Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Padres Series Starts Thursday - Stadium Giveaways, Pregame Info and Other Stuff!

The next homestand starts on Monday against the Washington Nationals. Below are some odds and ends for this upcoming homestand. I will update this should new and updated information become available. Here are some important links:
Please note that the Dodgers are embarking on a new culinary experience at the stadium. Fans can find the LA Feeds Blue Chef Series located in the right field plaza that will feature a special Chef Series pop-up concession stand. This homestand will feature foods from Park’s BBQ. More information is available at the bottom of this post.


Thursday, August 1st at 7:10 PM
TV: MLBN (out-of-market only), SportsNet LA, SNLA Spanish
Radio: AM 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020

Welcome to the Blue, Adam Kolarek!

We got a new reliever!

Unfortunately, he's not named Shane Greene (he went to Atlanta), Edwin Diaz, Will Smith or Felipe Vazquez. Instead, the Dodgers grabbed lefty bullpen arm Adam Kolarek from the Tampa Bay Rays. Per a Dodgers press release:
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Adam Kolarek from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for minor league outfielder Niko Hulsizer.

Welcome to the Blue, Jedd Gyorko!

The Dodgers made a trade this morning, but it's not one we had hoped for. It has been announced, via a tweet from Ken Rosenthal, that the Dodgers have picked up infielder Jedd Gyorko from the Cardinals. Who St. Louis got in return has not yet been announced. BTW, you can follow Jedd on twitter here: @JGyorko05. Per Jeff Todd at MLB Trade Rumors:
Gyorko, 30, is playing on a $13MM salary this year ($5MM of which is still property of the Padres) and comes with a $13MM option ($1MM buyout) for next season. It’s not clear whether the Dodgers will be stepping into the full obligation.

2019 Topps 150 Years of Baseball - #66 - Jackie Robinson

The newest 2019 Topps 150 Years of Baseball cards made available this week includes a second card of Jackie Robinson in the set. As you'll recall, card #17 featured Jackie breaking the color barrier. This time, we have an "Artist Rendition" card, originally drawn by Graig Kreindler, of Jackie Robinson. Go here to check it out and order. Below is what's written on the reverse:
Jackie Robinson was the pioneer of diversity in Baseball and had a dominant, 10-year career, finished with a .311 batting average, 137 homers and 197 stolen bases.

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Couple of Brooklyn Rarities and Ladies in Baseball Memorabilia at REA

Premier sports collectibles auction house REA has just opened up their 2019 Summer offering, so I thought I would take a little bit of time this afternoon to highlight some of my favorite items. As you may know, REA specializes in pre-war cards and vintage/antique memorabilia, and this auction does not disappoint in that area. In fact, there are plenty of Dodgers' T206, Old Judge and other Topps rarities available. Heck, there's also a ton of Jackie Robinson memorabilia/cards available too. None of those items, though provide a glimpse into the face of the gentleman who helped start it all. Featured above is a circa 1910 cabinet photograph of former team owner (the namesake of the stadium that would be the Dodgers home for more than 45 years) Charles Ebbets with his autograph. (Auction Link) Per the auction description:

Blog Kiosk: 7/31/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Tony Gonsolin was fire last night. He recorded his first career save by pitching four innings to close out the game -- allowing just three hits, one earned run and recording three strike outs. Per Ken Gurnick at
“It was all about his fastball command tonight,” said Roberts. “Saved the ‘pen and, just more importantly for Tony, just the confidence. For any pitcher, in this ballpark, it’s a leap of faith, and we showed the confidence and he didn’t let the conditions affect him.”
“Pounding fastball down, mixing changeup, using the slider,” said Martin. “Even the first game in Arizona, I thought he threw the ball well, got unlucky with some defense, we didn’t pick him up. Tonight, Coors Field, sometimes guys’ stuff doesn’t act the same. He was lights-out today. If you can do it here, you can do it anywhere.
No good deed goes unpunished. The musical chairs continue for the Dodgers. They have just called up righty reliever Dylan Floro, who's coming off the 10-day IL, and sent righty Tony Gonsolin to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Photo above via David Zalubowski/AP at Dodger Insider. Go here to check out more pics from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check out: