of the season on Wednedsday -- the first team in Baseball to reach this benchmark -- Topps has issued a new 2019 Topps Now card to commemorate the achievement. As you can see, Cody Bellinger and Alex Verdugo are featured on the front of the card. Go here to check it out and order. At the time of this posting there is only about 1 1/2 hours left to place an order, so apologize for this late notice. Below is what's written on the reverse:
The Los Angeles Dodgers became the first team in MLB to reach 50 wins this season, when they beat the division-rival San Francisco Giants, 9-2. The Dodgers have been led by one of the top offenses in Baseball with 119 home runs and 391 runs scored, while pitching to a stellar 3.17 team ERA.

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Rockies Series Starts Friday - Stadium Giveaways, Pregame Info and Other Stuff!

The next homestand starts on Friday against the Colorado Rockies. Below are some odds and ends for this upcoming homestand. Here are some important links: